St. Joseph Novena: Day 4

Listen to today’s reflection below:

In just six days, May 1, we will consecrate Relevant Radio® and our family of listeners to St. Joseph on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker at 3:30 pm Central time.

Did you know that the Litany of St. Joseph can be found on the Relevant Radio App, and you can pray all twenty-two invocations in less than a minute?  Here goes:

Saint Joseph, pray for us

Noble son of the House of David, pray for us,  Light of patriarchs, pray for us

Husband of the Mother of God, pray for us, Guardian of the Virgin, pray for us

Foster father of the Son of God, pray for us, Faithful guardian of Christ, pray for us

Head of the holy family, pray for us

Joseph, chaste and just, pray for us

Joseph, prudent and brave, pray for us

Joseph, obedient and loyal, pray for us

Pattern of patience, pray for us

Lover of poverty, pray for us

Model of workers, pray for us

Example to parents, pray for us

Guardian of virgins, pray for us

Pillar of family life, pray for us

Comfort of the troubled, pray for us

Hope of the sick, pray for us

Patron of the dying, pray for us

Terror of evil spirits, pray for us

Protector of the Church, pray for us

Now please join me in praying today’s novena prayer to St. Joseph:

Oh, St. Joseph,
whose protection is so great, so prompt, so strong,
before the throne of God,
I place in you all my interests and desires.
Oh, 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.
Oh, 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 departed souls – pray for me.
Amen.

This prayer was found in the fiftieth 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 shall be burned in any fire or shall be overpowered in any battle. Say for nine mornings in a row for anything you may desire. It has never been known to fail. Imprimatur: September 25, 1950
Hugh C. Boyle, Bishop of Pittsburgh

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