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. Pls help me oh Glorious St. Joseph help me to be strong en pls help on my me to be with my loved ones.. help me to become strong in faith and in all aspects of my life. Amen

  2. Dear St Joseph, you have always listened to my prayers and have interceded for me in the past. Thank you. I pray for my children’s health as well as restful sleep for both of them. I pray to help my husband find a job that provides him with enough time for the family. For the health of our whole family. Amen.

  3. Dear St. Joseph, please pray for my husband to find employment soon so he can help provide and support our family again. Please find favor in the eyes of the recruiters and interviewers to grant him a chance to get on with a great company so he can give our family a better life. Please help ease the stress and anxiety we are enduring at this time. Please pray that our two vehicles continue to get us to and from work without any problems. Thank you for your loving guidance and prayers. Amen.

  4. Dear Saint Joseph, hear my prayer and intercede on my behalf. Please help my daughter find a job in engineering that will be meaningful and allow her to provide and support herself. She is losing hope, and feelings of worthlessness and self-pity are affecting her happiness. Like you, Saint Joseph, she is a hard worker. Please help her find employment.
    Thank you for your intercession.
    God’s will be done.

  5. Guidance and protection of a friend in buying a home. Answering our prayer for son to receive benefits he applied for. Also guidance to doctors to help him get relief from his pain. In Jesus name I pray.

  6. I pray to you St Joseph to intercede on my behalf to Father God that my daughter’s house will sell praying novena that her house will sell thank you for your Prayers Amen

  7. Please St. Joseph, help us sell our house. My husband needs to be near his children and grandchildren. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us.

  8. St. Joseph, I am asking for your help in finding employment that I will truly enjoy and that will help me to pay all my bills and save for retirement. I know that you hear my prayers. I know that Jesus and Mary also hear my prayers. I thank you Father, Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph for all of the many graces and benefits you have supplied. Glory be to the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen!

  9. Oh St Joseph, pray for me to get a confirmation letter for my job, to get a transfer to my preferred place near home and above all to get a life partiner. Someone who is loving, caring, hardworking and Godly.
    Oh St Joseph patron of families. …Pray that I get one if it be God’s will this year.

  10. St Joseph protect us in this home buying process so that all paperwork and approvals go through. Thank you for your prayers!

  11. St. Joseph, please intercede for us in fnding a new home where we can be @ peace @ safe @ serenity . . . . . . . . . @men ++++

  12. Please pray for my family as I near the end of a painful divorce. If I need to find a new home please help me find a place where we will be happy. Help and guide my girls, especially the one who has struggled, finish school and find purposeful jobs that they will enjoy. Surround them with good, kind, people. This divorce has been long and painful and has affected many people in my family. Please help my brother with the success of a business that he has worked so hard to create. He stepped in to help me navigate my divorce when I was also sick. Please keep me and my family well, not only mentally, but spiritually and emotionally. Also, please help my good friend’s son who is addicted to alcohol. Please make him well so that he can return to his family. Thank you for hearing my prayers.


  13. Please pray for st Joseph’s protection around my son JAmie in his apprenticeship and that his manager backs off and lets him pass his apprenticeship

  14. St. Joseph I am asking for help in finding employment not only for myself but for my son as well. If I am working I can at least help him and his family financially but he wants to work. He has been trying so hard lately but things aren’t happening. Same for myself, some interviews but no job yet. Please help us both.

  15. Please St. Joseph help my son John who is addicted to heroin. Help John get the help he so desperately needs. As you loved your son Jesus and watched over him please watch over my son John whom I love very much. Thank St. Joseph I have great faith in you

  16. Thank you St. Joseph for answered prayers in the past. However, now I come to you and request your intercession once again on my behalf and that of my family. Please heed my call and answer my fervent petition to you. Thank you always.

  17. Dear St Joseph,
    Please answer my prayers for Derrick and Alessandra. May they book all their auditions and their career will continue on being successful.

