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’ve been praying for at least 10 years for my son who is now 31 yrs old and is addicted to drugs especially asking St. Joseph, St. Augustine, St. Jude to intercede and have prayed every novena, the devine mercy chaplet and many rosaries. I am so tired of living this rollercoaster from hell watching him get sober then relapse again and again. He is probably more frustrated and tired of this wicked life than I am watching him suffer the awful life of addiction. My prayer for me is patience and I don’t understand why a miracle of healing hasn’t happened. I’ve been told God hears our prayers but I continue to pray over and over. Maybe I should stop because he knows my heart and my sons heart, we’ve asked, pleaded and begged. How much more suffering or death must pass? Addiction seems to to an anomaly. Especially heroin. Most don’t recover, die or end up in prison. Less than 10% remain in recovery. I continue to have hope and faith and pray but I’m growing so sad and exhausted watching so many young people lose the battle. Please pray for the addicts struggling and suffering and wanting recovery and their families.

  2. Dearest St Joseph, St Monica, St Ann, St Anthony and Blessed Mother, thank you help with answered prayers. I humbly ask for your assistance and prayerful intercession for my daughter Vicki. I ask that she be guided with God’s wisdom so that she may succeed at her job, that her grit and determination pays off. I ask that all the obstacles to her success fall away at her job, that she is given a new “buddy” to work with. I ask that she gains confidence in her abilities and is given a project manager position , and most importantly she is not fired but seen as an asset to the company. This is on my heart- and I ask that she draws closer to God in prayer and guidance. Amen

  3. Dear St Joseph I am your daughter asking your help. Please save me from my pressent condition. Grant me and my children stable happy life. There is always fear and uncertainty in our life because of my husband. Please change my husband. Please change his mentality. Fill him with good qualities and like you he may be able to respect his wife and love his children. Please take away his men ego. Please keep his job safe and never allow him to leave his job. Change the situation. Make his work condition smooth. Grant him promotion and never let him be egoistic. Ask Jesus to deal with some people who deliberately trouble him and other at work place. Please change my husband’s mind. He only thinks about his convenience and comfort only and because of it whole family suffers. He is very stubborn. Just to satisfy his ego and to fulfil his wishes he does anything. Because of this nature me and children suffered a lot. Now again he is planning to leave the job. Please change his mind. He may drop his stupid and cunning plans and continue to work. Please take away two biggest problems of our life and make us stress free. Keep us together. Don’t make us to go back to the previous life that too because of someone’s selfishness. Keep our family status safe. Grant my children bright happy future. My younger daughter may get admission in school without any problems. Don’t let the year go waste.
    Everything is fallen apart now. Please make everything perfect. At least now onwards I want a normal and happy and stable life. I am tired of this painful humiliating life. Please don’t allow my husband to take wrong decisions. Please change him. You know him well. His ideas, intentions ,cunningness, image building, lies, cheating everything is open in front of God. Please help me. Save me. Heal me. Be with me. This time please ask God not to put every one into trouble just to teach lesson to my husband as happened earlier. Not again please. Only me and children get suffered and again he gets safe. Please make us happy loving trustworthy couple. He may never break my trust. Please take away the planes in his mind give him the light to trust God’s plans and accept them.
    Dear saint Joseph help me. Please end my problems. Fiill my husband with your reflection and help me to be a good wife and mother.
    Bless my family. Amen.
    Thank you saint Joseph.

  4. Dearest St. Jude, please pray to our Heavenly Father for a breaker anointing for our family in all of our dry areas. I am believing that it comes to us by 3/30/17. I thank you, and God Bless all those on this site needing prayers. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


  6. For my children, grandchildren, friends and self to be protected and safe. For salvation of lost souls and for my grandchildrens father to find the Lord. For my son and friend to find work.

    Thank you

  7. My soon to be daughter in laws mother has been battling pancreatic cancer for about a year. My son and this beautiful lady are marrying in November 2017. As I am excited I am also scared and very worried her mother won’t make it to be well enough or even still be here for the wedding. She refuses to let them move the wedding up. Please help me pray for Ruth! Thank you