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. St Joseph,I place my prayers and my family in your safe hands and pray for your intercession.Please watch over us.Thamkyou.x

  2. St. Joseph, please pray with me and intercede with God Almighty for me. I need an apartment, God knows my need. Amen

  3. St. Joseph, the patron of workers and aspirants, please hear my heart’s desire. Intercede with Mary and Jesus to hear my prayers.. not only for myself and family, but for His greater glory.. Give me the courage, wisdome amd humilty to accept his will, his plans, his ways..his time;
    If it is his will, let it be done. St. Joseph, pray for us! Amen.

  4. Dear St Joseph. You promised to “expect miracles” you did! !! You sold the house within 2 months. Many obstacles. But it is sold. Please watch over the payments, and allow for a prompt full payment sooner than later. Thank You St Joseph.
    Guard over our family. Assist in my job. Guard my granddaughter from any and all evil not to come near her.
    St Joseph be my guardian as head of this family. Intervene in us for good loving relationships.

  5. St Joseph,I place my family and my prayers in your safe hands and ask for your loving intercession.Please watch over us,stay close to us and pray please for all the sick and elderly and those in hospital. Thankyou.x

  6. St Joseph,into your loving arms I place my family.Please watch over us,please stay close to us and all who call on you.Thankyou.x

  7. Dear St Joseph, I love and admire you for your humility, your love for our Lord Jesus and for being the faithful husband to our Mother Mary. I need your prayers, bless me with favors from the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Pray for me to have favors from my supervisors A.M, T.H B.M, A.G and all, the human resources decision makers to have hearts to help me, and the human services department to approve my FMLA without any question. Pray for the Doctors, Nurses, physical therapists to take good care of my sister Jenna. Miracles of Chris Jesus shower Jenna with your blessings, love, affection, make connections for Jenna at the reeducation hospital. May God send her Angels as hospital workers to take care of Jenna!
    Pray for the complete healing of Jenna, pray for Jenna to recover her strenght on her right leg and arm, her speech, her memory and more!
    Pray for Jenna to be welcomed with love, nurturing and healing hands at the reeducation center. Oh Dear St Joseph look over Jenna ask Jesus to have merci on my baby sister Jenna! Please pray for my safe travel back home and at work let be find love,and a great welcome.
    Oh father Joseph, bless me with a husband that you would approve for me. Bless me with favors at work, promotion, new opportunities, and my graduate school.
    Please bless me with 2 tenants who are full time students-workers. Oh please intercede for me for financial abundance. New furniture, new window, and an uncluttered house, car, and mind. Pray for my whole family, Amy, Sam, included.
    Lord we pray all this in the name of the Father, Son and Holly Spirit.
    Lord hear our prayers.

  8. please pray for speedy recovery for employment I desperately need God’s help please pray with me Thank You and God Bless Amen.

  9. St Joseph,please watch over my family.I place my prayers in your loving hands and ask for your intercession.Please pray for the sick and elderly and all who need your prayers.Thankyou.x

  10. St Joseph,Thankyou for all that you do for us.Please pray for the boys,keep them safe,healthy,happy,send them loving and loyal friends and family.I place all my prayers in your safe and loving hands.x

  11. Loving St Joseph,please hear my prayer.Thankyou for all that you do for us,please stay close to my family and to all who need your intercession.x

  12. Good morning Dear All,
    I would like to thank you all for your prayers during St Joseph Novena. Our prayers got an answer. During 6 months I was jobless. On the last date prayer of this Novena, I got a job and I signed my contract… I was so exited!
    The Lord has answered my prayers… I will sing praises to Him.

    To you Brothers and Sisters, Please keep your faith in God

  13. Shoulder Wound of Jesus Christ

    Shoulder Wound of Jesus Christ
    Can be said once for serious emergencies, NEVER known to fail…
    Oh loving Jesus, meek lamb of God, I a miserable sinner salute and worship the most sacred wound of Thy Shoulder, On which Thou didst bear Thy heavy cross, which so tore Thy flesh and laid Thy bones as to inflict an anguish greater than any other wound of Thy most Blessed Body.
    I adore Thee, Oh Jesus most sorrowful, I praise and glorify Thee, and give thankfully to thee for this most Holy and sacred and painful wound, beseeching Thee by that exceeding pain, and by the crushing burden of Thy heavy Cross to be merciful to me on towards Heaven along the way of Thy Cross.(Mention Petition). Amen to all. This prayer will NEVER fail! Publication MUST happen immediately after prayer. Note from Donor: for a speedy help any situation. To bring you closer to Jesus. For urgent causes.

