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. Please pray for me SAINT JOSEPH, am still waiting and ready to get married especially this year. Please send me an honest husband like you. Please day don’t forget me, am terribly lonely. Amen

  2. St Joseph,
    Please intercede for us. I pray that my husband finds a job soon, so that he can share his gifts and support us, his family.

  3. St Joseph, I have been praying since January to hear my prayers for a successful career.
    I am asking now for confidence and to be happy with the life I have.

  4. After praying to St.Josef, and having his blessed statue on my windowsill. It took only one week to sell my house .
    And I got a very fair price .
    Feeling very blessed by St Josef .

  5. DEAREST HOLY SAINT JOSEPH, A VERY CARING AND LOVING SPOUSE OF THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN, am begging, humbly asking, crying and praying day and night to GOD to send me an honest husband like you this year. Please never stop praying for me, because one day GOD will bless me with my dream husband, beautiful and healthy kids through your holy prayers. Amen

  6. SAINT JOSEPH, please pray for me to get married this year to a faithful, loving husband like you. Please send me a white Catholic husband who will make me happy till death separate us. Am humbly asking for the happy family, beautiful and healthy kids. Please don’t stop praying for me am waiting. Amen

  7. Please God grant my husband work in his field in the city where we live. Without work he is falling into despair. St. Joseph please intercede for us.

  8. Thank you for prayers answered. Praying for my brother and he got a job and starts tomorrow. Praying that he finally and permanently gets his life on the right track.

  9. St.Joseph pray for my family. Help to guide me in the right direction to get on my feet so that I may continue to support my family as I have done so in the past.

  10. St. Joseph, please intercede for humility, purity, trust in God, faithfulness, and preparedness, in me, my family, my group, and all of our future spouses. Please also intercede for the healing, recovery, and the breaking of addiction in D.

  11. Thank you St. Joseph for intercepting on my behalf and blessings me with a new job. Thank you God, I started this novena and on just the 2nd day I received a call for interview. I completed the novena and got the official offer for the job 3 days after finishing the novena! Before this I had been working a very stressful job that caused me anxiety issues and there was no work/family balance. I worked every weekend for years. I prayed to get a full time job with no stress and benefits and weekends off so I can be with my family on Sundays. Thank you St. Joseph for answering my prayers.

  12. Thank you St. Joseph for granting my prayer!

    I simply asked that I may keep my teaching position for next year. I asked in all faith and humility and you were gracious enough to present my request to the lord! Thank you St.Joseph!

    I love you!

  13. St Joseph please pray for my son that he will be able to find a good paying job with benefits, so that he can feel good about himself again. I pray to you every night and hope that you will bless us with your help.

  14. Please St. Joseph answer my pray to not let the insurance company total my daughters car. Please let them fix her car we do not have the money to buy another car. Please Please St Joseph here my pray.


  15. please pray for me that they will find a good treatment to cure me.
    Saint Joseph please hear my prayer. amen

  16. Dear Saint Joseph, I pray to you to intercide for my husband Momo . He is very ill and his health is deteriorating. Please pray for peace within him, to spend the rest of his life getting close to Jesus to be fully prepared when the time comes , to leave this place in peace and find his place in heaven.
    Dear Lord, help me as a wife to cary my cross till the end, when I foll assist me to get up , make me strong to endure all the burdens.
    Help my children M, B and N in this hard time, guide them, protect them , when they get lost, return the and show them the right way. Dear Saint Joseph, I put my children in your trust , I believe in you , I love you.

  17. Blessed St Joseph please intercede for a healing of my brain tumor. Please for the sake of my family intercede with a miracle

  18. am humbly asking for the Holy Sacrament of Marriage this year and help me to work hard so that I can open my own business. Please, please pray for me Saint Joseph. Amen!

  19. Please St Joseph guide us down the right path. Give us signs of what we should do. Somethings are hard for us to understand lately. Be with us.

  20. To all the souls out there asking for prayers I pray God will answer you through intercession of St Joseph and the communion of saints , padre pio said pray hope and don’t worry God is merciful and knows your situation trust in God alone . peace to you all

  21. St Joseph please pray for my daughter that had lost her job two months ago, We pray that she will be able to find a good paying job with benefits, so that she can feel good about herself again. I pray to you every night and hope that you will bless us with your help.

