The Guardian of the Redeemer, the Protector of the Church, the Comfort of the Sorrowing…

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The next novena we’ll pray together is through the intercession of a powerful patron saint. 

Saint John Paul II called him the Guardian of the Redeemer. He’s also known as the Protector of the Church, the Terror of Demons, Hope of the Sick and Comfort of the Sorrowing. He has many titles and patronages!

It’s St. Joseph :)

We’ll start praying the St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Novena together on Thursday, March 10th.

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St. Joseph humbly accepted his role as guardian, husband and father in the Holy Family. That’s why St. Joseph’s intercession has been sought for centuries. St. Joseph was clearly very close to our Lord and his prayers are powerful!

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  1. Most humble St Joseph, I pray for my married life.. bless it with love, respect, understanding. My husband who has become distant for the last few years. Make him communicate whats going on his his mind. Help him to be humble like you to understand what pains i m going through. Remove all negative influences from our life. Help us to stay away from people who are affecting our lives neagatively. Thank you for all the graces received. Thank u for the gift of children.. Bless them with good health in Jesus name. Amen.
    I also pray for the complete healing of my sons frequent eye infections.. Amen

  2. My prayer intentions are help our family to be get Holy Spirit wisdom to lead our kids to the right path in life.Also ,I have a desire to have one more baby boy as my son’s wish.If it’s God plan, God help us to prepare for this responsibility physically and spiritually .Thank you for including our family in your prayer.

  3. Dear St Joseph I pray for clarity in my discernment and the confidence You had as I choose to follow God’s will. I pray the same for my daughter Sarah and Matthew Arter. Amen

  4. I pray hir a quick sale of our home and that we will find tre perfect home in a new location where my daughter’s will find godly friendships. I pray negative influences will be removed from thier lives. Amen

  5. St Joseph intercede for my prayers in regards to my job. Also pray you lead me down the right path to follow regarding work. In Jesus name

  6. Dear St. Joseph,

    I pray to pass my boards on the first attempt.
    I pray to study, retain and recall the information to earn A’s in all of my classes.
    I pray to excel in clinicals.
    I pray for healing of my son from suicidal thoughts, self-hatred, negative self-talk, obesity, video game addiction, autism, ADHD, severe anxiety, severe depression, sleep apnea and anger.
    I pray for healing of my daughter from depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, and anger.
    I pray my two children love each other, support each other, and care for each other.
    I pray my family stays close to each other.
    I pray for healing of myself.
    I pray for healing of my mother.
    I pray for a financial miracle, financial stability and a release of my financial debt.
    I pray for a release of my past student loan. The online University closed and lied about their curriculum so the classes I took don’t transfer anywhere.
    I pray for protection over me and my family.

  7. Health and for my daughter, completion her thesis succesfully, a great paying job, spiritual guidance, generation curses be removed, and demonic forces be removed.

    For my son good health, spiritual guidance, job, generationsl curses, demonic forces be remove, a great paying job.

    Myself good health and healing, spiritual guidance, strenghten prayer life, generational curses, and demonic forces be removed, envy of others be removed.

    For my family God protection, guidance, wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, strengthen our prayer lives, peace of mind joy, love, happiness, financial blessings, and stability. Let Christ be our light.

    In Jesus name Amen.

  8. Prayers for my two sons
    > One who is a new father – may St. Joseph guide him in this new role
    >The other who is looking for a spouse, a prayerful woman who would love him and bring him closer to God

  9. For our son Joseph to follow through on getting counseling and move forward to finding a career suited to his talents and vocation in Christ.

  10. Father most holy I pray for the grace to meet a good person with a heart like yours and settle down in holy matrimony by the end of this year.

  11. Lord jesus i place my financial needs into your hands i pray for financial independence. I pray for money so i can retire. I pray for my daughter and son so they will be successful with their examinations. I pray for justice with my court matter. I pray for my husband and my marriage. I pray that l and a pass for school of their choice

  12. St. Joseph, I pray to be blessed with strength and courage to face my fears in a forward manner. Bless my family and friends and bring joy and peace to those suffering and in need to open their hearts to Christ and know that God is much bigger than our challenges. He changes everything all we have to do is come to him in prayer and ask him to show us the light. Thanks for these blessings received this day, amen.

