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. Thanks to St. Joseph for bringing me a job offer and hearing prayers.

    StJoseph never leave my side. Please continue to hear plea for other serious issues in my life.

    Thanks be to God.

  2. Thank you St. Joseph for praying and asking God for the healing of my son, Jac, who HAD cancer, today he was declared to be CANCER FREE. I will be eternally grateful to all who prayed along with me for him. God bless all of you.

    Grateful Mom

  3. St.Joseph thank you for my current job, Thank you for i believe i have now served the purpose you willed me to serve at my current job. I now humbly bring my prayer request for a new job before you, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to interview with my dream employer yesterday. I pray that your favor will be upon me as i wait for their feedback and i will be the successful candidate for the position. I pray this believing and fully trusting it shall be so. Amen and Amen.

  4. Thank you, most Holy Saint Joseph. My daughter moved 1000 miles for a job, only yo be let go after 2 mths. St Joseph answered my prayers for her, within 3 weeks she has a new job with more potential for advancement, better salary and working environment. Saint Joseph you never fail to help your family.

  5. I pray my Gandaughter gets out of this relationship and the young man gets the help he needs. Please help her to pass her exam.

  6. Thank you St. Joseph for all your wonderful blessings in my life. Thank you for my family, good health, for the country I live in and all the gifts of life. Thank you for helping me find a job and settle in well in my workplace. Please help me to carry out my job responsibilities diligently, conscientiously and to the best of my ability. Let me not face any problems at work or lose my job. Thank you St. Joseph for your intercession.

  7. I pray that my future husband would embrace his love for God, and role as head of our household. I pray that he love, honor, respect and be uplifted through his love for God and me. I pray that I would be an honorable and precious gift to him. ..Proverbs 31 wife. I request that he love, support and protect my child as his own following the example of Joseph. May he be uplifted all the days of his life for the gift he is. May we always support, love, honor him – and pray on his behalf. I plea St. Joseph that you intercede and prepare his heart to receive our gift of true love, feeling and friendship. May the angels place us before each other to share a life of faith, partnership and prosperity that the world would see the beauty of god’s greatness reflected in our marriage. Lord send him soon my heart is open to give and receive his love. May we have a love that is true and stands the test of all time. I need a partner to build this future with and I choose to give of myself completely in faith. Please Do not delay. Amen

  8. St. Joseph,
    Please open the doors to a permanent teaching position within my current building. I am happy with the staff and the students I work with, but just need the financial and job stability to go along with it. Thank you St. Joseph.

    Amen

  9. thank you Lord for giving my husband a nice job. St. Joseph please help me to find a nice job that I deserved. I really need in order for me and my husband survive in this foreign land. His salary are not enough to cover all our expenses and needs. I pray that the Lord wil give us more strength to face all the challenges that we are facing right now. I pray and I pray that peace and love will always remain for us…

  10. St Joseph, help us in our urgent need.
    we as parent ask you. I put before you my sons school, his health and my husbands job.
    Safe guard MY HUSBAND’S JOB. WE NEED TO SURVICE, TO KEEP OUR SON IN SCHOOL, HE IS JUST A LITTLE CHILD AND HE NEED OUR SUPPORT IN HIS EARLY YEARS OF SCHOOLING, TO STAY IN THIS COUNTRY, FOR THE HOUSE RENT, AND BILLS AND MANY MORE URGENT NEEDS.
    Where we will go now in the middle of the school year? How to survive in this foreign land without job and finances and a child to take care?
    Help the people in USA to cut down on their lavish spending, while we struggle to make the ends meet with great difficulties. Wash away the back stabbers from my husband workplace. Instruct Steve and other members to continue in this UAE office. Knock at the doors of their heart St Anthony and melt in favor of my husband job sustainability considering my SON’s need.
    Clean all the evil that surrounds us like jealousy, selfishness, greed and back stabbing from the people whom my husband is associated with, cleanse and purify our surrounding all around the world AMEN.

