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,
    Please intercede to our heavenly Father for my daughter and her needs. You know how much my daughter is struggling. Please help her get this job she has applied for in her field. She has so many difficulties in life physically, emotionally and financially. This job will relieve her and my husband from so much grief.

  2. Dear St Joseph,
    Please help my husband find a new job that will allow him to live up to his potential and support our family the way he truly wants and needs to. We are under a lot of financial pressure which is causing a strain on our marriage. Please help us find relief and peace. Thank you in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  3. St Joseph I am desperate for you to answer my prayer that we will Sell our land very quickly in order to relieve us of the terrible financial pressure we are under. StJoseph Please hear my prayer Thank you

  4. Dearest St Joseph- I thank you for answered prayers and I ask you for your intercession on behalf of my daughter Vicki. She has been searching for weeks for an apt in her relocated job area- 3000 miles from home. Please keep her safe and guide her with wisdom and help her find a nice apt in a safe neighborhood with a nice roommate. She is growing increasingly frustrated- please calm her anxiety and help her succeed in her search. Amen

  5. Hello Everyone.

    I am Nora Binte Lim living in Singapore,i lost my husband 2yrs ago and everything got so hard for me and my 3kids,i felt so confuse because i have no helper and our home is about to face foreclosure and a friend introduce me to a kind lender in South Africa online and to God be the glory he approved a loan of SGD40,000 to me and now and i am doing business and my family is happy again,if you need a loan please contact him today via fidelityloanfinance(at)financier(dot)com and get your loan with a good and flexible repayment in monthly basis,i wish you the best of luck.

  6. Please help my husband find a job he has been working for 6 months and afraid his last employer won’t give him a good reference for they mistreated my husband and fired him! Please give the opportunity for employment that is fair and suitable for him! My husband is hard worker and is feeling anxious about this and his finances! Thank you very much!

  7. Please St. Joseph help my husband Richard find a job soon we are starting to get very worried, he has put out many resumes in 2 months. Please St. Joseph intercede and help him find a job soon, in Jesus name.

  8. Just finished my novena to Saint Joseph . I prayed for my brother Patrice who suffer with severe autism, asthma, epilepsy and a retinal disease. Patrice can be physically aggressive sometimes. My testimonial is that ever since praying this novena, Patrice has been calmer and less aggressive. Thank you St. Joseph for interceding to God. I can tell that Jesus is working!

  9. Dear saint joseph,
    I am praying for reform in my life and relationship with my husband. I feel me life a full mess as anything I do becomes however my good intentions is received negatively by my husband who inturn vents his anger on me. He abuses me and even beats me and tells me I am useless and cannot reform or do anything meaningful in my life. this has stressed me so much as no matter how I try things always turn out negatively making me see truly am useless. My marriage is on the rocks and at the moment we are not even in talking terms. he has hot temper and even a slight mistake will make him shout, abuse and even physically assault me making me live in fear. I can confess that I feel more comfortable when he is away. I am tired of living like this and I urge you my foster father to intercede for me before Jesus and come to my rescue. I will be forever grateful to you for your rescue. Please pray for me and I believe all will be well as I started praying this novena.

  10. Dear St. Joseph,
    I humbly pray for you to intercede on behalf of my boyfriend. Please help him to find a steady job. We are both stressed & he is so distraught that he is unable to support our family. Dear St. Joseph patron saint of workers I asked for your help in this time of need. Thank you.

  11. We pray that our Lord will bless Craig with a good and steady job.
    Lord we need your intercession and mercy to help Craig who is in need urgently for work.
    We ask this in the precious blood of Jesus Amen

  12. Dear St. Joseph,
    I come to you with two prayer request. I humbly and urgently need your help for Catrina and Andre. Catrina is working as a nurse in icu to bring glory to God. But she is being met with resistance. Jesus we need for her to get more detail training. We come to you Saint Joseph to go before Jesus to ask for help. Andre needs his immigration paper work to come in the mail before Monday. So, he can start his resident program.
    I asked for for help Saint Joseph for my two friends.

  13. Please help the company my husband works for get more work and for my husband to keep his job and not get laid off. They laid off many people this week and unless new jobs come in, more layoffs will occur. My husband just wants to work a few more years. Please help him and help the company he works for. Thank you, St. Joseph, for the many miracles in my life that have come about through your intercession.

