O, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so
strong, so prompt before the throne of God,
I place in you all my interests and desires.
O, 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 in
your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving
and homage to the most loving of Fathers.
O, 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.
St. Joseph, patron of departing souls – pray for me.