30 Day Prayer to Saint Joseph in Honor of the 30 Years He Spent with Jesus and Mary on Earth

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According to tradition, St. Joseph died just before Jesus entered into His public ministry. The prayer honors St. Joseph for each of the 30 years He spent with Jesus and Mary on earth.
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(Servant of God Lucia Santos, the longest living visionary of Fatima, described the blessed appearance in her Memoirs: “After Our Lady had disappeared into the immense distance of the firmament, we beheld St. Joseph with the Child Jesus and Our Lady robed in white with a blue mantle, beside the sun. St. Joseph and the Child Jesus seemed to bless the world, for they traced the Sign of the Cross with their hands.”)
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PRAYER 
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Ever blessed and glorious Joseph, kind and indulgent Father, and compassionate friend of all in sorrow, through that bitter grief with which Thy heart was saturated when Thou didst behold the sufferings of the Infant Savior, and in prophetic view didst contemplate His most ignominious Passion and Death; take pity, I beseech Thee, on my poverty and necessities; counsel me in my doubts; and console me in all my anxieties. Thou art the good Father and protector of orphans, the advocate of the defenseless, the patron of those who are in need and desolation. Do not disregard the petition of Thy poor child; my sins have drawn upon me the just displeasure of my God, and hence I am surrounded with sorrows.
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To Thee, o amiable guardian of the poor neglected family of Nazareth, do I fly for shelter and protection. Listen, then, I entreat Thee, with a father’s solicitude, to the earnest prayer of Thy poor supplicant, and obtain for me the objects of my petition. I ask it by the infinite mercy of the eternal Son of God; which induced Him to assume our nature, and be born in this world of sorrow. I ask it by the griref which filled Thy heart, when, ignorant of the mystery wrought in thy Immaculate spouse, Thou didst fear Thou shouldst be separated from Her.
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I ask it by that weariness, solicitude and suffering which Thou didst endure when Thou soughtest in vain at the inns of Bethlehem a shelter for the Sacred Virgin and a birthplace for the Infant God, and, when being everywhere refused, Thou wert obliged to consent that the Queen of Heaven should give birth to the world’s Redeemer in a wretched stable.
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I ask it by that most sad, painful duty imposed on Thee, when the divine Child being eight days old, Thou wert obliged to inflict a deep wound on His tender body, and thus be the first to make flow that sacred blood which was to wash away the sins of the world.
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I ask it by the sweetness and power of that sacred name, Jesus, Thou didst confer on the adorable Infant.
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I ask it by that mortal anguish inflicted on Thee by the prophecy of holy Simeon, which declared the Child Jesus and His holy Mother, the future victims of Their love and our sins.
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I ask it through that sorrow and anguish which filled Thy soul when the angel declared to Thee that the life of the Child Jesus was sought by His enemies, from whose impious designs Thou wert obliged to fly with Him and His Blessed Mother into Egypt.
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I ask it by all the pains, fatigues and toils of that long and perilous pilgrimage.
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I ask it by all the sorrows Thou didst endure, when in Egypt Thou wert not able even by the sweat of Thy brow, to procure poor food and clothing for Thy most poor family.
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I ask it by all the grief Thou didst feel each time the divine Child asked for a morsel of bread, and Thou hast it not to give Him.
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I ask it by all the solicitude to preserve the sacred Child and the Immaculate Mary during thy second journey when Thou wert ordered to return to Thy native country.
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I ask it byThy y peaceful dwelling in Nazareth, in which so many joys and sorrows were mingled.
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I ask it by thy extreme affliction, in being three days deprived of the company of the adorable Child.
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I ask it by the joy in finding Him in the temple and by the ineffable consolation imparted to Thee in the cottage of Nazareth, with the society of the little Jesus.
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I ask it by that wonderful condescension by which He subjected Himself to Thy will.
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I ask it through that dolorous view, continually in thy mind, of all Thy Jesus was to suffer.
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I ask it by that painful contemplation, which made Thee foresee the divine little hands and feet, now so active in serving Thee, one day to be pierced with cruel nails; that head, which rested gently on Thy bosom, crowned with sharp thorns; that delicate body, which Thou didst tenderly fold in Thy mantle and press to Thy heart, stripped and extended on a cross.
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I ask it by that heroic sacrifice of Thy will and best affections, by which Thou didst offer up to the Eternal Father the last awful moment, when the Man-God was to expire for our salvation.
