Those who give themselves to prayer should in a special manner have always a devotion to St. Joseph; for I know not how any man can think of the Queen of the angels, during the time that she suffered so much with the Infant Jesus, without giving thanks to St. Joseph for the services he rendered… —Saint Teresa of Avila
Blessed day of difficult work allows me to give praise to the blessings of St Joseph.
St Joseph, Father and guardian of virgins. To whose faithful keeping Christ Jesus, innocence itself and Mary, virgins of virgins, were entrusted. I pray and beseech by that two-fold and most precious charge, Jesus and Mary, to save me from all uncleanliness. Keep my mind untainted. My Heart pure. And my body chaste. Help me always to serve Jesus and Mary in perfect chastity. Teach me Joseph how to be a good man. Amen.