Prayer to Saint Joachim
O great and glorious Patriarch,
what joy is mine when I consider that thou wast chosen among all God's 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,
thou hast 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 thou wast a perfect pattern of the interior life,
obtain for me the grace of interior recollection
and a spirit of detachment from the transitory goods 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.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be (three times)