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!

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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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. Please pray that a good job opptortunity comes soon for I have worked so hard and would like to be able to Financial give back to people that have given me so much and for my mental/emotional state.

    I believe that you will be my side through this path.

    Amen

  2. Please help I need my house sold ASAP , due to a domestic violence marriage ; which is no longer. I will continue to pray to St.Joseph.

  3. Dear St. Joseph,

    Through your intercession, I pray that I find a job that would bring joy to those I serve and above all to God. Amen !

  4. Dear St. Joseph, I pray to you and the Holy Father to please help our family. My husband lost his job of 30 years almost 9 months ago. He has been looking, but to no avail. We are struggling and he is falling further and further into despair. Please let one job lead come through. He is a hard worker and a good and loving father, husband and friend.

    St. Joseph, pray for us.

  5. Gracious st Joseph pray for my son Max, guide him to find job ASAP. He just lost the job that he loved and was in need for. Please obtain his petition.

    St Joseph pray for us,

  6. Please pray my husband and I find the right housing solution for us and that we can trust in God more and really follow the path he has created for us.

  7. I pray that truth ain’t jealous of my daughter Shannon will get a job where she can support herself and her daughter. A job where she is content and happy and contributes to society through this work. Amen and glory to God

  8. please pray for my family and I, most especially my husband. Pray for his conversion because he does not believe in God. Our marriage is on the verge of breaking apart because he has been unfaithful and the woman is with child. He is also jobless and continues to do things to frustrate me and push me away. he claims that he wants to keep his family together and that he is sorry, but is not doing anything positive to ensure that our family remains together despite his failures.

  9. Please pray for daily providence. Our family is experiencing financial difficulty since my husband lost his job in May 2014 (8 months ago) we are behind our mortgage, bill payments and paying our son university fees in February 2015.
    Please pray for that we will be lead to the right person, agency that will be able to help connect my husband to get a permanent full time IT job
    In Jesus name with the intercession of Mama Mary we pray Amen.

  10. Dearest St. Joseph:
    Thank you for your intercession! After completing your Novena, my son was hired! He begins his new job next week!! I love you and thank you Jesus and St. Joseph!

  11. Please pray for me to have financial breakthough that I pay all my debts and have enough money left to provide for my family buy a house, land and start up a business in jesus name thank you

  12. Please pray that my contract will be extended and that I will be my permanent at my job. Please pray that I do not go without a job even for a day so that I can provide for my daughter and take care of my family and lead a comfortable life!

  13. Healing of my back and hips. Healing of husband and daughter’-s shoulders. Sons job security and return to sacraments. Daughter to have good marriage and transfer to Richard elem. Mike, son, to find house.

  14. I’m so happy I found this website for the novenas for Saint Joseph. I pray for my 40 year old daughter to find a job so she can provide for herself and her children. thank you

  15. prayers for healing of Russ and Kimberly. May God bless and heal their affliction. May his hand guide them and protect them. May his healing presents flow thru them . It is his grace and mercy that they are here.
    In him all things are possible

  16. Dear St. Joseph, please pray that my husband gets a good job. He has been without a job for 2 months now and we are finding it very difficult to manage. Please intercede on our behalf and grant us this request.

  17. dear saint pls return back in my husband in our life me and our daughter waiting for him i want to live with him pls return back him to my life pls give me a family life

  18. pls pray dear saint my husband is n’t with me , me and our daughter waiting for him i desprately need and want him back pls answer my prayers saint joseph

  19. Thank you St. Joseph for your swift assistance and protection in our family’s time of need. I thank you for your grace and kindness. It means so much to me to be able to work and spend time with my family, as I petitioned you for. Thank you for answering our prayers.

  20. Dear Saint Joseph, thank you so much for your prayers for my husband and his livelihood. I feel God has heard your prayers again this time and I am so grateful for your intersession. Thank you God for your blessings especially for my husband and his efforts to support our family.

  21. I was told to pray to St.Joseph to find a husband
    We need God to direct us to the right person,and this person, will be directed to us. That this future, husband, will be understanding and caring, and love to pray to our Lady, very much so, because that is what we do., so pray for the both of us, thanks
    so I am, my girl friend are now praying for the and pray full person to come into our life.
    we pray a lot, and we would want the person to also pray like we do
    and we also have hobbies
    I like for prayers, for someone that is in need of new kidney.
    this person, is on the kidney transplant list, and this person is in need of this, and pray that this person also come back to God
    and also pray for a person that I know that this person will come back to God, and pray for a person, that is going to get married, pray for this person,
    and also pray for this other person how had a stroke this last fall
    pray for this person’
    and also pray for this other person who wants to stop eating sweets, big time, this person needs this request very badly

    please pray for all of these requests

    thanks

  22. St. Joseph I humbly pray this novena with you as my intercessor for me and my boyfriend to be blessed with good jobs. We have a baby on the way and the both of us were laid off from our jobs for quite a while now and have not found employment. Through the disappointments of non successful interviews I still strongly keep the faith and continue praying to St. Joseph because I know that we will obtain employment. With you as our intercessor and God on our side all things are possible and will work out. Please grant our prayer.

