Joseph, man of prayer, pray that we may listen and respond to God’s call in our lives.
Joseph, husband of Mary, pray for all married couples and families. Joseph, devoted to the child Jesus, pray for all parents. Joseph, protector of the Holy Family, pray for our children. Joseph, chaste spouse, pray for single people who seek to live as faithful disciples. Joseph, compassionate provider, pray that we may serve one another in love. Joseph, the carpenter, pray for us in our labors and help those seeking employment. Joseph, faithful to God’s call, pray for us in our efforts to live our Catholic faith. Joseph, comfort of the troubled, pray for those who are suffering. Blessed Joseph, may your inner spirit of peace, silence, good work, and prayer always be an inspiration to us. Just as you provided a loving and secure home for Mary and Jesus, pray that our parish may provide a spiritual home for our families.
Guardian of the holy family, walk with us on our journey of faith. May your prayers obtain for us the wisdom to discern God’s call and the strength to endure, so that we may grow in holiness and rejoice in communion with all the saints. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.