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!

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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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. Thanksgiving for the peaceful death of my dear Eva after completing the St. Joseph novena! Praise God and St. Joseph!

  2. After praying the st joseph novena, I purchased my first home in a tough market. St Joseph never fails. Thank you St Joseph for interceding for me.

  3. Please Prayer for my husband to find good and nice job and successful in business. Amen

  4. Dear st joseph please help s.s to get her hours back at her work, help Tc to get her driver’s license and also please help Dh to get immigration papers approved
    This family is struggling with financial burden please help them in ur mighty name I pray

  5. Dear St. Joseph please help my husband to advance in his career and get the promotion he needs to be able to relieve some financial stress. And this I pray to you. Amen

  6. After over a year of fighting this problem daily I started the novena to St. Joseph and before I finished it the problem was gone, Thank you St. Joseph..

  7. Thank you, St. Joseph, and your most holy spouse, Mary, for interceding for my brother, Owen. He has healed and found a new job. With loving gratitude, Maura

  8. Thanks be to God and the intercession of St. Joseph! My dear friend was offered a job in a wonderful place and he can have a new beginning with his wife. Thank you, Lord! Amen!

  9. Dear St Joseph, Faithful & Loving Guardian.. I pray especially for Financial Breakthrough for Techmeda, that through it, Jorge may once more able to provide for our family. I ask this humbly, in Jesus mighty name.., Amen.

  10. Dear st joseph I need speedy healing for my daughter aw also I need healing of the body and Dh to get his immigration documents. Tc to get her driver’s license, ss need financial micracle she’s struggling no job and a single mom no help from. The father’s please help me pray for all these petitions in the mighty name of Jesus amen amen

  11. Dear St. Joseph please help me sell my house and please pray that my husband has complete healing and that my health problems do not return! Thank you St. Joseph for answered prayers🙏

  12. I am praying this Novena for my own special employment intention and also for my sister, that she will be hired permanently in her current position and that she be accepted to the apartment she has applied for.
    thank you St. Joseph for praying for me

  13. I would like to testify that my prayers have been answered. I prayed this Novena and my prayer intentions have been answered PRAISE JESUS. He truly hears our prayers, I will be forever grateful to St. Joseph for interceding for me. AMEN

  14. Dear Saint Joseph,

    Please help my son Russell Jr. Have a great interview with the mayor and chief of police on Monday May 22 2017 at 10 am. Please let them hire him as a police officer. He just completed the Police Academy. Thank you so much . I pray to you. Cathy

  15. Dear St. Joseph, My husband lost his job 2 years ago. Please bless him with a full time job, so we don’t lose our home. He is losing hope. He is a good, God-fearing man. Please bless us.

  16. Help me to be appointed the Administration Manager of the Company l am working for and for relocation allowances to be processed by the power of the Holy Spirit .
    Help me to recover the truck and thousands dollars l lost through dealing with unfaithful people and now everyone is laughing at my life style because what l am is not pleasing at all.
    Holy Spirit deliver and heal me from poverty, failure, disappointment, death, stress and backwardness.

  17. I am praying a novena to St.Joseph from the first day of may for a couple who are in need of God’s assistance in their life.They are very young, four years after marriage.They are still in a period of settling themselves and so fights are very frequent, trust and faith in God is shallow. I pray to St.Joseph that they may find God the most important in their life. I pray that they both attend a inner healing retreat to leave their pride, greed for money, position, habit of gossip and telling lies etc.
    I trust in Jesus that he will help them through ST.Joseph

  18. Thanks be to God through the intercession of St. Joseph!!! upon completing my university i had no job offers until on 27th March 2017 i received an offer for a job fours days after finishing St Joseph novena!
    thank you St Joseph

  19. Dearest St. Joseph,

    You have interceded for my husband last month and now thanks be to God, he is happy at his new job! I praise Jesus! Please now help my good friend in his interview today at 1 pm. He is so oppressed here and wants to leave this terrible place where he is continually abused and mistreated. This job would be closer to his wife as well. As a father, husband and patron of workers, I ask you to intercede for him and for all who need your help. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  20. Dearest St. Joseph, please pray for the sale of our home. My husband took a new job a year ago and moved to a new city about 2000 miles away. We have been separated as a family since then trying to sell our house. He only comes home about every four months to see us. Being separated has put stress on our family both as being separated and financially. Pray that we get a buyer for our house so we can move and be a family again. All our five children need to be around their father. Please help us in this matter. I have been praying to you for a year now on this matter. Please intercede for me and bring our family back together. Amen.

