Prayer to Saint Joseph

Prescribed by Pope Leo XIII, for the month of October, after the Recitation of the Rosary and the Litany of Our Lady.

Indulgence 300 days - September 21, 1889

Unto Thee, O blessed Joseph, do we fly in our tribulation and, having implored the help of thy holy Spouse, we now also confidently seek thy protection. By that affection which united thee to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by thy fatherly love for the Child Jesus, we humbly beg thee to look down with compassion on the inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased with His blood, and in our need to help us by thy powerful intercession.

Do thou, O prudent guardian of the Holy Family, watch over the chosen people of Jesus Christ. Keep us, O loving father, safe from all error and corruption. O great protector, from thy place in heaven, graciously help us in our contest against the powers of darkness. And as of old thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity. Extend to each one of us thy continued protection, that led on by thine example and strengthened by thine aid, we may live and die in holiness, and obtain everlasting happiness in heaven.