Unemployed? Go TO JOSEPH! He was a
worker, a carpenter. Appeal to him. He
Sickness? Afflictions? Go TO JOSEPH!
His care enabled a mother in agony to
bring the Comforter of the afflicted into
the world with a roof over His Head.
Sorrow? Go TO JOSEPH! Life crucifies
us at times. Turn to the sympathetic
heart of Joseph. He is the guardian of
“GO TO JOSEPH!”
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Be With Us
On Our Way As We Pray!
GOD respects our prayers not for how
elegant they are, but how SINCERE
they are. We should pray often and
everywhere, yet the Church is the special
place for prayer, because God is in the
Church as He is in no other place on
earth. He is there in the Sacrament of
Mercy, both as God and Man. Pray
with CONFIDENCE: “And in all things
whatsoever you shall ask in prayer,
BELIEVING, you shall receive” (Matt.
21-22). Nothing is more pleasing to
Our Lord than our TRUST in Him ...
“Can a woman forget her infant? ...
and If she should forget, yet will I
not forget thee” (Isaias 49-15).
PRAY with CONTRITION. A person in
mortal sin who refuses to give up his
life of sin is an enemy of God. He can
hardly expect God to heed his prayers.
God promises, however, to receive the
soul who repents.
“Turn ye to Me ... and I will turn to
you” (Zach. 1-3).
PRAY with FERVOR and ATTENTION.
“Much love,” says St. Augustine, “but
not many words when thou prayest.”
“What do you say when you pray
to Jesus?” St. Theresa was asked. “I
don’t say anything; I love Him.”
PRAY with PERSEVERANCE. If your
prayers are not soon answered KEEP
PRAYING; because, says St. Hilary:
“The obtaining of grace depends
mostly on PERSEVERANCE in our
prayers.” Let Jesus be our Model. … “And
falling into an agony, He prayed
the more earnestly” (Luke: 22-43).
PRAY with RESIGNATION. “Father,
not My Will but Thine be done.” God
does not prescribe merely what will
make our life sweet on earth, but only
that which will save us from eternal