Oh God, guide of those who listen
and helper of those who hear your voice,
speak to me, as you did to St. Joseph,
and help me accomplish the things you give me to do.
O God, you love your people
and bless the ordinary lives we quietly live.
As you blessed St. Joseph,
bless what I do,
however hidden and simple it may be,
and let all I do be done with love.
O God, ever faithful,
you remember us always
and in time reveal your blessings.
Help me trust in you,
as St. Joseph faithfully trusted,
and never let me lose faith
in the wonderful gifts you promise me.
God of families,
bless the family that's mine.
Keep us safe from harm,
and never let evil come between us.
Let peace remain in our hearts.
O God, who loves children,
be kind to our children today.
Give them eyes of faith for seeing far,
a loving heart for welcoming life,
and a place always at your side.
God of our heavenly home,
bless our home on earth.
Let the spirit of Mary and Joseph rest at our table,
shape our words and actions,
and bring blessing to our children.
God, our Father,
give your fatherly spirit to those who are fathers now.
Like Joseph, give them hearts of devoted love
for their wives and children
and strength for forgiveness and patience.
Give shelter, O God,
to those who need it,
and bring together families divided.
Give us enough to eat,
and decent work to earn our bread.
Care for us, O God.
Bless all families,
O Lord especially those in need.
Remembering the life of your Son,
we pray for the poor,
for those who lack a good home,
for those in exile.
Grant them a protector like Joseph, O God.