Litany of St. Joseph

The Litany to Saint Joseph is usually sung or recited on his Feast Day, March 19th. It is a communal prayer to St. Joseph, the loving Foster-Father of Jesus Christ, honoring his many spiritual virtues, and acknowledging his place in the Holy Family. God chose Joseph to take care of His Son Jesus and Mary, he is the patron saint of the Universal Church, an example of piety and humility for all Christians.

The Litany of St. Joseph

“Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
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 Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us. 

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Renowned offspring 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.
Diligent protector 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 strong, 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 artisans, pray for us.
Glory of home life, pray for us.
Guardian of virgins, pray for us.
Pillar of families, pray for us.
Solace of the wretched, 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 takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us. 

He made him the lord of his house, and prince over all his possessions. 

O God, in your ineffable providence you were pleased to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of your most holy Mother; grant, we beg you, that we may be worthy to have him for our intercessor in heaven whom on earth we venerate as our Protector: You who live and reign forever and ever.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.”

Other Prayers to St. Joseph

Many prayers are dedicated to St. Joseph, and he is the patron saint of various things - carpenters, fathers, different types of workers… is particularly prayed to for family and housing issues, with simple prayers or novenas. Because he watched over Mary and Jesus Christ throughout their lives, we can confide in St. Joseph about our daily troubles. There are more specific prayers to address the saint, such as the chaplet of St. Joseph.

Confide in St. Joseph with Hozana

Hozana is a social network designed to assist you in your time of prayer. Discover the many prayer communities on Hozana: turn to St. Joseph in your times of need. You can pray to St. Joseph every day, or ask for his assistance for more specific issues: turn to Joseph, patron saint of the workers, or pray a novena to St. Joseph, guardian of the Redeemer to be inspired by his many virtues.

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