Prayer to Saint Joseph for Priests
O glorious Saint Joseph, thou who, on the word of the angel speaking to thee in the night, didst put fear aside to take thy Virgin Bride into thy home, show thyself today the advocate and protector of priests.
Guardian of the Infant Christ, defend them against every attack of the enemy, preserve them from the dangers that surround them on every side. Forget not Herod’s threats against the Child, the anguish of the flight into Egypt by night, and the hardships of thy exile.
Stand by the accused; stretch out thy hand to those who have fallen; comfort the fearful; forsake not the weak; and visit the lonely. Let all priests know that in thee God hath given them a model of faith in the night, of obedience in adversity, of chastity in tenderness, and of hope in uncertainty.
Thou art the terror of demons and the healer of those wounded in spiritual combat. Come, then, to the defence of every priest in need; overcome evil with good. Where there are curses, put