  18. Thank you St Joseph! My boyfriend was struggling with his engineering class after having a very tough year( health wise). He passed his classes! Thank you for your intercession.

  19. Dear St Joseph, Patron of the impossible.
    Today the 4th of January at midnight, my son is receiving his high school results for University.
    St Joseph, you are the patron of the impossible and of hopeless cases. Please bless his to pass with a bachelors pass for university to pursue civil engineering especially you being a humble Saint who advocates for Engineers. Bless his wishes to come true. Reward this little souls hearts desires for all the hard work he put in. Bless him with excellent results I beg you on bended knees.

    It is in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior that I do trust and believe


  20. Dear St.Joseph, I ask ,pray and beg for your help. You know the struggles I am going through. Please helpyour husband be a better husband and father. Please help to increase his faith and want to be and do better. Please also intercede for us – we need a financial miracle. We are so behind on bills, have many past due accounts in collections, our family has outgrown our house. We don’t have enough money or good enough credit to get what we need for our family. Please help us and help us to stay humble, unselfish and stronger in our faith. Please help us to guide and teach or 6 children the importance of faith and loving for our Lord. Please give us both the patience and understanding we need to raise our kids the best we can.
    In Jesus’ name is ask this of you. Amen
    Thank you St.Joseph

  21. SACRED HEART of Jesus may your name be praised, adored and glorified throughout the world forever and ever. Amen. Say six times a day for nine days and your prayers will be answered before the ninth day, no matter how impossible. Don’t forget to thank the Sacred Heart and promise publication with thanks.

  22. Dear St. Joseph,

    You are the perfect spouse. You loved Mary, respected her, and protected her. Please pray for me that a man like you can come into my life, and that I will have the grace to recognize him as the man whom Jesus chose for me to enter the sacrament of marriage with and start a family with him. Thank you in advance!

  23. Dear St. Joseph:

    In the beauty and freshness of the coming year, 2017, I placed my family and myself into your capable hands. We ask you to guide, protect and defend us especially June and her children. Enter into their home and protect them from all evil hindering Spirits who are currently taking up residence there. Thank you in advance.

  24. Dear st Joseph, my husband needs a job. Me and my husband are caretaker of our church and we stay in the rectory with our daughter.he hasn’t worked in 2 years my son helps us with food and anything else we need. Please St Joseph pray for us. Thanks

  25. St Joseph, Michael has been given every indication that NuCO2is willing to hire him. He has submitted all requested paper work. Things have stalled, he is loosing heart again because he needs a job to support himself and daughter. I as St.Joseph, support of the Holy Family to ensure. Mike starts this job within the week. In Jesus’ name I pray.

  26. Dear St. Joseph, please help my son find a job. I have prayed this Novena before and you found him a good paying job, but unfortunately he was let go. Please St. Joseph, I am praying and asking again for your help and intercession to Our Lord Jesus that he find a good job, a career that will help give him purpose and meaning in his life, will help him feel included and valued and provide him with a good income. O St. Joseph, he is so sad, hopeless and despairing of having anything good happen, he has been unemployed for months and has no income at all and is being supported by me….he is smart and well educated and I know that God is greater than the market values and that He can find my son work. Thank you St. Joseph for your intercession and thank you Lord Jesus for all your many blessings. Please forgive me for all my sins and heal me Lord.

  27. Dear St. Joseph, every time I come to you in need you have helped me ,whether it was for a job for my husband, brother, salary increase for me, accommodation. I thank you for all these numerous favours and blessings.

    Today I come to you with a petition for my husband’s salary. It has been the same for the last eight years and it is getting very difficult for us to manage. Please St. Joseph I pray for an increase in his salary so that we can improve our finances and get rid of our loans.

    Thank you St. Joseph.

  28. Dear St. Joseph,
    Please help us to prepare our house and hearts to be a sanctuary of true love, order, discipline, and tranquility for our families, friends, and All those who visit our home!

