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. I pray that my son may find success in his new job so that he can support himself financially. I also pray that I am able to lease his apartment and that you keep our daughter safe in her daily life. Amen

  2. Please help us in build our dream home and help us selling a house of kotimura and also help my husband Arun dsouza to get a job and also a visa please hear our prayer St Joseph

  3. Dearest St. Joseph: Please intercede for my daughter-in-law to get this teaching job which will allow her to spend more time loving and caring for her three children. She is a hard working, kind and loving person. Her current job is an hour from her home, this job would be 10 minutes. Her children would benefit greatly having mom so close to them during the day. I feel confident, most holy St Joseph, that this prayer will be put before the throne of God. Amen!

  4. Dear Great St. Joseph,
    Please help all looking for a job find one and learn and work well pray to give us strength in whatever type of work.
    You are so great and thank you for doing your part in saving the world by raising and protecting Jesus and Mary.By doing what God told u 2 do …..trusting God spoken in a dream.

  5. Dear strong responsible man St. Joseph. Please help me to work wisely when I finally get a job. Please help Me to choose and discipline to wise decisions instead of foolish ones. I am so thankful to you that you will help us all your practically the model of what all men should be. Please help me be an iron to other men like my friends and them sharpening me. I ask this in the name of Jesus’ name Amen

  6. Dear strong, loving, upright man, fosterfathet of Jesus and loving care for Mary, Please help me. Please help me have a good attitude about work in general. Please Joseph Please help me to not give in to the wrongdoings in the gift of sexuality. That being what is going on in the world of an abuse of a bad example for men in our society.Help me say no to other non Christians then to give in to the pressures of a false man and false ways
    Please help me have the courage to say no to sin and say yes to God’s will Amen

  7. Holy st Joseph help my son find employment soon same at present he is unemployed for over one and a half years
    Grant him to get employed soon .

  8. O St Joseph,
    I ask for your intercession today. Please help me sell my house quickly, easily, and profitably. I ask this in the name of your beloved son Jesus Christ. Amen.

  9. Dear St. Joseph,

    My son borrowed money from me that was meant for Christmas. He said that he would pay me before Christmas. I should have more confidence in him but he has lied to me before. I don’t want the money for myself. I would like to give presents and spread my love. You have answered a very important prayer for me before. Please answer this intention for me. I also want the people that have written their petitions on here that I am praying for them too. In the name of Jesus and you St. Joseph I pray Amen.

  10. Dear St. Joseph,
    I lost my job in June, 2017. For the past five months I have been using all my resources and savings. I even took money out of 401k. I have been trying very hard to find a gainful employment with all benefits. Because of the delay in finding a job I feel discouraged, confused,disappointed, extremely anxious, and worried tht my life will end like this. St. Joseph, pls lead me to the god destined job very soon. Pls remove this unfortunate unemployment burden out of me. I also pray for all those who are in search of job.
    I strongly believe that you will send your angels to wrk on my applications so that I will get hired soon.
    Thank you

  11. Please, St. Joseph, In the name of your beloved Jesus, I beg you to intercede for me that my husband will be more diligent in his job search. Please somehow make him do the right thing and send that email! This family needs your perfect parenting (no matter our ages!) now more than ever. Please be our earthly Father and guide and protect us all. Please, St. Joseph, I am in this praying for my family all alone…a miraculous conversion is desperately needed for my husband and young adult children. I was so hoping for a miracle that St. Joseph’s University Maine would have a seat for Kara, where she could be surrounded by good Christian people, where she could honor your name daily, but “no room at the inn”, so very sad for her disappointed hopes. Please, St. Joseph, I am missing my Dad so much right now. Please ask him to smile down on us and pray for his beloved grandchildren, and a daughter that misses him desperately still. Thanking you with all my heart with love…

  12. Please St . Joesph intervene in my work transfer request to permanently be placed in the North York office. I thank you in advance. Amen.

  13. Dear St Joseph. Please help me in my greatest time of need. Help me to make it through everyday with grace and hope, help me to respond to my daily trials strength, help me to worry less and thank god for the better things in life. May i also be able to accept any trials that you may bring my way, dear St Joseph i know that i have sinned and have strayed from my faith but please help my health to get better.


