Prayer to St. Joseph

O blessed Joseph, 
faithful guardian of my Redeemer, Jesus Christ, 
protector of thy chaste spouse, 
the virgin Mother of God, 
I choose thee this day to
be my special patron and advocate
and I firmly resolve to honor thee all
the days of my life. 
Therefore I humbly beseech thee 
to receive me as thy client, 
to instruct me in every doubt, 
to comfort me in every affliction,
to obtain for me and for all the knowledge 
and love of the Heart of Jesus,
and finally to defend and 
protect me at the hour of my death.