Saturday, May 1, 2010

A workman's prayer to St Joseph

Glorious St Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work in a spirit of penance for the expiation of my many sins; to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my inclinations; to work with gratitude and joy, considering it an honor to employ and develop, by means of labor, the gifts received from God; to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, without ever recoiling before weariness or difficulties; to work, above all, with purity of intention, and with detachment from self, having always death before my eyes and the account which I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all after your example, O Patriarch Joseph. Such shall be my watchword in life and in death. Amen.

** Please pray for all who are seeking employment, especially those with families to support, are running (or have run) out of means to support themselves, and those who have or about to lose everything for lack of financial means.

St Joseph, patron of workers, protector of the Church and Carmel, pray for us!

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