Good Saint Joseph our Patron and our Guide. May you intercede today on behalf of those who struggle to know “what” their work is to be. May you encourage the discernment of their talents and their strengths. May the enriching work which will bring them happiness and joy be before them.
“A person’s attitude toward his or her profession clearly helps determine the results achieved in it. Whoever regards his work as a mere source of income or as a pastime will perform differently from the person who feels that his profession is an authentic vocation.
Daily Prayer to St. Joseph the Worker
Glorious Saint Joseph, pattern of all who are devoted to toil, obtain for me the grace to toil in the spirit of penance, in order thereby to atone for my many sins; to toil conscientiously, putting devotion to duty before my own inclinations; to labor with thankfulness and joy, deeming it an honor to employ and to develop, by my labor, the gifts I have received from Almighty God; to work with order, peace, moderation, and patience, without every shrinking from weariness and difficulties; to work above all with a pure intention and with detachment from self, having always before my eyes the hour of death and the accounting which I must then render of time ill-spent, of talents unemployed, of good undone, and of my empty pride in success, which is so fatal to the work of God.
Saint Joseph the Worker, pray for us.