St. Joseph had a happy death because Jesus and Mary were at his side. Therefore, he is the patron of a happy death. Let us pray to him – we are all going to die – so that our own death may be a happy one, with Jesus, the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, and all the saints and angels around us.
Let us pray.
O Blessed Joseph, who died in the arms of Jesus and Mary, obtain for me, I beseech you, the grace of a happy death. In that hour of dread and anguish, assist me by your presence, and protect me by your power against the enemies of my salvation. Into your sacred hands, living and dying, Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I commend my soul. Amen.