Prayer To St. Joseph
And Saint Joseph Coloring Pages

Have confidence! This Prayer to St. Joseph was prescribed by Pope Leo XIII for the month of October after the recitation of the Rosary. It is in the Prayers After Communion as a Communion meditation in the New Marian Missal, 1950. You'll find it in printable form so you can print two copies and learn it easily. Kids like coloring Saint Joseph, Mary, and the Holy family, too. 

We have a special devotion to this Saint Joseph prayer, so we pray it every night throughout the year with our Rosary. St. Joseph has helped many people in matters of buying a house.

He is our go-to saint when friends ask for employment prayers, and he helps with daily difficulties too numerous to count. We consider you our friend and include you in our daily prayers to St. Joseph.

He is the patron of so many causes because he was such a highly favored and such a heroic saint.

After the following St. Joseph coloring pages there are three more prayers on this page.

  1. Prayer to St. Joseph for the Month of October after the Rosary
  2. Prayer to St. Joseph the Worker
  3. Litany of St. Joseph
  4. Prayer to St. Joseph over 1500 years old
  5. More devotions to St. Joseph

This page has many Saint Joseph prayers and printables.

The Life And Glories Of Saint Joseph, Healy

The best book I've ever read about St. Joseph was The Life And Glories Of Saint Joseph, by Edward Healy Thompson, M.A. It is so good to have an excellent book to recommend. 

We also have five St. Joseph coloring pages below.  He answers prayers so well and so quickly! As St. Teresa of Avila said: "Go to Joseph!" in your necessity.

He is also patron of the Universal Church and his feast day, March 19, is a holy day of obligation in some countries. Since March is also the month of St. Joseph, it is a good time to pray these prayers. If it falls on a Sunday in Lent, it is observed on the following Monday.

It's also good to teach them about him when they are learning about Extreme Unction since he is the Patron of a Holy Death. When you're teaching the Fourth Commandment "Honor thy father and thy mother." You can show how Jesus honored Joseph. Bible class is a natural as Joseph was so important in the Nativity stories.

Use the following St. Joseph coloring pages when your children are learning the Prayer to St. Joseph. There are more pictures of Saint Joseph on our Christmas and Rosary coloring pages as well.

Printable St. Joseph Coloring Pages





1. Printable Prayer to St Joseph

As mentioned above we've prayed this prayer with our Rosary every night for years. It's beautiful! Print it to pray and to share.

Printable PDF version here.

To thee, O Blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our affliction; and having implored the help of thy thrice holy Spouse, we now with hearts filled with confidence, earnestly beg thee also to take us under thy protection. By that charity wherewith thou wast united to the Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God, and by that fatherly love with which thou didst cherish the Child Jesus, we beseech thee and we humbly pray, thou thou wouldst look down with gracious eye upon that inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His Blood, and wilt assist in our need by thy power and strength. 

Defend, O most watchful Guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen offspring of Jesus Christ. Keep from us, O most loving Father, all blight of error and corruption. Aid us from on high, most valiant Defender, in this conflict with the powers of darkness. And even as of old, thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the peril of His life, so now defend God's Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity.

Shield us ever under thy patronage, that following thine example and strengthened by thy help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death, and attain to everlasting bliss in Heaven. Amen.

2. Daily Prayer To St Joseph The Worker

"Glorious St. Joseph, model of all who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work in the spirit of penance in expiation of my many sins; to work conscientiously by placing love of duty above my inclinations; to gratefully and joyously deem it an honor to employ and to develop by labor the gifts I have received from God, to work methodically, peacefully, and in moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from it through weariness or difficulty to work; above all, with purity of intention and unselfishness, having unceasingly before my eyes death and the account I have to render of time lost, talents unused, good not done, and vain complacency in success, so baneful to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all to imitate thee, O patriarch St. Joseph! This shall be my motto for life and eternity."