  13. For my mom who is 92 and in need of God’s reassurance and comfort as she struggles with the loss of my dad more and more.

  14. Dear Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph, please heal my husband from his recent COVID infection, please protect our son and I from becoming infected.

    They Holy Will be done.🙏

  15. For Graham that he is completely cured of cancer physically and mentally. For all my family’s faith and health. That God find me a proper unit if He wills that I move. For healthy babies to be born in the family soon. That they be christened catholic. That Marina come home for good. Thank you

  16. I thank GOD for the gift of live .
    My prayer intentions is
    To pray for me and my husband to get a good job
    To break through all evil spirits that hinder our blesses in our home.
    To pray for those ones who are suffering allover the world.
    To pray for my children for better future
    To pray for my parents
    To pray for the sick
    To pray for the people traveling allover the world
    To pray for those ones who are seeking for help.

  17. Please pray for more commitment to the Lotd of my family and me during this lenten season. Also for healing of my aching joints as well as for healing of family and all known sick.
    For a son with relational issues

  18. In this novena i pray for God’s mercy guidance and protection throughout this lenten season and beyond.
    I pray for growth in business(woody edge) and that of my wife (alldressingaccesories) such that will make sales and expand in our businesses.
    May our prospect come through to close deals.
    Bless my sister with the fruit of the womb.
    Bless every member of my family and also favour the works of their hands.May God’s favour rain in my family.Amen

  19. For my husband and our marriage. That our opposing views on certain issues will no longer be a burden on our marriage so that’s we may grow closer to Christ and set a good example to our two young children.

  20. For my husband and our marriage. That our opposing views on certain subjects will no longer burden our relationship so that we may grow closer to Christ and set a good example for our two young children.

  21. Dear Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph, please heal my husband who was just diagnosed with COVID. Please help him recover fully.

    God is good.🙏

  22. Dear St Joseph, I call upon your healing powers for my husband Michael, please give him the healing that he needs the most that can make a difference in the quality of his life Amen.
    St Joseph, I appeal to you as a husband and father to help my son Cassius meet a good Catholic young lady for marriage and family. I also ask that he gets the position he has been waiting for Amen.
    St Joseph, I Pray for my cousin Veronica, that she finds a home of her own and a good Catholic spouse for marriage Amen.
    St Joseph, please protect me from my wicked enemies who are determined to destroy my life and family. St Joseph terror or demons destroy them. I also pray for your health and strength, guidance and protection for myself and family Amen.
    St Joseph please hear the prayers of all asking your help today especially for the people of Ukraine and their leaders Amen.

  23. Dear St. Joseph,

    I pray for all those suffering from anxiety, suicidal tendencies and are in depression.

    Please help us with the right opportunity to immigrate to the US along with the necessary financial assistance.

    Your loving child.

  24. Dear St. Joseph,

    I pray for all those suffering from anxiety, suicidal tendencies and are in depression.

    Please help us with the right opportunity to immigrate to the US.

    Your loving child.

  25. For good results of my mammogram which is scheduled on the 2 year anniversary of my breast cancer diagnosis. Thank you!

  26. Dear St Joseph, foster father of Jesus and spouse to the Virgin Mary, please pray for my family and everyone praying this Novena that the good Lord will guide us and protect us through your intercession. Be our father to us all praying this Novena and to all our families.
    Pray for my son, that he may follow your footsteps and be a loving husband to his wife and a loving father to his children. Pray for my husband’s good health and for his protection from the snares of the devil.
    Thank you St Joseph for hearing my prayers

  27. Dear St. Joseph,
    I humbly beg you to stop the war between Ukraine and Russia and protect the innocent people who are dying because of this. Enlighten the leaders to have compassion and empathy for the innocent.