    In the name of Jesus Christ we pray

  29. My brother-in-law is 62 years old and has been seeking secure employment for some time now. I have been praying for the intercession of St Joseph for his employment for some time. I have lit candles at Church at his statue. I especially prayed for a specific job that he was interviewing for that would let him work at home. The reason was because his mother has dementia and is 90. My mother will be 96 next month. He can be there for them. I prayed this morning for this job before Christmas. He got a call this morning and starts the 3rd. Faith does not come from miracles, but miracles from faith. Thank you most Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Joseph and Mary. I prayed to all.

  30. Dear St. Joseph,
    please guide my son in his choosing a career according to God’s will and that it be his passion. Where he will be a success and most importantly be happy because You have finally directed him to his true passion. You that protected Our Lord Jesus please be my son’s protector and guide. I ask for your intercession in my sons behalf. Keep him surrounded with good friends and help him to make the right choices.

  31. Mel

    Please St. Joseph hear my prayer.
    Please help my husband find a job that will allow us to keep our home for we are in great threat of losing it. He was injured at work last year & let go from his job. He’s had a recent sucessful surgery to make his body whole again. His former employer has denied coverage for his injuries leaving us in a very bad place financially. Please St. Joseph, hear my plea. We have 2 wonderful children and we need to find a job & keep our home for them. Thank you St. Joseph!

  32. Dear st joseph pray for me on Tuesday that all will go well for kids and myself he won’t turn up and he won’t get anything to do with kids please st joseph

  33. Dear St. Joseph please intercede on my behalf and for my family that we can sell our business and my husband finds a job and we can be financially stable again. Amen

  34. Dear St. Joseph, earthly father of the heavenly child……please father my sons J & C and grandson M. And remember how M used to pray in front of your statue and ask you to take care of his dad for him. C & M need you, your help, guidance, wisdom and miracles somuch now. Thank you with trust love & devotion. ……

  35. please pray for that they will call my husband for a job. that we will be bless to buy a home pay of all our bills and that we will be bless to help do yard work at our church Mt. Zion#2 by landscaping it.

  36. Dear St. Joseph,
    please guide my son in his career according to God’s will where he will be a success and most importantly be happy because You have finally directed him to his true passion

    Thank you St. Joseph

  37. dear Saint Joseph

    please St Joseph intercede for me to our heavenly Father. I really need a job very soon. I need a job in The Engineering sector please pray for me.

    thank you Saint Joseph

  38. Dear St Joseph,please remember my little grandson M who would light candles in front of your image in church and pray: “Saint Joseph, my dad is a carpenter just like you and he has one little boy just like you, so please take care of my dad for me”. Please now dearest earthly father of the heavenly child Jesus, take care of my dear grandson M and his dad, my beloved son C. They need you!
    Thank you with love & trust…..

  39. St. Joseph, I ask for your intercessory prayer over my life and that of my family members. interceed for me especially as i submit applications/cv for suitable work/employment that will aid me, my family members and help me contribute to the development of the church. i promise to use this favour if granted for the development of the church. pls hear my prayers and petition.

  40. Dear Saint Joseph,
    Please help my husband find a job soon. He is on a short list of three . One person will be chosen for a job that he’d really like to have. Please let him be chosen for this position. He has been unemployed for one year and is really depressed about the situation. He really needs to return to the work force soon. This new job would allow us to catch up in our bills and keep our daughter enrolled in college.

    Thank you Saint Joseph.

  41. I am praying for my husband’s brain to be healed from toxins which have caused dimentia like symptoms and also for financial help . Please St. Joseph hear my prayer. Thank you from my children and I.

  42. Dear Saint Joseph, please guide me in making the right decision regarding my husband’s health and our financial matters. Let the decisions we’ve made so far be the correct ones. Keep our family healthy and united during this holiday season. Help my niece and nephew re-assess their decision in moving away from their parents. Thank you St. Joseph.

