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.


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