    Bless all the fathers in my family with good healthy life. Bless my son in his career and make him successful. Guide him to make the right career decisions. Bless my daughter as she moves away from home. Protect her in every way and help her to be successful in all her endeavours. Bless my children abundantly and protect them as my heavenly father and watch over them.
    Bless our jobs and help us to excel in whatever we do.
    We love and praise you for your blessings and protection over our family during the time of pandemic. Continue blessing us and the people of Ukraine.
    Your loving child

  28. Please pray for my daughter, Christine, that she will come back to her faith in God. May the grace of God be with us all.

  29. St. Joseph,
    I need your help. Please help my business with our taxes that we owe to the city. I’ve prayed and prayed for some miracle We need it all to be paid off by the end of the month in March. I ask you this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

  30. For a contract for Emily in Milwaukee or a city which will be great for her.

    For John. That he is offered the Louisville job if it is great for us.

    Thank you, St. Joseph.

  31. I pray for a quick sale of our home and relocation to the right neighborhood where for Hayley and Avery to find godly friendships. Amen I pray the right house at the right price will come our away.

  32. I pray for a quick sale of our home and relocation to the right neighborhood where for Hayley and Avery to find godly friendships. Amen I pray the roghtvhouse at the right price will come our away.

  33. For Brandi and her husband who are struggling with infertility. For my sister who is struggling to find peace in finding a spouse.

  34. Pray for my intentions of finding a good job after a year of turmoil, betrayal, trauma, and pain. To find love and to be able to have a healthy marriage with a faithful and good man. Amen!

  35. St. Joseph, bless the sick, the suffering and those that are near death. Bless the families and give strength to all who are in pain knowing that if God id for us no one can be against us. Bless both mom’s and my family in Hungary and keep them safe from harm. Most of all give blessings to this world and guide us to the knowledge in knowing how preciously gifted we are to preserve it and be thankful in making it a great place by appreciating every moment we are here, anem.

  36. I pray for my ememies and those he trying to destroy me. I pray for deliverance and protection. Lord jesus i place my financial nerds into your hands. I pray for a win for life. I want to retire snd do your work.. lord i pray for my daughter, i pray she would be blessed and successful with all her exams.
    I pray for my marriage and my husband.
    I pray for justice with my court matter.i pray that a and l pass for the school of their choice

  37. That my mother-in-law MPG would have a peaceful & happy death.
    For all people suffering in Ukraine
    For peace in the world & in our hearts
    For ZairaR, JimW, BillG, CarmenV, AlecG, MariaB & Don

  38. Dear St Joseph, I humbly implore your help and intercession on behalf of my husband Michael. He is in desperate need of healing now. Please I pray that the procedure will work and give him much needed relief Amen.
    Praying for my son Cassius that he finds a suitable young Catholic lady for marriage and that they join together and raise their family. Also praying he receives the position he so desires Amen.
    Prayers for my cousin Veronica that she finds a home of her own and a good spouse to care for her Amen.
    Blessed St Joseph, I humbly ask for your health and strength, guidance and protection for myself and family. I pray for a quick resolution to the problem I am facing with strong enemies who are determined to destroy my life Amen.
    Please hear the prayers of all asking your help today Amen.
    Also praying for the people of Ukraine that they survive and continue to fight Amen.

  39. I have had a rough year with losing my dad and miscarriages. After completing my
    Masters degree I pray that something great will come like a new job. I’ve had a dream to work at a good school district but always doubt my worth when I can’t get an interview. This novena is for my dream job to turn around and for 2022 to be a great year for my family.

  40. Lord hear my prayer I pray that Racheal calls me back today and that she can put me in the waiting list for Housing where we would like to live and that the smallest we can get is a one bedroom apt. I also pray that I can see Carol this Friday and that her mom is allright.

    In Jesus name we pray Amen.

