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. Dear St Joseph

    I thank you for the sale of my car deel that when favourably in Jesus mighty name. My prayer is that the new owner must not find any faults in my car.
    Lord your seal your protection, your nail pieced hand must be over and upon this car. Let the new owner be happy with this car. cut cancel and denounce all obsticles in Jesus name i pray. Dear St Joseph, help me thru this fear, and worry, cancel my anxiety in Jesus name regarding my car sale. Let all the paper work for this car go thru well in Jesus name.
    St Joseph, please help with favor from the Lord and the Holy Spirit’s favor to fall on me, The Lord’s favor is to bring success into my life. Your favor is to cause people to want to help me. Your favor Lord is to give me hope to carry on.
    Make me who i am Lord.
    Lord You are a prayer answering God, and you will cancel my anxiety in Jesus mighty name. I thank you St Joseph for all you helping us with, for praying against our financial problems, for helping us into righteous, excellent,abundant and accurate paths. St Joseph i pray for my husband and 2 kids and oue marriage, may we excell in all we do to represent Jesus Christ. Allevate my children, husband and i, favor, blessing and success will find us. I proclaim good study results for our children, they must excell with distinctions and for the best jobs for them. You might Jesus is a God of excellence. Please help them i pray.

  2. Dear St Joseph, I come to seek for your help to intercede on my behalf, I need a husband, I am a single lady of 41 years, lonely please find a good christian husband for me. I need a successful man. i ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord amen

  3. St Joseph, please intercede on our behalf so that my husband is able to get the job he is interviewing for tomorrow so that we can keep our home, pay our bills, have health insurance for our children, and not go hungry. Please help my mother with her cancer so that she can see my children grow up, and please watch after my eldest daughter who is away from home right now.


  4. St.Joseph please interceed on my husband’s behalf. He has another job interview tomorrow. Our family needs him to be employed with a good job.

    I ask this tgrough Christ our Lord… AMEN.

  5. St Joseph, St Monica, St Anne, St Anthony, Blessed Mother please intercede on my children’s behalf ..–please help Alie get her flight physical scheduled at WP and completed (soon) before the deadline, help her to be selected for Aviation Branch. Help Vicki succeed at her job and her boss look at her favorably. Help guide Dot and Nick on their future and career paths.

  6. Dear St Joseph my Father. I pray and ask that you provide your daughter a jo. The month is almost coming to an end. I have been out of job for a year and few months now. My priest suggested that i invoke your name and leave the rest to the Almighty Father. I have had several interviews , none fruittful. I also have another interview on tuesday 7/25/17. Please St Joseph my Father let tuesday mark my last day of unemployment. I pray for your intercession through christ our Lord. Amen

  7. Dear St. Joseph,

    I come to you seeking for your help. Please touch the heart of the person who is handling our case for Canada application. Help them to lessen their burden and the challenges so they may serve us and handle our application smoothly. We need your help as we are waiting for the progress of our papers. Help us to fulfill our dreams for our children so we may live together. St. Joseph, make them as your Son’s Jesus instrument to fulfill someone’s dream, our dream. In Jesus name, Amen!

  8. Prayed a novena for intercession in the sale of our house in a declining market and increasing interest rates. St. Joseph came through with two purchasers one of whom made an offer closer to the listed price! This came to us on the 9th day of the novena and the sale closed the next day! Thank you Lord and St. Joseph for listening and responding to our petition.

  9. Thank you St Joseph for two miracles both for people with desperate housing problems and after praying he has solved them both.
    God is the GREATEST. Thank you St Joseph for interceding on my behalf.

  10. Dear St. Joseph, please come to our aid and help me to obtain a part time job with working visa or job at USC, to provide for my son.
    May God grant that we may stay at our current home, we can not afford it, and not have to move. Please may Jm pay for home and debts.
    St. Joseph touch the heart of Jm, so that he may be responsible and caring toward his sons and their needs.
    Jesus, Mary and Joseph please intercede so that God may give us a second opportunity at a Blessed Family, please bring into our lives a Holy spouse and foster father, who will form with us a beautiful family filled with love, peace, unity, financial security, and much joy. With the character and virtues of St. Joseph.
    This I ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
    Thank you Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

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  12. I have been without work for 5 months, for assistance in obtaining gainful employment to support my family and for reconciliation of my marriage.

