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30 Days Prayer To St. Joseph To Obtain A Happy Death And Other Good Intentions. 

30 Days Prayer To St. Joseph To Obtain A Happy Death And Other Good Intentions. 

 

Thirty Days’ Prayer to Saint Joseph to Obtain a Happy Death and Other Good Intentions.

Chaste Spouse of the ever Immaculate and Blessed Virgin Mary, and Foster Father of Jesus Christ, 

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 Saviour, and in thy 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, then, disregard the petition of thy poor child. My sins have drawn down upon me the just displeasure of my God, and hence I am surrounded with sorrows. To thee, O amiable guardian of the poor neglected family of Nazareth, do I fly for shelter and protection.

Listen then, I entreat of 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 into this world of sorrow. I ask it by the grief which filled thy heart when, ignorant of the mystery wrought in thy Immaculate Spouse, thou didst fear thou shouldst be separated from her.

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 were obliged to consent that the Queen of Heaven should give birth to the world’s Redeemer in a wretched stable. I ask it by that most sad and painful duty imposed on thee, when, the Divine Child being eight days old, thou were 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. I ask it by the sweetness and power of that sacred Name, Jesus, which thou didst confer on the adorable Infant. 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.

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 were obliged to fly with Him and His blessed Mother into Egypt. I ask it by all the pains, fatigues and toils of that long and perilous pilgrimage. I ask it by all the sorrows thou didst endure, when in Egypt thou were not able, even by the sweat of thy brow, to procure poor food and clothing for thy most poor family. I ask it by all the grief thou didst feel each time the Divine Child asked for a morsel of bread, and thou didn’t have it to give Him. I ask it by all thy solicitude to preserve the sacred Child and the Immaculate Mary, during thy second journey, when thou were ordered to return to thy native country.

I ask it by thy peaceful dwelling in Nazareth, in which so many joys and sorrows were mingled. I ask it by the extreme affliction in being deprived three days of the company of the adorable Child. I ask it by thy joy at finding Him in the Temple and by the ineffable consolation imparted to thee in the cottage of Nazareth, with the company and society of the little Jesus. I ask it by that wonderful condescension by which He subjected Himself to thy will. 

I ask it through that dolorous view, continually in thy mind, of all thy Jesus was to suffer. 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. I ask it by that heroic sacrifice of thy will and best affection, by which thou didst offer up to the eternal Father the last awful moment, when the Man-God was to expire for our salvation. 

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. 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.

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.

(Here name them or reflect on them).

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.

PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH FOR A HAPPY DEATH.

O Glorious St. Joseph, behold I choose thee today for my special patron in life and at the hour of my death. Preserve and increase in me the spirit of prayer and fervor in the service of God. Remove far from me every kind of sin. Obtain for me that my death may not come upon me unawares, but that I may have time to confess my sins sacramentally and to bewail them with a most perfect understanding and a most sincere and perfect contrition, in order that I may breathe forth my soul into the hands of Jesus and Mary. Amen.

“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”:

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.

Second, because St. Joseph has obtained special power against the evil spirits, who tempt us with redoubled vigor at the hour of death.

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.

-(St. Alphonsus Liguori).

Prayers For Perseverance In Death. 

Prayers For Perseverance In Death. 

Prayers For Perseverance In Death.

Flower Prayers of St. Gertrude 
To Jesus.

Hail! Vivifying Gem of Divine Nobility! 

Hail, Most Loving Jesus, Unfading 

Flower of Human Dignity! 

Thou art my Sovereign and only Good.

Promise: After reciting this prayer, St. Gertrude was visited by Our Lord, who told her: “Whosover salutes Me, as you have done, in reparation for the blasphemies and outrages which are poured forth on me throughout the world, when he is tempted at the hour of his death and accused by the demon, will be consoled by me”.

HAIL, White Lily, of the ever-peaceful and glorious Trinity!

Hail, Vermilion Rose, the delight of Heaven, of whom the King of Heaven was born and by whose milk He was nourished! Do thou feed our souls with the effusions of your divine influences.

Version taken from Herald of Divine Love.

Hail O radiant Lily of the ever-peaceful Trinity! O resplendent rose of Heavenly Charm! Hail paradise of delights, O most beautiful habitation of God! 

