Thirty Days' Prayer to
For any Special Intention
*This prayer can be said
any 30 days of the year
blessed and glorious Joseph, kind and loving father, and helpful friend of
all in sorrow! You are the good father and protector of orphans, the
defender of the defenseless, the patron of those in need and sorrow. Look
kindly on my request. My sins have drawn down on me the just displeasure of
my God, and so I am surrounded with unhappiness. To you, loving guardian of
the Family of Nazareth, do I go for help and protection.
Listen, then, I beg you, with fatherly concern, to my earnest prayers, and
obtain for me the favors I ask.
I ask it by the infinite mercy of the eternal Son of God, which moved Him to
take our nature and to be born into this world of sorrow.
I ask it by the weariness and suffering you endured when you found no
shelter at the inn of Bethlehem for the holy Virgin, nor a house where the
Son of God could be born. Then, being everywhere refused, you had to allow
the Queen of Heaven to give birth to the world's Redeemer in a cave.
I ask it by that painful torture you felt at the prophecy of holy Simeon,
which declared the Child Jesus and His holy Mother future victims of our
sins and of their great love for us.
I ask it through your sorrow and pain of soul when the angel declared to you
that the life of the Child Jesus was sought by His enemies. From their evil
plan you had to flee with Him and His Blessed Mother to Egypt. I ask it by
all the suffering, weariness, and labors of that long and dangerous journey.
I ask it by all your care to protect the Sacred Child and His Immaculate
Mother during your second journey, when you were ordered to return to your
own country. I ask it by your peaceful life in Nazareth where you met with
so many joys and sorrows.
I ask it by your great distress when the adorable Child was lost to you and
His Mother for three days. I ask it by your joy at finding Him in the
Temple, and by the comfort you found at Nazareth, while living in the
company of the Child Jesus. I ask it by the wonderful submission He showed
in His obedience to you.
I ask it by the perfect love and conformity you showed in accepting the
Divine order to depart from this life, and from the company of Jesus and
Mary. I ask it by the joy which filled your soul, when the Redeemer of the
world, triumphant over death and hell, entered into the possession of His
kingdom and led you into it with special honors.
I ask it through Mary's glorious Assumption, and through that endless
happiness you have with her in the presence of God.
O good father! I beg you, by all your sufferings, sorrows, and joys, to hear
me and obtain for me what I ask.
(make your request)
Obtain for all those who have asked my prayers everything that is useful to
them in the plan of God. Finally, my dear patron and father, be with me and
all who are dear to me in our last moments, that we may eternally sing the
praises of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.