Pope Saint Pius X’s Prayer to St. Joseph!

Below is a beautiful prayer to St. Joseph the Worker by Pope Saint Pius X. I hope this is the first of a series of prayers to St. Joseph written by Popes! What could be more appropriate in this month of St. Joseph even as the Church prays for the election of a new Pope after the heart of Christ.

We have already prayed and sacrificed much for the election of a new Pope after the heart of Christ. Let us not weary now! Now we should redouble our efforts as the Conclave is set to open tomorrow. Now we should ask St. Joseph to help us to pray for the election of a new Pope with the same humble spirit that he manifested when he cared for Mary and Jesus as the head of the Holy Family, the original Church. Pope St. Pius X, pray for us. Holy Spirit, be our second wind as we run the race for you and for your Church.

Let us do what we can, diligently, all the while praying to God through St. Joseph to give us the inspiration and the strength to move when the Holy Spirit wishes to move us.

Glorious St. Joseph, model of all who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work in the spirit of penance in expiation of my many sins; to work conscientiously by placing love of duty above my inclinations; to gratefully and joyously deem it an honor to employ and to develop by labor the gifts I have received from God, to work methodically, peacefully, and in moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from it through weariness or difficulty to work; above all, with purity of intention and unselfishness, having unceasingly before my eyes death and the account I have to render of time lost, talents unused, good not done, and vain complacency in success, so baneful to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all to imitate thee, O patriarch St. Joseph! This shall be my motto for life and eternity.

I got this prayer from Catholic Online.

http://www.catholic.org/prayers/prayer.php?p=97

 

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