St. Joseph Novena

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st. joseph novenaSt. Joseph is a powerful patron. He is, as John Paul II called him, the Guardian of the Redeemer. He humbly accepted his role as guardian, husband and father in the Holy Family. Therefore, St. Joseph’s intercession has been sought for centuries.

St. Joseph was clearly very close to our Lord and so we come to him with this novena with a sense of humility because of his great humility.

There are actually a few different feast days for Saint Joseph, but March 19th has been most celebrated as his feast day in Western Christianity. But of course, you can pray a novena to him anytime.

St. Joseph Answers Prayers

I started this novena a month and a half after my husband was released from his job. He had one interview but no job offers. Thankfully on the 7th day, he received a job offer and starts his new job and career a week from tomorrow. Thank you St. Joseph and the Lord for hearing my prayers!

– Sam

Thanks be to God through the intercession of St. Joseph!!! The contract for our new house was signed today on St. Joseph’s feast day…the day after I finished the novena!

– Christy

St. Joseph Novena Prayers

Saint Joseph, you are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I come to you as an example for holiness, for you are especially close with God. Therefore, I humbly commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to your intercession. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life and to assist me at the hour of my death.

Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, pray for me to have a pure, humble, charitable mind, and perfect resignation to the divine Will. Be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I may die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

Loving Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, I raise my heart to you to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the Divine Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special grace I now implore:

(Mention your request)

Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel confident that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.

Day 1 – St. Joseph Most Just, Pray for us!
Day 2 – St. Joseph Most Prudent, Pray for us!
Day 3 – St. Joseph Most Loving Husband, Pray for us!
Day 4 – St. Joseph Most Strong, Pray for us!
Day 5 – St. Joseph Most Obedient, Pray for us!
Day 6 – St. Joseph Most Faithful, Pray for us!
Day 7 – St. Joseph Pillar of Families, Pray for us!
Day 8 – St. Joseph Patron of the Dying, Pray for us!
Day 9 – St. Joseph Terror of Demons, Pray for us!


Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.


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More About St. Joseph

Most of everything we know about Saint Joseph comes from Scripture. There is some disagreement about his genealogy, but both Mark and Matthew say his descent is from David, the greatest king of Israel — and yet, he was a very humble, working man. He was a carpenter.

It is said that it was probably in Nazareth that St. Joseph was betrothed to and married Mary. After discovering that Mary was pregnant, also after their betrothal, he knew that the child was not his – and as such, he had planned on divorcing her quietly.

However, an angel came to him in a dream and told him that the child Mary was carrying was the son of God. Immediately upon hearing this, Joseph took Mary as his wife.

The angel came a second time to tell him his family was in danger, and he also reacted immediately by leaving everything behind him — his family, friends, and all that he owned — to go to Egypt with Mary and their newborn baby, Jesus.

There is a lot we don’t know about St. Joseph, but we do know that he loved Jesus as his own son, he respected God and he was a righteous man. (Matthew 1:18)

He is the Patron of…

St. Joseph is known to help the faithful especially by praying for the following:

  • People
    • Cabinetmakers, carpenters and craftsmen
    • Confectioners
    • The dying
    • Engineers
    • Families
    • Fathers
    • Workers
    • House Hunters
    • People in doubt
    • Travelers
  • Countries
    • Canada
    • China
    • Korea
    • Viet Nam
  • Other
    • Happy death
    • Holy death
    • Universal Church
    • Vatican II

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  1. Please pray for my daughters and myself to have love , joy and peace. Lift all anxiety and depression for good. Give us all mental health. Bless our relationships. Open the right door to the nursing program for them and help them to be successful. Bless my parents. Help me to take care of them. Give them financial miracles and my faily financial miracles. I feel so alone and unloved. Please help my daughters to show me love. Heal me of addictive behaviors and let them see this healing. Thank you Jesus for answered prayer.

  2. Please pray that through saint Joseph my husband convert and have the desire to be a holy husband and father in Jesus Christ name and through the immaculate heart of Mary. Amen

  3. Thank you St Joseph,
    During the novena to you my brother and I found we tested negative in our genetic testing. This was my main prayer and it was answered we are so thankful!

  4. Thank you St. Joseph for your intercession for my friend Carol. She was believed to be terminal with Cancer. She has just messaged me from her Dr.’s office saying that instead of advancing her tumors are now shrinking at a more rapid rate than they were advancing. Her Dr. is , astounded and he is now looking at new therapies with possible remission
    Thank you St. Joseph

  5. Oh Great Passion,
    Oh Deep Wounds,
    Oh Blood Shed in Abundance,
    Oh Meekness,
    Oh God of Meekness,
    Oh cruel Death, have mercy on me and grant my request if it be for my salvation.
    Dear Lord, please grant my request.

    Dear St. Joseph,
    I pray for our oldest son that he will be blessed with a kind young lady to share his life with; I pray for our middle son that he will not lose his license/job, and find a better job; and for our daughter that she will have passed her college boards, and will be blessed with a good job. Thank you.

  6. Please St.Joesph pray for my daughter that she comes back.
    She id in a relationship that its not to happy .
    They should both go on there separate way and just remain friends.

    Thank you so much

  7. My prayer for a contract on my daughter’s house was answered right after the completion of the St Joseph novena. Glory to God.

  8. I am praying for a wonderful job for my husband, Ric to acquire as he has been unemployed for 10 months and underemployed for 4 months. I pray for his wellbeing and to grow in conversion, patience, and strong humility likened to St. Joseph. Thank you for your intercessory prayers.

  9. I am praying for a wonderful job for my husband, Ric to acquire as he has been unemployed for 10 months and underemployed for 4 months. I pray for his wellbeing and to grow in conversion, patience, and strong humility likened to St. Joseph. Thank you for your intervessory prayers.

  10. Praying for complete blessing and healing, dear St Joseph please intercede on my behalf, my husband, children and my friends. May the joy of the Lord always be with me and my family. Amen

  11. Hae once again iam Agnes skeeter omondi born on 23july 1994 and I’m a single mother to lavinah quincy born on 2 march 2016 I had challenges sufferings since I had my daughter I do always cry most of time I’m sad I really appreciate there are angel saints out there like Anne and johnpaul my brothes and sister together with prayers will suceed. God is able he will never fail us he will make away where there seems to be no way he works in ways we cannot see he will make a way.God is alpha and omega he created us With a good purpose I chose you to pray for me to have a new daddy to my daughter and partner whose supportive,caring ,compatible zodiac sign Aquarius God fearing, catholic e,white man ,who has energies of wealth not stagnation a white man who is going to transform my life and my daughter to have a good lifestyle a white man who has a heart like Jesus who values human welfare and respect me comes from a good background family both parents loved one another not alcoholic,violent,negative person,discrimination, no smoker but a white man who values respect his health a white man who will adore me whether I’m smart nor not smart who doesn’t judge book by its cover a spiritual,emotional, socially,physical man wit ,original understanding self absorbed has a heart to help others who will respect my parents a man who surprises me and my daughter with unique gifts a white man who is not stingy but loves spending with money positively and buying standard items business oriented man,.that’s all pray for me as I myself I’ll pray thanks..