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. Dear st. Joseph, most powerful advocate. Bring my requests before the Lord.May there be peace im my family. Break down these walls of division and. Strife. In their place replace them with love, mercy, and unity. That we may be able to close on the farm August 19 – may the people that you have brought continue to love the farm and fix it to their desires and comfort. Bring T back to the Lord .keep K close to you. Guide her and protect her. Do not allow her to lose the desire to please God. Increase that desire without waiver.

  2. Loving St Joseph,please hear my prayers,please intercede for us.I place all my prayers in your merciful hands and continue to pray daily for your intercession please.Thankyou so much.x

  3. Dear the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, Mama Mary, St. Joseph
    It’s my brother JP’s birthday today and I wish him all the best.
    He is a great son, brother, friend and husband. Please, guide and protect him always. Enlighten him about everything in his life. Give him a strong and healthy life. I hope, one day, he will see the people who truly cares and love him. Protect him from the people who ruin him. Bless him. Amen.

    Please, always protect and guide my family.
    Please, give us a strong and healthy lives.
    Please, make all our dreams come true.
    Please, protect us all from evil.
    Please, bless us all always and forever.
    Thank you for all the love and for everything. :)

  4. Loving St Joseph,please pray for us,please will you help us.I place all my prayers in your merciful hands and continue to ask for your intercession.Thankyou so much.x

  5. Loving St Joseph,please hear my prayers,please will you intercede for us.I place these racers in your merciful hands and pray daily for your intercession.Thankyou.x

  6. Dear St Joseph.
    Thank you for the people you have brought to the house. Please, I beg of you the inspection is the contingency. Let nothing of the findings become obstacles. Allow all details to be easily resolved. Allow the closing to come as it should on. August 19th. Thank You again and again.
    You did let me know “expect miracles”. Though I didn’t understand at that time.
    I also ask for your protection and guarding for K, she needs you, mother Mary, St Anne and all the angels to watch over her and the people that come in her path. Bring forth to her good people with good intentions that will encourage her to follow the right and do everything to please God.
    St. Joseph watch over our family, conquer the division that exists and replace it with the bonds of love and unite us as a family.

  7. St Joseph,I pray daily for your intercession.We are asked to pray and not to give up,please pray for us and all who need your help.I place all of my prayers,hopes and fears in your merciful hands and ask please for your merciful intercession.Please stay close to us always and Thankyou for all that you do for us.x

  8. Dear St Joseph. I pray for my family. Lead us all with your example of the holy family. We are divided and need your assistance in uniting us. I entrust my granddaughter K and her father T in your care. Guide T to be a good model for k. Help me in being a wise and loving grandmother as I raise K.
    Lastly, I ask for your assistance in the selling of this farm. Guide the buyer to understand how to fix the house so he feels confident and all obstacles leading us to the cclosing will be overcome.

  9. St Joseph,please will you intercede for us,please let all be well.I place all my prayers in your merciful hands and pray please for your help.Please keep Father Bob in your prayers also and let him recover from his illness.Thankyou.x

  10. Dear St. Joseph, please bless me with the opportunity to receive employment in an organization that supports me in my growth, skills and abilities in the month of July. Please allow me to receive employment so that I can save for the future, pay down my debt and contribute to the household that I’m staying in. I ask for patience, confidence, and determination each day as I know that there are opportunities within my reach. Help those employers see my qualities and skills as an important part of their organization or company and allow them to take me under their wing and mentor me to be a great leader.


  11. Dear St Joseph. I fervently request your assistance in the sale of this farm. May the inspection next week help this fellow feel confident in knowing how he needs to fix this hone to house his family. May tge closing go through quickly, smoothly, and without any obstacles.
    St Joseph, I ask of you to guide T in how to be a good father to K. Guide T back to the faith in whatever manner it will be necessary. Protect K be her guide.

