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To: conservonator

Prayers for you too!


10 posted on 08/07/2011 6:29:38 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Novena to St. Joseph and other St. Joseph Prayers

Saint Joseph For You Too!
The Daily Prayer That Never Fails and Novena

St. Joseph prayers, (whether you are at St. Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph Missouri, St. Joseph College, St. Joseph News Press, St. Joseph Michigan, St. Joseph Oratory or St. Joseph State Park - or at home) please enjoy these prayers to St. Joseph.  You can use them quite appropriately by themselves or as a St. Joseph Novena!

From a popular St. Joseph Holy Card...it is rumored to be used on the professional race driving circuit...
 
AN ANCIENT PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH

O ST. 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 St. Joseph, assist me by thy powerful intercession and obtain for me all spiritual blessings through thy foster Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer thee my thanksgiving and homage.

O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee and Jesus asleep in thine arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near thy 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 me.

THIS PRAYER WAS FOUND IN THE 5OTH YEAR OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. IN 1505 IT WAS SENT FROM THE POPE TO EMPEROR CHARLES WHEN HE WAS GOING INTO BATTLE. WHOEVER SHALL READ THIS PRAYER OR HEAR IT OR KEEP IT ABOUT THEMSELVES SHALL NEVER DIE A SUDDEN DEATH OR BE DROWNED, NOR SHALL POISON TAKE EFFECT ON THEM -- NEITHER SHALL THEY FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE ENEMY OR BE BURNED IN ANY FIRE OR BE OVERPOWERED IN BATTLE. SAY FOR NINE MORNINGS FOR ANYTHING YOU DESIRE. IT HAS NEVER BEEN KNOWN TO FAIL. 
 

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 Day 1:  "Dear St. Joseph, today we honor you as foster-father of Jesus Christ.  As Jesus obeyed your every request on earth as a command, we know that He would not change now that you are at His side in Heaven.  Please pray for our families and our petitions (name them).  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, pray for us!"

Day 2:  St. Joseph, today we honor you as the virginal spouse of Mary.  Ask Jesus for an increased devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and yourself.  St. Joseph and Brother Andre hear our petitions (name them).  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, pray for us.

Day 3:  St. Joseph, today we honor you as the man chosen by God, to be the person closest to Jesus and Mary.  May we honor God through this immense honor He gave to you.  St. Joseph, and Brother Andre, hear our petitions (name them).

Day 4:  St. Joseph, today we honor you as God's faithful servant.  Inspire us to be just as faithful to Him.  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, hear our petitions (name them).

Day 5:  St. Joseph we honor you as Patron of the Universal Church.  You were given this designation long ago in the hearts of Catholics.  May we come to seek your protection always.  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, hear our petitions (name them).

Day 6:  St. Joseph, we honor you today as Patron of Families.  You watched out for Jesus and Mary at all times.  Bring our families closer together in our walk to His eternal kingdom.  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, hear our petitions (name them).

Day 7:  St. Joseph, today we honor you as Patron of Workers. We pray for the unemployed, underemployed, those who are working under stress and all those who labor daily. May you be our example of honorable work for God.  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, hear our petitions (name them).

Day 8:  St. Joseph, We honor you as Friend of the Suffering.  We ask your help with those of us and in our families who are sick.  Please grant them all possible assistance in God's will for their lives.  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, pray for our petitions (name them).

Day 9:  St. Joseph, Patron of a Happy Death, today we ask you to be our patron at the moment of death.  May you lead us to Jesus safely away from any temptation at the last moment.  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, pray for our petitions (name them).

The Daily Prayer That Never Fails

Lord Jesus, I consecrate myself to you this day (or night), to your Sacred Heart and to Your Holy Wounds, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Help of all Christians, through St. Joseph, Patron of Fathers and Workers, my guardian angel and all the angels and saints, especially Brother Andre...(name your patron saints).

Let every beat of my heart and breath that I take be in reparation of my sins, the sins of the whole world, the sins of those in Purgatory, especially any family or friends and in seeking your Divine Mercy upon all of us.

I offer myself in conjuction with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered throughout the world, past, present and future.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ, to heal the wounds of our souls.

My Jesus, pardon and mercy through the merits of Your Holy Wounds.

St. Joseph and Brother Andre, patrons of the sick and dying, have mercy on them, on those who I have promised to pray


11 posted on 08/07/2011 6:55:30 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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