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Prayer to St. Joseph for a particular priest April 23, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Dallas Diocese, episcopate, General Catholic, Glory, Good St. Joseph, Interior Life, North Deanery, priests, Tradition, Virtue.

The Feast of St. Joseph worker is May 1 in the Novus Ordo calendar.  But priests are also workers, they work in the field of souls, and Lord, do we need more and better workers!  So, here’s a prayer you could say as a Novena for St. Joseph, which you can say anytime, really:

Saint Joseph,
I present to you this day
Father N., priest of Jesus Christ,
and beg you to be to him
advocate and defender,
counselor and friend.
Open your heart to him
as you opened your home to the Virgin Mother
in her hour of need.
Protect his holy priesthood
as you protected the life of the Infant Christ
threatened by cruel Herod.
In darkness bring him light;
in weakness, strength,
and in fear the peace that passes understanding.
For the sake of the tender love that bound you
to the Virgin Mary and the Infant Christ,
be for him, Saint Joseph, a constant intercessor
and a shield against every danger of body, mind, and soul
so that, in spite of his weaknesses and sins,
his priesthood may bring glory to Christ
and serve to increase the beauty of holiness
in his bride the Church.

Perhaps there are some priests you could pray for.  I saw a priest recently I hadn’t seen in a long time, and he seemed a bit down. He seemed to think many years of enormous effort perhaps were not having much effect.  I don’t think that is the case, but we can all get down at times.  So I’ve been praying a bit extra for him, lately.

St. Joseph’s intercession is very powerful. 

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