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Novena to St. Joseph

O glorious Saint Joseph, 
faithful follower of Jesus Christ, 
to you we raise our hearts and hands 
to implore your powerful intercession 
in obtaining from the benign heart of Jesus 
all the helps and graces necessary 
for our spiritual and temporal welfare,
particularly for the grace of a happy death 
and the special favor we now request...

(State your request here.)

O guardian of the Word Incarnate, 
we feel animated with confidence that your prayers 
in our behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.

O glorious St. Joseph, 
through the love you bear to Jesus Christ
and for the glory of His name, 
hear our prayers 
and obtain our petitions. 

Amen.


DAY ONE

O great St. Joseph, 
with feelings of unlimited confidence, 
we beg you to bless this novena that we begin in your honor. 
"You are never invoked in vain" says the seraphic St. Theresa of Jesus. 
Be you then to me 
what you have been to that spouse of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 
and graciously hear me as you did her. 

Amen.

Saint Joseph, pray for us!


DAY TWO

O blessed Saint Joseph, 
tenderhearted father, 
faithful guardian of Jesus, 
chaste spouse of the Mother of God, 
we pray and beseech you to offer to God the Father, 
His divine son, 
bathed in blood on the Cross for sinners, 
and through the thrice holy name of Jesus 
obtain for us of the eternal Father 
the favor for which we implore your intercession...

(State your request here...)

Amid the splendors of eternity, 
forget not the sorrows of those who pray, 
those who weep; 
stay the almighty arm which smites us,
that by your prayers and those of your most holy spouse, 
the Heart of Jesus may be moved to pity and to pardon. 

Amen

Saint Joseph, pray for us!


DAY THREE

Blessed St. Joseph, 
enkindle in our cold hearts a spark of your charity. 
May God be always the first 
and only object of our affections. 
Keep our souls always in sanctifying grace and, 
if we should be so unhappy as to lose it, 
give us the strength to recover it immediately 
by a sincere repentance. 
Help us to such a love of our God 
as will always keep us united to Him. 

Amen.

O glorious St. Joseph, 
through the love you bear to Jesus Christ
and for the glory of His name, 
hear our prayers 
and obtain our petitions.

(State your request here...)


DAY FOUR

Saint Joseph, pride of Heaven, 
unfailing hope for our lives, 
and support of those on earth, 
graciously accept our prayer of praise.
You were appointed spouse of the chaste Virgin 
by the Creator of the world. 
He willed that you be called "father" of the Word 
and serve as agent of our salvation.
May the triune God who bestowed upon you heavenly honors, 
be praised forever. 
And may He grant us through your merits 
the joy of a blessed life 
and a favorable answer to our petition. 

(State your request here...)

Amen.

Saint Joseph, pray for us!


DAY FIVE

O holy St. Joseph, 
what a lesson your life is for us, 
ever so eager to appear 
so anxious to display before the eyes of men 
the graces that we owe entirely to the liberality of God. 
In addition to the special favor for which we plead in this novena...

(State your request here...)

grant that we may attribute to God the glory of all things, 
that we may love the humble and hidden life, 
that we may not desire any other position 
than the one given us by Providence 
and that we may always be a docile instrument in the hands of God. 

Amen.

Saint Joseph, pray for us!


DAY SIX

O glorious Saint Joseph, 
appointed by the Eternal Father 
as the guardian and protector of the life of Jesus Christ, 
the comfort and support of His Holy Mother, 
and the instrument in His great design 
for the redemption of mankind; 
you who had the happiness of living with Jesus and Mary, 
and of dying in their arms, 
be moved with confidence we place in you, 
and procure for us from the Almighty, 
the particular favor which 
we humbly ask through your intercession...

(State your request here...)

Amen.

Saint Joseph, pray for us!


DAY SEVEN

O faithful and prudent Saint Joseph, 
watch over our weakness 
and our inexperience; 
obtain for us that prudence which reminds us of our end, 
which directs our paths and which protects us from every danger. 
Pray for us, then, O great Saint, 
and by your love for Jesus and Mary, 
and by their love for you, 
obtain for us the favor we ask in this novena...

(State your request here...)

Amen.

Saint Joseph, pray for us!


DAY EIGHT

O blessed Joseph, 
to whom it was given not only to see 
and to hear that God whom many kings longed to see and saw not; 
to hear and heard not; 
but also to carry Him in your arms, 
to embrace Him, to clothe Him, 
and to guard and defend Him, 
come to our assistance and intercede with Him 
to look favorably on our present petition.

(State your request here...)

Amen.

Saint Joseph, pray for us!


DAY NINE

O good Saint Joseph, help us to be like you, 
gentle to those whose weakness leans on us; 
help us to give to those who seek our aid,
succor that they may journey unafraid. 
Give us your faith, 
that we may see the right shining above the victories of might. 
Give us your hope that we may stand secure, 
untouched by doubting, steadfast to endure. 
Give us your love that as the years increase 
an understanding heart may bring us peace. 
Give us your purity that the hour of death 
finds us untouched by evilís breath. 
Give us your love of labor 
that we shirk no lot in life that calls us for honest work. 
Give us your love of poverty so that we live contented, 
let wealth come or go. 
Give us your courage that we may be strong; 
give us your meekness to confess our sins. 
Give us your patience that we may possess the kingdom 
of our souls without distress. 
Help us, dear Saint, 
to live that when life ends 
we pass with you to Jesus and His friends.

O Glorious Saint Joseph, 
hear our prayers and obtain our petitions. 

Amen.

Saint Joseph, pray for us!



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