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. St.Joseph,please pray to our God to restore the mind of Anna May,she is in deep trauma.She has unforgettable experience in her life.Give her mother long life and healthy body.

  2. St. Joseph
    Please pray for my husband. The renewal of his spirt. He has been crushed, feels helpless and probably cannot go through much more of this. I am afraid for him. His mental state and confidence have been shattered and broken. He is under so much stress and worries about how this is effecting his family (wife and children). He is a wonderful man, father and husband. You have given such him brilliance and talent which he needs to be able to use in a real job (one he is qualified to have). He needs to find a job very soon in order to protect everything he has worked so hard for to take care of his family. That he can provide for his family and use all of the gifts you have given him. He has had such a hard time over the past 10 years through no fault of his own. I ask that you pray to bring people into his life that will have faith in his ability and hire him soon. Our family and friends have been praying so hard for him. We need and trust in your prays. Please pray for all of this to turn around for him soon and that he can get the job he is qualified to have. Please also watch over my children and help them to make the right decisions in their lives. Also, pray for my extentended family and friends. We are blessed to have them too.

  3. Dear St. Joseph,

    Please allow me to join the company in Singapore I am waiting for within this quarter so I will be able to provide for my family who’s depending on me financially. I pray my plans that has been put on hold will materialise this year. Hope that this company will open an opportunity for me for career growth, may it be long lasting this time.


  4. Saint Joseph please help my son to become a good and kind Christian man. He needs your guidance and inspiration. Please lead him on a path for a successful and meaningful life with full devotion to Christ our Lord.

  5. St. Joseph,
    Please assist me in finding gainful employment so that I may continue to provide for those who God has entrusted me and to feel relief from this stressful chapter in my life.

    Pray for me…..


  6. Dear St. Joseph, help me to give best answers to my interview and allow me to join in this company.Let my son back to school and be good serious to his study to make his life successful.Amen

  7. Dear St. Joseph,

    Please help my daughter to be have a discipline healthy lifestyle, to understand where we her parents are coming from regarding her health.
    thank you so much for the blessings and protection.

  8. Dear St. Joseph, Please pray to our heavenly Father to guide and help me on my interview… Pray for my son to go back in school and make his life successful to restore his love to me…In Jesus name Amen.

  9. Please St Joseph, let the bank help me to keep my house so it doesn’t sell. Grant me a better mortgage so I’m able to keep my house for the sake of my children. Please help & bless My family & my especially children and myself in prosperity so we can have a roof over our heads and keep the home intact.
    In the Name of Jesus grant me this request I pray for.
    Thank you!

  10. Dear St. Joseph, Patron of Workers please bless me to find a good job this is for my family.Good health for my family in the Philippines and good health to me.Amen

  11. Dear St. Joseph,
    Please help me find a job where I can better fulfill my purpose as a man and use the talents that God has blessed me with. God placed you exactly where he needed you, and you never rejected his call. I ask that you help me be as faithful and brave as you, and help me lead my family and serve them as well as you have served. Amen.

  12. Please Pray for me
    I am working a Pvt CO(Mumbai) last 15 years as a contract basis. and now they are reducing the staff and salary cost cutting.and they are given( my boss Mr.Charles John)date
    31 March- 2017 and I am having bank load another 8 years monthly installment of Rs.20thousand and my wife also serious ill ( back side born problem and she cannot able to pick up one liter water, prepare the food and walking etc

    please pray for me
    your loving brother,

  13. Dear St. Joseph, please help my husband at work today. He has a review which must go well! Thank you for your intercession in this. I’m Jesus name I pray.

  14. Snr san jose thank you for the blessings protect my family in danger specialy my kids hope you sent my prayers to our heavenly father that he will help me for my financial problem thank you

  15. Dear St. Joseph, Patron of Workers, please bless Ashley with a good job. Thank you for all the favours bestowed on me and my family.

  16. Dear St Joseph please help my husband to find employment. He is very down at not being able to provide for his young family. Please help him to find a job he can be happy in . Please help him find favour in the eyes of the interviewers. My mother has prayed to you and Saint Anthony all her life and she has never been disappointed. Amen.

  17. Dear St. Joseph, my husband has been unemployed for the past 7 months. He has an interview this afternoon and I’m asking that you give him the wisdom and strength to get through this and to also ask for your prayers that the interviewer finds favor in my husband’s eyes. Please hear our prayers and let your will be done. Amen.

  18. Dear Blessed St. Joseph
    Please help me find good employment so that I help my husband financially. With my employment may I be able to give back to the less fortunate.
    Please restore our Roma to health as well.
    I pray in your precious name to please hear my prayer and intercede to our blessed saviour Jesus so that my prayer will be answered.Amen.

  19. Dearest St. Joseph, Please pray to our Heavenly Father for us that Trent agrees to our terms in our legal case today. Pray that the company is successful and that everyone involved in it benefits from it’s success. Pray that Trent’s heart softens and that he comes to know Jesus Christ. I thank you, St. Joseph, for your intercession on our behalf. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

    • please pray for my father who is really I’ll we do not know yet but ask God to have mercy on him and , for us 4 children to be able to be with him by our self spend time with dad all to our self

      may godplease help Johnathan my son with his life respect for himself not to be following anyone but god st Joseph be his guide

      for chrysalis Jaclyn John Mary to be led to soul mates catholic

  20. Sale of my Brothers house in Sartell MN.
    It’s been on market for several months,.
    St. Joseph has a history with our family to help sell homes.

  21. I would like to receive e-mail notice of Novena to ST. JOSEPH to intervene to sell my house and find another one please. Amen

  22. Mother Mary, I come to you with full confidence and faith that you will work on my behalf and ask your son,our Lord, Jesus Christ for the financial help that my family and I are in great need of. Please help me to offer this to you and your son. To let go of this worry and wait patiently with faith for my miracle. Mother Mary, please help me to increase my faith and love for thee and your son. I truly want to have a close relationship with you. Please hear my prayers and come to my aid. In Jesus’ name I beg. Amen.

    Oh, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven.
    Blessed Mother of the Son of God; Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity
    Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother.
    Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth,
    I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity
    (Mention your request here)

    There are none that can withstand your power.
    Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times)
    Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands (3 times)

    This prayer is never known to fail and is to be said for 3 consecutive days. Publication on granting of the favour must be promised and done.

  23. Through St. Joseph prayer may he grant my papers fix and accepted to get visa. And for my father Ernesto ., continuous recovery from his sickness and to all my brothers and sisters, wives and husbands, children grant their spiritual, material needs let their dreams and wish for a good life be granted . Amen

  24. My husband was let go from his jog due to cut. Please St Joseph help my husband find a job to support his family. He gave his old company 36 years of service.

  25. St Joseph,
    Please intercede on behalf of our family, specifically that our difficult situation will be resolved as quickly as possible with the least severity/ effect on our family and our future.

  26. Dear Saint Joseph, please hear my prayer and intercede for us. Please help my husband find a job soon.
    Thank you for your intercession.

    St. Joseph : Pray for us

  27. Dear St Joseph please hear my pray to sell my house. I pray for a quick and easy sale.

    Thank you for listening to my pray.