Please join us in prayer of the St. Joseph Novena – To those on the path of adoption invoking the intercession of St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, we pray that the Lord will bless all who travel upon the path of adoption but especially for the Children at DCCH waiting for a family.
Please recite this prayer for 9 days, beginning on March 10 and concluding the day before the Feast Day of St. Joseph.
Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked them, but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:13-14
Lord Jesus, You saw in the innocence of children the attributes which make us worthy of heaven— trust, joy, humility, obedience and faithfulness. Bless all children who are awaiting adoption. They seek love—may they find it in loving parents. They seek stability—may they find a home rooted in faith. They seek acceptance—may their gifts be recognized and nurtured. And may they always know your steadfast love for them and the true joy of loving you.
Blessed St. Joseph, You welcomed the Christ Child into your home, provided for his daily needs, and helped him to grow in wisdom, age, and grace. Hear the prayers of all children who are awaiting a loving home, and intercede for them before your adopted Son and Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord. St. Joseph, Guardian and Protector, pray for us.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.
PDF download for larger Novena components: Novena to St. Joseph