Novena to Saint Joseph
(For Feast, March 19)
O glorious St. Joseph * faithful follower of Jesus Christ * to you we raise our hearts and hands * to implore your powerful intercession * in obtaining from the benign Heart of Jesus * all the helps and graces necessary * for our spiritual and temporal welfare * particularly the grace of a happy death * and special favor we now implore (name it) *
O Guardian of the Word Incarnate * we feel animated with confidence * that your prayers in our behalf * will be graciously heard before the throne of God.
(Then the following versicle to be said seven times, in honor of the seven joys and sorrows of St. Joseph.)
V. O glorious St. Joseph, through the love you bear to Jesus Christ, and for the glory of His name
R. Hear our prayers and obtain our petitions.
O glorious St. Joseph, spouse of the immaculate Virgin * obtain for me a pure, humble and charitable mind * and perfect resignation to the Divine Will. * Be my guide, father and model through life * that I may merit to die as thou didst * in the arms of Jesus ad Mary.