  43. St.Joseph,my husband has been looking for almost 4 years, we have had multiple close-to-fruition opportunities and then they disappear in thin air. Please let this one be a viable one with good pay and working conditions as well as challenging and interesting work so that we can start a new chapter,I can do my life’s work, we can invest as a family and we can start a family.Thank you very much

  44. Dear St. Joseph, how kind, how generous, how good and bleeded you truly are ! I only wrote to you a few days ago. You have answered in hour own way testing my faith.
    Thank you

  45. Dear St. Joseph,
    I have your name in my hear and soul. Please help my daughters with their family problems. Bring them insight, peace. wisdom and faith in your guidance.
    Help me to pass my state exam so I may continue my work of providing
    Mental health interventions to the elderly and the poor.
    Give me what I need.
    Thank you for divine intervention.

  46. Please dear, sweet St. Joseph, intercede for me to the holy Father to grant me the job in my community that will help heal the wounds of others, make them whole again and bring true meaning to their life as well as mine.

  47. Dear St.Joseph, I pray to you to intercede for me to Our Heavenly Father, through Jesus His Son, our Savior, His Precious Crucified Blood, and the Power of the Holy Spirit, for I lost my job last week. I stood up for an older coworker that was fired and management then attacked me, which I then was released from my job. They plotted by lying and twisting the truth against me. I need your prayers to find a new career and job that God wants for me. I have been appling for work and so far I haven’t recieved any interviews for them. I place all my trust in God for His Will and I know you’ll bring my request to Him. I know when God closes one door, He opens another. Praise God!🙌🙌🙌

  48. Merciful St. Joseph, I sincerely pray for your kindness, guidance and blessings to my 2nd son who is seeking hard for a suitable employment. He is a very hard working and a devout son to my husband and me. He loves his family and is a kind and wonderful husband and father of two very young children. I am concerned that he is still not found his ideal job ,though he does have a job he likes over the last year. This job has not really taken off and is going nowhere as he is waiting for a breakthrough. Please grant him the breakthrough dear St. Joseph.

  49. Praise the Lord!!!!!! Thank you St JOSEPH for your intercession. Blessed Mother MARY and all Angels and Saints my husband has been call back to work on my 4th day of ST JOSEPH Novena. I knew you would never deceive me. Thank you St JOSEPH thank you. God bless all of you for your prayers.

  50. St. Joseph the patron of employment with my sincere belief to you and trust to extend my pledge for Motselisi Clara Liphoto to get a good job and proper placement through Christ intercession and assistance in financial assistance in our family so that we may be able to renovate and make ends meet.

  51. Dear St. Joseph the Patron of worker please intercede for me as I prepare for civil service exam. Guide me to work hard as you and lead me to do God’s will. Amen

  52. My husband and I have not had the money to dig for a well on our land, and struggle to make ends meet. He can do any carpentry/painting/woodworking and needs calls to come in to pay bills, dig a well, and start a new business. We need storage on our place and more room. I can do art/ and planting to help. Thank You.

  53. I am coming to you St Joseph because I know the power of your intercession. I have never been deceived every time I pray with your Novena. Please St Joseph, Helper of families and workers. I bow down before your Son JESUS CHRIST and His Holy Mother MARY and all the ANGELS and SAINTS to pray for my Husband who has just been laid off and who is seeking for a job to sustain our family. I put into your hand and prayers my kids health and future, specially my boy’s one who is facing a lot (health and school issues). I beg you with all my heart and with all my faith to pray for me and my family and answer my prayers for my husband and my kids for me to come back and to make huge testimony and give all the glory to your son JESUS and to yours prayers. You have never ever deceived me and I know once again, you will intercede for us. ST JOSEPH pray for us…

    • Glory be to GOD, Thank you SAINT JOSEPH for your intercession, My husband went back to work, he was told that they should have never laid him off. I NKEW I could count on your constant prayers and intercession. You are just a blessing!!!!! My son is doing better Thank you JESUS, thank you to Mother Mary to all the angels and SAINTS and to you brothers and sisters. To GOD be the glory through his humble Servant!!!!!!!!