  14. Saint Joseph I had an interview today for a job that will completely change my life for the better. This job is so important for myself and my family. Please assist me in God and help me to get this job I need your help. I trust you will look over me. I am emotionally drained from rejection. thank you Saint Joseph

  15. Dear st.Joseph
    Patron saint of workers
    I pray you intercede for me to get a job that will bring joy peace and commitment to what i do… may i be shortlisted for the jobs i will be applying for and may i get the favour of being taken for the best job. Thank you st.joseph

  16. Dear St. Joseph,
    I humbly beseech you to intercede on my husband’s behalf, to help him find a job. I am so stressed, and I believe he is, too. I find it difficult to be loving toward him, and this is making our marriage fragile. Please help us, both.

  17. Dear St Joseph, please help me sell my home now, as soon as possible. I am having financial difficulties and it is so important to let go of this house and move on to a smaller home. Please help me through this difficult time that I am going through. I need your help St Joseph right now!🙏🙏🙏

  18. Dear Saint Joseph,
    I pray that you please help my with my phone interview, so that I may enter into the ARMY. This is my dream job, I promise you as I have promised God that I will devote my 4 years as a Chaplan’s Assistant. I have faith in my prayers, in God and in you. May Gods will be done, may you see the hardworking person I am so that I may serve God and my country.


  19. Thank you Lord for answering my prayers.
    Thank you for the Job Lord i start in September.
    Thank you for the home i receive the keys tomorrow in Jesus name.


  20. St. Joseph, I humbly ask for you intercession to help me to find employment. I have been struggling to even find a part time job. Please direct me where I need to be and help the right job to find me. Amen

  21. Dear St. Joseph

    I humbly pray that I am able to find a suitable job that will make me happy and allow me to care for my family and save our home. I promise to work hard and make myself worthy of your help.

  22. St Joseph I entrust my daughter’s and son-in-law’s future in your hands. You who were such a hard worker and good provider for your son Jesus, help my son-in-law find employment and assist them in having a family. Thank you St Joseph

  23. HOLY SAINT JOSEPH, you have been a very good, most loving, faithful and caring husband of MOTHER MARY. You have been a very good, most loving and caring father of JESUS. HOLY SAINT JOSEPH, I have been praying for a long time to get married to a husband like you, when will GOD answer me. How long must I wait. How long will my miserable pain end. When will I get married to my dream husband like you. Please never stop praying for me am humbly begging. May GOD’S Will be done. Amen!

  24. Thank you St. Joseph for your prayers in my behalf . I asked for your help and began the novena. We sold our home and were able to purchase one that suits our needs and frees me from the great financial stress I have lived under for a long time. now I ask you to assist in the sale of our son’s house. We ask that this will happen quickly and lead him to believe that you are the loving father and provider today as you were to Jesus and Mary.

  25. Dearest saint Joseph please I beg you to pray for my son who has an interview for a job on Tuesday I pray with all my strength that he will have a successful outcome and I plead for your fatherly intercession in Jesus name I ask it amen

  26. My pray request is that Saint Joseph, will pray for my finances ,that no one will ever be able to take my Granddaughter from me again. That he will lead Karlie back to me and Harlie. That God will deliver My daughter and son n law for ever. That he will put a wedge of protection around them and that girl and their so call friends. That he will heal my Son and teach him how to forgive. Help me with Harlie this school year that she will not be bad getting up for school with out screaming and crying about everything in the mornings . She had to get up at 5am to go to school.

  27. My husband has been out of work for the past month and a half. We are in desperate need of him getting a job, any job at this point. I started praying this novena three days ago. Please help us St. Joseph.

  28. Glorious St. Joseph marami pong slamat sa pagmmahal nyo po sa amin, akin pong idinadalangin na ako po ay inyong tulungan sa aking maga kahilingan, alam ko po na alam ninyo ang nais ng puso ko, kahabagan nyo po akong dumudulog at nakikiusap po sa inyo nawa’y iparating nyo po sa Panginoong Jesus at sa Ama ang aking pagsusumamo, wag nyo po akong kalilimutan sa inyong pagdarasal at isama nyo po ang aking kahilingan at ako po ay inyong laging smahan sa pagdarsal at akoy inyong idalangin sa Panginoon. Marami pong salamat Ama.. ..
    In the holy name Jesus Christ our salvation..


