PRAYERS

PRAYERS TO ST JOSEPH

Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit,

send down those beams,

which sweetly flow in silent streams

from Thy bright throne above.

O come, Thou Father of the poor;

O come, Thou source of all our store,

come, fill our hearts with love.

O Thou, of comforters the best,

O Thou, the soul’s delightful guest,

the pilgrim’s sweet relief.

Rest art Thou in our toil,

most sweet refreshment in the noonday heat;

and solace in our grief.

O blessed Light of life Thou art;

fill with Thy light the inmost heart

of those who hope in Thee.

Without Thy Godhead nothing can,

have any price or worth in man,

nothing can harmless be.

Lord, wash our sinful stains away,

refresh from heaven our barren clay,

our wounds and bruises heal.

To Thy sweet yoke our stiff necks bow,

warm with Thy fire our hearts of snow,

our wandering feet recall.

Grant to Thy faithful, dearest Lord,

whose only hope is Thy sure word,

the sevenfold gifts of grace.

Grant us in life Thy grace that we,

in peace may die and ever be,

in joy before Thy face. Amen. Alleluia.

LITANY OF ST JOSEPH

Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy

Christ, have mercy; Christ, have mercy

Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy

Christ, hear us; Christ, graciously hear us

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us

God the Son, Redeemer of the world have mercy on us

God, the Holy Spirit have mercy on us

Holy Trinity, One God have mercy on us

Holy Mary pray for us

Saint Joseph pray for us

Noble Offspring of David pray for us

Light of Patriarchs pray for us

Spouse of the Mother of God pray for us

Chaste Guardian of the Virgin pray for us

Foster-Father of the Son of God pray for us

Zealous Defender of Christ pray for us

Head of the Holy Family pray for us

Joseph Most Just pray for us

Joseph Most Chaste pray for us

Joseph Most Prudent pray for us

Joseph Most Courageous pray for us

Joseph Most Obedient pray for us

Joseph Most Faithful pray for us

Mirror of Patience pray for us

Lover of Povery pray for us

Model of Workmen pray for us

Glory of Domestic Life pray for us

Guardian of Virgins pray for us

Pillar of Families pray for us

Comforter of the Afflicted pray for us

Hope of the sick pray for us

Patron of the Dying pray for us

Terror of Demons pray for us

Protector of the Holy Church pray for us

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,

Spare us, O Lord

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,

Graciously hear us, O Lord

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,

Have mercy on us, O Lord

Let us Pray: O God who, in Your loving providence, chose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Your most Holy Mother, grant us the favour of having him for our intercessor in heaven whom on earth we venerate as our protector. You, who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.