St. Joseph Novena: Day 9

Listen to today’s reflection below:

Today, at 3:30 pm Central, we will consecrate Relevant Radio® and our family of listeners to St. Joseph, on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Yesterday I read you the first part of the Consecration.  Here is the second part:

You are a model of Christian manliness and fatherhood: prayerful, chaste, sober, alert, skillful, humble, obedient, persevering, faithful, courageous, and generous.  May all of the men at Relevant Radio be inspired by you and follow your example.

You protected the Blessed Virgin Mary.  May all of the women at Relevant Radio be inspired by Our Lady’s example of humility, service, prayer, modesty, cheerfulness, charity, perseverance, and joy.

You taught Jesus how to work.  May you intercede so that all of us can use our energies and our talents to bring Christ to the world through the media.

Keep us safe and beg God to give us the health and strength we need today to do what God wants us to do for him and for others.

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.

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

Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.