This 4” X 6” prayer card contains a prayer to St. Joseph for a happy,
peaceful death. He is the patron saint of the happy death because he was
accompanied and blessed in his final moments by Jesus and Mary, his wife.
Designed to be a source of peace and comfort to those who are facing death and
their families, the prayer card is a thoughtful resource for patients, pastoral
care, physicians, nurses and chaplains. It is available free to order in
hardcopy in packs of 50. It is also available for download.
O holy Joseph,
Who died in the arms of the
Son of God
And in the presence of his holy Mother,
I beseech you at my
last hour, to stand by me
That I may repent of my sins, and breathe
last breath in an act of perfect love
And confidence in my Savior.
repeat his blessed Name, exalted above
Every name, and proclaim
“Lord, into your hands, I commend my spirit.”
Prayer to St. Joseph for a Happy Death