A Prayer to St. Joseph
Joseph, strengthen in our family
every bond of love which unites us,
The marriage bond,
The love of parent and child,
The bonds of mutual love between all.
Joseph, protect our family
from every danger from without,
and from every threat
to peace, unity and harmony within.
Joseph, teach us to be
kind and loving towards one another,
careful for one another,
tolerant of one another,
forgiving towards one another.
Joseph, may contentment with our lot.
Pope Francis has asked us to remember all fathers this year,
as he has proclaimed this year as the Year of St. Joseph