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. I pray for the physical and spiritual healing of Jacob, Ofei, and Amu, and also for all the sick worldwide. Thank you.

  2. Gracious st Joseph please come take control over my marriage with IBO bless us with healthy children. please Secure my job interview let my transfer be possible. Find me favor in the hands of the interviewers and my references. St Joseph, i come before you with humility come be the center of IBO and I marriage. Bless us with healthy children. Release IBO and I marriage from all evil plots of the evil ones from any shrine disturbing us or any evil holds in my dad’s compound and his family. Bless my trip back home in Apr. Help IBO and I while we try to have another child bless us with healthy pregnancy on my way back in June. Let your shield of glory and grace be upon IBO and I marriage, grant us your wealth, wisdom Heal me of any medical condition poor health, bless us with healthy children blessing good health. Heal IBO and I from all evil plans. Bring my husband and I together here before the end of this year find us favor in your sight from all and in the hands of the immigration personal. Keep us safe from robbers and kidnappers.

    I have a job interview onTuesday please grant me this job opportunity. Find me favor in the hands of Carolyn Megyesi – Care Managers and Megan Antymis let it be that I am the one elected for this position or another open Lord Jesus Christ come to my aid bless my marriage with IBO come and make it possible for me to take this job and grow in wisdom. Find me favor in the hands cm and ma Amen. May my work transfer from ng to us be successful find me favor always whereve I go at work with friends clients kings old and young. Amen

  3. Father thank you so much for another day.You are forever my faithful GOD.Thank you for the life you give me ,my kids and family.Thank you for your love grace, mercy protection ,provision Favour,peace that surpasses all understanding.Father this day I surrender all our endevours to your hands,guide us to the right path,cover us with your blood and surround us with your Angels in Jesus precious mighty name Amen and Amen.Thank you Father for answering my prayers.Amen and Amen.

  4. Thank you St Joseph for all you have done for me and for being such a wonderful role model to fathers. Please pray for me that my back remains healthy and strong as I prepare to visit my son who is a seminarian studying for the priesthood in Rome. Please pray for me and my husband. I love you, dear St. Joseph.

  5. Please pray for my husband Pete to let his pain subside and sleep pray for my mother son and myself also be happy healthy safe and patient please help him my husband

  6. Please pray that Matthew is kept safe from drugs and alcohol, and that he is found by good people who can help him to get clean and sober and stay clean and sober. Pull him from the clutches of the sociopath who has lured him in, and bring him back to a life that God would want him to live. Amen.

  7. Oh Holy and Glorious St Joseph, I thank you for your blessings upon my life, my son, my husband and family members, for your health and strength, guidance and protection Amen.
    Please help my son in obtaining the position he seeks, that he overcomes the evil and wickedness of his enemies and all those that come against him, that he finds an affordable home in good and safe area and a shorter commute to work, that he settles down Amen.
    Praying for my brother Zeph for good health, that he finds better employment opportunities and financial stability Amen.
    Praying for my niece Jillian that she finds full-time job with health benefits, that she finds the help she needs with her health issues Amen.
    Glorious St Joseph, I pray for health and strength, healing, guidance and protection, blessings in my marriage, success in our water business for our team and financial blessings Amen.
    Please hear the prayers of all asking your intercession today Amen.

  8. Thank you for everything you done for me and my family. Please St Joseph Pray for my self and my husband good health, our marriage, our love for each other. Protect us.Pray for my son protect and guide him ,bless his family ,help him to make a decision to baptized the baby ,bring peace love to their home .Pray for my daughter protect and guide her,help her with her studies,to be accepted in the nursing program.Send her a good boy friend a future husband in Jesus name Amen

  9. I prayed that my mother-in-law & son to have a blessed Spring break together and they did. Son got back to college safe & sound. Thanks be to God.

