St. Joseph Novena Day 8
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, none of your words were recounted in the Gospels, and yet you lead us still today. In your actions, you show us how to follow God more perfectly. Like you, Mother Seton led with her actions. She spent her life caring for others, whether it was her orphaned siblings-in-law or the poor students who attended her school.
Oh, St. Joseph, help me to emulate you and Mother Seton. By trusting God like you did, without doubt or question. By protecting my loved ones. By listening to God’s voice. By taking my words in prayer and transforming them into the action God is asking of me.
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.