Glorious St. Joseph,
behold I choose thee today
for my special patron in life
and at the hour of my death.
Preserve and increase in me
the spirit of prayer and fervoUr
in the service of God.
Remove far from me every kind of sin;
obtain for me that my death
may not come upon me unawares,
but that I may have time to confess my sins sacramentally,
and to bewail them with a most perfect understanding
and a most sincere contrition,
in order that I may breathe forth my soul
into the hands of Jesus and Mary.