Prayer to St. Joseph for Our Diocese of Buffalo
Dear St Joseph, when the Diocese of Buffalo was founded it was placed under your protection. We turn to you now as our Diocese is in great turmoil. For many, faith in your Son Jesus is no longer a priority and many have left the church. The ravages of the pandemic, bankruptcy and lawsuits have weakened our parishes. (Mention your own special intentions now.) Even though there are many problems and the road to healing is uncertain, we know that your intercession in heaven is powerful and that you will come to our aid. Spread your protective cloak around us and protect us from fear, anger, despair, hopelessness and fill us with wisdom, courage, trust in your Son for a bright future, and love for each other and a willingness to work alongside you to strengthen the Church in the Diocese of Buffalo.
St. Joseph come to our aid.
(This ending may be added until a bishop is named for our Diocese)
St. Joseph intercede with your Son to send us a bishop who will shepherd us in all the aspects of the Diocese from spiritual to financial; a man whose heart longs to follow Jesus, the Chief Shepherd. We also ask that the priests and people of the Diocese of Buffalo will be willing to work with the new bishop to strengthen the Church and enable more individuals to come back to Jesus.