  10. I pray God will grant son wisdom & grace of conversion to truly accept Jesus as his saviour.
    FOR miracle healing of sis Carmen (diabetes), Kathy (lent buddy) & me (knees)
    FOR blessed reunion with family
    FOR financial blessing
    FOR grace to receive messages from God
    Jesus, I trust in you! St Joseph & Mother Mary pray for us sinners. Amen

  11. Dear St. Joseph, please intercede on behalf of my family and myself,

    I pray that I do not get evicted from my apartment for any reason, send me the money I need to get my rent paid. Please don’t let me get evicted. I am so scared and worried. I have no income coming in, please don’t let me get evicted for any reason, please bless me with the money I need to pay my rent each and every month

    I pray that I get a job ASAP, I am in desperate need of work. I have no income coming in and I went through all my savings. Please bless me with a job ASAP. Please let someone give me a chance. Please don’t let my age, my being out of work for over a year or me being in debt keep me from getting another job. I pray that someone calls me or emails me with a job opportunity and that I get the job and start to have a steady income coming in ASAP. Please watch over me as I go to each interview I get and let me do well and please bless me with the money to get there and back. Please bless me with an Accounts Payable or a Data Entry position ASAP

    I pray that my family and myself be protected from all evil

    I pray that all my illness will be cured, and all the pain in my body goes away especially on the left side, cure all my illnesses, Systemic Lupus, Neurofibromatosis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

    I pray that I will have benefits ASAP. I haven’t been to the doctors in over a year and I really need to go

    Please take all the negative thoughts away from me, & all the negative energy away from my home

    I pray for my boys health to get better

    I pray for healing for myself and my family

    I pray that things will finally get better for myself and my family, and that things start looking up for us all for the better

    I pray that our finances get better, we need prayer for Financial breakthrough

    I pray to get out of debt, I am in so much debt

    I pray that things will get better for Jevon at his job, and that he will do well

    Pray for us all myself, Jevon & Jerrel.

    I pray that I am able to take care of myself & my family

    Please pray for me to be healed of depression & anxiety
    I pray for peace, strength, good health and financial breakthrough for myself, Jevon & Jerrel

    Please don’t let me have to get rid of Missy for any reason, I love her so much and I’ve had her for over 10 years. Please let me able to take care for her and provide her with food, litter and whatever else she may need

    I really messed up this time, please forgive me of all that I have done. I have learned my lesson. I am truly sorry.

    I beg you for all the above, God please heal me and answer all my prayers

    St. Joseph, Patron of the Dying, Pray for us!


  12. St.Joseph ,, please pray for me to get my job back in Saudi Arabia as Head ,,they stopped my contract since last year .I applied again in the same hospital ,I need my job back to pay my house rent,my son tuition fees and my bank loans, within job it very hard for me to survive here with my family .. please pray for me to get my job back..In the name of Almighty Jesus..Amen

  13. St joseph please I need prayer for Financial break through, healing of hair loss, fibroid tumor, weightloss and high blood pressure, acceptance letter for tish from university, acceptance letter for ash from college. Marriage FOR S, dolmaine Hamilton to get close to god and stop doing ungodly things and will apologize for everything he has done wrong to s, peayer for family unity, icolyn lawes will apologize to me, CPP / odsp approval, buy a new house for my children this year, tish and ash to get there driver’s license, D to do well in church and school, immediately increase on T visa card, immigration documents approval for cloverlee, d and s, personal line of credit immediately,l Gordon to treat all the children with fear Ness or else remove from the school immediately, ss to have her own healing office very soon, please st joseph help me government said I own them 28,000 dollars my life is full of pain intercede and my behalf and everyone else who is praying. Thank you jesus amen amen

  14. thank you beteer wife and example of Jesus for ALl to see Jesus workig thru me with actions believe trust let go co dependency and food 102 truat believe thank you

  15. Please pray for me I have been sick for over a week.

    God please heal me and answer my prayers and all praying this Novena!

    God you know what is in my heart and mind please answer my prayers.

    Thank you God for delivering me from anything that is not good for me!

    I love you God !