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I ask it by that perfect love and conformity with which Thou didst receive the divine order to depart from this life, and from the company of Jesus and Mary.
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I ask it by that exceeding great joy which filled Thy soul when the Redeemer of the world, triumphant over death and hell, entered into the possession of His Kingdom, and conducted Thee also into it with especial honors.
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I ask it through Mary’s glorious Assumption and through that interminable bliss, which with Her, Thou wilt eternally derive from the presence of God. O, good Father, I beseech Thee, by all Thy sufferings, sorrows and joys, to hear me, and to obtain the grant of my earnest petitions
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(Here name your petitions or reflect on them)
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Obtain for all those who have asked Thy prayers all that is useful to them in the designs of God. And finally, my dear protector, be Thou with me and all who are dear to me, in our last moments, that we may eternally chant the praises of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Amen
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THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY SPRAKS OF THE GREATNESS OF SAINT JOSEPH 
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(TAKEN FROM THE MYSTICAL CITY OF GOD IN THE VISIONS OF VENERABLE MARY)
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My daughter, although you have described my spouse, Saint Joseph, as the most noble among the Princes and Saints of the heavenly Jerusalem, still you cannot properly manifest his eminent sanctity, nor can any mortal know it fully before he arrives at the vision of the Divinity. Then all will be filled with wonder and praise as the Lord will make them capable of understanding this truth.On the last day, when all men shall be judged, the damned will bitterly bewail their sins, which prevented them from appreciating this powerful means of salvation and availing themselves, as they easily could have, of this intercessor to gain the friendship of the Just Judge. The whole human race has much undervalued the privileges and prerogatives conceded to my blessed spouse and they do not realize what his intercession with God is able to do. I assure you, my dear child, that he is a greatly favored personage in the divine presence and has immense power to stay the arms of the divine vengeance. I desire that you be very thankful to Divine Goodness for vouchsafing you so much light and knowledge regarding this mystery, and also for the favor which I am making you by revealing this. From now on, during the rest of your mortal life, see that you advance in devotion and in hearty love for my spouse, and that you thank the Lord for having thus favored him with such high privileges and for having given me such great joy in the knowledge of all his excellences. In all your necessities you must avail yourself of his intercession. You should encourage many to venerate him and see that your own religious daughters distinguish themselves in their devotion to him. Whatever my spouse asks of the Lord in Heaven is granted upon the earth, and on his intercession depend many and extraordinary favors for men, if they do not make themselves unworthy of receiving them. All these privileges were to be a reward for the amiable perfection of this wonderful Saint and for his great virtues; for the divine clemency is favorably drawn forth by them and looks upon Saint Joseph with generous liberality, ready to shower down its marvelous mercies upon all those who avail themselves of his intercession. 
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Signal Graces obtained through St. Joseph’s intercession
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In Mary of Agreda’s City of God, we learn the following consoling revelations:
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• “First, those who invoke him shall obtain from God, by his intercession, the gift of chastity, and shall not be conquered by the temptation of the senses;
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• Secondly, they shall receive particular graces to deliver them from sin;
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• Thirdly, they shall obtain a true devotion to the Blessed Virgin;
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• Fourthly, they shall have a good and happy death, and in that all-decisive moment be defended against the assaults of Satan;
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• Fifthly, they shall be delivered when expedient for them, from bodily sufferings, and shall find help in their afflictions;
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• Sixthly, if married, they shall be blessed with offspring;
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• Seventhly, the demons shall have extreme dread of the glorious name of St. Joseph.
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With so many graces to be obtained through his powerful intercession, let us not tarry nor hesitate in asking humbly for the protection and aid of dear St. Joseph, Terror of demons!
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St. Alphonsus Liguori on St. Joseph,
Patron of a Happy Death
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“Since we all must die, we should cherish a special devotion to St. Joseph, that he may obtain for us a happy death. All Christians regard him as the advocate of the dying who had honored him during their life, and they do so for three reasons: 
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“First, because Jesus Christ loved him not only as a friend, but as a father, and on this account his mediation is far more efficacious than that of any other Saint. 
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“Second, because St. Joseph has obtained special power against the evil spirits, who tempt us with redoubled vigor at the hour of death. 
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“Third, the assistance given St. Joseph at his death by Jesus and Mary obtained for him the right to secure a holy and peaceful death for his servants. Hence, if they invoke him at the hour of death he will not only help them, but he will also obtain for them the assistance of Jesus and Mary.”

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