  11. I pray that my daughter will get back to good health and will get a job that inspires and motivates her.I. pray that she finds faith and stays close to God .Ipray for my children to do well in studies and my son to get a job when he graduates in May. Help us to reunite as a strong family and praise God always , Amen

  12. St Joseph, please help my son for a good job. Keep my other son out of jail. Pray for all my dons to return to their Catholic faith and for my husbands health and grandson.

  13. Please pray for my husband he lost his job and we are both feel helpless and lost. He’s a good man. We pray and pray. He was wrongly let go. My husbands depressed. I’m so anxious and worried. Please help us I beg! Amen

  14. I am a 53 year old woman who has found herself in dire straits. I have been married to a man (monster) who has stopped at nothing to wreak havoc in my life and the lives of my children. Recently, I learned of an affair he was having with the neighbor. She bought a house for them to move in together, but at the last minute, he backed out and begged my forgiveness. I was repulsed, to say the very least, and I am disgusted that I ever gave this person a moment of my time. I know that the reason he came back had nothing to do with me. This marriage was doomed right from the start and I have carried a mighty heavy load from all that he has done. I am a homemaker and have been throughout this horrendous relationship. I am desperately seeking employment and I am terrified at entering the workforce.(I’ve had some bad experiences) Please pray for me. I not only need a job, but I pray that I will make a peaceful and successful entrance into the workplace. I pray that this job, along with a much needed change from within me, will breathe new life back into me. I pray that I will be completely restored and healed from the devastation and tragedies of this relationship. I pray that my dignity and respect will be restored as I am and have been so ashamed of being associated with this person. I ask that God will bless me with a job/career that I can be completely gratified and fulfilled with. I thank God that my children are grown and are such beautiful people and contributing members of society. I pray for their success as well as they go through life for they have certainly earned it. I have so many regrets and I can’t afford anymore. I pray for a job that I will love. I pray for peace, happiness, good health, success and financial security all the days of my life. I pray to overcome all the issues from within as well as this relationship. My family members want desperately to see me happy and I want that, too! Thank you all for your prayers and may God bless you!

    • My heart goes out to you…I will pray for your healing and success on this difficult journey. I keep thinking of “footprints” and trust you are in his arms. Peace and love to you…

    • AG. I will pray that you find a fulfilling and financially stable job. I know he hurt you and pray you can find forgiveness for him and you. Release the shame and burden do you can receive your glory from God. says:

      I pray that my future husband would embrace his love for God, and role as head of our household. I pray that he love, honor, respect and be uplifted through his love for God and me. I pray that I would be an honorable and precious gift to him. ..Proverbs 31 wife. I request that he love, support and protect my child as his own following the example of Joseph. May he be uplifted all the days of his life for the gift he is. May we always support, love, honor him – and pray on his behalf. I plea St. Joseph that you intercede and prepare his heart to receive our gift of true love, feeling and friendship. May the angels place us before each other to share a life of faith, partnership and prosperity that the world would see the beauty of god’s greatness reflected in our marriage. Lord send him soon my heart is open to give and receive his love. May we have a love that is true and stands the test of all time. I need a partner to build this future with and I choose to give of myself completely in faith. Please Do not delay. Amen

  15. I have been without a job for more than two years I have been trying but nothing. I dont know where God wants me to be or to serve. I need guidance and direction. I have lost hope. I need peace in my life

  16. Please intercede for me St Joseph that I won’t loose my marriage I pray for love and peace please St Joseph stay inside my husband hart to love us always and please pray for my kids and for me to be kind and good leader in my family.

  17. Please pray for my organization to rise, this is to help women in very angle of our city. Our Empowering Women of San Antonio will also help women in recognition, abuse, business and much more. To bring them to our events and to become member to share their stories and for them to feel comfortable.

  18. St.Joseph intercede for me to God. I need a descent stable job.Im’tired of complaining and cursing. God let me see the worth of my life and education too. Amen

  19. Please intercede for me St. Joseph that I won’t lose my job due to lay offs at work. I’m currently pregnant, and in need of financial stability. Please give me peace

    Amen

  20. St. Joseph, patron of workers please pray for me to get an increment in my salary for this year. We really are in need of financial assistance. Thank you for all your blessings.

