This ancient prayer to St. Joseph is known for never failing, offers the request for a spiritual benefit for the one praying or for the person being prayed for.
Although St. Joseph never said a word in Scripture, his silent example of fidelity, obedience, and care for the Holy Family during Jesus’ formative years made him one of the most beloved saints in Christianity.
It is estimated that devotion to Jesus’ adoptive father began between the 3rd and 4th centuries. But, according to the prayer book Pietá, there is a prayer to St. Joseph which dates from the year 50:
This prayer was found in the year 50 of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1505, it was sent by the Pope to Emperor Charles, when he was going to the battle [of Lepanto].
Prayer to St. Joseph for Nine Mornings
Whoever reads this Novena To St Joseph that Never Fails, hears it, or keeps it with him will never die a sudden death or drown, or be affected by poison or fall into the hands of the enemy, or be burned in any fire or defeated in battle. Prayer to St. Joseph for nine mornings for any intention.
Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong and so immediate before the throne of God, to you I entrust all my intentions and desires.
Help me, St. Joseph, with your mighty intercession, to obtain all spiritual blessings through the intercession of your adopted Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, so that, in entrusting me, here on earth, to your heavenly power, I may pay You my thanks and homage.
Oh, St. Joseph, I never tire of contemplating You with Jesus asleep in Your arms. I dare not approach Him when He rests beside your heart. Embrace Him in my name, kiss for me His delicate face and ask Him to give me back that kiss when I take my last breath.
Saint Joseph, patron saint of departing souls, pray for me! Amen
- Our Father: Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
- Hail Mary: Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
- Glory be: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was, in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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