This prayer was said to be founded in the fiftieth year of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. In the 1500's it was sent by a Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle.
ANCIENT PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH
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 d
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 me. Amen.
According to oral tradition, 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.
To be said at 6:00 a.m. Noon and 6:00 p.m.
The prayer originated during the time of the Crusades as a prayer, for peace and tranquility for their country.
V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary....
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done according to Thy wordHail Mary...
V.And the Word was made flesh,
R. And dwelt among us. Hail Mary
V.Pray for us O holy Mother of God,
R. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that, we to whom the Incarnation of Christ was made known by the message of an angel,may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ, Our Lord. Amen.Hope to see you well and soon. Love, Rita