St. Joseph Novena

New here? Join us in prayer! Click here to get novena reminders by email!

[This Novena begins on March 10th, Click here to join us in prayer! You will have the proper prayers sent directly to your inbox on the right days.]

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.


Join thousands of other Catholics in praying novenas like this one together!

Sign up here:


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

Click here to find more novenas like this one.

Sign up here:


Photo by Sharon Mollerus

Leave a Reply

(Name will be publicly viewable, if your post is sensitive please use your initials, first name or a pen name)


  1. Thank you for delivering my husband from his addiction to alcohol 9 years ago, on your feast day. Please help him to find employment with a good company.


  3. Dear St Joseph, Please pray for the repose of the soul of my mother 1 year since her funeral 17th March.

    Please pray for all children who are bereaved of their mother or father.

    Please look after all those little babies who are aborted, take them in your arms to Our Lord.

    Please intercede for all of us saying this Novena, thank you St Joseph. Amen

  4. Saint Joseph have mercy on us. May you intercede to our Lord Jesus Christ to provide us with healthy life to also protect my granddaughter to be healthy and back home healed as she’s admitted to hospital. May you blessed me and protect me from anxiety that I’m experiencing as I’m counting down towards my retirement help me toward my finances and to be emotionally ready in Jesus my name Amen.

  5. Thank you St Joseph with good news this week with regard to my husband’s cancer and that he is still in remission. Thank you.

    I pray for everyone saying this Novena, that God will grant our prayers in accordance with His will. I pray for J&J to settle into a permanent home soon, especially for baby Joseph; for baby M to be baptised soon; for a permanent job for A; that P be led to a good Catholic spouse; for R&J and their families to be converted to the Catholic faith. For a successful op this coming week for my sister with breast cancer and that it has not spread. For my own private intentions; for peace in our hearts, minds and souls and especially those of some of my sisters; for an end to abortion, transgenderism and homosexuality. Thank you St Joseph. Amen.

  6. St. Joseph please pray and guide my husband and family..pray for our good health and long lives…Lord Jesus have mercy on us..amen.

  7. St Joseph intercede for my son and continue to be his pillar and shild.
    Help him avoid temptations and help him conquer alcohol and drug addiction.
    Give him the spirit of forgiving and give him the grace to be unitod to his family.

  8. St.Joseph,please intercede for me with promblem I have at work, also make me always be more patient and friendly in and off the job. Let me win the fight at work. Keep me and my children and grandchildren healthy,safe and financially wealthy.Blessing over our blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar, urine and over all health for the world. And Please intercede for Barbara D. Phyllis B. Jesse J. Anna G. Dorthea F. Amen

  9. Dear St. Joseph, I ask your intersession to our Father for healing of all my family. For those who need to give their lives to the Lord, to go to church and study the word. For my marriage for my husband with bad things on the internet. Take away the evil thoughts he has. Help me to be more in prayer about things I should do. I ask prayer for CS for total healing. Help him go back to the Catholic church. Healing and recovery especially for EL and CB.
    Give them the help they need. Prayers for all the mothers and unborn children. I ask this in Jesus Most Holy Name. Amen

  10. St. Joseph, I come in prayer to let you know that I am in need of the blessing given to our Lord. I ask for guidance and mercy and the ability to deal and accept people who have an undesirable way of going about things and the disrespect given to me. Life is great and I love living. May all individuals come to accept this blessing we are given by our savior.Thanks for the blessings received this day.Thanks for being humble.

  11. Dear St. Joseph, please hear the intentions of all those praying this novena. I pray for the healing of me, Mom, Dad, D, BJ, FP, TJ, and O. I pray that I may keep my job. I also pray for M that he may move forward soon so we can be together. Amen.

  12. Healing for Bill from leukemia and heart blockages and side effects from medications and low blood pressure and high cholesterol

    For our family members that they will go to Mass

    For Pope Francis and Pope Benedict

    Thank you

    • Please check all meds. I was taking glaucoma drops that made my blood pressure plummet. I didnt think eye drops could affect bp so much! Prayers for you and your family.

  13. I pray for my family that you keep them safe and happy. Give my husband the will to continue to fight this Cancer. Bring my mom the love in he life and take away the evilness that she has. Give her peace. In Jesus name I pray! Amen

  14. Dear St. Joseph,
    Please intercede for us. Please pray for my daughter’s healing of her seizure disorder, please also pray that she is able to land a job in accordance with the will of our Lord.
    Thank you very much.

  15. St. Joseph please interced for us to the lord to be a good follower of the church. Protect us all from any destructions & harm. Amen

  16. Dear Saint Joseph, please guide me in getting a simple house, thank you and may God bless you. Also so God can give me the gift of wisdom.
    Thank you and may God bless you.

