Novena to St Joseph 10-18 March

Published on March 9, 2021

ST. JOSEPH NOVENA

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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.
St. Joseph Most Just, 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.
Day 1 – Daily Prayer
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 own gratitude to
God for this your greatest privilege, obtain for me the grace of a 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 – Daily Prayer
Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being the virginal husband of
Mary. As a token of your own 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 – Daily Prayer
Saint Joseph, I thank God for having made you the man specially chosen by
Him. As a token of your own 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 to the accomplishment of His
Holy Will, that one day I may reach heaven and be eternally united to God as
you are.
Day 4 – Daily Prayer
Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being God’s faithful servant.
As a token of your own 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 – Daily Prayer
Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being the Patron of the
Church. As a token of your own 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 from the persecution of her enemies.
Through your powerful intercession may the church successfully accomplish
its mission in this world — the glory of God and the salvation of souls!
Day 6 – Daily Prayer
Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of living in the Holy Family and
being its head. As a token of your own gratitude to God, obtain God’s

blessing upon my own family. Make our home the kingdom of Jesus and
Mary — a kingdom of peace, of joy, and love.
Day 7 – Daily Prayer
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 own
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 – Daily Prayer
Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being able to suffer for Jesus
and Mary. As a token of your own 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 – Daily Prayer
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 own 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!

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Remember, most pure spouse of Mary, ever Virgin, my loving protector,
Saint Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection or asked for
your aid without obtaining relief. Confiding, therefore, in your goodness, I
come before you and humbly implore you. Despise not my petitions, foster-
father of the Redeemer, but graciously receive them. Amen.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

9 DAY NOVENA TO ST JOSEPH – 10 th – 18 th March 2021

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil.
Amen.