  21. Dear St Joseph. Sometimes I feel you may b very dissapointed with me and upset with me. A priest said that then you wouldn’t b a saint I believe t hat. For I pray 2 you. But I don’t do enough. Please pray to God that he gives me the four a g e to w work again in this world as I used. 2
    I haven’t worked in 3 and a half years and had health problems . so please …..please help me get onto the swing of things again . I ask this thru Our Lord Jesus Christ our Lord and Mary . Amen.

  22. Dearest St Anne, St Monica,St Joseph ,St Anthony and Blessed Mother, I thank you for answered prayers. I ask for your intercession for my Vicki. I ask that Vicki keeps her car account and they reverse there decision, she needs this car account for her job. I ask for Vicki to succeed at her job, tt, her bosses look upon her favorably, and she has a good meeting with her boss and gains encouragement . I ask that her confidence grows at work. And most importantly, I ask that Vicki grows in her faith and relationship with God. Amen

  23. Dearest St. Joseph, please pray to our Heavenly Father for wisdom, guidance and grace for Walt in his interview tomorrow morning. Pray also for restoration for all that the enemy has stolen from our family. I plead Jesus’ shed blood over my family in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  24. Dearest St Anne, St Monica,St Joseph ,St Anthony and Blessed Mother, I thank you for answered prayers. I ask for your intercession for my children. I ask that Vicki keeps her car account and they reverse her decision, she needs this account for her job. I ask for Vicki to flourish at her job, that her company sees her as an asset, her bosses look upon her kindly, she have a good meeting with her boss. I ask that her confidence grows at work. And most importantly, I ask that Vicki grows in her faith and relationship with God.

  25. Dearest St Anne, St Monica,St Joseph ,St Anthony and Blessed Mother, I thank you for answered prayers. I ask for your intercession for my children. I ask for Vicki to flourish at her job, that her company sees her as an asset, her bosses look upon her kindly, she have a good meeting today and placed on several projects soon. I ask that her confidence grows at work and she become a project manager. And most importantly, I ask that Vicki grows in her faith and relationship with God

  26. St. Joseph, please pray for the success of my businesses and my family’s finances which are a great source of stress.

  27. Dear St Joseph

    Please help me concentrate to study for my NCLEX and to pass the first time I go.
    I heard your voice tell me to pray your novena so I can pass.

    Thank you in advance

  28. Please pray for me regarding my relationship.
    I have no luck , each time I find someone he leaves.

    I met someone and I REALLY appreciated him. Please help me rekindly the love back please

  29. Dear St. Joseph,
    I pray that you may intercede for M.O.A & I who seeks to find a job.
    I thanks the Lord for what he is doing now and what he is about to do.

    Amen.

  30. I’m praying this Novena for my ex girlfriend to come back to me. We were going to get married and it all fell apart.

  31. St. joseph, please pray for me to get a job at the earliest, my life is really going bad, its all my fault, im suffering . Please pray to god to forgive my sins and to bring me and us closer to the almighty.

    St. joesph, pray for our intentions.

    Amen

  32. St. joseph, please pray for me to get a job at the earliest, my life is really going bad, its all my fault, im suffering . Please pray to god to forgive my sins and to bring me and us closer to the almighty.

    St. joesph, pray for our intentions.

    Amen

  33. Dearest St. Joseph, I pray that I can find a home in the area near my church if it’s meant to be and then sell my townhome before the end of this year. I love the area around the church and I’m ready to move from the area I’m in. I would prefer a single family home now so I don’t have neighbors connected to my unit. The townhouse has a lot of younger people moving in and it’s no longer a good place for me to live in. Amen.

  34. I had a big request to St.Joseph, and prayed the novena for 9 Days.
    I am so gratful how everything turned out well.

    You are truly blessed, St.Joseph, you give hope, and I love the part in the novena where you do not only pray for yourself but also for others.
    The Novena shows how God works, If St. Joseph was able to overcome all those things by believing and having faith in God!
    We shall overcome no matter what we suffer, or struggle with.

    Thank you St. Joseph!
    God bless you all!

