Devotion for the Dying

St. Joseph Prayers

 O God, Who by Thine ineffable Providence didst vouchsafe to choose Blessed Joseph for the spouse of Thy most holy Mother, grant, we beseech Thee, that he whom we venerate as our protector on earth may be our intercessor in Heaven. Who livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer to Obtain a Special Favor

[In this prayer we ask St. Joseph to take our place in offering to God the Father the Precious Gift which He cannot refuse to accept.]

    O BLESSED Saint Joseph, tenderhearted father, faithful guardian of Jesus, chaste spouse of the Mother of God, we pray and beseech thee to offer to God the Father His Divine Son, bathed in Blood on the Cross for sinners, and through the thrice-holy Name of Jesus, obtain for us from the eternal Father the favor we implore. [Name your petition.]

       Appease the Divine anger so justly inflamed by our crimes; beg of Jesus mercy for thy children. Amid the splendors of eternity, forget not the sorrows of those who suffer, those who pray, those who weep; stay the Almighty arm which smites us, that by thy prayers and those of thy most holy Spouse, the Heart of Jesus may be moved to pity and to pardon. Amen.
   The following little prayer to St. Joseph can be said many times a day for the dying:

Prayer to Saint Joseph for the Dying

     O ST. JOSEPH, Foster Father of Jesus Christ and true spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pray for us and for the dying of today [or tonight].



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