Almighty God and Father of all. You lovingly provide for the needs of Your children.
We trust in You. You know how desperate Your children feel when faced with financial difficulties.
Please look upon us with kindness and help us with gainful employment and the ability to provide for those whom You have put under our care.
May we use wisely the energy, gifts and talents You have given us to work hard and meet our obligations.
Help us to learn what is important in life and to know the difference between our needs and our wants.
Help us to have the discipline to live within our means and to be content knowing that Your love is our true wealth.
When the material things of this world fail us, may we always look toward our treasure in heaven, where we may someday behold You face to face.
You are our all, and with the joy of having You by our side, we are truly rich.
Help us to be generous with others, even as we struggle ourselves.
When financial hardship comes and can’t be avoided, help us to embrace it as You did in choosing to enter into the poverty of mankind.
Keep peace in our hearts and help us to trustfully surrender any anxiety, discouragement or bitterness that may attempt to steal our joy.
Look with mercy on our self-made difficulties as you honor our world-made difficulties.
May we praise You Almighty God-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit both now and forever.
Saint Joseph, whose laboring fed Jesus and Mary, pray for us