Wednesday Prayer to Saint Joseph

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O, Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires.

O, Saint Joseph, do assist me by thy powerful intercession
and obtain for me from thy 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, Saint Joseph, I never weary of 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. O Saint Joseph, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions
(mention now your intentions).
O Saint Joseph, pray for me!

Amen

“I took for my advocate and lord the glorious Saint Joseph and commended myself earnestly to him; and I found that this my father and lord delivered me both from this trouble and also from other and greater troubles concerning my honor and the loss of my soul, and that he gave me greater blessings than I could ask of him.

I only beg, for the love of God, that anyone who does not believe me will put what I say to the test, and he will see by experience what great advantages come from his commending himself to this glorious patriarch and having devotion to him. Those who practice prayer should have a special affection for him always.

I do not know how anyone can think of the Queen of the Angels, during the time that she suffered so much with the Child Jesus, without giving thanks to Saint Joseph for the way he helped them. If anyone cannot find a master to teach him how to pray, let him take this glorious saint as his master and he will not go astray.” (Saint Teresa of Avila, Autobiography Chapter 6).

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