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, St. Joseph, please intercede that Jack be considered for this job. Please, at least an interview! Please, St. Joseph, he is a good man and deserves a break. What man would care so for an elderly mother-in-law! Please, St. Joseph, his getting this job would help our family in so many ways. Please help those hiring look past his age and see his valuable experience. I believe you are hearing my prayers and they will be answered in God’s time. Please, let this be the answer!!! Thanking you with love and confidence in your powerful intercession…

  2. Praying for myself that Saint Joseph will guide my searches and interactions that will result in finding a high paying job. You have never let me down. I have ultimate faith in you.

  3. Praying for a new job for my daughter….which will come secondary to her family and less stress…that she can be a mother first and then a nurse.
    That this job will provide the income needed to cover the family expenses.

    Thank you St Joseph for listening to my prayers

  4. I prayed the St. Joseph novena for a priest who was dying of cancer to have a happy death. He died on St. Joseph’s feast day, and I am confident he experienced a happy death.

  5. St. Joseph Please pray for me as a single mom with 2 children. Take them under your care and protection and keep me safe to take care of the 2 children entrusted to me. Please pray to the infant Jesus that I find someone who will not be harmful to me or my children and find a proper safe home for them.

  6. Please pray for me to be healed .I am in severe pain can’t sit in chair for more than 10 minutes or lay flat. I lay on my stomach and walk all day after accident. I am facing spinal fusion surgery on may 11th if I don’t heal so please pray for me I’m in a great deal of pain.

  7. Please pray for my family to be united in holiness, happiness, and peace. Pray for my son to return to the Catholic faith, to be blessed with a happy, Holy marriage. Pray for him to be happy and successful in his new job, and happy and safe in his new apartment. Pray for a favorable resolution to his legal issues so he may move forward with his life.

  8. I need prayers, for Jessica, she’s finally got an interview with the courthouse, and Junior finally has potential to be Hired for a good police department. All in Chester County.please pray for them that their dreams for employment is afforded to them. Amen

  9. Dear St. Joseph, please pray for me to find a husband. I’m in my 40s and feel so incredibly lonely and alone, and this feeling won’t go away. Thank you and I love you St. Joseph!

  10. Dear St. Joseph:

    I trust that you are a loving father and hear my prayers — please help me help my family with our financial debt and burden of caring for Luke, who is severely autistic, and Jimmy, who is struggling with anxiety and attention deficit disorder. Please guide me and my husband and my children as you guided the Holy Family through stressful times and danger. Help me know what to do make a difference and be a positive force, and please help Luke be cared for throughout his life. I am weak and need a father. Please help.

  11. St. Joseph please pray for me for finding a new job. I’ve lost my job this month, I hope I’m happy and fulfilling my life. Give me enough the knowledge and wisdom to to take a job. Amen

    • Hey bgp I’m be praying for you. Don’t lose hope as god says anything is possible though Christ. I know what it is like to look for work and be discouraged. I’m keep you in my prayers.

  12. St Josrph I ask for your prayers for the special intentions of our family. For work, for trust and faith in God’s plan for each of us and for our love for each other. For my aged parents that they may have true joy in these later years of their life. They have been a true blessing to so many in their lives.

  13. My dearest brother, Larry. A beautiful brother. Married with children. He’s has addictions & mental/physical abuse history since he was very young and still ongoing. He has absolutely zero self-esteem! He’s suicidal. My humbly devote catholic mother sacrifices and prays every second of the day. I pray too. My siblings as well too. We struggle from a dark past. It’s literally heart breaking to “physically see” my brother!!! Please, in the Name of Jesus Christ, cast out all demons from my brother!!! My request is no different than anyone else’s. There’s others worse off on life. Pray for my brother. Thank you

  14. St Joseph,please hear my prayers,please will you intercede for us.Please let my husband’s hospital tests be clear,please will you heal me without the need for surgery.Please watch over the boys,keep them safe,healthy,happy.Thankyou.xx

  15. St.Joseph pleassse pray for me as a single mom, financially for the sake of my kids.
    2. That I will know what to do with my apt. Sell or move.
    3. A husband who will be as good as you in accepting a woman with children, but be a good kind father as you were to the Blessed Virgin.

  16. Saint Joseph,

    Please help me get a job that will make me happy. I just want to be happy with my Family.

    Thank you Jesus

  17. St Joseph please bless my family financially soon . please as we need your help we are very stressed out 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  18. St. Joseph,
    I continue asking for the intercession so that my son can be offered a Job. Hear my cry. I trust in you.

  19. St. Joseph I ask for help in healing of my dad’s ankle and foot. Let the Dr. find the problem and finally get his help. AMEN

  20. I am presently working for Arabian Tents in UAE.I joined the company Nov.2017.I had two months visa left for me to leave UAE so I won’t have problems with the Government.This company told me they will get me employment Visa cum residence.when my Visa was two weeks left I met the GM,the HR and the Operation Mgr.They all told me to go about my work as they have applied for the Visa.Surprise,do u know that I have stayed additional three months now without visa and they are still promising me not to worry.PLEASE Help pray for God’s intervention because I don’t have the money to pay for overstay and even my flight ticket is waisted.Pray for me brothers and Sisters of the faith.Bless all of you.Amen

  21. Please St. Joseph, help me get this job i have so long wished for; I feel the urgency to leave my current job due to recent events and slowly losing my family due to the hours I put in, however we cannot afford for me not to work. Dearest Saint Joseph, I have faith that You will intervene on my behalf and pray for my situation.

    Thank You. Faithfully and Humbled

  22. Please help me to pray for a house if it is God’s will. With enough space to house my mum if she wants it and a garden and safe neighbourhood and nice neigbours. We have so little space here for our children although I am grateful we have somewhere to live.
    Also that God will look after my mum, keep her safe and help the alzheimers not to progress. I believe in miracles. God bless you all and thanking God in advance. Please St Joseph interceed with us

  23. Please, St. Joseph, please guide him to do the right thing if he receives the job offer, whether he thinks he likes the job or not! I am losing all respect and cannot even like him right now. Really missing my own father right now to talk to, he never made me feel this bad about myself. Please give him a hug for me. Thank you with love, Lessie

  24. Thank you st. Joseph for being my spiritual Guardian I ask for your help to quit smoking cigarettes. In the name of the father Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Thank you for the sprayer and for accepting me.

  25. I pray for a happy death for all in my family and also myself and for all my friends. To die happy helps the ones that are left behind to be in peace and to except your death.

  26. Thank you St. Joseph and all those who prayed the novena. My son John just was hired at a new job a few minutes ago. It is a blessing!

  27. Please, St. Joseph, please let Jack hear soon from the interview the other day. Please let them give him the courtesy of letting him know either way. He desperately needs to find a job soon and I had such great hope that this would be it since the timing coincided with the end of your Novena and Feast Day and I trust in your intercession. Thank you, St. Joseph, with love and confidence that you are hearing my prayers.