Prayers of Devotion to Saint Joseph of Copertino
Patron Saint of Students

Devotional Prayer List

1.  Prayer to Saint Joseph of Copertino

Saint Joseph of Copertino, patron saint of students, saint of joy, master of prayer, enchanted by the gospel and the Eucharist, accept my prayer with kindness.

You who have always faced the difficulties of life, without ever straying from the divine will, which you returned with faith and constant commitment; now understand the special state of mind in which I find myself and intercede via Our Lord so that he may grant me the grace I so need (mention your request) let me feel the divine presence and help me to follow, with yur example, in his will.

Trusting in your protection, I renew with much faith my intention of gratitude and goodwill and I confide in your support.

In Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be 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, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

2.  Prayer for Students 

O humble Saint Joseph of Cupertino, singularly favored by God in the difficulties of study and the worries of examination, implore the Holy Spirit to enlighten my mind and aid my memory in the search of His truth and wisdom.  Help me, especially in the decisive moments of examination, protecting me from that forgetfulness and disturbing anxiety which often accompany them, so that I grow in knowledge, love, and service of God from whom flows that wisdom which leads to eternal life.  Amen.