Promise: During an apparition of the Blessed Mother, St. Gertrude noted that the Holy Trinity was depicted under the form of a white lily with three petals. The Blessed Mother made it known that she would exert her influence with the Holy Trinity on behalf of those who saluted her as the White Lily of the Trinity and the Vermilion Rose of Heaven. She then added: “I will appear at the hour of death to those who salute me thus, in such glory that they will anticipate the very joys of Heaven.”

Prayer To Our Lady Of Perpetual Help For The Conversion Of A Sinner. 

Prayer To Our Lady Of Perpetual Help For The Conversion Of A Sinner. 

Prayer to Our Lady of Perpetual Help for the Conversion of a Sinner.
O Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help, thou knowest so well the great value of an immortal soul. Thou knowest what it means, that every soul has been redeemed by the Blood of thy Divine Son; thou wilt not then despise my prayer, if I ask from thee the conversion of a sinner, nay, a great sinner, who is rapidly hurrying on towards eternal ruin. 

Thou, O good merciful Mother, knowest well his/her irregular life. Remember that thou art the Refuge of sinners, remember that God has given thee power to bring about the conversion of even the most wretched sinners. All that has been done for his/her soul has been unsuccessful; if thou dost not come to his/her assistance, he/she will go from bad to worse. Obtain for him/her an effectual grace that he/she may be moved and brought back to God and his/her duties. Send him/her, if necessary, temporal calamities and trials, that he/she may enter into himself/herself, and put an end to his/her sinful course.

Thou, O most merciful Mother, hast converted so many sinners at the intercession of their friends. Be, then also moved by my prayer, and bring this unhappy soul to true conversion of heart. O Mother of Perpetual Help, show that thou art the Advocate and Refuge of sinners. So I hope, so may it be.

Amen.

Prayer For Protection Against Demons By St. Bosco

Prayer For Protection Against Demons By St. Bosco


PRAYER FOR PROTECTION AGAINST DEMONS.

(Saint John Bosco, C. 1880).
O Mary, powerful Virgin,

Thou art the mighty and glorious Protector of the Church.

Thou art the Marvelous Help of Christians.

Thou art Terrible as an Army set in Battle Array.

Thou alone has destroyed every heresy in the entire Church.

In the midst of my anguish, my struggles and my distress,

Defend me from the power of the enemy,

And at the hour of my death,

Receive my soul into Paradise.

Amen.

PLEADING THE BLOOD OF JESUS.

The Apocalypse Of Saint John (Revelation) Chapter 12:11 >And they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the Word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto death”.

I plead the Blood of Jesus on my spouse and children.

I plead the Blood of Jesus on my family, home and property.

I plead the Blood of Jesus on my Church and on all Church property.

I plead the Blood of Jesus on my mind.

I plead the Blood of Jesus on every thought in my mind.

I plead the Blood of Jesus on my body.

I plead the Blood of Jesus on every evil spirit attacking my mind and body.

Saint Michael Prayer.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Hosts, by the power of God, thrust into Hell, Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

THE BRIEF OF ST ANTHONY.

A woman who was troubled by spiritual forces stopped at a chapel to pray before a statue of St. Anthony. She fell asleep, and saw him whether in a dream or vision. Upon waking, she found a letter (brief) with words to put evil forces to flight.

The letter (brief) reads: 

Latin:

Ecce crucem domini, fugite, partes adversae, vicit leo de tribu juda, radix david. Alleluia.

English:

Behold the cross of the Lord! Begone hostile enemies! The lion of Judah, the offspring of David has triumphed! Alleluia!

Saint Teresa of Avila on the Power of Holy Water.

I was once in an oratory, when Satan, in an abominable shape, appeared on my left hand. I looked at his mouth in particular, because he spoke, and it was horrible. A huge flame seemed to issue out of his body, perfectly bright, without any shadow. He spoke in a fearful way, and said to me that, though I had escaped out of his hands, he would yet lay hold of me again. I was in great terror, made the sign of the cross as well as I could, and then the form vanished–but it reappeared instantly. This occurred twice. I did not know what to do; there was some holy water at hand; I took some, and threw it in the direction of the figure, and then Satan never returned. I know by frequent experience that there is nothing which puts the devils to flight like holy water. They run away before the sign of the cross also, but they return immediately: great, then, must be the power of holy water.

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