Friday, March 7, 2014

Novena to St. Joseph starts on March 11th

March 11th- March 19th

This prayer is very old- it was used by the Pope in the 16th Century and sent to Emperor Charles when he was going to battle.

Say this prayer for nine days for anything you may desire.  Trust that whatever is the outcome of your novena is truly what is best for you in accordance with the will of God.

O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.
O Saint Joseph, 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.
O Saint 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. Amen
O Saint Joseph, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions. O Saint Joseph, pray for me. (Mention your intention)

EWTN also has a nice prayer and mediation for each of the nine days.

I love this painting!

Saint Joseph with the Infant Jesus by Guido Reni, 1635

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