Prayer to Saint Joseph, Who is Saint Joseph?

Saint Joseph was a common manual laborer who descended from the royal house of David. He was destined to become the spouse of Mary, the Mother of God. Joseph was a just man whose faith in God led him to fulfill his holy calling in life to protect and guard God’s greatest treasures upon the earth.

After Joseph was witness to the Messiah’s virgin birth, he modestly retires into the background of the Holy Scripture. He lived out his years in Nazareth and was almost forgotten through the centuries of Church history. Only in more recent times has he been given more honor in the story of Jesus.

There are two major feasts in his honor. On March 19 we honor him personally and to his part in the redemption, while on May 1 we honor him as the patron of workmen throughout the world.

Not much was said about Joseph’s death other than having the most beautiful death; in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

St. Joseph is invoked as patron for many causes. He is the patron of the Universal Church. He is also the patron of fathers, of carpenters, and of social justice.

Prayer to Saint Joseph

Oh Saint Joseph whose protection is so great so strong, so prompt before the throne of God. I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh Saint Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ our Lord.

So that having engaged here below your heavenly power I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most Loving of fathers. Oh Saint Joseph I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while he reposes near your heart press him in my name and kiss His forehead for me and ask him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. Saint Joseph Patron of departing Souls Pray for me.

Find great St. Joseph Statues. & Saint Joseph Medals you will love.

  • enrique ricardo treviño b. says:

    I have special veneration for St.Joseph,asking him for guidance in life.He had the privilege of being guided by God in many key moments in the early life of our Lord Jesus Christ,and therefore the ideal saint to ask for council.

  • Donna says:

    We were married on St. Joseph’s Day. We celebrated with a special bread and of course St. Joseph’s zepoles. My family needs assistance now and I will continue to turn to him for help and guidance.

  • VU AI NHAN says:

    Thánh Giu se là tài công chèo chống con thuyền Hội Thánh vượt sóng lữ hành

  • Suzanne says:

    Last night while meditating I saw an older man with light grey hair and beard. His face large because it was right up close, looking right at me. In the background were images of a young woman in a veil and an old womans profile of her face. I knew the young one was the Virgin Mary, today I figured the older one was Mother Teresa. I had no idea of the man. Tonight, I googled away ‘man with grey whiskers’, it took me a few searches before ‘Joseph’ came up, an image that startled me. Why have I never thought of Joseph?? In 5 days it’ll be St Josephs day 19th March. I’m still making sense of why these images came to me.

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