  41. Please pray for my fiancé and me as we begin this new chapter of life together. We are both widowed, and are combining our families of five children between the ages of 11 and 17.♥️
    Please pray for us to continue to see and feel and embrace God’s Divinity in His plan for us, and to be fueled by the love we have for each other (we have also known each other since we were 14♥️).

  42. Dear Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph,
    Thank you, Jesus, for my abdominal surgery going well yesterday.

    God is good.

  43. Dear Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph, please heal and protect my family, friends and I. Please Bless us 🙏 Spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally.

    Thank you, Jesus, for my abdominal surgery going well yesterday.

    God is good.

  44. Praying for a peaceful, Lovely and God fearing Home. That through this Novena that God will help My Husband to be more Understandable and More Loving and also to be patient and learn how to persevere through Christ Our Lord Amen.

  45. I also wanted to add to the prayer list regarding a job . I know could be very difficult due to my age of 66 years and disability from complications from chemo. Praying for Miracle job to get caught up on my mortgage and something to work remote so I don’t come home and all my furniture sold buy my son for drugs. Plus my car it’s unreliable. And I pray that my son stops moving strangers into my home and that he moves and gets his own place. Again praying for his conversion and the conversion of my three daughters and their families. God bless everyone. I’m praying for everyone and your family’s.

  46. Dear St. Joseph,

    I pray for healing of my son from suicidal ideations, sleep apnea, severe anxiety, severe depression, negative self-talk, autism, ADHD, self-hatred, and anger.
    I pray to pass my boards on the first attempt.
    I pray to graduate and get a good job to rise out of poverty and support my children.
    I pray for healing of my daughter from severe anxiety, severe depression, kidney problems, panic attacks, and autism.
    I pray to rise out of poverty.
    I pray to earn A’s in all of my classes.
    I pray for healing of my anxiety and depression.
    I pray for a release of my former student loans. My online school closed. They lied about the curriculum.
    I pray for healing of my mother.

  47. Praying for my 36 year old son who has a very bad drug addiction for years. Has overdosed on heroin three times that I know of. Praying for my daughter who has lupus out of remission and now long-term covid lung issues. Praying for her husband who has scarred lungs very difficult breathing. She’s not able to work much so my daughter is the one that has to support the family. For my two daughters that are estranged. For the conversion of my entire family. For myself that I get a job that’s perfect for me and my situation. It makes it difficult because my son is living here and won’t move out. He offers no Financial or other help. I will not be able at this time to work outside of my home unless he moves out otherwise I can see coming home to an empty house all furniture gone for drugs plus he moves women in here. Strangers in my house. I have talked to everyone imaginable and I don’t have the money get an eviction. I’m a 66 year-old great grandma. At my age some might think it’s impossible to find a job but I know our good Lord works miracles. God bless everyone for the prayers

  48. Saint Joseph please intercede and allow us a quick sale on our home, and find yhe right joke for us in the right neighborhood. I pray for godly friendships for my daughters Hayley and Avery they have been lonely. I pray that you will intercede and keep any evil influences away from them. Amen

  49. Please pray that Mike and I are reconciled ito the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony with children and purify us in love and joy. Rid us all anxiety and disease. Bless or finances so we can rid of our debt and that of others.

  50. -For our love so profound that it will be stronger than ever and free form adversities.
    – For J so he will be healed immediately.
    -For a strong financial position beyond 2023
    -For great health
    – For my son so he will be happier and less angry. That he will find a great relationship, great job and a good life.
    – For my daughters and her husbands success



  52. Saint Joseph, please pray For my husband who has heart disease, Parkinson and a brain tumor. Please also pray for my son in law, and our son, and all their needs. May God heal what needs to be heal and repair what needs to be repair if it is HIS will. Amen.

  53. That my friends M and Z will become uncomfortable with the evil of IVF and stop their plans to go through with it in April.

  54. Dear St. Joseph,
    I pray for all those suffering from anxiety, suicidal tendencies and those who have lost their faith.

    Please take care of all my needs if it is in the will of God.

    Your loving child.

