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. St Joseph as our retirement years are close by, guide us in making the right decisions and show us what path to go down. Pray for us.

  2. St Joseph please intercede in hearing my prayers to Jesus
    Please father God heal my wife from bitterness and resentment towards me so that our marriage and family can be restored in Jesus name

  3. St Joseph please intercede in hearing my prayers to Jesus
    Please father God heal my wife from bitterness and resentment towards me so that my marriage and family can be restored in Jesus name

  4. St. Joseph please help my family as I have with a financial miracle so we can pay all our debts especially my restitution and our insurance and to be able to help others who are facing struggles. Please my husband works so hard but can’t do this alone and we are a good family and they are suffering from this. I pray and believe everyday you hear my request.

  5. September 20, 2017

    Asking St. Joseph to watch over me a worker being he is the patron St. of workers I need his divine influence at this time to carry me through the exam concreting on my test I am taking on Saturday23carry it to the good Lord that he hears my pray… Amen

  6. Dear all,
    I have been saying this prayer for 3 days and I found comfort because I was suffering from urine infection for the past 1 week and now I am feeling much better. Please continue praying and never give up. Thank you Jesus, Mary and Joseph for hearing my prayers.

    Prayer To The Virgin Mary

    O, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessitous Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my mother Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity ( mention your request)
    There are none that can withstand your power.

    O Mary conceived without sin. Pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times)

    O Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times)

    *Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days.
    You must publish this prayer after praying for 3 days.

  7. St Joseph please hear and answer my prayer that my husband and I reconcile and restore our marriage Please help my husband end his relationship and come back home to me and the children where we can live together in love joy peace health and happiness Help us forgive each other for our past mistakes and look forward to a happy future together Thank you St Joseph for hearing my prayer

  8. St. Joseph please hear me praying and come to our aid quickly as I’m lost and scared I have lost my job and now have no income or benefits to support my family or pay my restitution and to be able to help others or our church
    Please come to our aid so we can pay all our debts especially my restitution and find a job to take care of them. My husband works so hard but can’t do this alone and we are a good family and they are suffering from my mistake please help us amen

  9. Thank you St Joseph my son has passed the GCSE Exam and start to doing his A./L. Please kindly pray for him to concentrate his studies.

    Thanks ST JOSEPH.

  10. Saint Joseph please help me and all the others in need of financial miracles. I have no job and I really need one to be able to pay for my school, I come to you with a humble heart to ask for your help in finding a job and succeeding in my school work. I pray for my family that you may hear their prayers as well as all brothers and sisters in Christ who are in desperate need of a miracle. We put all our prayers into your hands as we pray. Amen!

  11. Good Morning

    Today I have finished my Prayer to the Virgin Mary and am publishing here so others will see it. I pray that my prayers will be granted for my family. God Bless Everyone and never give up

    Prayer To The Virgin Mary

    O, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessitous Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my mother Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity ( mention your request)
    There are none that can withstand your power.

    O Mary conceived without sin. Pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times)

    O Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times)

    *Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days.

    **You must publish it, and it will be granted to you.

  12. St. Joseph please help my family with a financial miracle as I have lost my job and now can’t pay any of our bills, health insurance, my restitution which we need to pay by end of month and especially help all others in need of financial struggles. I pray everyday for help as my husband is a self employed contractor but doesn’t make a lot and he works so hard and is trying but can’t do this alone. Please help and I promise to always help others in need and praise you and god forever and I do have a lot of faith and will never give up.

  13. All praise, honor and glory belong to you Almighty God.

    With a thankful heart I wish to express my gratitude for prayers answered. Although employment is not on a regular basis after saying the St. Joseph Novena my son-in-law is being called out to work. We are thankful for small mercies. We thank God that someone else somewhere is also getting a few days work so they too can feed their family.

    We will continue to pray this novena as an expression of our gratitude for God’s blessings in our time of need.

    Amen.

  14. St. Joseph please help my family as I have lost my job and now have no income or benefits to support my family or pay my restitution and be able to help others who are facing struggles. I so want to help others but have no money to help my family. Please help us with a financial miracle so we can pay all our debts especially my restitution and be able to help others. My family is suffering from this and my husband works so hard but can’t do this alone. I have faith that god somehow will provide and help others amen

  15. I m female graduated in Bachelor Engineering.Employed for 7 years.Due to baby Delivery had to resign.Currently looking for an Engineering related Job in Muscat or U.A.E.

