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…I said thank you to you as I was told to come and collect my appointment letter but now I am told that the letter is not printed…leaving everything in your hands…abv all God’s Will be done

  2. Please uplift and pray for my daughter, Tiana, Frank and Kim Maria’s high blood pressure to be healed and cured/
    May their hearts be totally healed in every aspect/
    We pray for John and Jeremy to be totally healed and cured!!
    I pray for God to heal me off of the Paxil medicine and that my brain will be healed and cured /no more meds!!
    I pray this for John, Frank, Kim , Cynthia, and Margarita!!
    We pray for peaceful lives and peaceful passings!!!!!
    We love u St Joseph
    All, in the Name of YOU!!!!!!!

  3. St Joseph intercede for me I need healing of my knees and back and elbow. Jeremy needs a better job so he can get an appointment and finish school. Thank you.

  4. For the repose of the soul of Eileen please St Joe I pray that the holy family greeted her & that she is in heaven. Iboray that St Joe you will be foster father to her three young adult children Maeve, Conor & Michael that they will all walk closer to the holy family & continue to make their mon smile from heaven– that they will be supported, comforted & strengthened by family, friends & school mates/community. Thatvthey will continue studies and be inspired to live good healthy lives with God at the center! For Brian’s total healing & reconciliation & peace- generational healing for the whole family and special prayers for love, comfort & peace for Eileen’s parents. Thank you St Joseph & Heavenly Father.

    St Joseph please help me to live my father unconditionally & please send the good faithful people, places & things needed for my parents and their care. Help me to recognize, discern my part & act on it with, joy, love, hope & faith. Thank you Jesus.

    Please help my brother Joe to get help for his depression, mental illness, unemployment & wavering faith. Help him to be a responsible father. Please help him to be a healthy weight and protect his heart from harm– that he may make important lifestyle changes.

    For deliverance & conversion of Gloria & bill.

    For Lauren & Tatiana– peace, protection, provision , healing & unconditional love– Pkease st joe protect and provide for my dear nieces and their fathers.

    Thank you St Joe!


  6. St Joseph I continue tto ask for your intercession that the Lord grant us the grace of restored fertility and pregnancy. That he open and bless my womb remove any hindrances keeping us from conceiving and remove any fear worries stress insomnia regulate my cycle and allow us to conceive now. We are resting in Gods promises our babies will come. Please pray for us that God grant us our miracle breakthrough and hearts desire our babies. Please hear and answer all the petitions of all praying this novena. We thank you and God in advance for the positive report in Jesus name nothing is impossible for God Amen

  7. Thank you Lord in the Name I’d Jesus ,, I Believe in you and my Life is in your Hand and it’s your Will. To direct my life , I trust you and I am waiting very patiently,, Thank You.

  8. St Joseph husband of Our Immaculate Virgin Mary pray for my husband who has just lost one of his brothers, that he does not lose faith in our beloved Jesus Christ and also please pray for him for good health. Pray for my brother-law’s children who are going through a tuff time on their lost of their father. Help them to pray for their father that he will soon be with our Lord in Heaven.
    Thank you. Amen

  9. Dear St Joseph,

    Pleaseinspire all the men in my life and men of faith to be the protectors and providers they are meant to be — for conversion of all hearts particularly those of our fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, uncles, bosses, coworkers, neighbors. Please strengthen households, families, schools and workplaces to operate with good family values and Civility.

    Please provide gainful employment for the unemployed & underemployed. Please help me to say yes to my vocation, avocation and please help to make both obvious to me! Please protect & provide for my family. Thank you St Joseph.