  17. St. Joseph please pray for me, help me. I love you GOD, I love you JESUS. PLEASE HELP ME, HEAL ME. IN JESUS HOLY NAME AMEN.

  18. For friend Brian who was just diagnosed with ALS and nephew who struggles with addictions and mother who just went to rehab after flu to get her walking again

  19. Ó St Joseph, I pray that my prayers for my father will be answered and whatever life he has left will be peaceful. I pray for peace happiness and tranquility to be restored in our lives and family. I pray for Haley black suffering from cancer. I pray Glenn will get a job where he will be happy. I pray for all those praying this novena also. Thank you. Amen

  20. Dear St. Joseph – Pleas protect, guide each of my children, their families especially my daughter that each of them acquire your counsel given by the Holy Spirit to live their lives according to God’s plans. St. Joseph please guide & protect me.

  21. Dear St. Joseph, I pray for family peace, health and unity in this most holy time. I pray for my sons’ health and recovery. May they overcome their depression and anxiety. I pray that they stay away from marijuana and negative people. May my son stay away from tattoos, piercings and realize how bad they are for him. I pray that he forgets his ex girlfriend and realize what a bad relationship it was. I pray that they be ready for work both mentally and physically and be happy, alert, and safe. I pray for my sons and husband to be successful with their jobs, and keep their jobs. May they be safe and people around them to be safe and that they be highly respected. I pray for my husband’s and mother’s health. May my mother walk again and be healthy. I pray for my sons to meet good Catholic Christian wives so that they may have their own Christian families. I pray for my friends’ sons, mother’s and brother’s health. I pray that my husband and sons return to the church. I pray for my husband to have patience. I pray for Sabrina to get pregnant. I pray for my nephew to find a job. I pray for all the people saying this novena. Please help us all. I pray for all the dads to understand and give their children guidance. I love You!

  22. One of the intentions I was praying for in this Novena, was already answered in a very direct way. I am so thankful! I ask continued prayers for my daughter. For God to bring a decent, faith filled young man into her life. Someone who will treat her with dignity and respect. Protect her from depression and anxiety as she patiently awaits God’s will to be done. Open her eyes and heart to see and do the right thing. Keep her healthy. And for my son to be safe and successful in his career. He is so talented. Let him surround himself with good and decent people. Let him turn back to his Faith and his girlfriend find Faith and a conversion. Thank you all for your prayers for my intentions. Thank you God for your countless blessings in my life and for hearing my requests so many times! Strengthen my Faith and Trust. I will pray for all of you and your intentions.

  23. St. Joseph, holy spouse of the Virgin and foster father of Christ, please ask your son to bring about the conversion of my parents and sister. Amen.

  24. Praying for greater respect for all Life, today and for all time, and, also, i pray for the courage to defend Life always Amen

  25. St Joseph please pray for me that the lord will grant me a financial breakthrough so that I can pay for my house.. Buy food and medicine.. I am so scared of losing my house and being hungry.. Please pray for Ryan my son that he will get a good job.. Please pray for peace in his marriage.. Please pray for healing of his right foot… Please St Joseph pray for my family. Amen.

  26. I pray in thanksgiving for good health, for peace and Love, for a life partner chosen by God, for financial breakthrough, favor and wisdom. I pray for all my family and friends and I ask God to meet them at the point of need. Amen.

  27. St. Joseph, pray for the successful recovery of Jim’s operation. That he may become as healthy as possible and that the rest of his life may be good.
    Pray that my grandchildren may live to be baptized, joyful, productive Christians. Amen.

  28. st Joseph intercede for the good health of all my family and family tree members and our protection from evil. in Jesus’s name amen

  29. Please pray for Thomas Mullarkey, a skier who’s gone missing in California ski area, and his family who waits and prays. That God’s will would be done and peace given to all. For search and rescue teams also.

    For Asia Bibi, an innocent woman on death row in the Middle East and her family, our Holy Father has asked us to pray for her release.

    I am praying for all of your intentions as we join together to ask the intercession of our beloved St Joseph.Please pray for all the Holy Souls. And please for my husband who is in much need of help and grace. For all those named after St Joseph, especially my son. For Blanca’s heartfelt intentions and that you please bring T, A and A back home. For my family, that C and N would get pregnant and have an openness to life. For Ana’s conversion and that of my whole family. And for our Oblates of St Joseph, Salesian and Camaldolise orders, abundant blessings and increase of vocations.
    Thank you and God bless you!

  30. Health and safety for myself, my family, and friends. Along with a financial break through for me and my son’s. And that my eldest son succeeds in his new profession at hospital.

