Novena to St Joseph – Day Eight
By Fr Michael Gaitley, MIC
St Joseph, Man of Peace and Joy
Dear St Joseph,
I know the Bible doesn’t speak directly of your joy but how could you not have been full of joy? I’m sure you were. You lived in the presence of Jesus and Mary. Well, St Joseph, please pray for me that I will also find my joy by also living in their presence. And having yourself lived in their presence, you must have been a man of such peace. St Joseph, please pray for me that I keep my joy and not give in to sadness, laziness, or discouragement. Also, pray that I keep my peace of soul and not hold on to anger and bitterness in my heart. Help me to be merciful to everyone by offering forgiveness, that I might also, like you, be a person of true peace and joy.
Saint Joseph, Man of Peace and Joy, please put me at peace and help me find joy. Amen
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