Wednesday, March 20, 2013

HWP: The Terror of Demons!

Yesterday was the Solemnity of St. Joseph and I pray that you took the opportunity to truly celebrate his feast in the midst of this Lenten season. As today is Wednesday and there is a wonderful tradition in the Church of honoring St. Joseph on Wednesdays, I figured why not continue to give praise to the Lord for the glories bestowed upon the Foster-Father of Jesus, Spouse of Mary, Patron of the Universal Church, and TERROR OF DEMONS!!! Yes, folks, that's right. Terror of Demons. That is one of the (awesome!) titles bestowed upon this humble servant of the Father. You can find out why HERE. As for us, we will stick with the prayer portion as we pray the...

Consecration to St. Joseph 

O Blessed Saint Joseph!
I consecrate myself to thy honor, and give myself to thee, 
that thou mayest be always my father, my protector, 
and my guide to the way of salvation.
Obtain for me a great purity of heart and a fervent love of the interior life.
After thy example, may I perform all my actions for the greater glory of God, 
in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
And do thou, O Blessed Joseph, pray for me, 
that I may experience the peace and joy of thy holy death. 

Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation!
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you: save souls!
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace with you. 

With Saint Joseph as our help, we may confidently approach 
the Risen Lord Jesus Christ through Blessed Mary and realize 
that our humble efforts—poor as they are—will please our merciful God.
Saint Joseph, Terror of Demons, pray for us!