  14. Dear St Joseph- I began a novena today for the special intention of a positive result for a meeting on Dec 8 – feast of the Immaculate Conception. This could determine whether a project I’ve worked on for free for 3.5 years will come to fruition and then I could be paid. I ask for the conversion of my work partner. I ask for healing from a particular health issue that has no cure, and since I am single with no family there is no one to care for me should I need it. Thank you so much.

  15. Please intercede for me St. Joseph. I am being emotionally and verbally abused by a very mean supervisor. I BEG of you, hear my prayer and help me find a job where I am safe from abuse.

  16. Dear St. Joseph. Please help me habe a positive attitude about work. And get a Job soon. May I listen to instructions we an if i am treated bad by my boss help me take it in stride, work better and move on…..not let it intimidate me. Please let me follow the gift of treating women with respect and be a Christian man and b a gentleman and n lust free and help me not treat wrong the gift of sexuality. Please help all men 2 b like this . Am3n.

  17. Dear St Joseph,
    I have never asked you for anything before. It’s not time for your novena, but I want to start today because I’m desperately in need of money to pay for a house , I pray that before the end of the 9th day you would give me a testimony. I promise that should that happen, I will come in my reply to testify. Please dear St Joseph do not disappoint me.

  18. Dear St. Joseph,

    Please help my husband stay in his current job. There are changes going on in his company and some people are going to lose their job. They will be conducting tests and interviews to Help them decide whom to choose. Please spare my husband from losing his job. In doing so, my children would also be spared from the heartaches and trauma of being pulled out of their current schools.

  19. Dear St Joseph,
    Thank you for helping my husband get the job offer from hmsa. I know your intercession has helped him landed the job. Please St Joseph I ask for another favor. Please help my family sell our house quickly without any financial loss so that we can relocate and have enough to move. Please St Joseph, I know you never failed in helping my family, and I’m eternally thankful for all your help with our Lord, Jesus Christ. I ask for your intercession because I’m so desperate and full of worries. Please take my worries away St Joseph.

  20. in need of employment. desperately. im behind in my bills. no money so depressed i dont want to lose my house. please, pray on my behalf. that i get work and all my bills are paid. God please all the people that are praying for me amen.

  21. if getting job was easy,higher salary, higher position, promotion at work! is all i ever want. To live a more comfortable life in the midst of my colleagues and i competing for the same post. my desire led to enemity between my colleagues and i at work. it wasn’t easy cause it requires a lot. i was denied promoton five times until i got prayed for by diviner peterson of newgrace foundation. i finally got promoted and get to live the life i ever wanted with diviner peterson’s prayer and usage of holy items, the sky is my starting can contact him via email:[email protected] for prayers for promotion or any desired wants or issue that needs intervention

  22. Dearest St. Joseph,
    Please intercede for me and bring my petition to our Lord for his mercy towards me. I pray for a job to support my family as it’s been 7 months since I got laid off and feeling anxious as the days go by. Thank you for your prayers and intercession. I will keep praying and I believe the Lord has plans for me yet. I ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  23. Dear St Joseph, l pray that my family, extended family, in laws, friends and co-workers all forgive all those who have hurt us( including each other)-just as God has forgiven us- so that we all my move forward on the paths that God has intended for us, with loving , joyful and peaceful hearts, moving toward eternal glory with God and his son Jesus-our Lord and Savior.

  24. St. Joseph, before you have interceded for me and you have never failed me. this day am begging you please intercede for me so that i can get a well paying job. i believe this month wont end without me getting a job in line with my career, In Jesus name, Amen.

  25. Holy Father St. Joseph Guide My Husband Billy Threw This Time Of Need That He Doesn’t Lose His Job . Please Pray For Peace at His Job Amen 🙏🏼

  26. 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.

  27. 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

  28. St Joseph, I am a single mom of 4 girls. You may interced, pray, and intervene for their overall being in your son, my Lord’s name.
    May our God’s plan unfold to these beautiful children. Please St Joseph, I want them to be converted to live Jesus instead of the world. Show me the way, and I will do it, in Jesus name…Amen

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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.

  35. 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…

  36. 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.