  21. Dear St. Joseph,
    I have always prayed to you thru out my life, I named my only son after you.
    He really needs your help St. Joseph he has stopped going to Church which really breaks my heart. Please please help him find his way back.

    Also my cousins daughter really needs a good job money is really tight. I don’t want them to lose their home as she has been out of work for 4 months now.

    In your goodness and kindness I beg you to intercede and help my son your name sake and my cousin in their dire needs, I am confident you will grant these favors.

  22. St. Joseph please pray for me to obtain employment and a successful business that is positive and beneficial. Please continue to pray for protection and peace for my self and my family in the natural and the supernatural. Thanks for all your prayers and intercession. Thank god for the favor in my life, continue to bless me and my family and all others with financial victory. End the enemy’s. Amen. Thanks Be To GOD

  23. Dear St. Joseph, please pray my daughter find the right job for her that is close to home and will help her financially. The one she has is harming her physical, mentally and financially. Plus it’s an hour drive away. I ask this in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

  24. I pray for a person i know.

    Forgiveness will be found at somepoint although there will be no reset button.
    I pray z understands and accepts that and is able to learn from all this and find a way to truly serve God and find peace.
    Amen

  25. Saint Joseph.

    Please help my parents move from their current location which is tearing them down. Help them to be strong and to guide us all in the right direction financially, in order to help find a home we can all feel happy and secure in. Give them strength & hope during the meantime, that things will improve in the near future for them both.

    Never a pray has been ignored but never have I asked for such a request.

    Faithfully,
    M♡S

  26. Tonight my husband, son, daughter in law and myself buried a statue of St Joseph. My son is putting up his townhome up for sale thus Sunday. We are asking St. Joseph to please bless us with a buyer as soon as possible. Thank you God The a Father, God The Son and God The Holy Spirit.

  27. St. Joseph please watch over me and my family I have been in this job of mines for 3 plus year as a contract worker. With 5 days on and 5 days off. St. Things that I may have to do to get regular the Good Lord know I don not want to do it. I need your help lord that they would get the finances so that I can fill this spot so I can be in a better financial position in Jesus name Amen

  28. Hello All prayer warriors

    St Joseph I pray for my husband Julian to get a job. He has been out of work since December 2015, we are positive that God will grant him the desire of his heart, with the right salary and the right location.

    In his Holy name I pray with thanksgiving in my heart. Amen

  29. Please St Joseph do not stop intercede on behalf of my daughter so she can finally finds the job she is looking for. She has her nursing license but still unable to find a job. I pray to you!!!

  30. Dearest st. Joseph send me a good kind and loving man please who I can love and marry .. I am ready to be a good wife so please send me a good husband this year.
    Thank you.

  31. St Joseph please pray for my son to fine a job. If it is the Holy will of God may he fine the job suited for his qualifications . Thank you God for givings us St Joseph as a great saint in your Holy will I pray.
    Amen.

  32. St.Joseph
    I pray that you will help us sell our house as it has been on sale for year and a half. Please send the right buyer at the right time. Help us to remain patient and content during the selling process and to seek God’s will in this matter. Thank you God for giving us St. Joseph as a role model for humility, patience and obedience to Your will.

  33. Dearest St Joseph, you know I have a deep devotion to you, so I have confidence in asking you for help.
    Please help my daughter get a job soon, if it be the holy will of God. She has been trying, but you and I know times are hard. Please help. Thank you in advance.

  34. Dear St. Joseph please intercede on my behalf to your son our Lord to help me find a job. It is my desire to pay back the debt that I have incurred and to not have to be financially dependent on others. I’m thankful for all of the previous blessings bestowed on me.

  35. St. Joseph please watch over our family and help our son find a good job and watch over our granddaughter and help her make the right decisions. We pray!

  36. Thank you St. Joseph for helping me find a job. I was unemployed for three months. I started the novena, and soon after found a very good job. St. Joseph please help to succeed in my new job. Please continue to bless me and my family. I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen

  37. St. Joseph, please intercede in hearing my prayer for employment for my husband. Thank you for all prayers answered and for the many blessings I already have in my life!

  38. Dear Saint Joseph, I am in need of a shop for my business and also some money to pay for the rent. I ask for your intercession in getting this done.