Skip to comments.The Powerful 30 Day Prayer to St. Joseph [Catholic Prayer]
Posted on 02/20/2017 4:01:46 PM PST by BlessedBeGod
For centuries Christians have turned to St. Joseph as a powerful patron and faithful guardian, father and friend. Invoked as the Glory of home life, Patron of the Dying and Terror of Demons, Christians call upon St. Joseph for healing and conversion, help with their children, a new job or home, and for all their needs of body and soul.
Honored as the Patron of the Universal Church, St. Josephs paternal protection of the Lord Jesus continues even from heaven, as he watches over Christs Mystical Body on earth. The foster-father of the Son of God is also a father to those who have become Gods sons and daughters through the sacrament of baptism.
Saints and popes down the centuries have experienced and extolled St. Josephs great power to intercede. Would that I could persuade all men to be devout to this glorious saint, wrote St. Teresa of Avila in her autobiography, for I know by long experience what blessings he can obtain for us from God.
Men of every rank and country should fly to the trust and guard of the blessed Joseph, especially fathers of families, Pope Leo XIII wrote in his encyclical on devotion to St. Joseph, Quamquam pluries.
Pope Benedict XVI especially encouraged married couples and parents to turn to St. Joseph, saying: God alone could grant Joseph the strength to trust the Angel. God alone will give you, dear married couples, the strength to raise your family as he wants. Ask it of him! God loves to be asked for what he wishes to give. Ask him for the grace of a true and ever more faithful love patterned after his own. As the Psalm magnificently puts it: his love is established for ever, his loyalty will stand as long as the heavens (Ps 88:3).
And Pope St. John Paul II, with Pope Benedict and their predecessors, held up St. Joseph as a model of the interior life, pointing to the silence of St. Joseph which speaks louder than words. The Gospels speak exclusively of what Joseph did, Pope John Paul II said. Still, they allow us to discover in his actions shrouded in silence as they are an aura of deep contemplation. Joseph was in daily contact with the mystery hidden from ages past, and which dwelt under his roof.
The liturgical feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Confessor of the Faith, is celebrated each year on March 19th. In preparation for this feast, we offer our readers a powerful 30 Day Prayer to St. Joseph.
Why 30 days, you might wonder? According to tradition, St. Joseph died just before Jesus entered into his public ministry. The prayer therefore honors St. Joseph for each of the 30 years he spent with Jesus and Mary on earth.
This prayer can be said during any 30-day period, but with St. Josephs feast fast approaching, now is a particularly opportune time to turn to him asking his help and guidance for all your needs, the needs of your family, loved ones, friends, and all those in need of prayer.
And if you begin one or two days late, no need to worry. St. Joseph lives outside of time, and has been known to answer on the March 25th Feast of the Annunciation.
Ever blessed and glorious Joseph, kind and loving father, and helpful friend of all in sorrow! You are the good father and protector of orphans, the defender of the defenseless, the patron of those in need and sorrow.
Look kindly on my request. My sins have drawn down on me the just displeasure of my God, and so I am surrounded with unhappiness. To you, loving guardian of the Family of Nazareth, do I go for help and protection. Listen, then, I beg you, with fatherly concern, to my earnest prayers, and obtain for me the favors I ask.
I ask it by the infinite mercy of the eternal Son of God, which moved Him to take our nature and to be born into this world of sorrow.
I ask it by the weariness and suffering you endured when you found no shelter at the inn of Bethlehem for the Holy Virgin, nor a house where the Son of God could be born. Then, being everywhere refused, you had to allow the Queen of Heaven to give birth to the world’s Redeemer in a cave.
I ask it by the loveliness and power of that sacred Name, Jesus, which you conferred on the adorable Infant.
I ask it by the painful torture you felt at the prophecy of holy Simeon, which declared the Child Jesus and His holy Mother future victims of our sins and of their great love for us.
I ask it through your sorrow and pain of soul when the angel declared to you that the life of the Child Jesus was sought by His enemies. From their evil plan, you had to flee with Him and His Blessed Mother to Egypt.
I ask it by all the suffering, weariness, and labors of that long and dangerous journey.
I ask it by all your care to protect the Sacred Child and His Immaculate Mother during your second journey, when you were ordered to return to your own country.
I ask it by your peaceful life in Nazareth where you met with so many joys and sorrows. I ask it by your great distress when the adorable Child was lost to you and His mother for three days.
I ask it by your joy at finding Him in the temple, and by the comfort you found at Nazareth, while living in the company of the Child Jesus.
I ask it by the wonderful submission He showed in His obedience to you.
I ask it by the perfect love and conformity you showed in accepting the Divine order to depart from this life, and from the company of Jesus and Mary.
I ask it by the joy which filled your soul, when the Redeemer of the world, triumphant over death and hell, entered into the possession of His kingdom and led you into it with special honors.
I ask it through Mary’s glorious Assumption, and through that endless happiness you have with her in the presence of God. O good father! I beg you, by all your sufferings, sorrows, and joys, to hear me and obtain for me what I ask.
(Here name your petitions or think of them.)
Obtain for all those who have asked my prayers everything that is useful to them in the plan of God. Finally, my dear patron and father, be with me and all who are dear to me in our last moments, that we may eternally sing the praises of: JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH. A blameless life, St. Joseph, may we lead, by your kind patronage from danger freed.
Beautiful. Thank you.
Mary Breen(Sexton), a good friend of my mother’s, when I was a child would always say regarding St. Joseph
“Aye Ruthee, he’s the better man, he’s the better man”
and so I have always had a special devotion to St. Joseph, he has been a guiding light in my life as I became a husband and father myself.
Eternal rest grant unto Mary O Lord
and may perpetual light shine upon her,
may her soul and all the souls
of the faithfully departed
through the Mercy of God
Rest in Peace.
I thought Joseph died when Jesus was still growing up, not when Jesus was 30.
Bookmarking. Thank you!
Joseph may be a saint, but he is a human being.
A dead one at that.
Go through Jesus or the Holy Spirit.
It might be good to entitle this a “Catholic Caucus” item.
Do you ever ask someone to pray for you? If so, how is this different?
I love for people to pray for me. But prayers need to be directed to Jesus/Yeshuah...not to some dead person.
Jesus hears our prayers...He is the Object of our prayers.
No one stands between you and Jesus.
He is your Lord, your Savior.
Your Father. Your Daddy.
He wants to hear from you directly. His connection with you is direct.
It's you and Jesus.
Prayer to Him...not prayer to idols.
St Joseph and all your deceased relatives are still alive too. Just in a different state and place.
Prayer to St Joseph is for intercession. To join us in prayer to God/Jesus/Holy Spirit.
A prayer thread is automatically supposed to be a caucus item. I’ve reported the perp by hitting the abuse button.
I’ve hit the abuse button on all three of you. Maybe you’re unaware that a prayer thread is automatically a caucus thread and arguments are not allowed.
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