Tomorrow a novena begins to St. Joseph for the unemployed. It will end on his feast day, May 1. Each week I hear of more and more parishioners who have lost jobs or had hours cut down. Please pray this novena with and for all those in need of gainful employment.
Novena Prayer to St. Joseph the Worker
Happy are all who fear the Lord, who walk in the ways of God. What your hands provide you will enjoy; you will be happy and prosper. Psalm 127:1-2
God our Father,Creator and Ruler of the universe. in every age You call men and women to develop and use their gifts for the good of others.Through the intercession of St. Joseph the Worker,we pray for our families and friends, especially for those who are unemployed or those who face the threat of losing their jobs (mention names here).Send forth Your grace and wisdom upon our nation and our leaders to order our economy properly for the good of all.Gracious Lord, fountain of all mercy,may all be blessed with gainful employment in providing for themselves and their families, as You blessed St. Joseph in providing for Jesus and Mary.With St. Joseph as our example and guide, help us to do the work You have asked and come to the rewards You have promised.We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.