PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH FOR PROTECTION
(Note: This prayer was taken from the booklet "Devotions to Saint Joseph" by Brian Moore, S.J., printed and published by the Society of St. Paul.)
Great Saint Joseph,
you guided our Lord, Jesus Christ,
in his boyhood and young manhood,
and he called you his father.
Be a father to me,
since Jesus has made me His brother.
You worked for him; you taught him to work.
Teach me, too.
You kept him safe in the flight into Egypt;
keep me safe in my journey through life.
Let me never turn aside from the right road
of the love of our Lord,
and of faith and hope in Him.
May I, as you did,
have Jesus and Mary at my death-bed;
and, as you are,
may I be united with them for ever in heaven.