Novena to St. Joseph

Leader: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

All: Amen

All: O Glorious St. Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, O guardian of the Word Incarnate, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, patron of the workers, to you do 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 the grace of a happy death,/ and the special favor we now implore. (Silent petition)

Obtain for us a pure,/ humble, and charitable mind,/ and perfect resignation to the divine Will./ Be our guide, father and model through life,/ that we may merit to die as you did,/ in the arms of Jesus and Mary. Amen

Litany of St. Joseph

Lord, have mercy on us.                                                                     Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.                                                                   Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.                                                                     Lord, have mercy on us. 

Christ, hear us.                                                                                    Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of heaven,                                                                  have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the World,                                               have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit,                                                                           have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God,                                                                       have mercy on us.

Holy Mary,                                                                                         pray for us.

St. Joseph                                                                                            pray for us.

Renowned offspring of David,                                                           pray for us.

Light of Patriarchs                                                                              pray for us.

Spouse of the Mother of God,                                                            pray for us.

Guardian of the Redeemer                                                                  pray for us.

Chaste guardian of the Virgin,                                                           pray for us.

Foster father of the Son of God,                                                         pray for us.

Diligent protector of Christ,                                                               pray for us.

Servant of Christ                                                                                 pray for us.

Minister of salvation                                                                           pray for us.

Head of the Holy Family,                                                                   pray for us.

Joseph most just,                                                                                 pray for us.

Joseph most chaste,                                                                            pray for us.

Joseph most prudent,                                                                          pray for us.

Joseph most strong,                                                                            pray for us.

Joseph most obedient,                                                                         pray for us.

Joseph most faithful,                                                                           pray for us.

Mirror of patience,                                                                              pray for us.

Lover of poverty,                                                                                pray for us.

Model of workers,                                                                              pray for us.

Glory of family life,                                                                            pray for us.

Guardian of virgins,                                                                            pray for us.

Pillar of families,                                                                                pray for us.

Support in difficulties,                                                                        pray for us.

Solace of the wretched,                                                                      pray for us.

Hope of the sick,                                                                                 pray for us.

Patron of exiles,                                                                                  pray for us.

Patron of the afflicted,                                                                                    pray for us.

Patron of the poor,                                                                              pray for us.

Patron of the dying,                                                                            pray for us.

Terror of demons,                                                                               pray for us.

Protector of Holy Church,                                                                  pray for us.      

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,                        spare us, O Jesus.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,                        graciously hear us, O Jesus.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,                        have mercy on us, O Jesus.

V/- He made him the lord of his household   

R/- And prince over all his possessions.

Leader: Let us pray:

O God, in your ineffable providence you were pleased to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of your most holy Mother; grant, we beg you, that we may be worthy to have him for our intercessor in heaven whom on earth we venerate as our Protector: You who live and reign forever and ever.

All: Amen.

All: Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory be

Leader: Through the intercession of St. Joseph, God Bless us

All: Amen