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. Please St. Joseph, help me with my job search so that I can be able to support myself, my family and all those who depend on me. I put all my faith and trust in you and the LORD. AMEN.

  2. Dear St. Joseph, please help me find gainful employment soon. I am single and have no family with me. I am desperate to earn a living to support myself and my pets too. Things are so expensive and the little bit of money I have left is running out. Hear my prayer in Jesus name. Amen

  3. Please St. Joseph, please help me with my job search and that I find a job soon to support myself. I put my faith in you and the Lord. AMEN.

  4. I pray that all hands that touch the short sale paperwork and proceedings of my property in Thonotosassa, FL, do so with the blessings of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

    May the short sale be quick and blessed and the foreclosure process cease. May the debt for the monies owed for the mortgage be forgiven, but that I also forgive the debts that are owed to me.

    In your name, Jesus, I pray.

  5. I’ve never prayed to St Joseph a friend suggested I try. my grandson was able to obtain a job he was seeking and after the ninth day my son put a bid on a home and was successful in obtaining. St Joseph will now be one of my favorite saints to pray for favors. I plan to make a donation to our church for favors received. Also I have started to pray the rosary every morning what a wonderful start to my day.

    Linda in Ma

  6. Thank you St Joseph for hearing my request for success in my kids examinations and taking it to our Blessed Father who has answered them we thank Our Blessed family for hearing our prayers. Amen

  7. St Joseph please intercede for my son Martin that he gets the job at the sheriff’s dept or just a good job and please bring Angela back to him or please let him find someone that will love him i am so worried that he will give up please intercede for him st joseph please in the name of our lord. And help every one who is looking for employment

  8. Please pray for my son, who has been out of work for over a year. He is a loving son, husband and devoted Dad. He is working at a temporary job that cannot support his family. He needs to find a better job otherwise he will have to sell his house and their belongings. Please pray for him.

  9. Please pray that I can find a job. I was let go a week ago today and worried for my family’s future. Also, right before the holidays…

  10. Dear Saints, i kindly commit, my family and i to you.
    Kindly interceed for our peace joy happiness sound health and financial freedom. I commit my 2 sons as they write their exams, dear Jesus you be with them i pray.
    Help them to excell in Jesus mighty name, a name above all other names. Lord help the older son to procure a good job. help him pass his learners licence, i pray. Every company that his cv goes to must help him with a good job, dear Lord Jesus. Favor must find his name. All our debts must be freed, in Jesus mighty name Lord your blessing must walk thru our door i pray. help us dear Lord that 2018 must be our year, with peace joy happiness, sound health and abundance. I pray for my further bond application to be approved so that i free my debts and purchase a new car.

    Dear Lord Jesus hear my prayer, hear my cry. for your tranquility to rule in our midst and where ever we go.

    Amen