    Kindly please include my request in your prayer (a request wish to recieve as soon as possible).
    Advancingly thanking you
    Praise the lord
    Amen

  16. Good Morning

    Today I have finished my Prayer to the Virgin Mary and am publishing here so others will see it. I pray that my prayers will be granted for my and my family. God Bless Everyone and never give up

    Prayer To The Virgin Mary

    O, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessitous Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my mother Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity ( mention your request)
    There are none that can withstand your power.

    O Mary conceived without sin. Pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times)

    O Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times)

    *Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days.

    **You must publish it, and it will be granted to you.

    Reply

  17. St. Joseph please help my family as I have lost my job and now have no income or benefits to support my family or pay my restitution and our cobra insurance or to help others who are also struggling. I so want to help others to donate to all the suffering from these hurricanes but I can’t even help my family. Please help us with a financial miracle so we can pay all our debts especially my restitution and and to be able to help others. I promise to help others and to always praise God and you everyday amen

  18. Dearest St. Joseph, I pray that I find my long term home, I’m looking for a small one level home with an attached garage in the area near my church. I’ve been looking at real estate online the last 2 years and have not found anything that is move in ready or affordable in my price range.
    Amen.

  19. their prayers answered as well. God bless.

    Prayer To The Virgin Mary

    O, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessitous Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my mother Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity ( mention your request)
    There are none that can withstand your power.

    O Mary conceived without sin. Pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times)

    O Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times)

    *Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days.

    **You must publish it, and it will be granted to you.

    • Prayer to the Virgin Mary. O,most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel,fruitful vine,splendour of heaven,Blessed Mother of the Son of God,Immaculate Virgin,assist me in my necessitous Star of the sea,help me and show me herein you are my mother Holy Mary,Mother of God,Queen of Heaven and Earth,I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity (to help me get a house for me and my children) There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary,conceived without sin. Pray for us who have recourse to thee.(3times). O Holy Mary,I place this cause in your hands.(3times). Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. You must publish it,and it will be granted to you.

  20. St. Joseph please help my family with a financial miracle as I have lost my job and was the main supporter. My husband is a self employed contractor and works so hard but can’t do this alone. We have no benefits, income to pay our bills and my restitution from a mistake I made and have repented for it. I so want to help others in need that are facing such struggles and can’t help them and donate to the hope appeal for the church but can’t as I now have no income to help them. My friend who is a paraplegic needs surgery and her husband can’t take the six weeks off from work as he needs to support them but if I had all our debts paid I could be there for her and help them as they have always been there for us. Please help me and my family as they are suffering from this and we are just asking for a second chance so we can pay all our debts and my restitution and be able to give to others in need too. I promise not to fail you and trust in you and God forever. Please hear my request

  21. Dear St. Joseph and fellow petitioners,

    Please pray for me to have gainful employment that is rewarding and according to God’s will.

    Love,

    John P.

  22. Loving St Joseph please hear my request as I have lost my job and can’t support my family or give them benefits for insurance I also need to pay restitution for a mistake I made and have repented for and now can’t pay that which could result in them taking me from my family. St. Joseph my family is everything and we have overcome so many barriers in life that I thought we were finally putting our lives back together and then I lost my job. I so want to volunteer to help others struggling with financial issues especially the hurricane victims but can’t even help them as I can’t even help my family as our bills are piling up. My good friend who is a paraplegic needs surgery and I would love to be able to help her as her husband can’t take 6 weeks from work off as he needs to support them but I can’t as I have no money to support my family. Please help up with a financial miracle so we can get our debts paid and then we can help others in need. My husband is a self employed carpenter and can’t handle all these bills a lone. I am so lost and scared but have faith that you will hear my request and help us. I promise to always trust in you and the lord as I believe!

