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. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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”

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.


  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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