Divorced Catholic Mother’s Prayer to St. Joseph for Her Children

O glorious St. Joseph, 
to you God committed the care of His only begotten Son
amid the many dangers of this world.
I come to you and ask you to take
under your special protection the children God has given me. 
Through holy baptism they became children of God
and members of His holy Church.
I consecrate them to you today, that through this consecration
they may become your foster children.
Guard them, guide their steps in life,
form their hearts after the hearts of Jesus and Mary. 
St. Joseph, who felt the tribulation and worry of a parent when the child Jesus was lost,
protect my dear children for time and eternity.
May you be their father and counselor.
Let them, like Jesus,
grow in age as well as in wisdom and grace before God and men.
Preserve them from the corruption of this world,
and give me the grace one day to be united with them in Heaven forever.


More Prayers to St. Joseph – Not Just for Mothers

The original prayer is from Catholic Online. Visit Catholic Online or EWTN for more prayers to St. Joseph. Wouldn’t it be a beautiful practice to consecrate the children to St. Joseph on Father’s Day and renew it  whenever we’re feeling a “lack of a father” in their lives? The feast day of St. Joseph the Worker would also be a special day to pray this consecration prayer. This optional feast day is May 1st and you can read more about it here on Catholic Culture.


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