Friday, March 11, 2011

Novena Time

Being the forgetful and disorganized sort, I rarely complete a novena. But I do start them. St. Joseph is one of our family's dearest saintly friends. Start this novena today (it's not one of those long ones, so take heart) and you will finish on his feastday.

St. Joseph is also dear to my children, since his solemnity is a day off from lent.               


    Prayer to St. Joseph
                             
  O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt
before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.
O St. 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. O St. 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
fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath.
 St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us! Amen.

  Our Father;  O Good St. Joseph Patron of departing souls, pray for us now,
                  and at the hour of our death. Amen
                               Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you, save souls!
  Hail Mary;   O Good St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us now,
                  and at the hour of our death. Amen
                               Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you, save souls!

  Glory Be;    O Good St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us now,
                  and at the hour of our death. Amen
                               Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you, save souls!

       Blessed be St. Joseph, Her most chaste spouse.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the fact that you are like me .... starting MANY novenas, but never finishing. St Joseph is on my list for Lent.

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  2. Well, so far I have not missed this one. And I'm re-posting this to facebook everyday so those on my list at least will get it.

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  3. This prayer is indeed powerful. I would like to thank Saint Joseph for his intercessions through this prayer for the healing of my toe's condition. The blackness in the skin of my toe is totally gone now, also the affected skin is once again healthy. Thank you so much! Thank You Lord God and Lord Jesus Christ, for answering my prayers through the intercessions of Saint Joseph too!

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