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Prayer to St. Joseph For A Priest

He doesn't need prayers anymore. Many others do...

On this day of St. Joseph (in Italy, traditionally Father’s Day), I found this on Father Z’s site.

I copy it here in its entirety so that it might be traceable in future, using the search engine.

I said mine, with all my heart, for the very same Father Z.

I allow myself to invite you to do the same.

Saint Joseph,
I present to you this day
Father N., priest of Jesus Christ,
and beg you to be to him
advocate and defender,
counselor and friend.
Open your heart to him
as you opened your home to the Virgin Mother
in her hour of need.
Protect his holy priesthood
as you protected the life of the Infant Christ
threatened by cruel Herod.
In darkness bring him light;
in weakness, strength,
and in fear the peace that passes understanding.
For the sake of the tender love that bound you
to the Virgin Mary and the Infant Christ,
be for him, Saint Joseph, a constant intercessor
and a shield against every danger of body, mind, and soul
so that, in spite of his weaknesses and sins,
his priesthood may bring glory to Christ
and serve to increase the beauty of holiness
in his bride the Church.


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