    I pray in a special way for my father who has a serious foot inflection total healing & humility to go to hospital as directed by Dr for IV antibiotics. Please provide the best care givers for my mom and please fill my dads heart with love & watch over him St Joseph, give him the courage to heal & the surrender to ask for help & self care. Please bless the doctors & staff that will successfully treat my dad, please bless & guide their hands that they may be skilled & Instruments of the Holy Spirit. Please open my brothers hearts & heal them also that they may be men more like you, protectors & providers with love. Please lead my whole family to generational healing, conversion & unity. Please protect us from all evil & temptation, guide us all closer to your son Jesus. Help us all to keep our gaze on your son, Our Savior Jesus

    Thank you St Joe, for protecting & providing for my mom safety, care & love. Thank you in advance for providing a good job for my brother
    Joe. Thank you in advance for all your assistance, protection & provision past, present & future. Please lead us all to happy, holy peaceful death when the time comes– that we be in a state of grace & receive sacraments.

    St Joe please intercede to stop abortion and help me to do my part to pray and act with love.

    St Joe please protect & provide for all our religious, priests, seminarians, please send us more holy priests! Amen

    For Stephen, Neil, Jim, Michael, John, Vinny, Andrew, Larry, Ed, Kevin, Joe, Michael, Chris please deliver from all addictions, depression, mental illness and lead all hearts of men to deeper relationship with Jesus & Mary. Help them all to return to the faith.

    Help me to be more like Mary, receptive and all on for Jesus. Please protect & provide and lead me to my husband I pray that he have some of your qualities, faithfulness, protector, provider, obedient to God, wise and prudent, honest & industrious work ethic, kind & brave.

    For Our president & Country– protection & provision, conversion & Gods grace.
    St Joseph,
    Please pray for us all, now & forever.

