Perpetual Novena to St. Joseph- Patron of the Universal Church
Glorious St. Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, obtain for me and all members of my family and loved ones, a confident, sinless, generous, and patient heart, and perfect resignation to the Divine Will. Be our guide, father and model throughout life, that we may merit a death life yours, in the arms of Jesus and Mary.
Help us, St. Joseph, in our earthly strife to fulfill our responsibilities and ever to lead a pure and blameless life. All for the Sacred and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, all through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, all in union with St. Joseph. Amen
Remember, O most pure spouse of the blessed Virgin Mary, my sweet protector, St. Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection, implored our help, or sought your mediation, without obtaining relief. Confiding, therefore, in your goodness, I come into your presence and fervently recommend myself to your care and protection. O despise not, most loving foster-father of my Redeemer, the petition of your humble client, but graciously hear and grant it. Amen.
(Here silently offer one's intention)
Dear St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms, I dare not approach while he reposes there near your heart. Embrace 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 departing souls, pray for us.
Pray for us, O Blessed St. Joseph
That we may be worthy of the promise of Christ.