Prayer to St. Joseph over 1900 years old

19 03 2009


O St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power I may offer my Thanksgiving and Homage to the most Loving of Fathers. O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen

Say for nine consecutive mornings for anything you may desire. It has seldom been known to fail.

This prayer was found in the fiftieth year of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In 1500’s it was sent by the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle.

Whoever reads this prayer or hears it or carries it, will never die a sudden death, nor be drowned, nor will poison take effect on them. They will not fall into the hands of the enemy nor be burned in any fire, nor will they be defeated in battle.

Make this prayer known everywhere.

Most Rev. George W. Ahr
Bishop of Trenton

On seeking refuge from our enemies

19 03 2009


(the above image was found on this site)
A Muslim friend recently sent me a link to an on-line Shia booklet on the Islamic phrase, “Aaoozu billahi min ash Shaitan ir rajeem”. This phrase is most commonly uttered by reciters of the Koran (“Koran” means “recitation”) before they begin their reading. It translates, “I seek refuge with Allah from the accursed Satan”. Use of this phrase can be heard on this rather aesthetically pleasing recitation:

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