Dear Saint Joseph, you were yourself once faced with the responsibility of providing the necessities of life for Jesus and Mary.
Look down with fatherly compassion upon me in my anxiety over my present inability to support my family.
Please help me to find gainful employment very soon, so that this heavy burden of concern will be lifted from my heart and that I am soon able to provide for those whom God has entrusted to my care.
Help us to guard against bitterness and discouragement, so that we may emerge from this trial spiritually enriched and with even greater blessings from God.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Since St. Joseph is her patron, I wanted to post this prayer request: I just got word that Sister Mary Joseph of the Carmelites of the Divine Heart of Jesus will be undergoing surgery next week, followed by chemotherapy. I have worked with Sr. Mary Joseph for many years. She is, to quote the Saint Louis Catholic, “a wonderful, energetic and holy woman of God.” I don’t know any more details, but please keep this incredible sister in your prayers.