Saint Joseph, Terror of Demons, cast thy solemn gaze upon the devil and all his minions, and protect us with thy mighty staff.

Thou didst flee through the night to avoid the devil’s wicked designs; now with the power of God, smite the demons as they flee from thee!

Grant special protection, we pray, for children, fathers, [priests], families, and the dying.

By God’s grace, no demon dares approach whilst thou art near, so we beg of thee, always be near to us! Amen.

Saint Joseph, terror of demons, pray for us.

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  1. Ms. M-S says:

    St. Michael the Archangel is pictured holding a flaming sword. In the cathedral in Zagreb, there’s a most wonderful statue of St. Joseph holding the Child Jesus. In Joseph’s strong left hand is a branch of lilies, and with his strong right hand he holds the Child wrapped in most of his cloak. In the Child’s small right hand is a little branch of wheat. There are so many swords that cause terror to demons. Thanks for the prayer, Father Z.

  2. prayfatima says:

    Thank you for this prayer. Can you post daily prayers that are short like this and the previous St. Anne novena prayers? They are easy to say when you post daily and especially if it’s a novena prayer, because I have difficulty remembering what day I’m on. If they are short like this, I imagine many people will pray them.

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  4. Akita says:

    Would you kindly include the Covid-19 unvaccinated in your prayers? There are many, many of us listening to good shepherds like Bishop Schneider who condemn the vaccine derived from aborted children. The unvaccinated are facing growing persecution. St Joseph, come to our aid!

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