Help WWII prayer for Emperor Charles V

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I'm framing some military medals, etc for a customer who has a slip of paper that was carried in his grand-father's pocket (deceased) during WWII. The paper is written in French which I've had translated.

It reads:"This prayer was made in the year 1505 and it was send by the pope to the Emperor Charles V (King of Spain) when he was in war to be preserved (kept safe) from all danger. Those who repeat it or who hear it or read it will never die from sudden death or from being poisoned. They will never fall on a battlefield. If a woman stays sick, read this prayer and she will be exempt from all danger and plus when the child comes into the world, put this prayer on his right side ...(nonsense) are from the mother and they will both be exempt from all accidents, plus if you see a person fall from an illness, put this prayer on his right side and they will get up and they will thank you. All those who believe in this prayer will be fine again and those who laugh at it will suffer."

I want to include the original handwritten note in the frame along with the translation. I'd also like to include the prayer, but I can't seem to find it. Does anyone know of it or where I might look? I think it may have been a pretty common practice for soldiers to carry this prayer.

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Hello Jerry,

I believe this is the prayer you are looking for:

Prayer to St. Joseph
Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interest and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most Loving of Fathers. Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departed souls, pray for me.

This prayer was found in the 50th year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1505 it was sent from the Pope to Emperor Charles, when he was going into battle. Whoever shall read this prayer or hear it, or keep it about themselves, shall never die a sudden death or be drowned, nor shall poison take effect on them; neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy, or shall be burned in any fire or shall be overpowered in battle.

Say for 9 mornings for anything you may desire. It has never been known to fail.

Hope this helps you. Joe B
 

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Hello Jerry,

No problem at all. That prayer was still alive and well in 1971 when I was in Vietnam - believe it or not, a Jewish Rabbi, who was the head army chaplain gave me that prayer on a little card that I carried with me for 18 months. That Jewish Rabbi was a soldier during WWII, a chaplain during the Korean War, and was a head chaplain during Vietnam. I don't know what happened to him after he gave me and about 30 other marines that card. I never did see him again. I no longer have the card, wish I did, it would be a nice little keepsake.

Joe B
 

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Oh I forgot to mention, I am Catholic and was very surprised to get that from a Jewish Rabbi. I always thought that was very nice of him and today when I think back about it I believe it was great.
 

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The prayer you speak about is actually titled "Prayer Found under Christ's sepulchre" and it reads: "O God Almighty, who suffered death upon the cross, particularly for my sins, be with me. Holy Cross of Jesus, have pity on me. Holy Cross of Jesus, be my protector. Holy cross of Jesus, take away all bitter pains. Holy Cross of Jesus take away all evil. Holy cross of Jesus let me walk in the way of salvation, preserve me from any temporal accidents, take away any danger of sudden death. I always adore the holy cross of Jesus. Jesus of Nazareth crucified, have pity on me, make the spirit of evil leave me for all times, oh Mother of perpetual succor, I come before thy sacred pictures and with a child like conscience invoke thine aid. Show thyself a mother to me now. Have pity on me O dearest Mother of perpetual succor, for the love thou bearest of Jesus Christ and in honor of his sacred wounds help me in this my necessity (mention it), O loving mother, I leave it all thee in the name of thy son, I leave it all to thee in the name of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOR: PRAY FOR US (3 Times)"

Sent by the Pope to Charles when he went to fight the enemy of France. He who wants or hears someone else reads it or carries in on his body will not die suddenly, drown, burn, be poisoned or loss in battle or be taken to prison.
 
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