  23. Good morning all,

    This is my third day of praying the following novena and I am publishing it here. I am currently looking for a new job after losing my job six months ago. I have been blessed with a wonderful wife and two kids and I have been praying to find new employment to allow me to provide for my family as God intended for me to do as it has been a very stressful time for us. I have not lost faith and believe something will come through soon. I pray all others in our situation have their prayers answered as well. God bless.

    Prayer To The Virgin Mary

    O, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessitous Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my mother Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity ( mention your request)
    There are none that can withstand your power.

    O Mary conceived without sin. Pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times)

    O Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times)

    *Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days.

    **You must publish it, and it will be granted to you.

  24. St. Joseph please help my family as I have lost my job and now have no income or benefits to support my family or pay my restitution and to help others who are facing struggles. My friend who is a paraplegic and needs surgery and her husband financially can’t take time from work as he needs to support them but I can if given a financial miracle so we can pay all our debts especially my restitution I would be able to help them asnd and others. Please help us with a financial miracle and I promise to help others and to always praise God and you everyday amen

  25. Dear Holy St. Joseph,
    I humbly your divine intercession to help me find new employment. I have been out of work for a few months, but the financial burden and stress of supporting our family on only my wife’s salary and unemployment has become too much to bear. Please pray for me that I find a new job very soon, so I can support my family in the way God intended for me. I trust in you and God for this help that ask.
    Amen

  26. Good afternoon, All

    Hope everyone is doing well and/or as best as they can be today. This Monday has ended my third day of my Novena (first time to this Novena below) and as prior others, has been granted. I have had some very unfortunate, challenging, and extremely difficult years. Although, I have never questioned, ” why me ” nor lost my faith in knowing that my prayers are heard, this time was the one answered Novena I had still been so desperately longing for. I am truly blessed and want the same for all others who believe in the power of prayer! Take care of yourselves and others. God be with you all.

    Prayer To The Virgin Mary

    O, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessitous Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my mother Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity ( mention your request)
    There are none that can withstand your power.

    O Mary conceived without sin. Pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times)

    O Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times)

    *Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days.
    **You must publish it, and it will be granted to you.

  27. St. Joseph please help my family as I have lost my job and now have no income or benefits to support my family or pay my restitution and our cobra insurance or to help others who are facing struggles. Please help us with a financial miracle so we can pay all our debts especially my restitution and our cobra insurance and be able to help and my husband works so hard but can’t do this alone and we are a good family and they are suffering from my mistake please help us as I also need to help my friend who is a paraplegic and needs surgery and her husband financially can’t take time from work as he needs to support them. If given this request we could help them as they have been there for us. I trust in you and God for the help we are asking.

    • I have been in your situation and now my husband also looking for a job for 7 months now . Have faith and keep praying. I will include you in my prayers that you will find a job soon. God bless.

      • Thank you so much. I pray everyday for a miracle as there are so many bills now and I so want to help others. I will also include you in my prayers

  28. Dear Holy St Joesph,
    I humbly implore and ask of your divine intercession, mercies, graces, and blessings for me as I go to attend an important job interview for a post office job position this Wednesday September 13th, 2017. Please let me pass the interview and be hired for the job.

  29. St. Joseph please help my family with a financial miracle so we can pay all our debts especially my restitution and our cobra insurance as I lost my job and my husband works so hard but can’t do this alone and I so want to help others who are facing struggles but we can’t as we have no money. I so want to help my friend who is a paraplegic and needs surgery and her husband financially can’t take 6 weeks off from work but if given this request for a financial miracle so we can pay all our debts especially my restitution and our cobra insurance i could stay with her and help as she has always been my rock to lean on. Please hear my request and if you find it to help us. I promise to help others and to always praise God and you everyday amen

  30. Dearest Mary , St Anne, St Monica, St Joseph, St Anthony thank you for answered prayers. I ask for continued prayerful intercession for my children . Most importantly that Alie have an easy journey to WR for neuro tests and she tests very well. I ask that her branch packet be completed on time and she branches Aviation in Nov -God willing . I ask that Vicki keep her job and succeed there and her bosses Francesca and Matt look upon her favorably. I ask that Nick be guided in his decisions for the Coast Guard and he does well at training. I ask that all my children have a closer relationship with God. I ask this through Christ my Lord -Amen