- Pope Saint Pius X 

3. Litany Prayer To St. Joseph

Litany Prayer To St. Joseph from the New Marian Missal, 1950.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. 
Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us. 

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. 
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. 
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us. 
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us. 

Holy Mary, pray for us. 

Holy Joseph, pray for us. 
Noble scion of David, 
pray for us. 
Light of Patriarchs,
pray for us. 
Spouse of the Mother of God, 
pray for us. 
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, 
pray for us. 
Foster father of the Son of God, 
pray for us. 
Sedulous defender of Christ, 
pray for us. 
Head of the Holy Family, 
pray for us. 

Joseph most just, 
pray for us. 
Joseph most chaste, 
pray for us. 
Joseph most prudent, 
pray for us. 
Joseph most valiant, 

pray for us. 

Joseph most obedient, 

pray for us. 
Joseph most faithful, 
pray for us. 
Mirror of patience, 
pray for us. 
Lover of poverty,
pray for us. 
Model of all who labor, 
pray for us. 
Glory of home life, 
pray for us. 
Protector of virgins, 
pray for us. 
Pillar of families, 
pray for us. 
Consolation of the afflicted, 
pray for us. 
Hope of the sick,
pray for us. 
Patron of the dying, 
pray for us. 
Terror of demons,
pray for us. 
Protector of the Holy Church, 
pray for us.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord!

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord!

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

V. He made him the master of his house. 
R. And ruler of all his possessions

Let us pray. 

O God, in Thine ineffable Providence, didst vouchsafe to choose blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thy most holy Mother; grant, we beseech Thee, that we may be worthy to have him for our intercessor in Heaven whom, on earth, we venerate as our protector. Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

4. Prayer To St Joseph Over 1500 Years Old

This Prayer to St Joseph Holy Card features a picture of him on the front. On the back there is the prayer that was found in the fiftieth year of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In 1500's this prayer to St Joseph was sent by the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle.

"Whoever reads this prayer or hears it or carries it, will never die a sudden death, nor be drowned, nor will poison take effect on them. They will not fall into the hands of the enemy nor be burned in any fire, nor will they be defeated in battle.

Say for nine consecutive mornings for anything you may desire. It has seldom been known to fail."

O St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power I may offer my Thanksgiving and Homage to the most Loving of Fathers. O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen.



Please say a prayer to St. Joseph for those of us at St. Anne's Helper! We pray for all of our past, present, and future visitors daily. May God bless us all.

Here is a representative prayer request that we just love and that we have received over and over again:

For Son's High State Score

Thank you St Joseph Of Cupertino for being by my son's side during his examinations on which he received high scores.

St. Joseph Cupertino, pray for us!

Please note that we cannot normally publish requests that are not original and are not of 400-600 words. We receive hundreds of prayer requests that we can no longer process. We are overwhelmed by people's generous devotion to Joseph. +

5. More St. Joseph Devotions

St. Joseph Table

Do you have a St. Joseph Table picture that you would like to share? Many of our friends have never heard of this beautiful custom and would enjoy reading your traditions for a St. Joseph altar.

We say the prayer to St Joseph every day in thanksgiving for his patronage for employment. If you would like to share your traditions and pictures, use the form below. You can also post your prayer to St. Joseph request and your thanksgiving for favors received!

Remember to see our free St Joseph pdf prayer cards (two per page) and our St. Joseph coloring pages.

St. Joseph, pray for us.

The prayer to St. Joseph is efficacious because St. Joseph obeyed the Will of God in all things. 

Note: We agree in principle with the admonition that it is nearly superstitious and disrespectful to bury an image of St. Joseph in order to obtain some favor as with the sale of real estate, especially placing the image of St. Joseph upside down. We heard it in a sermon but do not know where the source is for this quote against this practice.

Note: We have also heard a sermon that noted that it is at least odd to depict Saint Joseph as an old man when Jesus was an Infant and His Mother was young. Please consider this as you search for a prayer to St. Joseph or an image of him.


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