33-Day Consecration to St. Joseph
Over the last 30 days, we have reflected on various aspects of St. Joseph’s life. Hopefully, you have gotten to know him and have been inspired by his life. We have invoked his intercession for a wide variety of needs. Today we simply ask him to be our intercessor, and, as a first step toward consecration day, we offer this prayer to entrust ourselves to his fatherly care.
Dear St. Joseph,
After Mary, you are the most powerful intercessor
before God. In a sense, Jesus remains obedient to you
and will listen to you as you bring my intentions to
Him. Because of this, I especially want to entrust
myself to your fatherly care, just as Jesus Himself
did. And while in the past, I may have brought to you
one of my intentions here or there, this time I want
to do something new. This time, I want to give you
all. In other words, St. Joseph, I’m not here to offer
you a regular “novena” for just one of my intentions.
Rather, I want to forever entrust to you all of my
needs and cares, trusting that you will bring them,
with Mary, to your Son, Jesus.
Dear St. Joseph, as the best of fathers, as the one God
chose to be the virginal father of Jesus, I believe that
you know what I need better than I do myself. So go
ahead, St. Joseph. I give you permission to care for
me as your child. In doing so, I trust that you will do
everything in your power to make my life into
something beautiful for God. I trust that you will
watch over me and that your prayers will guide me,
bless me, and protect me. I trust that you will now
care for me with the same love and tenderness with
which you cared for Jesus. I’ll confirm this special
relationship with you when I make my prayer of consecration.
Saint Joseph, Powerful Intercessor, please pray for
me and all my intentions. Amen.
Pray the Litany of St. Joseph.
Take some time today to list your personal intentions that come to mind and bring them to your consecration
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, 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.
Noble 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.
Zealous Defender 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 Courageous, 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 Workmen, pray for us.
Glory of Domestic Life, pray for us.
Guardian of Virgins, pray for us.
Pillar of Families, pray for us.
Comfort of the Afflicted, pray for us.
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 has made him lord of his household,
And prince over all his possessions.
Let us pray. O God, who, in your loving providence, chose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of your most Holy Mother, grant us the favor of having him for our intercessor in heaven whom on earth we venerate as our protector. You, who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.