A Parent's Prayer to St. Joseph

O glorious St. Joseph,

to you God committed the care

of His only begotten Son

amid the many dangers of this world.

We come to you

and ask you to take under your special protection

the children God has given us.

Through holy baptism

they became children of God

and members of His holy Church.

We consecrate them to you today,

that through this consecration

they may become your foster children.

Guard them,

guide their steps in life,

form their hearts

after the hearts of Jesus and Mary.

St. Joseph,

who felt the tribulation and worry of a parent

when the child Jesus was lost,

protect our dear children for time and eternity.

May you be their father and counsellor.

Let them, like Jesus,

grow in age as well as in wisdom and grace

before God and men.

Preserve them from the corruption of his world,

and give us the grace one day to be united

with them in Heaven forever.

Amen.

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