Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Joseph Novena

I just discovered yesterday that I need to sell my mom's home in 5 months in order to keep her in the well-run nursing home that she is currently in.

In light of that, I'm starting a Novena to St. Joseph. Perhaps it is not a coincidence that the month of March is dedicated to Saint Joseph. Each day I will post the prayers for the Novena, beginning today.

Novena Prayer to St. Joseph--Day One

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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. Amen.

St. Joseph, just and true, with a father's care you raised the child Jesus, and with a husband's love, you shared your life with Mary, his mother.

I entrust myself to your care and place in your hands this request of mine (say request)….

In quiet Nazareth, long ago, the Holy Spirit spoke to your heart 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.

Day 1

Oh 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 .

2 comments:

TACParent said...

Prayers to St. Joseph. Praying everything with go smoothly and swiftly as possible.

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Thanks!!!

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