St. Joseph Novena Day 1
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.
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Meditation on St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Oh, St. Joseph, my protector, guide me as I meditate on your life and that of Mother Seton. I never weary of contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. 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.
Oh, St. Joseph, inspire in me the same confidence that helped you trust in the promises of God. Both you and Mother Seton were humble and surrendered yourselves fully to God’s will. Mother Seton spread the seeds of devotion throughout the new nation of America. You became the foster father of Jesus. And God blessed your willingness. He worked through you and Mother Seton, two ordinary and humble people, to do the extraordinary work of salvation.
Oh, St. Joseph, grant me humility and willingness like you and Mother Seton. Help me to open my heart to the way God wants to work in my life. Even though I do not know where God is taking me. Help me wholeheartedly to say the words of Jesus, “Thy will be done.”
Oh, glorious St. Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to you do I raise my heart and hands, to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the benign heart of Jesus all the helps and graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special favor I now implore.
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Oh, St. Joseph, guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel filled with confidence that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.
Oh, glorious St. Joseph, through the love you bear to Jesus Christ, and for the glory of his name, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions.
Oh, 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 you did, in the arms of Jesus and Mary.
St. Joseph, my protector, pray for us.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us.