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Novena Prayer To St Joseph

The Novena to St. Joseph is a prayer that goes back to the Middle Ages and has been used by Catholics for generations. This novena has been said to be one of the most powerful prayers in the Catholic tradition, and it is often prayed by those who are facing difficult situations.

O Glorious St. Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to thee do we raise our hearts and hands to implore thy powerful intercession in obtaining from the benign Heart of Jesus all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special favor we now implore. This post also talks about 9 day novena to st joseph, and Novena To St Joseph That Never Fails.

Novena Prayer To St Joseph

St. Joseph, you are the patron saint of a happy death; your life on earth was an example of patience, humility and love for Jesus Christ. Help me to live each day in a way that pleases God and honors his holy will.

Asking St Joseph to pray for us is one of the most powerful things we can do as Catholics because he is closest to Jesus in heaven! Let’s ask him now:

St. Joseph, I ask You to come into my life today and bring Your love with You! May Your presence fill every corner and crevice within my heart as well as outside of it, so that I may live fully immersed in Your grace this day through every moment – whether it be joyful or sorrowful – until You come again! Amen.

  • (Here silently state your request).*

This is the time to ask St Joseph to help you with your needs, or the needs of others, or those who have been placed on your heart. You might be asking for material things, like a new job or car; or you might be asking for health and healing in someone’s life; or perhaps you would like some sort of relationship guidance. Then pray that God would answer these prayers in His perfect timing, according to His will.

Finally close with:

  • St. Joseph hear my prayer and protect me from harm throughout this day and always keep me safe under your loving care.*

Vouchsafe to recommend it to thy well-beloved Son Jesus Christ and lay it before the throne of His mercy with that fatherly affection with which thou dost ever secure all our petitions.

First, you’ll want to pray a rosary. There are many different rosaries, but the most common one is called the “five decade rosary.” This means that there are five sets of ten beads (called decades) in each set. The first bead is a large bead called an “Our Father,” and then nine smaller beads representing our Lord’s nine gifts to His disciples.

After saying an Our Father on the first decade, you say one Hail Mary on each of the next four decades; after saying an Our Father on the last decade, say three Hail Marys while meditating on St Joseph during each set of three Hail Marys.

O Guardian of the Word Incarnate, we feel animated with confidence that thy prayers on our behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.

O Guardian of the Word Incarnate, we feel animated with confidence that thy prayers on our behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.

We feel assured that as thou didst earnestly intercede for Christ’s holy Mother when she stood at the foot of Calvary, so also wilt thou now pray for us at this dread hour when we have need to be delivered from all evil and corruption. Thou art a faithful and powerful advocate who never leave thy clients in doubt or anxiety. Therefore do we confidently entrust to thee each one of our interests and needs which are presented before thee by our humble prayer. O loving Father St Joseph! Thou knowest what is good for us; assist us with thy powerful prayers; obtain for us spiritual blessings from God; obtain also temporal blessings if they be necessary according to His divine Providence, but always preserve us from temporal calamities until death puts an end to them all forever in Heaven!

This novena is a perfect prayer for anyone facing obstacles

This novena is a perfect prayer for anyone facing obstacles. It’s a nine day prayer that never fails, and it can be prayed at any time. This novena is to St Joseph, the foster father of Jesus Christ.

9 Day Novena To St Joseph

St. Joseph was the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus Christ. He is the patron saint of workers, especially those in the fields, carpenters, and all families. St Joseph is also considered a worker saint because he worked with his hands to support his family. He also had many miracles occur during his life that caused him to be known as a man with special gifts from God.


This novena is a prayer to St Joseph, the foster father of Jesus. The story goes that the Archangel Gabriel appeared to St Joseph in a dream and told him that he was chosen to be the earthly father of Jesus. Although he was not married at the time, St Joseph did not hesitate in accepting this task! He later went on to marry Mary, who gave birth to Jesus after nine months.

It is said that St Joseph prayed for people who were struggling with infertility as well as those who had lost loved ones or needed help making difficult decisions in their lives.

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Prayers of the Novena to St Joseph

Day 1:

  • Pray for a greater sense of God’s presence in your life.
  • Pray for more faith in God, who will help you grow in your relationship with him.
  • Ask St Joseph to pray for you and guide you through this novena, so that you may come closer to Jesus and become more like him every day.

First Day – Monday, 3 May 2021

  • Prayers of the Novena

O glorious St. Joseph, you were rich in virtue and talents and had to suffer much at the hands of your brothers, your enemies. Consider my poverty; ask for me that which I need most urgently in this moment of my life and I will be grateful to you all eternity:

  • The Litany of St Joseph

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven…

O glorious St Joseph, whose protection is sought by all those who cherish purity of heart and chastity of body, grant us those graces which are necessary for our salvation! Thou who wast chosen by God as foster father to his only begotten Son Jesus Christ: cast upon us some rays from His glory! Thou who wast guardian and protector over Our Lady when she was a child: obtain for me strength against temptation! Thou who didst show mercy towards thy brother even though he was guilty: show mercy towards me also if I am tempted through weakness or frailty! Thou who didst perform all works with diligence so that thou mightest not displease God nor lose His grace: teach me how best I should please Thee! Thou whom Almighty God made responsible for helping souls obtain eternal salvation: obtain for me good health so that I can serve Thee better! O glorious Saint Joseph we call upon thee now through thy great love for Jesus Christ our Saviour – hear us today and grant us what we ask at this novena not only because we ask but also because thou loves Him Who chose thee as His servant among many other servers – Amen

Litany of St. Joseph

I would like to share with you a prayer of novena that I pray every month. It is called the Litany of Saint Joseph, and it was composed by Pope Pius IX in 1847. The prayer is composed of nine parts, one for each day of the novena. Some are longer than others, but they all contain invocations that invoke God’s blessings upon us through the intercession of St. Joseph.