    People who use this prayer say, This is a powerful prayer–Have complete faith in God’s promise to grant all that you ask through it. Unfailing, Efficacious, Effective.

    * This most powerful prayer must be said for requests and most urgent help. After you have said it and asked for you requests – This Prayer must be published.

    • I pray for my daughter and her husband, that they can find the love that God have endured in them. Give them the strength and bless them with the love of the father, let them be open, honest and respectful to one another. Let them love unconditionally and be silly. Give them hope, love, pride, joy and not be so tense. Show them how to love and come together and not be so negative. Jesus I place my family in your hands, because I know you will take care of them.

      Thank you for your love,

  14. St Joseph,please hear my prayer,please intercede for us.I place my family and friends in your loving hands and pray please for your intercession.thankyou for listening.x

  15. Dear St Joseph Pillar of all families, pray for my family. –Pray for complete healing for Jenna
    -Pray for my peace of mind, no more worries,
    – Pray for my new professional opportunities
    – Pray for new doors to open up for me, for me to recognize them and walk through with confidence
    – pray for my promotion
    – pray for my financial brake through, abundance
    – pray for me to get 2 tenants full time workers who are students, who work all day, pay their full deposit and rent on time.
    – pray for my safe return home to a welcoming home and work place.
    -Pray for God to bless me with an exceptional husband
    -pray for my unconditional Faith in our Lord and savior Jesus Chris.
    -Pray for my sister Amy to get a promotion closer to her home and separate her from her adultorer boss for ever!ask God to show Amy the truth about her relationship with her boss M. Who is using her.
    -pray for my nephew Sam to get his residency paper and to be humble and responsible with his life.
    -Pray for my plane ticket to be complete, for an upgraded seat on the plane for miraculous encounters with my new connections and helpers, a safe and joyeuse flight home for me.
    We pray all this in the name of the Father the Son and the Holly Spirit.
    St Joseph I beg of you please pray to the Heart of Jesus for me, thank you.
    Lord hear our prayers. Amen!

  16. Loving St Joseph,please will you intercede for us,please watch over us.I place my prayers in your safe hands and pray for your intercession.Thankyou.x

  17. Dear St. Joseph,
    I come to you with a heavy heart and ask that you please intercede for God to:
    Help and bless my husband & I with better jobs.
    Bless us both with favors at our place of employment. Bless my family and my mother with health.
    Especially my dear mother, St. Joseph, I’m asking you to please keep us in your merciful grace and intercession. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

  18. st joseph you are a saint i want your urgent help that my daughter feel very hungry she cant control herself pl give your power and reduce her atleast 30 kil weight and concentrate in her studies and dont give any thoughts of film stars pl help her and slim i am her mother i want my child to be slim and thin and make her happy life and give her a good job to do something in her life and make her understand not to eat much pl keep her in a diet i trust you god i am waiting for the day to come and i bless you that you have done my child well pl make her study and pass in this exam this is last chance i had got for her an admission whenever she is alone protect her from evil spirit

  19. Loving St Joseph, I place my prayers in your safe hands and pray for your merciful intercession.Please watch over my family.Thankyou.x

  20. St Joseph most faithful pray me and my family
    Please intercede for God to:
    Heal my sister Jenna completely
    To bless me with favors at my work
    To bless me with 2 great students or full time workers for tenants before September 1st who will pay deposits and their rents on time!
    To bless me to organize my house and get ride of all unnecessary things! To fix my AC system to grant me new windows before winter!
    To bless me with financial freedom and security
    To bless me with an Exceptional husband to your image St Joseph husband to Mary stepfather to Christ Jesus.
    Ask God to grant me miraculous blessings indeed.
    Please intercede for my nephew Sam to get his residency,be humble, respect and take good care of his mother Jenna. Pray for my health, my peace of mind, my courage and Pray for God to give me wisdom and speak for me in all situations particularly at work. Amen!
    Lord hear our prayers!

  21. I buried the statue of St.Joseph in the garden of the house I was bidding for and said the Novena and I got the house. I have also prayed to St.Joseph in times of great difficulties and he has helped me solve my problems.

  22. Loving St Joseph,please hear my prayers,please intercede for us.I place my prayers,my family and friends in your safe hands and pray daily for your merciful intercession.Please keep us safe,healthy,happy,please stay close to us always.Thankyou.x