Ancient Prayer to Saint Joseph
O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great,
I place in thee all my interests and desires.
O St. Joseph, do assist me by thy powerful
intercession and obtain from thy Divine Son
all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ,
Our Lord; so that having engaged here below
thy Heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving
and homage to the most loving of Fathers.
O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee
and Jesus asleep in thine arms. I dare not
approach while He reposes near thy heart.
Press Him in my name and kiss His fine
head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss
when I draw my dying breath.
Saint Joseph, Patron of departing souls,
pray for me