  12. Loving St Joseph,please will you intercede for us,please hear my prayer.I place all my prayers,hopes and fears in your merciful hands and pray for your intercession.Please stay close to help and to resolve this problem.Please watch over my family and all who need your help.x

  13. Dear St. Joseph,
    Thank you for the offer. So much loss, yet we’re selling it As Is. The inspection is next week, I ask that the findings not become an obstacle to the closing. Rather it be a source of encouragement for the buyers to know how to fix their new home.
    Second, I ask for peace and unity in my family. I ask for the protection of the Holy Family. Bring back T to the faith in whatever manner is going to touch his heart. Watch and protect K that her faith will increase and not waiver. She is caught in a divisive family dynamic. Help us to overcome division, and let the bomds of love triumph. May our family become united here on earth and on our journey to heaven.

  14. Loving St Joseph,please hear my prayer,please will you intercede for us.I place all my prayers in your safe hands and pray please for your intercession.May we not lose heart.Thankyou for staying close to us and all who call on you.x

  15. St Joseph,I pray daily for your help.Please intercede for us,please let all be well.I place all this anguish in your merciful hands and pray for your intercession.Please will you place this problem before Our Father in Heaven and ask if he could help.Thankyou for all that you do.x

  16. Guard and guide T in any way that is necessary to bring him back to God.

    Thank You for the offer. Allow the sale of this property to come to fruition. May the “as is” be accepted by the buyers. May they enjoy the beautiful property and willingly fix the house to their enjoyment.

  17. Dear the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, Mama Mary, St. Joseph
    Please guide and protect my family and love ones
    Please make all our dreams come true
    Please give us all healthy and long lives
    Please help us all find a better and stable jobs
    Please don’t let us lose our jobs, it is our only way to pay our house, we don’t want to lose our house, this house is one of our biggest dream :)
    Please more and more blessings to come :)
    You are all our hope
    I trust and believe you all
    Thank you for all the blessings and unconditional love

  18. Thank you st. Joseph for the house offer. I only hope that the results of the house inspection will serve in a positive way for this couple to rebuild the farm into their dream home. Allow the closing to occur fast and without obstacles.

  19. St Joseph,please will you intercede for us,please hear our prayer.I pray that all will be well .I place this prayer in your safe hands and hope that you can help us.Thankyou for all that you do for us.x

  20. Dear St Joseph. Please help the sale of the house go through. May the people you bring forth see the potential of this home and land. Please allow this sale without a doubt. .

  21. Loving St Joseph,I pray daily that you will help and that you will hear my prayer.Please intercede on our behalf,please stay close by and if possible help in this situation.I pray that all will be well and humbly ask you to present our needs before Our Beloved Father in Heaven.Please St Joseph,watch over us always and all who call on you.Thankyou.x

  22. St Joseph,please will you help.I pray for your merciful intercession and hope that you will pray for us.Please will you place our hopes and fears before Our Father in Heaven and ask if he could help us.May we not lose hope in your mercy.Thankyou.x

  23. St. Joseph, please guide and bring back my son T to the faith. His lack of faith is affecting my little granddaughter K. She prays for him, but his worldly views and behaviors appear to be more appealing than prayer. Her faith is being pulled, as she’s too young to understand. Please protect her, guard her soul, and guide her along with mother Mary and Jesus. I place her in your holy family’s hands and protection.

  24. Loving St Joseph,please hear my prayers,please will you pray for us and present our needs before Our Beloved Father in Heaven.Please intercede St Joseph,may we not lose hope in your merciful intercession.Thankyou.x

  25. Loving St Joseph,please hear my prayers,please will you intercede for us.Please stay close to us always.I place all my prayers in your safe hands and pray daily for your merciful intercession.May we not lose hope in your mercy.Thankyou for all that you do for us.x

  26. Thank You St. Joseph. You made miracles happen during our trip to Virginia. The plumbing burst in the house, and you brought forth a retired plumber from 8pm to 2 am on a Saturday night. The other fellow just happened to have the part needed at midnight.
    We barely made it. Our time was so tight and we got alot done. I only ask for the right person to come and purchase the house and property. Soon very soon please.

  27. St. Joseph please help our grandson, NGS find a job that he is trained in. Please keep him to keep close to his faith. Another grandson, bmm to find a job in his field of work. Another, jm to get some direction in his life. That they will all stay close to their faith. St. Joseph please guide and protect them. We pray……