O St. 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 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.
O St. 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.
St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us.
O Blessed St. Joseph,
faithful guardian and protector of virgins,
to whom God entrusted Jesus and Mary,
I implore you by the love which did bear them,
to preserve me from every defilement of soul and body,
that I may always serve them in holiness and purity of love.
O St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus Christ
and true spouse of the Virgin Mary
pray for us and for those who will die this day (or night).
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