St Joseph is often referred to as the “Terror of Demons,” which is why this prayer to St Joseph for protection is so appropriate.
As our Lord’s foster father, he cared for Him and Mary, and made sure they were kept safe, when Herod was searching for our Lord.
It is a father’s responsibility to care for his son. Imagine how much responsibility God gave to St Joseph, when he was charged with protecting the Son of God when he was a child.
This is why we are confident that St Joseph will intercede for us, when we need protection.
If he was capable of looking after our Lord, surely he is capable of looking after us. He has access to our Lord and our Lord will deny him nothing.
Ite ad Joseph (Go to Joseph)
Prayer to St Joseph for Protection
Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interest and desires.
Oh, 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.
Oh, 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 close 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 me. Amen.