  35. Dear St Joseph, please pray for my younger brothers, RM&JR, that they may turn to God and heed His call; that they may be blessed in all aspects of their lives; that they may choose the right companions and be away from people who are bad influences to them. Please pray for them that they may have wisdom similar to yours that they may do great in live by following God’s will for them. Please cast all forms of evil in their whole being in Jesus’ name. In Jesus’ name. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  36. St. Joseph, I have prayed to you for so many years to guide and protect my children and be a spiritual father for them, especially my boys who have grown up to be such loving and caring young men. I now am asking for your intervention to help me sell my home and property which has been on the market for about 8 months now and I am in such dire need for its sale financially and for a good rewarding job my life is on hold I’m desperate for a job. Thank you for intervening on my children’s behalf they did not have a caring father growing up. St Joseph you took in Jesus as your own, so I new you would be a” spiritual foster father “to guide and protect my children and now my grandchildren, In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

  37. That my mother’s mind and body will be healed.
    That I find my grandmother’s ring(s).
    That I will meet my godchosen husband in the future.

  38. Pray for me, that all my misfortune in terms of marriage will be over this year. That my husband will locate me, and this year wud not pass me by without a wedding in my life.
    This intention I make to you.

  39. Dearest Saint Joseph I came in prayerful request that the house I have been trying to sell for many months goes into contract. Sweet loving Saint Joseph as you guided your bride and our Savior Jesus out of danger guide buyers to my house and with your gentle spirit convince them it will be a warm, loving, and peaceful home for them. All I ask in the name of my Lord and Savior a Jesus Christ. Amen and Amen!

  40. Please pray for Sammi Curtis who is dying of brain cancer she will go in peace and her family will know she’s in heaven with our Lord and for Frank M to be healed spiritually physically and mentally as well as my friend Pat too,
    Safe trip for my grandchildren today.
    Thank you

  41. Please pray for my family that our home sells before moving to foreclosure and that we receive near asking price to help pay off bills, including car. Pray that we all find peace and contentment with the end result and are able to move forward without regret. Amen.

  42. pls pray for me to meet my godchosen husband very soon and get married this year itself.protect us from all enemies and heal us completely and make us strong and happy. bless all those who help us and my brother and wife and dad and future husband.pls heal us and bless us with holyspirit and take moms soul to heaven. give us good friends and neighbours and relatives.

  43. Dear St Joseph,

    Please help me to find employment as I have just been released from my job. It is v painful

  44. Dear Saint Joseph please pray for me that I have peace at my job. Please pray for Sam , Jenna, Amina, Fatima, please send us miracles. Amen!

  45. Saint Joseph pray for my peace at work. Pray for my A+ grade tomorrow as I meet with my professor! Pray for Jenna Amy Sam Fatima and thierno to be covered by the miracles of your prayers amen

  46. Saint Joseph, please interced for us. We are in need of a home for our large family. We pretty much need a miracle that can only be done by God. We also have outgrown our vehicle. We ask not for big, new nor glamorous but just a place and vehicle that will be adequate, safe and most of all for your glory.

  47. Dear St. Joseph,
    Please pray for us. First that my family lives holy lives. We are in desperate need of a financial miracle. Please ask the Lord to direct me in my search for new work and a way to work from home. I want to do His will. Please send help for Lincoln & W. as it is very much needed. Please ask the Lord to send help and guidance quickly and to be generous with blessings for my Dad. Thank you St. Joseph. We love you.

  48. I’m interviewing for a job today. Please be with me and never let me go. Help me stay calm and I pray that I be placed where God wants me to be.

    Thank you,
    ~Lin

  49. I want thank you for praying the 3 day Novena asking St Joseph asking for a special help with finding a 3 bdrm house 2 bth washer/dryer with a drive in garbage I have been looking for 3 months I found 2 like very much but not avail until June 15/17 I am asking St Joseph to please help me and my family and also a financail blessing in Jesus mighty name

  50. Praying for peace, love joy and happiness for my children and marital home. Praying for my husband Augustine to have a loving heart and patience for his family. Thanks and God bless!

  51. I’m praying for my boyfriend, that the job he has been wanting will come to him soon. And I’m also praying for you to bless our union. I want to be married. I want a marriage that is sweet and kind and exciting and affectionate and compassionate and warm. I want a marriage that is faithful and strong, patient and calm, one that is filled with love and desire. I want a marriage that is always honest and respectful, full of dedication and commitment, a beautiful unity that is everlasting. Please Ssing Joseph, see my heart and hear my prayer.
    Thank you

  52. Please asking St Joseph that he may intercede in founding my family a new home that will be affordable and in my budget that my kids will feel comfortable and something that they can call home especially for my bringing up for my children.
    I am really in need of a secured new home.