ST. JOSEPH NOVENA

"I wish I could persuade everyone to be devoted to the glorious St Joseph, for I have great experience of the blessings which he can obtain from God. I do not remember that I have ever asked anything of him which he has failed to grant. I am astonished at the great favors which God has bestowed on me through this blessed saint, and at the perils from which he has delivered me, both in body and in soul."

St. Teresa of Avila

Daily pray to our God and Invoke St. Joseph for your personal intention.
Then pray the devotion of the Day followed by the Our Father, a Hail Mary and the Glory Be.

Start below and play the audio for Day 1.
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In 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.

 

Amen 

St. 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.
 

St. Joseph, hope of the sick and dying, we ask for your intercession for an end to this pandemic, for those involved with God Squad Canada, may the power of the Holy Spirit be with all the speakers and volunteers to ignite the hearts of the them men we serve.

 

<add your personal intentions>

 
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 is 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 exile.  Grant them a protector like Joseph, O God.
 
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
 

Solemnity of St. Joseph