St. Joseph, to your loving care
entrusted the Son of God made man
His Holy Mother, the ever-virgin Mary:
and answer the prayer I make to you
behalf of those who have been
to my care and keeping
the same Providence as chose you.
for me this grace above all else
nothing I do or say
ever obscure the face of God for them,
cause them to love Him less.
them that same fatherly love and protection
you gave the Child and His Mother --
them from harm,
them from evil,
them in doubt,
them the gladness
is the inheritance of God's children.
your prayers be of such avail for them
nothing may ever blight their growth;
them safe to maturity,
to full stature in Christ Jesus our Lord.