  55. Requesting prayers for my husband and two sons- that they have wisdom, love and courage to be great men. My sons are engaged- so I pray for a holy marriage. I pray their fiancé s love each other fully with agave love.

  56. St Joseph, please intercede for my husband. He was laid off 2nd week of Jan. He’s been looking for a new job every day. He went on 3 interviews with one company. It looked promising then they told him they would get back to him in 2 weeks. It was such a let down. We should hear back from them this week. Please ask Jesus that he is successful in landing the job.

  57. Dear St. Jude, I believe in your intercession since I was younger. Iasked you difficult favors every time Ineed something & I know it’s difficult for me to achieve.
    Today, im begging for miracles:
    1st- my Brother Riovictor Robles to be released so badly & be home with his kids & have a happy & clean life.
    2nd- for me to get a job that I will love & be happy because of great benefits (financially & health wise), convenience (days that is safe & comfortable)& Pleasant working (Easy job that I will excel & be happy) environment.
    3rd- My family, Mom , kids & kids love ones (partners &?grandchildren). Myself, Chezka & KC to be always safe & protected to anything that could harm us in anyways.
    4th- for all my kids & love ones to be always loving, understanding, patient & supportive to each other.
    5th- if there’s a man out ther that will still , protect, respect, responsible & love me & that ai will love as well forever . Im still wishing & praying to be a housewife somehow.
    Thank you, for listening & reading this my petitions hoping there’s a chance that all will be granted, somehow. 🙏

  58. Please pray for my husband T in regards to A
    Things are messy but I know God will work it out.
    Pray that the Holy Spirit will minister to B and K.. concerning A
    God knows all about this and we are praying we are making the right decision for our family for A.

  59. Favor with Andrew for job interview
    Holy Spirit minister to me and them about this new opportunity
    60,000 or more

  60. Please pray for my nephew E.. He is having surgery today and may be under for five hours. Please let all go well.
    Also for my sister M to be sober and accept Christ
    My daughter B. God knows how messy things are. And my grand baby. She is all over the place following her boyfriend. They are not stable, she is not working, moving here and there living with other people. No car for her, just tagging along with him. Pray that her eyes are opened and she get a job and make things happen for herself/baby instead of him. Salvation for her.
    Protection for D
    N to return to school
    T to do better in school
    Salvation for all
    Healing in this world

  61. St Joseph please hear& answer all my prayers! Please fix the reoccurring problem that is keeping my petitions from being posted all the time now! JESUS I TRUST iN YOU! St.Joseph please help my kids and myself as we are having a difficult time with their dad who’s addicted to drugs,alcohol and is very cold to us especially his own son! Please pray for his conversion(R) to Jesus through Mary! Help him and my daughters friend hit bottom from all their drugs& alcohol and want to get help! Bring me and my kids a loving non addicted caring StJoseph(s) to step in and be a good caring step dad/mentor/ godly role model to my kids and show us all the love& support we need! Bring us many St.Joseph’s! A financial miracle for me& my daughter to own our own homes in very safe neighborhoods near my son before another cold winter arrives! Take good care of my son in Military! Bless my daughter and I will godly loving non addicted loyal St.Joseph husbands! Hear& answer everyone’s prayers on this novena! Give my 2 adult kids and myself the strength to stop being co dependeant on their dad,stop enabling him and to finally have all the provision to walk away from him because he don’t want help,doesn’t seem to inteeested at all in God or is etc,he’s an addicted arrogant self righteous narcissist! Come to me& my kids aid! Help us to recover from his emotional abuse and start a new life with godly people, godly churches etc! XO

  62. A healthy life, divine favor , protection, blessings for my family and loved ones.
    Salary increment, protection for job and salary,

  63. Dear St. Joseph, I pray for my daughter and her husband, as they implore your Fatherly guidance and that of the Holy Spirit in seeking financing for acquiring their home. I pray also for everyone who are seeking assistance in this area.

  64. Dear St. Joseph, I pray for my daughter and her husband, as they implore your Fatherly guidance and that of the Holy Spirit in seeking financing for acquiring their home. I pray also for everyone who are seeking assistance in this area.

