Powerful Prayer in Time of Difficulty

Holy Joseph, with steadfast confidence I come before you to seek your compassion and support. With fatherly care you accompanied and protected Jesus during his childhood. With the love and devotion of a spouse you cherished Mary his Mother. Now, through your intercession, assist me in this time of adversity. By the love you had for Jesus and Mary on earth, I ask you to console me in my distress and present my petition to our heavenly Father.
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Lord, give me the spirit of Joseph so that even amid my own hardships I can look beyond myself and reach out to others who are alone and suffering and, thus, be an instrument of your love and compassion. Amen.