Saint Joseph’s Intercession
Saint Joseph’s Intercession: Did you know that St. Joseph, who is officially the patron saint of the Universal Church and the patron of fathers, is also the patron of workers? His constant faithfulness to God’s will and the unconditional love and protection he showered upon Blessed Mother and Jesus, Our Savior, has always provided men with a beautiful example of what it means to be a good husband and father. But his dedicated, hard-working, humble attitude also provides a shining example for all workers, including those who find themselves temporarily unemployed or underemployed. His intercession is frequently sought. One popular prayer is:
Dear Saint Joseph, You were yourself once faced with the responsibility of providing the necessities of life for Jesus and Mary. Look down with fatherly compassion upon me in my anxiety over my present inability to support my family. Please help me to find gainful employment very soon, so that this heavy burden of concern will be lifted from my heart and that I am soon able to provide for those whom God has entrusted to my care. Help us to guard against bitterness and discouragement, so that we may emerge from this trial spiritually enriched and with even greater blessings from God. Amen.