(State your intentions here)
O Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor,
obtain the grace for me to work conscientiously,
putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations;
to work with gratitude and joy, in a spirit of penance for the remission of my sins,
considering it an honor to develop by means of labor the gifts received from God;
to work with order, peace, moderation and patience,
without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties;
to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self,
having always death before my eyes and the account I must render of time lost,
of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God.
All for Jesus, through Mary, all after thine own example, O Patriarch St. Joseph.
Such shall be my watchword in life and in death. Amen.
~Pope St. Pius X