Prayer to St Joseph the Worker

Glorious St. Joseph,
model of all who pass their life in labour, obtain for me the grace to work in a spirit of penance to atone for my many sins; to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my own inclinations; to work with gratitude and joy, considering it an honour to use and develop by my labour the gifts I have received from God;

To work with order, peace,
moderation, and patience,
without ever recoiling
before weariness or difficulties.

Help me to work, above all, with purity of intention and with detachment from self, having always before my eyes the hour of death and the accounting which I must render of time lost, talents wasted, good omitted, and vain complacency in success, which is so fatal to the work of God.

All for Jesus,
All for Mary,
All after your example,
O Patriarch Joseph!
This shall be my watchword in life and in death.