  29. Thank you Loving Saint Joseph for all the best of things happening in our family life. I know you are there always guiding and protecting us.Praise and Thanks to the best Father.

  30. I started this novena on 7/4 asking to find a home for me and my soon to be husband. We placed an offer on day 8 and found out today (day 9) that our offer was accepted!! Thank you, St. Joseph!

  31. Dear St Joseph please help me get the means or a way to grt free from my abusive husband You were a good husband and Father my children and myself did mot have that we have had a miserable life .please set us free of him he will come home drunk tonight and terrorise us we need help now

  32. Dear St. Joseph, please pray for my son Geoff that he will have success in his new job. Please ask that God takes his anxiety and fears from him and replaces them with peace and confidence. Please ask God to wrap him in his warm embrace and give him the ability to do well.

    Thank you and God bless everyone,

  33. St. Joseph our foster father, we humbly pray for employment of my daughter Motselisi Clara Liphoto to be employed with a better salary and placement, I would also humbly pray for financial assistance in my family in order to be able to renovate and make ends meet for the graduation of my beloved daughter, I thank God for being with her throughout her education, therefore I pray for more blessings.

  34. please st joseph ,save me and m son from humiliation today .

    please forgive us , please let them take the machine without comeback thanks my lord , my lady

  35. please st joseph ,save me and m son from humiliation today .

    please forgive us , please let them take the machine without comeback thanks my lord , my lady

  36. Dear St. Joseph, please pray for my daughter that she finds success at her new job in the finance department for a hospital. This job came about only with power of the previous novenas that I have said in the past. God bless this website, all those who support it, and those in need of prayers.

  37. Please pray to sell our house.
    It’s been on the market for almost one year
    We rented it a week ago and he is the tenant from hell
    He is extremely difficult and will not let anyone in to show the house
    He is a prosecutor and using the law to his advantage and bulling us!
    Please pray for us!!! We don’t need this extra stress

    Rosemarie Sardina

  38. For the previous comments from ed
    God bless you always in your heartache the lord is close to the broken hearted peace to you in gods name

  39. Please pray for me and my family that we sell our home quickly as I transition into a new career and city. Please pray that we are guided in God’s love and his intentions for our lives. May we do good work, touch many lives and support all we can. Amen

  40. Dear St Joseph
    pray for me for Grace and wisdom as i venture into the business of trasport. Help me look for a person who is honesty , responsible and cooperative and that my business will be successful according to my plans in Jesus’ name.

  41. I have been praying the novenas since I filed for divorce. The last 6 months have been filled with anger, sadness, despair, and fear. I kept on praying and God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, mother Mary, father Joseph and all the angels and saints were protecting me. Although my trials continue, I have peace and so many amazing blessings have come my way. Every time the enemy tries to destroy me I breakdown. But this time I break down in prayer. Like a miracle, peace over takes my body. The problem is still there, but I feel different. Peace. It is hard to explain. Do not give up. Continue praying. God is good all the time and all the time God is good. God bless you all and I pray your prayers are answered. Praise and thanks always. Amen.

  42. St Joseph please answer my prayers for my family’s financial needs, health issues, and for spiritual growth. Thank you!
    This is a beautiful Novena. St Joseph thank you for the blessing of peace. Amen

  43. My husband was let go from his company just a little over two weeks ago. I honestly don’t pray that often, but I immediately felt the motivation to pray this novena (also started a second St. Joseph novena from another website) in the hopes of helping my husband find employment again. I thought maybe if he doesn’t get a job right away, it’ll be okay – at least I’d be closer to God again. But after the ninth day (end of novena), my husband received a job offer! It was absolutely miraculous! This novena is powerful! Thank you so much St. Joseph for listening to my petitions even if deep inside I feel I don’t deserve such blessings… Thank you Jesus for not giving up on us. Amen.

  44. i pray for the fruit of the womb
    i pray for that miracle job and
    business opportunities
    i pray for good health,divine love
    and favour,all this and many more
    in Jesus Mighty Name,Amen Amen
    and Amen.

