The Holy Rosary

Prayer to St. Joseph


To you, blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our tribulation, and having implored the help of your most holy spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also. By the sacred bond of love which united you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by your fatherly love for the Child Jesus, we ask you to look graciously on the beloved inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by his blood. Assist us in our needs by your powerful help. Provider and guardian of the Holy Family, protect the Church of Jesus Christ. Keep error and sin far from us, most loving father. Mercifully assist us from heaven, most mighty defender, in this our conflict with the powers of darkness. And just as of old you rescued the Child Jesus from the threat of death, so now defend God's holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity. Keep us one and all under your continual protection, so that by following your example and with your assistance, we may be enabled to lead a virtuous life, die a holy death and come at last to the possession of everlasting blessedness in heaven. Amen.