Nine Days Novena to St Joseph


St. Joseph was the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the adoptive father of Jesus. Pray these nine days novena to St Joseph for nine days and ask in faith that it will be granted.

st-joseph novena 9 days

Pray this prayer for nine days for everything you want. Then let it go and let God act. Trust that the outcome of this 9-day novena to St. Joseph is really the best thing for you according to God’s will.

Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so clever before the throne of God,

I put all my interests and desires in you. O St. Joseph, help me with your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having occupied your heavenly power here below, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.

O St. Joseph, I do not tire of contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms; I do not dare approach you while He rests close to your heart. Press in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask him to kiss me again when I take my last breath. Amen, O St. Joseph, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions.

O St. Joseph, pray for me…

(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. Amen.

St Joseph Statue with Baby Jesus

Facts about St. Joseph Novena

  • FEAST DAY:          March 19th
  • NOVENA START: March 10th
  • DAY OF BIRTH:   1st Century B.C.
  • DAY OF DEATH: 1st Century A.D.

Patron of the universal church, of parents and spouses, of unborn children, immigrants, workers, employment, explorers, pilgrims, travelers, carpenters, real estate agents, of a happy death and against doubt and hesitation.

9 Days Novena Prayer


Read this Introductory Prayer before the corresponding day

Saint Joseph, I, your unworthy child, greet you. You are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have special confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I place all my hope of salvation in you, for you are especially powerful with God and will never abandon your faithful servants.

Therefore I humbly invoke you and commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belongs 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, obtain for me 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 merit to 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. Amen.


Day 1:

Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of having been chosen by God to be the foster-father of His Divine Son. As a token of your gratitude to God for this your greatest privilege, obtain for me the grace of very devoted love for Jesus Christ, my God, and my Savior.

Help me to serve Him with some of the self-sacrificing love and devotion which you had while on this earth with Him. Grant that through your intercession with Jesus, your foster-Son, I may reach the degree of holiness God has destined for me, and save my soul.


Day 2:

Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being the virginal husband of Mary. As a token of your gratitude to God, obtain for me the grace to love Jesus with all my heart, as you did, and love Mary with some of the tenderness and loyalty with which you loved her.


Day 3:

Saint Joseph, I thank God for having made you the man specially chosen by Him. As a token of your gratitude to God, obtain for me the grace to imitate your virtues so that I too may be pleasing to the Heart of God.

Help me to give myself entirely to His service and the accomplishment of His Holy Will, that one day I may reach heaven and be eternally united to God as you are.


Day 4:

Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being God’s faithful servant. As a token of your gratitude to God, obtain for me the grace to be a faithful servant of God as you were.

Help me to share, as you did, the perfect obedience of Jesus, who came not to do His Will, but the Will of His Father; to trust in the Providence of God, knowing that if I do His Will, He will provide for all my needs of soul and body; to be calm in my trials and to leave it to our Lord to free me from them when it pleases Him to do so.

And help me to imitate your generosity, for there can be no greater reward here on earth than the joy and honor of being a faithful servant of God.


Day 5:

Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being the Patron of the Church. As a token of your gratitude to God, obtain for me the grace to live always as a worthy member of this Church, so that through it I may save my soul.

Bless the priests, the religious, and the laity of the Catholic Church, that they may ever grow in God’s love and faithfulness in His service. Protect the Church from the evils of our day and the persecution of her enemies.

Through your powerful intercession may the church accomplish its mission in this world — the glory of God and the salvation of souls!


Day 6:

Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of living in the Holy Family and being its head. As a token of your gratitude to God, obtain God’s blessing upon my own family. Make our home the kingdom of Jesus and Mary — a kingdom of peace, joy, and love.


Day 7:

Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being able to work side by side with Jesus in the carpenter shop of Nazareth. As a token of your gratitude to God, obtain for me the grace to respect the dignity of labor and ever to be content with the position in life, however lowly, in which it may please Divine Providence to place me.

Teach me to work for God and with God in the spirit of humility and prayer, as you did, so that I may offer my toil in union with the sacrifice of Jesus in the Mass as a reparation for my sins, and gain rich merit for heaven.


Day 8:

Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being able to suffer for Jesus and Mary. As a token of your gratitude to God, obtain for me the grace to bear my suffering patiently for love of Jesus and Mary.

Grant that I may unite the sufferings, works, and disappointments of life with the sacrifice of Jesus in the Mass, and share like you in Mary’s spirit of sacrifice.


Day 9:

Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being able to die in the arms of Jesus and Mary. As a token of your gratitude to God, obtain for me the grace of a happy death. Help me to spend each day in preparation for death.

May I, too, accept death in the spirit of resignation to God’s Holy Will, and die, as you did, in the arms of Jesus, strengthened by Holy Viaticum, and in the arms of Mary, with her rosary in my hand and her name on my lips!


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