  31. St. Joseph please grant my family a financial miracle so we can pay all our debts especially my restitution and our cobra and help our son who has no money for food and is waiting to hopefully get into the service and we so want to help others who are facing struggles but we can’t as we have no money. Please help us as I have lost my job and now have no income or benefits to support my family and my husband works so hard but can’t do this alone. I pray everyday for a miracle and pray to you and all the saints. I promise to help others and to always praise God and you everyday amen

  32. Prayer To The Virgin Mary (Never Knowm To Fail)
    O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel,fruitful vine,splendor of heaven,Blessed Mother of the Son of God,Immaculate Virgin,assist me in my necessit.O Star of the Sea,help me and show me herein you are my mother.O Holy Mary,Mother of God,Queen of Heaven and Earth,I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity ( mention your request)
    There are none that can withstand your power.
    O Mary conceived without sin.pray for us who have recourse to thee.( 3 times )
    O Holy Mary,I place this cause in your hands.(3 times )
    Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days.
    You must publish it,and it will be granted to you.

  33. Dear Great St. Joseph, please help to be a Man of God. Please help me to be courageous respectful and caring to a possible wife . a hard worker. A more mature person.a man who stays a way from the sin of the abuse of sexuality and live a prudent life.many are the intercession I can name but most of all hhelp me b courageous and find a trade for my living that ill like. And please help all of us men around the world be in the right manhood set as you were ……I ask this in Jesus who you guarded …Amen

  34. Dearest St Monica, St Anne, St Joseph, St Anthony and Blessed Mother I thank you for answered prayers and ask for your prayerful intercession for my daughters. Especially Alie who need neuro medical tests. That she does very well on her tests at WR, her Aviation branch packet be completed on time and she branches Aviation in Nov. I ask that Vicki be guided on her career and job decisions, her bosses Francesca and Matt look upon her favorably and she succeeds at her job. I ask that Nick start his career in the Coast Guard soon and succeed there. Of this I ask through Christ my Lord-Amen

  35. Heavenly Father, St Anne,St Monica , St Joseph , St Anthony and Blessed Mother I ask for your intercession on behalf of my daughter Alie. I ask that she gets a flight to WR 9/12 for testing on 9/13. I ask that she does exceptionally well on her neuro tests and her branch packet is completed and sent on time. I ask that she branch Aviation if this is Gods will. Amen

  36. St. Joseph please help my family as I have lost my job and now have no income or benefits to support my family or pay my restitution and our cobra insurance or to help others who are also struggling. Please help us with a financial miracle so we can pay all our debts especially my restitution and help others as I’m so scared. My husband works so hard but can’t do this alone and we are a good family. Please help as I pray everyday to you and Jesus and Mary and believe.

  37. Dearest St Monica, St Anne, St Joseph, St Anthony, and Blessed Mother I ask for your intercession for my daughter Alie. Thank you for your intercession for her app on 9/13 at WR. Please continue to intercede so her medical tests there have above average results and her packet is completed and forwarded on time and she branches aviation in Nov. And she completes her PP license test and passes this month. Of this I ask through Christ my Lord. Amen

  38. St. Joseph please help my family as I have lost my job and now have no income or benefits to support my family or pay my restitution and our cobra insurance or to help others who are facing struggles. Please help us with a financial miracle so we can pay all our debts especially my restitution and our cobra insurance and be able to help others. My family is suffering from this and my husband works so hard but can’t do this alone. I trust in you and God and pray everyday for help

  39. St. Joseph please help my family as I have lost my job and now have no income or benefits to support my family or pay my restitution and our cobra insurance or to help others who are struggling with many things. My family is suffering from this and my husband works so hard but can’t do this alone and we are a good family and want to also help others in need. Please help us with a financial miracle so we can pay all our debts especially my restitution and our cobra insurance and to be able to help others. I trust in you and to Jesus and Mary.

  40. Dearest St Monica, St Anne, St Joseph, St Anthony, and Blessed Mother I ask for your intercession for my daughter Alie. Help Al have an opportunity to speak to the Flight physician tomorrow. Help her get her app at WR soon and get cleared for her flight physical. Help her branch aviation in Nov. Of this I ask through Christ my Lord. amen