  10. Day 8 St Anthony Novena
    Saturday, March 17th, Prayer Request and Praise Report.
    Dear Lord God Almighty; Holy Mother Mary, Blessed St. Joseph, Blessed St Michael the Archangel, St. Jude, ST. PEREGRINE, Our Lady of Lourdes All you Saints and Angels, l invoke your names to please intercede on my behalf for the Almighty God to forgive my sins, to have mercy on me and accept my Thanks and Praises, for God to hear my prayers and to continue coming to my aid. Thank You.
    All I want to say to God is THANK YOU LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, LORD JESUS CHRIST for bringing me through the surgery and CURING MY STOMACH CANCER and for healing my mother from her illness and delivering her soul from death. For giving her eyesight back after her eye surgery. Please God she was sick again She was released from the hospital on March 8th. Praise God. Please Lord Jesus, please heal her again with your Precious Blood from your wounds for by your Stripes we are healed. Please God forgive her sins and deliver her soul from the devil’s grip, the evil spirit and from death of her soul. Please God, in your mercy grant her your healing mercies and good health. Thank You Lord Jesus for hearing my cries and healing her. Amen. Hallelujah.
    Thank You God for hearing my sighs and moaning. For listening to my cries and driving away all my fears and anxieties. For answering all my Prayers and delivering me from my enemies and death of my soul
    Glory and Praises be unto Thee Lord God Almighty. How can l thank Thee Lord Jesus. I will call upon Thy Holy Name and Glorify Thee. I will exalt Thy Blessed Holy Name, I will testify to the whole world for what you have done for me. I will strive to do your Holy Will in your glory. I will testify your wonderous deed to all. l will shout your Mighty Name to the world and testify to them how Good you have been to me. Thank you Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thank you Holy Mother Mary, Thank you Blesseds St. Joseph, St Anthony, St Jude, St Peregrine, St Ann, St Bernadette, St Faustina , St Catherine, St Teressa, St Maria Goretti, St. Margaret, St Thomas, St. Francis, St. Padre Pio, St Michael the Archangel and All you Saints and Angels for interceding on my behalf to the Almighty God. Please continue to pray and intercede on my behalf for God’s strength and healing mercies. For God’s protection of me from the devil and to pour His amazing Grace upon me, my son, mother, brothers and sisters and on all my loved ones and all who have ask for my prayers.
    Please Blessed Angels and Saints do not leave God’s side until He hears your cries on my behalf. Thank you
    Please God bless my son Christopher with a God fearing spouse and please help, protect and guide him in all his ways. Please deliver him from the devil, and protect and guide him and in his employment. Please God keep his heart close to Yours and keep him safe under your loving wings. Thank You Jesus
    Please Lord Jesus forgive our sins, fill us with your Holy Spirit, encircle us with your Holy Ghost Fire, wash us with your Precious Blood from the top of our heads to the bottom of our feet. Heal me with your Stripes, guard, strengthen, guide and protect me, my son Christopher, mother Margaret, brothers and sisters and all my loved ones from all evil and the devil who is prowling around us to ruin our souls.
    Let your Superhuman St. Michael the Archangel and all your Angels and Saints guard, protect and defend us from the devil, satan the evil spirit. Let the devil and his followers dinah, fall into the bottom of their own pit trap that they have dug for us and please God let them RISE NO MORE.
    Please God Bless me, my son Christopher, mother Margaret, brothers and sisters; PM, D, F, M, JB, E,YO, N,E,J and all my loved ones and friends with good health and everlasting life and please God grant us a piece of your Kingdom.
    Lord l entrust into your loving care all the clergys, Pope; Francis and Benedict, all the Bishops, Fathers, Deacons, priests, nuns, friars, brothers, monks, all your Holy Catholic Churches and Apostolic churches, EWTN and their members, all prayer warriors, the sick my mother Margaret, Father Foley , Baby lsaac Lehman and all the dying, the forgotten, the destitute, the barren, expectant mothers and unborn babies, children, all parents, the old, the young, the poor, the orphan, the widow and the widower, the prisoners, the persecuted ones for your sake, the lonely, the blind, mute, deaf, the crippled and the maimed, the homeless, the jobless, travelers the mourners especially my cousin Cynthia and all this earth’s exile, our needs and worries into your loving hands and care,
    Please Lord have pity and mercy on us and please love us and grant our needs according to Your Will.
    Lord please be in our midst where there is war, disaster and calamities and grant us your Peace, protection, grace, deliverance and mercy. Have pity on us please Lord Jesus Christ and sanctify our souls for in Thee do we trust and believe. In your WORD we trust, depend and wait. Please God, do not allow the devil to defeat or shame and laugh at us. Please Lord Jesus listen to the prayers and the needs of all those who are calling upon your name and in your mercy, please Lord God hear and answer our prayers according to Thy Will. Please do not look upon our sins but in your mercy please forgive us our faults
    Please Lord Bless and guide us at all times and please do not leave our side as we strive to do your Holy Will. Please God direct our paths to your Ways. Please God the World needs You. Your children are crying for you.
    Please Lord, Eternal Father, in your mercy bestow your perfect peace and eternal rest upon all the faithfully departed souls including my father Joseph, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces, nephew Marfo and Adrian, friends and all my loved ones and Father Angelus Please Lord grant them a piece of your Kingdom with your Saints and Angels in Heaven.
    Thank you Lord Jesus for listening to me, a poor sinner. Thy will be done. 🙏 Amen.

  11. St Joseph, pray for us, intercede for us, place our prayers in the open broken heart of Jesus that He can bring them to the Father. If it be His Holy will, please heal Chuck, heal Mike, heal Larry, heal Michael, heal Uncle Charlie, heal Aunt Bette, heal Matthew, heal Philip, bless Christie and Paul, all my cousins who join in prayer and faith. Thank you. Amen

  12. Dear St. Joseph,

    I pray for the respect and protection of all human life.
    I pray for everyone who is searching for employment to be able to find work that will be able to meet all their basic necessities. Please help my friend C find a job and please help ease her anxieties and worries.
    I pray for everyone who is searching for love and want to be married that the right person is sent into their lives soon.
    I pray for healing from my anxieties and stress and physical healing that I am able to get back to the way I was before.
    I pray for healing and clarity in my relationship with M. Please help bridge the gap it we are meant to make amends. Please help guide me to make the right decisions.


  13. I pray to you St. Joseph that you find a companion for me just like our Lord found you for our beloved Mary. I also pray for the success of my kids, my daughter to find a good college and my son to find a job or keep pursuing his education.