  23. I have been without a job for more than a year. I am praying to St Joseph so that I may be gainfully employed. I want to support my family and provide for them.
    For the next 9 days I am offering a novena for this intention.
    May God Bless me.
    Amen

  24. Dear saint Joseph

    please send my boyfriend back to me. he left and I have a baby with him. I desperately need and want him back.
    Please answer my prayers saint Joseph.

    Amen

  25. Dear St Joseph please pray for me so that I may get some cateer assistance in my workplace. I want only to be a better father and husband like you were. Please help me to remain married to Elizabeth too, I promise to never take her for granted, and to do anything I can to bring her closer to God and Jesus.
    Amen

  26. My heart is filled with joy! I started this novena on behalf of my hubby sometime in november because he was preparing for a highly competitive interview.

    I thank st Joseph for interceding on our behalf. my hubby has been given a triple promotion, which has cause our finances to improve. I pray any other person seeking this kind of financial breakthrough will be granted their heart desires in Jesus name Amen.

  27. I hd prayed this novena… This is my 4th day and I got a call from a company to write their exams… I had tried for a job from the past 2 years by myselfs and I even dnt get a single reply There st Joseph my guardian.. My protector showed his grace and he done it for me in the most impossible way.. Have faith in him and jst pray to him with your heart not with your lips you will surely get an answer…

  28. St Joseph, please pray for my husband to receive the job he has been seeking for many years so that he can provide for his family. Help him to not loose faith and please keep him in good spirits as he waits for this job.
    Thank you for answering this request.

  29. Through the intercession of St. Joseph, I pray for the speedy sale of my 2BHK flat (apartment) in Goa. Also for success in my Computer Training Buisiness inorder to work and feed my family.
    Thanking you St. Joseph

  30. St. Joseph- please pray for my husband to get the job he has been seeking. He is so loyal to his family and will do anything for us. I can tell his unemployment has been making him feel inadequate as a husband and father. Please relieve him of his stress and give him faith. I will be forever grateful if you could grant this request. Thank you St. Joseph in advance for this request. With love and gratitude!!

  31. Holy st joseph watch over my litte gir marie who is haveing test done on her heart please pray for her that she be ok and nothing wroung with her heart please

    • Please pray for us
      I to have a heart
      Issue .i hope and pray
      Your daughter is ok. I had
      Heart failure almost 10 years
      Ago in April .God let me live
      I’am 51 years of age and during good.
      You should take her to the best of doctors
      Of u c l a California .

  32. SAINT JOSEPH PRAY FOR MY FAMILY AND PROTECT US FROM DANGERS HEAL MY DAUGHTER CHRISTINA YAKO FROM HER DRUGS ADDICTION AND BLESS HER AND BLESS MY AOTHER DAUGHTER ZINA

  33. My Husband has been unemployed for awhile now. Funds are getting low. I pray with all my heart for him to find a good job soon. I also pray for all others in our same situation to find the same. St. Joseph, please pray for us. Thank you.

  34. I was sacked from a very bad organization I was working for.Since 6 months ago, I have not been able to find another job.St.Joseph of our Lord please intercede for me in Heaven.I need to move in in life.
    I have been embarrassed borrowing all the time.My family and friends no longer have regards for me because I have nothing to contribute towards anything. My opinions and suggestions are trashed like litter.
    Dear God, help me get on my feet.Amen.

  35. I want to thank Saint Joseph for his intercession in providing my family and I with food, financial assistance, and a roof over our heads these last two years. He has helped keep the Evil One Out of My Home these Last Two Months and I Pray he will continue to intercede on our behalf as we have much need of prayer for all of the above as well as transportation. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior who listens to his voice as he prays for us. Amen!

  36. I am going through a divorce, which was a complete shock to me and my children after 25 yrs. of marriage. I feel my husband is somewhat confused, but mostly me. I am scared, lonely , in doubt about my future and how this is effecting my children. I need closure and answers to help me except what is happening in my life. I want to stay friends with my husband or try to work it out with him if he is willing. He is leaving a lot behind for another women. Please help me.

    • I am sorry for your pain. I have had many marital difficulties and know how devastating for all it is.

      I don’t know if this is helpful but I will share:
      The other night I watched a christian movie on Netflix called “Fireproof”. It was about a couple on the verge of divorce. The husband was led by his father to accept a 40-day challenge from a book called “Dare to Love”. The process brought he and his wife back together.