  31. Please pray for my family, husband, and our workplaces. Pray for my business plan that I will get an enrollment on today. Whether it is same day or a walk in. This is so stressful. Our boss is abusive and not fair. Also pray that the Lord send me good appointments and with people who will not cancel and is serious about school. Also my boss need to be exposed for sexual harassment. He is vile!!! ughhhh!!!!!
    My mothers healing that she will walk again
    My daughter to attend nursing school
    My stepson that he will move out and join the military or find a career. He is on drugs and is a freeloader
    My daughter that she will understand math

  32. Please pray for our family St Joseph, that we may always look to God for help, for answers, for clarity in judgement, for peace of mind and for healthy spirit, mind and body.
    This we ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.

  33. Pray to end abortion.
    Pray for my special intentions, especially for my family and my son and my daughter’s new baby. Bring another baby to my other daughter.

    Help my son with his job decision.
    Glory to God!

  34. I pray for the health,holiness and happiness of my family and I. That we trust in Jesus and Mary more and are strong Catholics. That m,a and a go to confession and mass. That we all attend Divine Mercy Sunday and receive the great privilege of confession and communion worthily. I pray that we are helped financially and in our relationships. That my father retires soon. Including that we siblings find godly good women. I pray for my relatives J and M to be helped in there situations. That my grandparents are blessed and live longer. I pray that my family and I have joyful peace in our minds,hearts and spirits. That we use our time wisely and beat our addictions. That we have new good experiences in life. I also pray for everyone who is praying this novena as well that there intentions may be heard.

  35. Please take care of the unborn child in Danielle’s womb protect both of them please give Danielle a safe and normal delivery. Please bring back the father of my children to our family and love us more and may he be more loving understanding and lovable to us as his family please help us also financially stable amen

  36. I pray for the physical and spiritual healing of Jacob, Ofei, and Amu, and also for all the sick worldwide. Thank you.

  37. Gracious st Joseph please come take control over my marriage with IBO bless us with healthy children. please Secure my job interview let my transfer be possible. Find me favor in the hands of the interviewers and my references. St Joseph, i come before you with humility come be the center of IBO and I marriage. Bless us with healthy children. Release IBO and I marriage from all evil plots of the evil ones from any shrine disturbing us or any evil holds in my dad’s compound and his family. Bless my trip back home in Apr. Help IBO and I while we try to have another child bless us with healthy pregnancy on my way back in June. Let your shield of glory and grace be upon IBO and I marriage, grant us your wealth, wisdom Heal me of any medical condition poor health, bless us with healthy children blessing good health. Heal IBO and I from all evil plans. Bring my husband and I together here before the end of this year find us favor in your sight from all and in the hands of the immigration personal. Keep us safe from robbers and kidnappers.

    I have a job interview onTuesday please grant me this job opportunity. Find me favor in the hands of Carolyn Megyesi – Care Managers and Megan Antymis let it be that I am the one elected for this position or another open Lord Jesus Christ come to my aid bless my marriage with IBO come and make it possible for me to take this job and grow in wisdom. Find me favor in the hands cm and ma Amen. May my work transfer from ng to us be successful find me favor always whereve I go at work with friends clients kings old and young. Amen

  38. Father thank you so much for another day.You are forever my faithful GOD.Thank you for the life you give me ,my kids and family.Thank you for your love grace, mercy protection ,provision Favour,peace that surpasses all understanding.Father this day I surrender all our endevours to your hands,guide us to the right path,cover us with your blood and surround us with your Angels in Jesus precious mighty name Amen and Amen.Thank you Father for answering my prayers.Amen and Amen.

  39. Thank you St Joseph for all you have done for me and for being such a wonderful role model to fathers. Please pray for me that my back remains healthy and strong as I prepare to visit my son who is a seminarian studying for the priesthood in Rome. Please pray for me and my husband. I love you, dear St. Joseph.

  40. Please pray for my husband Pete to let his pain subside and sleep pray for my mother son and myself also be happy healthy safe and patient please help him my husband

  41. Please pray that Matthew is kept safe from drugs and alcohol, and that he is found by good people who can help him to get clean and sober and stay clean and sober. Pull him from the clutches of the sociopath who has lured him in, and bring him back to a life that God would want him to live. Amen.

  42. Oh Holy and Glorious St Joseph, I thank you for your blessings upon my life, my son, my husband and family members, for your health and strength, guidance and protection Amen.
    Please help my son in obtaining the position he seeks, that he overcomes the evil and wickedness of his enemies and all those that come against him, that he finds an affordable home in good and safe area and a shorter commute to work, that he settles down Amen.
    Praying for my brother Zeph for good health, that he finds better employment opportunities and financial stability Amen.
    Praying for my niece Jillian that she finds full-time job with health benefits, that she finds the help she needs with her health issues Amen.
    Glorious St Joseph, I pray for health and strength, healing, guidance and protection, blessings in my marriage, success in our water business for our team and financial blessings Amen.
    Please hear the prayers of all asking your intercession today Amen.