  22. Thanks be to God. Through the intercession of St. Joseph I got the confirmation to make me a permanent employee in my company on the last day of novena.

  23. BELOVED SAINT JOSEPH, am wondering when will I get married, my daily question. am feeling very weak, I have no strength, my heart pains everyday. am crying and praying day and night. am terribly lonely, but am not interested in having relationships because am involved with the wrong guys. am always hurt and trust no one. SAINT JOSEPH, please don’t stop praying for me. am really asking for a true and honest husband like you. please, please, please help me am begging you. Amen

  24. St Joseph,please get me an apartment. Nothing I seem to do brings me any luck. Please, please St Joseph don’t leave me homeless after dad dies and my brother puts our house on the market. Help me to be humble and just like you are if these virtues will bring me luck.

  25. SAINT JOSEPH, an honest and truly loving husband of MY MOTHER MARY, am terribly feeling lonely. the guy I truly love and trusted ignored me and hate me because he cheated me. I thank you and GOD that my heart is healed. now am asking you to send me an honest and truly loving husband like you. am humbly asking to get married this year. please, please, please never stop praying for me, please don’t forget me. am asking for the Holy Sacrament of Marriage, happy family, beautiful and healthy kids. am very humbled. Amen!

  26. SAINT JOSEPH, please pray for me. am humbly waiting for my husband. please am asking for the marriage this year. amen!

  27. St.Joseph helped me to sell my house before it would have gone into foreclosure because I could not afford to pay the mortgage and helped me to find another house which I could afford to buy out in cash thus helping me to not have to pay mortgage again. I continue to pray to st Joseph as my patron saint I pray to him for anything . St Joseph has always helped me. Blessed be St. Joseph always. Amen

    • I hope St Joseph will get me an apartment. Nothing seems to work out for me. I don’t want to be left homeless, I’m so glad St Joseph helped you. What are the secrets to your success?

  28. St.Joseph helped me to sell my house before it would have gone into foreclosure because I could not afford to pay the mortgage and helped me to find another house which I could afford to buy out in cash thus helping me to not have to pay mortgage again. I continue to pray to st Joseph as my patron saint I pray to him for anything . St Joseph has always helped me. Blessed be St. Joseph always. Amen

  29. SAINT JOSEPH, you have been a very good husband of MOTHER MARY and a very good father of JESUS CHRIST. please pray for me, send me an honest husband like you this year. am humbly asking for the Holy Sacrament of Marriage, happy family, beautiful and healthy kids. please pray for all those who are asking for marriage. Amen

  30. I love this novena. Thank you. I pray it and St Joseph never lets me down. He points us to interior conversion, the sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church, humility and service. Thank you, great St. Joseph

  31. Greetings in the name of Lord Jesus Christ. Although, I read about St.Joseph in the Bible, I didn’t know much about Him. Till now, I pray to God through Mary since Her request will be accepted by God irrespective of situations (Example: Marriage at Cana). Recently, I have seen a message in Face book that, Joseph is the Patron Saint of Workers. Hence, I thought to pray to God through Him as He was worked as a Carpenter. I pray to God through the Foster Father of Lord Jesus Christ – Joseph to get a good position in my Previous company where I am trying to get a good opening there. At the same time, I pray through St.Joseph for all the Job Hunters to get a good openings in a Standard companies with good salaries based on their Qualifications and Experiences.

  32. My father is dying and he needs to have a peaceful death. He needs Jesus in his heart so that he may go be with Our Lord Jesus Christ for eternity. My family is broken and needs to come back together. I have lost hope and faith that this can ever happen. I will always love all of my children but I need to have hope and faith and trust in God that he can bring us all together again. St. Joseph, who is the patron saint of families, please take my request to God and intercede. Amen

  33. My dear St Joseph help us tomorrow. We are in a desperate situation . We need a miracle. Please ask your son Jesus to help us. Thank you for all you have done for us already.

    • I hope St Joseph will get me apartment. I don’t want to be left homeless & I will pray to St Joseph for a miracle for you. May 4 was the 30th anniversary of my baptism. I’m a convert. God bless you.