To you, blessed Joseph, we come in our trials, and having asked the help of your most holy spouse, we confidently ask your patronage also. Through that love which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and through the fatherly care with which you embraced the child Jesus, we humbly beg you to look kindly upon the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his blood, and to aid us in our necessities with your power and strength.
(Mention your request.)

Most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the followers of Jesus Christ; most loving father, defend us against the attacks of the evil one and assist us in our struggle against the power of darkness. As once you rescued the child Jesus from danger, so now protect God¡¯s holy Church from the power of Satan and from all harm. Shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your help, we may be able to live as dedicated followers of Jesus Christ, die a holy death, and obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.

(Adapted from common sources)


The Saints on Prayer

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. ~Saint Augustine of Hippo

What prayer could be more true before God the Father than that which the Son, who is Truth, uttered with His own lips? ~Saint John Chrysostom

He who prays most receives most. ~Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Without prayer nothing good is done. God’s works are done with our hands joined, and on our knees. Even when we run, we must remain spiritually kneeling before Him. ~Saint Luigi Orione

Have confidence in prayer. It is the unfailing power which God has given us. By means of it you will obtain the salvation of the dear souls whom God has given you and all your loved ones.” Ask and you shall receive,” Our Lord said. Be yourself with the good Lord. ~Saint Peter Julian Eymard