The prayer changes for Days 8 and 9. The previous prayers were based on the Seven Sorrows of St. Joseph, and as a novena is 9 days I have to come up with something else for the last two.
And also being mindful that one of St. Joseph’s titles is that of “St. Joseph the Worker”, today’s intentions are for those seeking honest labor and escaping unemployment. These are usually at the top of the list of things to accomplish and gain by anyone entering recovery and who seek to establish a new life in sobriety.
St. Joseph the Worker, you led an honest and humble life as a carpenter in Nazareth, providing for the Holy Family out of the fruits of your labors. Look with kindness and compassion upon those seeking honest and sufficient labor and intercede with God for them so that they may discover through work the dignity of being contributing and supporting members of society. We ask this through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)"The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics"