Our Lady once revealed to Venerable Mary of Agreda that “Whatever my spouse asks of the Lord in Heaven is granted upon the earth.”
This 30 day Novena Prayer to Saint Joseph prayed with confidence, in honour of the 30 years he spent with Jesus and Mary, has been known to draw great graces and even miracles from heaven.
Revised and enlarged by LG Sleiman, 5th March 2023
To take part in this Novena, say this prayer every day for 30 days:
Ever blessed and glorious Joseph, kind and loving father, and helpful friend of all in sorrow!
You are the good father and protector of orphans, the defender of the defenceless, the patron of those in need and sorrow.
Look kindly on my requests. My sins have drawn down on me the just displeasure of my God, and so I am surrounded with unhappiness.
To you, loving guardian of the Family of Nazareth, do I go for help and protection.
Listen, then, I beg you, with fatherly concern, to my earnest prayers, and obtain for me the favors I ask of you.
I ask it in virtue of the purity of heart and excellence of love with which you committed your life to the service of God.
I ask it in virtue of the joy and beatitude that filled your heart when you were betrothed to the holy Virgin Mary.
I ask it by the infinite mercy of the eternal Son of God, which moved Him to descend from Heaven to earth and to be clothed in human nature because He delights to dwell among the children of men.
I ask it by the joy that filled your heart when the angel revealed to you that Mary‘s child was conceived by the Holy Spirit.
I ask it in virtue of your holy matrimony, the joyful harmony of your lives, and the blessed union of your hearts.
I ask it by the weariness and suffering you endured when you found no shelter at the inn of Bethlehem for the Queen of Heaven and, being everywhere refused, you were forced to take shelter in an abandoned cave.
I ask it in virtue of your joy when you witnessed the peace that quietly descended upon a sleeping world when the Son of God was born of the holy Virgin Mary on a cold winter night in Bethlehem.
I ask it in virtue of your joy in seeing the Divine Child visited by angels, shepherds, and wise men from the East.
I ask it by the loveliness and power of the sacred Name of Jesus which you conferred on the adorable Infant.
I ask it by the painful torture you felt at the prophecy of holy Simeon, which declared Jesus and Mary future victims of our sins and of their great love for us.
I ask it through your sorrow and pain of soul when the angel declared to you that the life of the Child Jesus was sought by His enemies, so that you had to flee with Him and His Blessed Mother to Egypt.
I ask it by all the suffering, weariness, and labors of that long and dangerous journey.
I ask it by all the care and solicitude with which you embarked upon your return journey home with Jesus and Mary, when you were instructed to come out of Egypt.
I ask it by your peaceful life in Nazareth where you met with so many joys, ever new infusions of divine grace, and so many tokens of God’s loving kindness.
I ask it by your great distress when the adorable Child was lost to you and His Mother for three days after your visit to Jerusalem.
I ask it by your indescribable joy at finding Him in the Temple, and by the comfort you found at Nazareth, while living in the company of Jesus and Mary.
I ask it by the indescribable humility Jesus manifested in His submission and obedience to you.
I ask it in virtue of the love and fidelity with which you continued to serve Jesus and Mary all the days of your life.
I ask it by the perfect love and obedience with which you accepted the Divine order to depart from this life, and from the company of Jesus and Mary.
I ask it in virtue of your sacred and holy and happy death, because you died in the arms of Jesus and Mary.
I ask it by the joy which filled your soul, when the Redeemer of the world rose from the dead, took possession of His Kingdom, and led you therein with special honors.
I ask it through Mary’s glorious Assumption, and through that endless happiness you share with her in the presence of God.
O good father! I beg you, by all your sufferings, sorrows, and joys, to hear me and obtain for me what I ask. (Here name your petitions or think of them.) Obtain for all those who have asked my prayers and all those who pray for me everything that is useful to them in the plan of God.
My dear patron and father, be with me and all who are dear to me in our last moments, that we may eternally sing the praises of JESUS, MARY and JOSEPH.
“A blameless life, St. Joseph, may we lead, by your kind patronage from danger freed.”
St Joseph, Pray for us.
Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.