      You can find the resources (book & manual) on the internet and they are inexpensive.

      God help you. I hope your situation improves.

  37. i pray dear saint that you wil help me get a good job so as to sustain my family.I look back and feel my parents invested over $10,000 in my studies yet am only earning about $80 a month.Intercede for me holy saint

  38. Dear Prayer Worriers

    Please pray that our department director Mrs Pauline Lo to have a change of heart and grant the us – the remaining 5 staff to enjoy long weekends 5 day week or alternate saturdays.

    Please, I beg for this intention as all the other departments are enjoying this privilage except my department.

    Thank you.
    Madelina

  39. House, Housing Choice Voucher & all monies needed to be comfortable as John 10:10 states, II Samuel 7–I will give you a house! Inflamed Intestines healed and 40 lbs. to lose–I am 61 tomorrow and am keeping faith in God, I ask for these things , to be blessed and highly favored with expediency, Praise The Lord, I turn 61 tomorrow, 12/09 and am asking for the group to please include me in a high blessing of prosperity, finances {to be debt-free}, health {free of paraesthesias neuropathy, lose 40 lbs. and inflammation of the body and intestines-Diverticulisis, house and housing choice voucher; monies to bless others, as well as, myself to be comfortable, in the name of Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit in accordance to God’s Will and promises to David, Abraham, John 10:10, Deuteronomy 28:12. I pray and keep hope and faith alive that God will supply all my needs and that I will be wise in using what I am given when it is obtained. I have envisioned, written and now, I wait! I am facing displacement by the gentrification of the corner of PG County due to the sale of Eastover Shopping Center in their hopes of a Casino. Mark McGuire the baseball player accused of steroids use is a owner of my complex {about 98% Hispanic/Latino or empty} and I am told that my Housing voucher will be ending 31st December 2014 and all, who is with Housing {community based project program} will be gone. So far, there are no letters only a paper stating that there will be vouchers given that will say only 2 to a 1 bedroom no matter what the gender or age and I have a 39 year old son with a symptom of disassociation with people like Asberger’s as I have mentioned before; he will be 40 in February–I am tired, His personality is of a rebellious 15 year old and a tantrum of a a5 year ole with attitude that is not very nice–keep him heavily in prayer–we both, need it! Also, the vouchers, when and if issued, will be no more that 120 days and too bad if you don’t find anything, you’ll just be homeless! I can’t concentrate on normal things being so oppressed, yet I have more than a mustard seed of faith. I am disorganized due to not desiring to keep putting my things back when management sends strange contractors {men who do not speak English in and out of my home whenever–not making repairs, but looking! I have started sorting and packing though it looks desolate, but I know God will make a way out of no way, God always have! I am staying strong and am trying very hard to keep[ down stress and depression with the aid of a Psychiatrist and medications. I ask expediency in God’s Grace and Mercy! Thank you and have a blessed day! Yours, In Christian Love, Robin “Angel”

  40. I still pray, St.Joseph, for your guidance so that I can fulfill God’s will. I pray that I am able to use my talents to help others in positive ways. I haven’t lost hope. I know the opportunities are out there and my skills would truly be appreciated somewhere. If not, please guide me so I can make the positive connections and have the confidence to use my talents to pursue my own dreams and make them a reality.

  41. Dear St. Joseph,
    Thank you for your intercession on my behalf. I prayed this novena twice and never lost hope that you and GOD would come to my aid. Two days ago, I received an offer of employment in my profession and will start working in less than 2 weeks. During my two and a half months of unemployment, I have been able to establish a closer relationship with GOD, be more faithful, and have become a better person overall- and for all of those things I am grateful. Thank you so much for helping me obtain employment.

  42. Loving St Joseph.we place our son in your safe hands and ask for your merciful intercession.Stay close to us please,place our requests before God and please ask for his loving intervention.Please stay close to us,guide,protect and watch over us as we face this cross,please help us to win.x

  43. Dear Saint Joseph

    I pray for your intercession. I have gone for 6 interviews the past month and a half, and disappointments have been falling on my shoulders time after time.

    I pray for your intercession, dear Saint Joseph to be able to obtain a job by this month.

    Saint Joseph, pray for me.

    Amen

  44. Please pray for my husband who is looking for a job as a bus driver for 2years.Since 4yrs he don’t have a job.St.Joseph please pray for us.

  45. Dear st joseph

    I humbly request you to pray for us.

    Iam going to write my +2 exam in the month of march 14th 2015

    please pray for me

  46. my name steffi.s im working in banglore for 5 yrs my probilem is i was love with one boby from 11 yrs he is working in army now he is asking saying i dont want u.u live me in my family all no matter they also said that ok u marri that boby only but now he is asking without him i cant live please prayer for me