Prayers of Devotion to Saint Joachim

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1.  In Honor of St. Joachim

O God, who willed blessed Joachim to be the father of the Mother of Thy Son, grant, we beseech Thee, that we who devoutly venerate him may experience at all times his powerful patronage through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

2.  Intercessory Prayer

O most dear protector, St. Joachim, for the special glory you enjoy in heaven, where you are honored by angels and saints as the Father of their Queen, I praise and think the Most Holy Trinity for the gifts both of nature and grace granted you in life, and for those granted to us through your intercession in this life of sorrow and affliction.  Be pleased to give an attentive ear to my prayers and obtain for me from the Divine Heart of Jesus the grace I hope for and humbly ask through your intercession.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name.  Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.

3.  A Prayer Request

O great and glorious Patriarch, St. Joachim, what joy is mine when I consider that you were  chosen among all Godís holy ones to assist in the fulfillment of the mysteries of God, and to enrich our earth with the great Mother of God, Mary most holy!  By this singular privilege you have become most powerful with both the Mother and her Son, so as to be able to obtain for us the graces that are needful to us.  With great confidence I have recourse to thy mighty protection and I commend to thee all my needs and those of my family, both spiritual and temporal; and especially do I entrust to thy keeping the particular favor that I desire and look for from thy fatherly intercession.

And since you were a perfect pattern of the interior life, obtain for me the grace of interior recollection and a spirit of detachment from the transitory good of this life, together with a lively and enduring love for Jesus and Mary. 

Obtain for me in like manner a sincere devotion and obedience to Holy Church and the Sovereign Pontiff who rules over her; to the end that I may live and die in faith and hope and perfect charity, ever invoking the holy Names of Jesus and Mary, and may I thus be saved.  Amen.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name.  Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.

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