All over the world, there are numerous Catholics who feel a special connection to St. Joseph. Afterall, he was Jesus’s earthly father and he was a key member of the holy family. A St. Joseph prayer request can help you to feel closer to the holy family in times when you’re struggling in your own family. In turn, you can have the peace and comfort of knowing that this holy saint is aiding you when it comes to your special intentions.
We will print and place your prayer request on the Stone of Anointing; the place where Christ’ body was laid down after being removed from the crucifix and prepared for burial.
What Do You Pray to Saint Joseph For?
One of the questions that you may be asked is “What do you pray to Saint Joseph for?”. This can be a complicated question and one that can be very personal. St. Joseph is the patron saint of many things. From the Catholic church to fathers to married people, you can pray to St. Joseph for many things. Since St. Joseph is closely associated with being the patron sick of the dead and the dying, you may want to consider incorporating prayers for the dead and prayers for the sick into your St. Joseph prayer request. These prayer intercessions can help to bring your loved one comfort in times when they are struggling the most.
Powerful Prayers to St. Joseph
Although you can always develop your own prayers to Saint Joseph, the church has also provided several models that you can follow as well. Here are just a few examples:
- Sleeping Prayer Request to St. Joseph
Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so prompt, so strong,
before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.
Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession,
and obtain for me from your Divine Son
all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power,
I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of fathers.
Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms;
I dare not approach while he reposes near your 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.
- General Prayer Request to St. Joseph
To you, O blessed Joseph,
do we come in our tribulation,
and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse,
we confidently invoke your patronage also.
Through that charity which bound you
to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God
and through the paternal love
with which you embraced the Child Jesus,
we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance
which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood,
and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.
How to Pray to St. Joseph
There are numerous ways that you can pray to St. Joseph. Whether you opt to take advantage of saying a prayer to St. Joseph in the comfort of your prayer group or you include a prayer to St. Joseph as part of your night prayers, you can rest assured that he will listen to your prayers and bring them before God on your behalf. Don’t forget, when you submit a prayer request online, the Holy Land Prayer team will also bring your prayer intentions to St. Joseph to one of the holiest places in the world. Submit your prayer request today!