  54. I am falling into despair. I lost my job 6 months ago. I have had 5 2nd interviews and not selected for any and doubting myself now as to why.

    I wake up every day scared, lonely and sad and I have no real friends to talk to, to just listen to me, to really care. I’m losing hope.

    I am a Faithful man but I’m sure I can be more. I’ve turn to this novena for St. Joseph as one my last resorts.

    Please pray for me and pray for those that are depending on me.

    Thank You and God Bless

    • It is easy to lose faith when you are trying so hard and you feel that your prayers are not being answered, but to put it into perpective there are millions of us across the globe calling on God and his angels and saints to assist us in some way every minute of every day, your prayers will I’m sure be answered . I hope you find work soon, my sister too has lost her job but she reminds me that every day is a gift. Grace and peace to you

  55. St. Joseph please give me a better job now because the one am having currently not paying well. I pray that i be called for interview to the place have sent my documents. Amen

  56. Lord, please bless me with a new job as we are currently facing problems at my current employment. Open doors of opportunity for me so that I may bless my family and provide for their needs. I ask this in your Mighty name. Amen

  57. St.Joseph the patron of employment please give my son the post he has applied for. Please assists us in our financial obligations in Christ our Lord Amen.

  58. Dear St Joseph, I ask for guidance and support as I look for suitable employment. I need your wisdom to guide my footsteps along the right path and to answer all interview questions the way they need to be answered. I pray that the interviewers will like me and offer me a job for employment. I pray that I land a permanent job soon!

    I also pray that in the name of Jesus, that you bind and break all witchcraft, curses, spells and all powers associated with it and send all evil back to Hell. Through the blood of Jesus Christ, I also ask that you rebuke, bind up and destroy all spirit guides, helps and shield of these workers. Please place a wall of protection around me, my other half and my whole family! As it has been a very difficult year! In Jesus name I pray that all the Holy Angels and Saints will watch over us and protect us! Amen

  59. St. Joseph the patron of employment please give my daughter the post she has applied please guide her in her interview let the panelists see potential in her and place her in the most favourable place bless her with all the graces in god power I pray. Please assist us in our finacial obligations through christ our lord. Amen

  60. Please St. Joseph put a hedge of thorns around Bob and guide him back to reconciliation and a new beginning.

    By the victory of the cross, protect us from all evil and rebuke any evil spirits who are attacking or influencing us in any way. Send them back to Hell and place a wall of protection around our marriage. Send your Holy Angels to watch over us and protect us.

  61. Please help pray for my to find my calling, whether it be in my current career or something different. I trust in God’s plan. Thank you.

  62. St Joseph help me to not be a doubter. Give me patience and strenght in times when there seems to be no answers. Lead me and show me the path to follow. Amen!

  63. Dear St. Joseph,
    Please intercede for me and my family. My husband needs a better job to help with his self-esteem and self confidence. Please raise him up to get a job that helps him feel valued. We have been on a journey for so long. Please please intercede immediately. Thank you and Amen

  64. God our Father, Creator and Ruler of the universe, in every age you call us to use and develop our gifts for the good of others. With St. Joseph as our guide, help us to do the work you have asked and come to the rewards you have promised. St. Joseph, you are the patron of workers. We need you to open the door for each one of us to get good jobs and keep them. Jesus alone knows the pain, mistakes, shame job situations have caused us. Please ask Jesus to turn our sorrow into joy, our tears into dancing and our shame into his glory. He alone will receive all the praise honor and glory. Only Jesus can do what is needed to be done, is anything too hard for the Lord? Please grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

  65. St Joseph, I ask for your prayers for my family. We are struggling and the financial burden is too great on us. Please pray for us to be able to have a successful sale on our home that everything will goes well. To pray for my husband to find work. We been fighting and the stress is so much on both of us. Please pray for me that I will do well in both of my job and I have not jeopardized my 2nd job. That I will do better. Please pray for for us as a family to have harmony n unity. Please protect my children and keep them safe everyday. Thank you St Joseph.