Here are some excerpts from this beautiful prayer:

For all members of the Church; For priests; For religious orders; For spouses and parents; For children (including those who have passed away); For those who are homeless or unemployed; And finally, we ask God to grant restful sleep to all those who are ill or dying tonight (or at whatever time you’re reading this).

Second Day – Tuesday, 4 May 2021

St. Joseph, may your guardian hand be over me. I pray that you will bless me with a happy death, a happy marriage and the gift of children. Amen!

Third Day – Wednesday, 5 May 2021

On the third day of your novena, focus on praying for purity. Pray for your future spouse and yourself to stay pure from this day until you are married!

Fourth Day – Thursday, 6 May 2021


  • Pray the Rosary.
  • Ask St Joseph to intercede for you and all those who are suffering, who are in need of a special blessing and for whom you would like to pray.

Fifth Day – Friday, 7 May 2021

Prayers of the Novena to St Joseph

O Glorious Patriarch, who was always devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and shepherded your family with such outstanding success, obtain for me the grace that I may honor her in my home as you honored her in yours. Inspire me with a true sense of devotion towards this most precious Mother and bring it about that all those who dwell under my roof may learn to love her and serve her well. And since you have been called by Jesus Christ Himself to be His foster father on earth, I ask through your intercession that my home become a sanctuary from which sweetness and peace emanate like an odor of incense. May it be a refuge for souls seeking God’s protection against worldly dangers; may it become an altar whereon our daily sacrifices are offered up for our loved ones; may it be like Heaven on earth where all hearts beat together in harmony! Amen!

I pledge myself anew today to labor faithfully for the salvation of souls threatened by sin or ignorance through my own example and efforts at home. By doing this I shall help not only those whom I love but also all those whose salvation depends upon mine as well as theirs: “A single drop can fill an ocean” (St John Chrysostom).

Sixth Day – Saturday, 8 May 2021

Sixth Day – Saturday, 8 May 2021

Saint Joseph is the patron of fathers and families. He is also the patron saint of workers, carpenters and all who have been wronged by their employers. Ask Saint Joseph to help you in your work. Pray this novena every day for nine days, ending on 8 May 2021.

The prayers of the novena are below:

1st Day – Tuesday, 4 May 2021

2nd Day – Wednesday, 5 May 2021

3rd Day – Thursday 6 May 2021

4th Day – Friday 7 May 2021

Fifth Day – Saturday 8 May 2021

Sixth Day – Sunday 9 May 2021

Seventh Day – Sunday, 9 May 2021

In a prayerful tone:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever Amen.

Now I conjure you by all that is most sacred to you to grant me my request, through St Joseph’s intercession with God – if it be his holy will to grant me what I ask of him with all my heart – so that I may give myself entirely to his service with great generosity of heart and soul. Help me also discover more clearly how much more important it is to serve others than yourself; help me learn what true happiness consists of; help me love God better each day by serving Him through others; help your poor creature who loves you so much despite her many faults! The Lord bless you my dear Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!

Eighth Day – Monday, 10 May 2021

Prayers for the Eighth Day of Novena

  • Say these prayers for the Eighth Day of Novena to St. Joseph:

O Glorious Saint Joseph,

you were chosen by God Himself to be the foster father of His only-begotten Son. You were an outstanding protector and guide in all things. Please obtain for me from your divine Son a determination to follow Him closely through life and at death, with my heart fixed on Him alone. May I also be worthy someday to call you my father in heaven; it is not too much that I should expect this grace through your intercession.—Amen!

Ninth Day – Tuesday, 11 May 2021

  • Prayer for the ninth day
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  • Where to find more information about this novena
  • St Joseph Novena – Prayer for 9th Day

O most glorious Saint Joseph, who can ever be sufficiently grateful to you for all your intercessions and blessings? I thank God for giving me such a tender father in you. By your prayers may I be enabled to lead a holy life, so that at length I may come home to that heaven where you are my companion and friend forever! Amen.

Novena To St Joseph That Never Fails

Saint Joseph, your intercession before the throne of God is powerful and immediate. I trust you with everything that matters to me.

Please help me by your powerful intercession and have your divine Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, bestow upon me every spiritual blessing.

(Please describe your needs here…)

This is so that I may give thanks to the most loving of Fathers and pay my respects for the work you have allowed me to do here on Earth, below your heavenly power.

Oh, St. Joseph, I never get tired of thinking about you and Jesus sleeping in your arms; I would never dare to disturb His rest near your heart.

When my time comes, please give Him a passionate kiss in my honor and beg Him to return the gesture as I take my last breath.

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