  13. Dear St Joseph,

    Please intercede on my behalf that I get the job that i have applied for. it would be a big help to my family and I. I am also so unhappy in my current job and therefore i need this desperately. Please St Joseph pray for me. Thank you

  14. I pray to you St Joseph for a job for my son. If it is the Lord’s will let it be in his hometown where he wants to stay. He has been blessed with a good mind and is anxious to be back in the workforce where he can use his talents God has given him and praise Him for these gifts. Through you St Joseph I praise our Lord Jesus Christ.

  15. Dear st joseph
    Thank you for hearing my prayers and my son have secured the job that he is looking for. Thank you so much. Please continue to pray for my family’s health and well being.

  16. St. Joseph I will pray this novena with faith that my prayers will be answered and all our financial difficulties will cease. That I may receive the promotion that I have been praying for and that I may provide for my family and pray we stay in our home. Amen!

  17. I will pray this novena faithfully; my hope is to be hired as a full time classroom teacher in middle school. It is the place I need to be, almost my calling.

  18. Thank you Blessed St. Joseph, loving father of our Lord Jesus, and patron Saint of workers. Thank you for prayers answered!

  19. I pray for my children, my husband, my mother. God grant them long life. I pray for the job I have applied for tht they may call me. amen

  20. Please St Joseph intercede on my behalf as I have been unemployed for too long. I long to use my skills again where I can pay my debts and genrously help others where I can the same as I would ask for anyone else. Open my eyes, ears and heart to what I must do and grant me strength to take a leap of faith if necessary so I may return with praise and thanksgiving. I ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

    Blessings to all who are in most need of mercy!

  21. Please help my kids and I to find a home of our own that fits our budget and needs. I don’t want a huge fancy house… just a simple safe place we can call home. In Jesus name I pray AMEN

  22. Please hear our prayers for Philomena!
    Please,please ,please we are begging!!
    Jesus Please Heal Philomena 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

  23. Dear St. JOSEPH,
    I pray you will always protect my children and my husband and I from harm, especially health threats. Please keep them safe, healthy, happy and successful. Please let them find and keep true love in their lives. Please let us always have financial stability as well.

  24. Dearest St. Joseph,

    I pray for your intercession. I pray for true love to come into my life. I pray to hear from Michael as an interest in love. For these intentions I pray to you for assistance.


  25. I pray too St.Joseph for my kids Josh , Sam , Kate. So that they will
    Not follow lies about there Dad
    An they will go too college an be Great an follow there Heart’s too you Dear Lord Jesus Christ an St.Joseph.

    God’s Blessing on all these people
    an there prayers
    Power of Jesus

  26. Dear St. Joseph, I Pray for your intercession.
    I Pray that my Dear Brother-in-law will be able to
    find a rewarding job that brings him and my
    sister-in-law, a steady income, and security for their
    I also Pray that my son will be happy with whatever
    career path he chooses – to stay where he is, or move
    on to something else.
    For these intentions I Pray.

  27. Dearest St Joseph, I ask your intercession for my brother Joe who will be undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor. Pray for his complete healing and guide the hands of the doctors to remove all they can without harming him.

  28. Dear St. Joseph, I am praying and asking for your intercession into recurring problems that need solutions.
    Free my spirit from all negative forces and help my son and his wife to be considerate of their elderly parents.
    Remove all that being done to block my blessings and release me and set me free from all that binds me. Thank you, in advance.

  29. Please Saint Joseph I pray to find and place for me and my son to call home. I pray for the blessing of a happy home. Thank you for always being there in my time of trouble.

  30. Hi, for some reason I am not receiving novenas maybe it’s my cell phone any way I’m using the St Joseph novena on your website as advised by a priest for me to use in my personal prayers. Thanks Tom Lutz

  31. Our son in law has been searching for work since January 2016. It has caused immeasurable hardship on his family and ours, but we began this Novena a month ago after dinner and praying together -my husband and I – has made us stronger and we feel like St, Joseph is asking us to wait – he is working on our behalf as our intercessor. Things might be changing – there is a job offer on the table. Not what the our son in law wants, but what he NEEDS to feed his family. We will NOT stop praying this Novena – it has become part of our evening prayer. Your Novenas mean a lot to me.