"I wish I could persuade everyone to be devoted to the glorious St Joseph, for I have great experience of the blessings which he can obtain from God. I do not remember that I have ever asked anything of him which he has failed to grant. I am astonished at the great favors which God has bestowed on me through this blessed saint, and at the perils from which he has delivered me, both in body and in soul."
St. Teresa of Avila
Then pray the devotion of the Day followed by the Our Father, a Hail Mary and the Glory Be.
Start below and play the audio for Day 1.
In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Come to my aid, O God.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of all good gifts,
I come before you to honor you in your saints
and ask their help in my many needs.
You promised those who ask, would receive;
those who seek, would find;
those who knock, would have doors opened to them.
Hear the prayers of your church,
grant my requests, and pardon my sins.
just and true, with a father’s care
you raised the Child Jesus,
you shared your life with Mary, his mother.
I entrust myself to your care and place in your hands these requests of mine.
St. Joseph, hope of the sick and dying, we ask for your intercession for an end to this pandemic, for those involved with God Squad Canada, may the power of the Holy Spirit be with all the speakers and volunteers to ignite the hearts of the them men we serve.
<add your personal intentions>
and you followed God’s will with wonderful faith.
In the quiet of my days, and in the hard choices I must make,
help me follow the Spirit’s guidance
and believe when I cannot see.
O God, guide of those who listen and helper of those who hear your voice, speak to me, as you did to St. Joseph, and help me accomplish the things you give me to do.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Solemnity of St. Joseph