Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great,
so strong, so prompt before the throne of
God, I place in you all my interest 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 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 hiss 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.