  14. Dear St Joseph I feel confident that your prayer on my behalf will reach God’s heart and he will grant me the grace of a new life on earth, and a chance to become a father with Blanca and give life to our Emmanuel, please St joseph, pray for me and my family, we are all in unbearable pain, I hoep God will hear you
    thank you St Joseph

  15. Heal Bill from leukemia and heart blockages and side effects from medications and low blood pressure and high cholesterol

    For Greg, Ben, Billy to go to Mass

    Healing for Doris, Debbie, Emma, Barry

    End to abortion

    For Pope Francis nd Pope Benedict

    A job for Matthew

    A holy Catholic husband for Megan

    For the persecuted Christians in Syria and Iraq

    Thank you

    Thank you

  16. Dear St Joseph, for the love of God, ask our Father in heaven in the name of Jesus and his love for us to bring me back to my family and give me a chance to built my own family with Blanca
    thank you St Joseph for praying for me

  17. Dear St Joseph,

    Please intercede for me before the throne of God:
    *For me, that I may find a new full time job in a Catholic school, hopefully in administration-
    *For my husband, that he may repent and leave his sinful ways-
    *For my children Ana, Alex Jr & Thomas, protect them from all danger and harm and lead them back to the true church-

    Thank you for listening to my prayers…

  18. Lord please heal and touch my nephew john patrick mallari head. Please touch the Neurologist who will perform the operation to Patrick. That the family can raise the money for hospital expenses. Please help the patient to be calm and recover his sickness. Thank you Lord. Amen


  20. Saint Joseph,

    Remember all the families interecede for them, l pray for my health and everybody in this prayer group, forgive us in our weaknesses,may we bring up our children in a Christian way and emulate the family of Joseph, Mary and Jesus.

  21. Saint Joseph please pray for my son Nicolas to have his heart transformed by the fire of the Holy Spirit!!!

  22. Prayer for thanksgiving, forgiveness of our sins, we pray for miracle to give my wife the knowledge,heart, understanding, wisdom and focus to learn all about nursing so she could pass her Nclex, financial miracle to sell our Condo to pay our debt and approval of our visa. To God be the glory. Amen

  23. Dear Saint Joseph, loving husband of Mary the mother of Christ. You were humble and faithful and took care of Jesus. Please hear my prayers for Travis, John Thomas, Kaylee, Megan and Andrew that they may follow Christ and be respectful to their parents. I pray that God will continue to write his laws on their minds and hearts as it is written in scripture.
    Please Bless my son, Stephen, his wife, Lori and my daughter, Jeannie and her husband, Michael. Thank you Lord for hearing my prayers for each member of my family. Thank you for all the blessings I have received over these years. I’m thankful for the faith you have given my from my early childhood. Amen.

  24. Dear St. Joseph,
    My boys and husband need prayers and blessings to be better than they are lately. They seem to be full of their own wants( not necessarily needs) and absolutely don’t think of others feelings. They can be so much more. I pray and pray but it takes them to make the changes. Please ask God to send the Holy Spirit upon them and let them accept the Spirit. I know through God’s third person they can be wonderful examples of men and to others. I will be so grateful for this gift…. please pray for this blessing.

  25. Dear St. Joseph please intercede for me as I continually seek God’s will for my spiritual growth in this trouble in my life. God let your will be done.

  26. Dear Christ Jesus:
    Thanks for everything you has done and still doing for me, all my children, grandchildren and a hundredfold of my generation to come in Christ Jesus name Amen.

    St. Joseph:
    Pray with me and everyone on this earth that we repent our sins in Christ Jesus name Amen.

  27. I ask through your intercession O ST JOSEPH that the Lord will bless my two daughters with God fearing husbands this year. I pray that the Lord will bless my family and protect us from the snares of the devil.

  28. I pray through the intercession of ST. JOSEPH for my two daughters that the Lord will bless them with God fearing husbands who will be caring and loving. I pray through your intercession O ST JOSEPH that the Lord will bless, guide and protect my family, may we grow strong in our faith. Amen