Prayer to Saint Joseph by Pope Leo XIII

To be recited daily after the Rosary during October

To thee, O Blessed Joseph, we have recourse in
our affliction, and having implored the help of thy
thrice holy Spouse, we now with hearts filled with
confidence earnestly beg thee also to take us under
thy protection. By that charity wherewith thou
wast united to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of
God, and by that fatherly love with which thou
didst cherish the Child Jesus, we beseech thee and
we humbly pray that thou wilt look down with
gracious eye upon that inheritance which Jesus
Christ purchased by His Blood, and wilt assist us
in our need by thy power and strength. Defend, O
most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, the
chosen offspring of Jesus Christ. Keep from us, O
most loving Father, all blight of error and
corruption. Aid us from on high, most valiant
defender, in this conflict with the powers of
darkness. And even as of old thou didst rescue the
Child Jesus from the peril of His life, so now
defend God’s Holy Church from the snares of the
enemy and from all adversity. Shield us ever under
thy patronage, that, following thy example and
strengthened by thy help, we may live a holy life,
die a happy death and attain to everlasting bliss in
heaven. Amen.