In this year dedicated to St Joseph (feast day March 19th), we celebrate on Saturday May 1st the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Please pray for all those you know, and those you don't, who are seeking steady work especially in these troubled times.
Prayer to St. Joseph the Worker
St. Joseph, by the work of your hands and the sweat of your brow, you supported Jesus and Mary, and had the Son of God as your fellow worker. Teach me to work as you did, with patience and perseverance, for God and for those whom God has given me to support. Teach me to see in my fellow workers the Christ who desires to be in them, that I may always be charitable and forbearing towards all. Grant me to look upon work with the eyes of faith, so that I shall recognise in it my share in God’s own creative activity and in Christ’s work of our redemption, and so take pride in it. When it is pleasant and productive, remind me to give thanks to God for it. And when it is burdensome, teach me to offer it to God, in reparation for my sins and the sins of the world.
O good father Joseph! I beg you, by all your sufferings, sorrows and joys, to obtain for me what I ask.
(mention your specific employment request here.)
Obtain for all those who have asked my prayers, everything that is useful to them in the plan of God. Be near to me in my last moments, that I may eternally sing the praises of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Amen.
(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)
St. Joseph is also the patron of:
families, fathers, married people, social justice, against doubt, against hesitation, people in doubt, The Americas, dying people, a happy death, expectant mothers, interior souls, immigrants, labourers, travellers and unborn children.