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 God, through Saint Joseph i ask you to grant me a good job. i am tired of feeling like an under-achiever.i just want to make my family proud of me esp by getting that fellowship. please grant me this request Lord.
    Thank you for the far you have brought me. give the the strength to perservere and prioritize.
    please bless the other seekers on here as well.

  2. Dear Lord please help me find work. Help me to have peace of mind and give me direction in life. Bless my husband with good health and keep him in employment. Bring love and peace in our lives especially from his family. I pray for the person who has caused all our hurt and pain to find love and forgiveness in their hearts. Thank you for my beautiful children and may they always be safe. Amen

  3. Dear Lord, Blessed Mother, and st jude. Please give my son. Wisdom, faith, Love and guidance. He is going to take a class and start teaching. I pray for wisdom an guidance that this is what he is supposed to do. That he will not have any depression and anxiety issues. He has been off of meds for 2 months and is doing very well
    He over medicated 3 times. Please keep him safe.

  4. Dear St Joseph, please help us in this very difficult situation, I need a good job so I can get out of this financial hole that I find myself in, I’m expecting a baby and I don’t have a job and soon without a place to live, I’m having a lot a problems with my boyfriend due to our financial situation. please St Joseph don’t let me loose my hope and help me to a find a good job ….Thanks

  5. I have never prayed to St. Joseph, but feel drawn to him at this time.
    I started a novena because I am torn with so many things in my life. I am hoping to find clarity in what direction I need to go in. I am very unhappy with my job and need a stable home for my family. My finances are very tight and changing jobs may make things worse. Although I need to find peace and happiness. I pray for guidance, protection for me and my family, and opportunities to find a home and a job.

  6. Dear St. Joseph,
    Pray for the ill and the suffering. I am grateful for all that I have and continue to get. I visit the St. Joseph Oratory, here in Montreal where I live very often and find peace every time I go.
    St. Joseph, I ask that you continue to look over my husband and pray for his health and continued work opportunities. I also ask that you look over my daughter and pray for guidance in her path of studies and relationship. I am forever grateful to have you in my life and in my home. Pray for my family and friends for work, health and peace. Amen.
    Thank you St. Joseph ヅ

  7. Dear St. Joseph,
    Please help our family! As our family continues to grow, number 10 on the way, please help provide us with the means necessary to keep them in Catholic schools to have them continue on their faith journey. Help with the sale of our home as we face foreclosure. Please help with a new job for my husband that is more rewarding monetarily and will help him grow in his faith. Please watch over my older children that have boyfriends for too long that they may choose marriage sooner than later. Thank you for your protection!!

  8. Dear St. Joseph, please help our family, It is broken and we need your guidance. Please give strength to the one that needs to do the right thing, patience and forgiveness to others. We thank you for all that you have done for us. Thanks be to GOD.
    Also, please give my husband peace in his job. Help him to get through this difficult time in every possible way. Thank you

  9. Morning

    I would like to pray for wisdom,acceptency of things when they happen in my life(espiecially bad things).To be a good example to my kids and be able to provide for them since i am a single parent.

    To be a strong catholic and be proud about my religion,to learn to be joyful in all situation.To love my GOD with all my heart,body and soul.To learn to trust God with all my heart since he is the maker of all things

  10. Praying for career guidance and that God our Heavenly Father will provide what is necessary, and in accordance with His will for me and my family.

  11. Praying for the sale of our home. We had an offer after I prayed the nine day novena, but the buyer was known to be dishonest and unethical. I was apprehensive. I prayed for protection from thieves and robbers and they withdrew their offer at midnight on Saturday. I am beginning another nine day novena to St. Joseph. I start a new job in another state on August 18 which I am very excited and happy for this blessing. We also need to find a new home.

  12. Dear St. Joseph, protector and provider of the holy family, as I abandon everything up to the Immaculate Heart of Our Blessed Mother and to the Sacred Heart of Our loving Lord Jesus, I reach out to you for your holy intercession during these emotionally and financially tough times for me and my family. Pray for me, my wife, and my boys that we may be made worthy to receive the promises of Christ. Amen.

  13. St Joseph please give my daughter the confidence and ability to get there through her 2 interviews today. Please open the hearts of those interviewing that they see her ability and have faith in her to hire her.
    Thank you & Amen!

  14. St. Joseph please help me obtain my prayers to our God
    almighty, our house was torn down by the strong typhoon, and we don’t have enough money to re-build it, we’re also burdened we so many debts, please please help us. AMEN

  15. Dear St. Joseph, Please give my daughter the confidence that she needs for her 3 interviews today. Please open the hearts of those who are interviewing, that they believe in her and give her the opportunity to be hired. Thank you and Amen.