Catholic Confession Prayer - A Prayer to St Joseph

Catholic Confession Prayer - A Prayer to St Joseph

Preparing for Confession is an important step. Use this Confession Prayer to ask Saint Joseph to interecde and help prepare you for Confession. 


Going to confession, regardless if we go regularly or if we have not been in a long time, can cause us some anxiety. The sacrament of reconciliation is an act that asks us to frequently humble ourselves and can be a daunting task.


It can be scary, but don’t be afraid! Going to confession is a brave and honorable thing to do, and is a gift that can bring so much grace and peace to the confessor.


If you have some anxiety around confession, that’s ok. Remember you are not alone.


Below is a useful confession prayer that you can pray before confession.


This prayer is a petition to St. Joseph, the strong protector, to ask for his help. When you pray this prayer, he will help prepare your mind and heart for confession.


A great practice is to get to the Church a few minutes before the confession time starts, find an empty pew, and pray this confession prayer to Saint Joseph. Then spend a few minutes getting ready for your confession.


There is also a link below to download a PDF version of this confession prayer to take along with you.


A Prayer to Saint Joseph to prepare for Confession

Receive my confession, O most loving and gracious Lord Jesus Christ, only hope for the salvation of my soul. Grant to me true contrition of soul, so that day and night I may by penance make satisfaction for my many sins. Savior of the world, O good Jesus, Who gave Yourself to the death of the Cross to save sinners, look upon me, most wretched of all sinners; have pity on me, and give me the light to know my sins, true sorrow for them, and a firm purpose of never committing them again. O gracious Virgin Mary, Immaculate Mother of Jesus, I implore you to obtain for me by your powerful intercession these graces from your Divine Son. St. Joseph, pray for me.


Printable PDF - St Joseph’s Confession Prayer


Another great practice would be to get to the Church with enough time to pray the Rosary. This powerful prayer will help prepare your soul for the great sacrament of Reconciliation. Our Rosary Cards might be an easy way to carry it with you!

If you are in need of a guide to confession, we've provided a free one you can download and take with you. 

After confession, there's also some powerful confession prayers from the saints you can use! 

Have you used the Confession Prayer to Saint Joseph? If so please let us know


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