Novena to St. Joseph

st-joseph-and-baby-jesusIn the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Come to my aid, O God.  O Lord, make haste to help me.  Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of all good gifts, I come before you to honor you in your saints and ask their help in my many needs.  You promised those who ask, would receive; those who seek, would find; those who knock, would have doors opened to them. Hear the prayers of your church, grant my requests, and pardon my sins.  AmenSt. Joseph, just and true, with a father’s care you raised the Child Jesus, and with a husband’s love you shared your life with Mary, his mother.  I entrust myself to your care and place in your hands these requests of mine.

(Personal intention)

In quiet Nazareth long ago, the Holy Spirit spoke to your heart and you followed God’s will with wonderful faith.In the quiet of my days, and in the hard choices I must make, help me follow the Spirit’s guidance and believe when I cannot see.

Day 1

 O God, guide of those who listen and helper of those who hear your voice, speak to me, as you did to St. Joseph, and help me accomplish the things you give me to do.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be 

Day 2

O God, you love your people and bless the ordinary lives we quietly live. As you blessed St. Joseph, bless what I do,however hidden and simple it may be, and let all I do be done with love.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be 

Day 3

O God, ever faithful, you remember us always, and in time reveal your blessings. Help me trust in you, as St. Joseph faithfully trusted, and never let me lose faith in the wonderful gifts you promise me.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be 

Day 4

God of families, bless the family that’s mine. Keep us safe from harm, and never let evil come between us. Let peace remain in our hearts.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be 

Day 5

O God, who loves children, be kind to our children today. Give them eyes of faith for seeing far, a loving heart for welcoming life, and a place always at your side.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be 

Day 6

God of our heavenly home, bless our home on earth.  Let the spirit of Mary and Joseph rest at our table, shape our words and actions, and bring blessing to our children.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Day 7

God, Our Father, give your fatherly spirit to those who are fathers now.  Like Joseph, give them hearts of devoted love for their wives and children and strength for forgiveness and patience.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be 

Day 8

Give shelter, O God, to those who need it, and bring together families divided. Give us enough to eat, and decent work to earn our bread.  Care for us, O God.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be 

Day 9

Bless all families, O Lord, especially those in need. Remembering the life of your Son, we pray for the poor, for those who lack a good home, for those in excile.  Grant them a protector like Joseph, O God.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Feast of St. Joseph