The Feast Day of Saint Joseph

In honor of the feast day of St. Joseph, I have posted a dad's prayer and a parent's prayer to St. Joseph. In these times of darkness and constant attacks on family and the Church by the enemy, we all need St. Joseph's protection now more than ever. St. Joseph, pray for us!

A Dad's Prayer to St. Joseph.
Dear St. Joseph, help me be 
a father just like you - 
Supportive of my family,
devoted, wise and true. 

Give me gentle strength, I pray, 
and patient undertstanding, 
Especially when being a dad 
is stressful and demanding. 

Guide and guard my family, 
and may my life's reward 
Be to see them grow in faith 
and love for Christ the Lord.

A Parent's Prayer to St. Joseph
O glorious St. Joseph,
to you God committed the care
of His only begotten Son
amid the many dangers of this world.
We come to you
and ask you to take under your special protection
the children God has given us.
Through holy baptism
they became children of God
and members of His holy Church.
We consecrate them to you today,
that through this consecration
they may become your foster children.
Guard them,
guide their steps in life,
form their hearts
after the hearts of Jesus and Mary.

St. Joseph,
who felt the tribulation and worry of a parent
when the child Jesus was lost,
protect our dear children for time and eternity.
May you be their father and counsellor.
Let them, like Jesus,
grow in age as well as in wisdom and grace
before God and men.
Preserve them from the corruption of his world,
and give us the grace one day to be united
with them in Heaven forever.


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