  45. Dear St Joseph you were the perfect husband and father please help me and my children . We are being tortured by an evil husband and father we are im despair we get no peace whatsoever please help us get away from him ..

  46. Dear St Joseph
    Pray for my family’s happiness and health.
    Interven into the person i borrowed the money that he pay back my money according to the agreement. St Joseph Pray also for success in my businesses in Jesus’ name

  47. Thank you Jesus for St.Joseph.Please hoin us in committing to prayers, my husband’s wait to be called for a job he got interviewed last week.We are from minority group and I don’t want this position to be denied him because of his origin.

    Kindly pray that as I type, the HR and all parties concerned will hasten up to pick the phone and call my husband Mr.SK.

    God bless you.Amen

  48. My nickname is Dakota, I have been praying for a full time job, and that my ex husband will not disturb me, and for the end of all abortions

  49. i pray for the fruit of the womb
    i pray for that miracle job and business opportunities
    i pray for good health,divine love and favour,all this and many more in Jesus Mighty Name,Amen Amen and Amen.

  50. Dear St. Joseph,
    Please help me and my family. I pray that the job can call my husband for an interview and he can get the job so he can provide for our 2 children and I. I am very sick and unable to work. I pray that we can provide a great future for our kids. Right now we are struggling with no income. I put everything in hands. And I believe better days are coming for us and we will be financially stable. Thank You for listening to my prayer.

  51. i pray for that miracle job,that i will be called to resume immediately, i also pray for the fruit of the womb,that God blesses my womb with bundles of joy (twins/triplet).i pray for direction,divine favour and blessing upon my life,my husband’s and my family.i pray that my marriage cones to pass in Jesus Mighty Name i pray.Amen Amen and Amen

  52. Dear Saint Joseph, thank you to you and God for all prayers answered, blessings and miracles. Please pray for me Saint Joseph, please for this widow and single mother to legally receive the UIF payments which belong to me by Divine Right. Please pray for me that the UIF process progresses in a kind, loving, peaceful, harmonious, effortless, easy and smooth manner according to God’s desire – and also that the Dept of Labour pays me whilst I am unemployed but creating & building my website / business which shall promote God and enable me to serve as an ambassador to/for God. Please also pray for Divine Intercession in order that God helps me / guides me & leads me in regards to the creation and building of the business and website.
    Please Saint Joseph please pray to God that my website / business is anointed with God’s favour/blessings and that it is Divinely prosperous and Divinely successful and that same promotes all glory, dedication and devotion to God for all eternity. Please help me ? Thank you to all for your intercession Saint Joseph, thank you God for healing and helping in this situation. Amen

    [Thursday, 30th June 2016]

    Thank you for praying for me – God bless you and your loved ones, amen

  53. Dear Saint Joseph, thank you to you and God for all past prayers answered and miracles. Please pray for me Saint Joseph, please for this widow and single mother to legally receive the UIF payments which belong to me by Divine Right. Please pray for me that the process goes peacefully, effortlessly, easily, smoothly and harmoniously and that the Dept of Labour pays me whilst I am unemployed but building my website / business to promote God and to be an ambassador for God. Please help me ? Thank you to all for your intercession Saint Joseph, thank you God for healing and helping in this situation. Amen

  54. Thankful for the many opportunities that have come my way recently. I know so many are struggling these days with unemployment. Please help me make the best decision for my family so that we can be happy and provided for. Praying to start a path that will solidify us and bring us closer together. Thank you!

  55. Please pray To St Joseph’s for the desires of my heart to be filled especially for new employment opportunity, and to be reunited this year with my exhusband for ever.

  56. In the name of the heavenly father and St Joseph, I bow down in prayer and ask others to help pray with me in finding employment to help my family, to strengthen my spirit through my depression and protect me from evil.

    May my prayers be extend also to the sick,depressed,faithless,poor,bitter,unhappy and to all those that praise the Lord.


  57. I’m the name of the heavenly father and St Joseph, I bow down in prayer and ask others to help pray with me in finding employment to help my family, to strengthen my spirit through my depression and protect me from evil.

    May my prayers be extend also to the sick,depressed,faithless,poor,bitter,unhappy and to all those that praise the Lord.