  43. Thank you for everything you done for me and my family. Please St Joseph Pray for my self and my husband good health, our marriage, our love for each other. Protect us.Pray for my son protect and guide him ,bless his family ,help him to make a decision to baptized the baby ,bring peace love to their home .Pray for my daughter protect and guide her,help her with her studies,to be accepted in the nursing program.Send her a good boy friend a future husband in Jesus name Amen

  44. I prayed that my mother-in-law & son to have a blessed Spring break together and they did. Son got back to college safe & sound. Thanks be to God.

  45. I pray God will grant son wisdom & grace of conversion to truly accept Jesus as his saviour.
    FOR miracle healing of sis Carmen (diabetes), Kathy (lent buddy) & me (knees)
    FOR blessed reunion with family
    FOR financial blessing
    FOR grace to receive messages from God
    Jesus, I trust in you! St Joseph & Mother Mary pray for us sinners. Amen

  46. Dear St. Joseph, please intercede on behalf of my family and myself,

    I pray that I do not get evicted from my apartment for any reason, send me the money I need to get my rent paid. Please don’t let me get evicted. I am so scared and worried. I have no income coming in, please don’t let me get evicted for any reason, please bless me with the money I need to pay my rent each and every month

    I pray that I get a job ASAP, I am in desperate need of work. I have no income coming in and I went through all my savings. Please bless me with a job ASAP. Please let someone give me a chance. Please don’t let my age, my being out of work for over a year or me being in debt keep me from getting another job. I pray that someone calls me or emails me with a job opportunity and that I get the job and start to have a steady income coming in ASAP. Please watch over me as I go to each interview I get and let me do well and please bless me with the money to get there and back. Please bless me with an Accounts Payable or a Data Entry position ASAP

    I pray that my family and myself be protected from all evil

    I pray that all my illness will be cured, and all the pain in my body goes away especially on the left side, cure all my illnesses, Systemic Lupus, Neurofibromatosis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

    I pray that I will have benefits ASAP. I haven’t been to the doctors in over a year and I really need to go

    Please take all the negative thoughts away from me, & all the negative energy away from my home

    I pray for my boys health to get better

    I pray for healing for myself and my family

    I pray that things will finally get better for myself and my family, and that things start looking up for us all for the better

    I pray that our finances get better, we need prayer for Financial breakthrough

    I pray to get out of debt, I am in so much debt

    I pray that things will get better for Jevon at his job, and that he will do well

    Pray for us all myself, Jevon & Jerrel.

    I pray that I am able to take care of myself & my family

    Please pray for me to be healed of depression & anxiety
    I pray for peace, strength, good health and financial breakthrough for myself, Jevon & Jerrel

    Please don’t let me have to get rid of Missy for any reason, I love her so much and I’ve had her for over 10 years. Please let me able to take care for her and provide her with food, litter and whatever else she may need

    I really messed up this time, please forgive me of all that I have done. I have learned my lesson. I am truly sorry.

    I beg you for all the above, God please heal me and answer all my prayers

    St. Joseph, Patron of the Dying, Pray for us!


  47. St.Joseph ,, please pray for me to get my job back in Saudi Arabia as Head ,,they stopped my contract since last year .I applied again in the same hospital ,I need my job back to pay my house rent,my son tuition fees and my bank loans, within job it very hard for me to survive here with my family .. please pray for me to get my job back..In the name of Almighty Jesus..Amen

  48. St joseph please I need prayer for Financial break through, healing of hair loss, fibroid tumor, weightloss and high blood pressure, acceptance letter for tish from university, acceptance letter for ash from college. Marriage FOR S, dolmaine Hamilton to get close to god and stop doing ungodly things and will apologize for everything he has done wrong to s, peayer for family unity, icolyn lawes will apologize to me, CPP / odsp approval, buy a new house for my children this year, tish and ash to get there driver’s license, D to do well in church and school, immediately increase on T visa card, immigration documents approval for cloverlee, d and s, personal line of credit immediately,l Gordon to treat all the children with fear Ness or else remove from the school immediately, ss to have her own healing office very soon, please st joseph help me government said I own them 28,000 dollars my life is full of pain intercede and my behalf and everyone else who is praying. Thank you jesus amen amen

  49. thank you beteer wife and example of Jesus for ALl to see Jesus workig thru me with actions believe trust let go co dependency and food 102 truat believe thank you

  50. Please pray for me I have been sick for over a week.

    God please heal me and answer my prayers and all praying this Novena!

    God you know what is in my heart and mind please answer my prayers.

    Thank you God for delivering me from anything that is not good for me!

    I love you God !