An icon style image of St. Joseph and the Blessed Mother holding the Child Jesus. The prayer, written by Pope Pius XII, on the back of the card reads:
Novena Prayer for the Protection of the Family
O Lord, God of goodness and mercy, Who in the midst of an evil and sinful world hast presented to the society of the redeemed Holy Family of Nazareth as a spotless mirror of piety, justice and love, behold how the family is being undermined on all sides, every effort being made to desecrate it by stripping it of faith, religion, and morals. Regard the work of Thy own hands. Safeguard in our homes the domestic virtues, for these alone will ensure us harmony and peace. Come and stir up the champions of the family.
Under Thy paternal gave, O Lord, and with confidence in Thy Providence and in the loving patronage of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the family will become a sanctuary of virtue and a school of wisdom. In the sight of the world it shall render glory to Thee, O Father, and to Thy Son, Jesus, until the day when, through Him, we shall, together with all His members, sing the Divine praises in the eternal ages to come. Amen.
Recite: Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary, and Glory Be.