  65. Please pray that N.M will get her working permit and green card this 2022 before September 2022.

    Please pray that N.M will pass her knowledge and behind the wheel test and get her drivers license before April 2022.

    Please pray that N.M will get a teaching job in a good neighborhood with good benefits.

    Please pray for the good health and safety of N.M and her family.

  66. Dear St. Joseph I pray for everyone who is unemployed and under-employed. Also, those who are working non-stop to make ends meet, and for those who struggle to provide food and shelter for their families. Amen

    I especially pray for my daughter Sarah and myself to have success in our real estate business. And for Matthew Arter to finish his exams to be a real estate agent. Amen

  67. I pray that my son trust in God’s plan for his life and grows as a person in his faith and holiness, his faith, his finishing school, and his life’s work. I pray that I may be here to see him living a life of faith, joy, and purpose. I pray that St. Joseph help him to find gainful employment.
    I pray for my marriage, I pray for my niece who I know wants to have a child, for my entire family, and that we can get completely out of debt.
    I pray for the USA, our broken world, peace, and that I can bring more people back to church through my example.
    I pray for everyone who is praying this novena.
    God bless!

  68. St. Joseph help my two sons Raymond and Michael and my daughter Laura to find employment. Through you powerful prayers you change even impossible situations. I believe that God can hear your prayers and answer. Pray for me in my financial struggle. I trust that Jesus answers your prayers. Thank you for your intercession. Amen.

  69. For my future spouse to be closer to meeting me before I get more sick.

    For me to start to feel better so the MS can not be so alert right now.

    For me to have good doctor appointment tomorrow to figure out what I can do to start feeling better.

  70. For speedy healing and recovery, for healing in my family, for a special intention.

    In Jesus’ precious Name.

  71. Bt the Devine Mercies of Jesus Christ, I pray that my grandson who has autism would talk. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AMEN!

  72. Pray for my husband to follow the example of St Joseph.To start loving going to church to receive Jesus in Eucharist. Amen.

  73. Please pray for my son and girlfriend-who will be getting married this April. They are both Catholic but have most recently been attending a Christian Church-so not sure who will be performing the ceremony, but I ask for god blessing for this marriage and to eventually get my grandchildren baptized! God’s will be done!

  74. My prayer intentions is that god make it clear to me through visions and dreams the path to success for me in my lifetime and who my life partner / husband will be so that i can make my visions plain and clear. I ask that he make us both ready and place us in the same place at the same time to meet.

  75. Pray I can get my life straightened out with the guidance of St Joseph. Let my son have a better job and meet a spouse Amen. Pray for world peace

  76. Pray I can get my life straightened out with the guidance of St Joseph. Let my son have a better job and meet a spouse Amen

  77. Please pray for my sales goal this week.
    I need at least 5 and God knows
    And for the ones I have to stay
    CM to attend FA
    and the rest to follow through

  78. Today I pray that if it is Gods will that Felipe and Jolynn have a 2nd child. I pray that my daughter Eileen find a loving and kind supportive partner to share her life with. I Jesus name we pray.

  79. Dear St. Joseph: Please I pray that you would bless my husband that he will pass the kidney stones, and his health will get better. Please bless our oldest son that he will be happy/successful in his job, thank you for blessing him w S. That his health will be good and his faith will grow daily. Please bless our middle son that he will be happy/successful in this new job-thank you. Please bless him w/nice lady friend. That his health will be good, and his faith will continue to grow. Please bless our daughter, and son in-law that they will be happy/successful in their jobs, that they health will be good, and their faith will continue to grow. Thank you for blessing us with grandson-may his health be good. Please help us to lead a good lent, and please help us to become more loving in our hearts like Jesus. We thank you for all that you have blessed us with. Amen.

  80. Janice pregnancy.,healthy baby,Jay to find a job,James eyesight and start talking,Melissa Scott John health,Michael,Melissa Health,Patricia,Tony,Jeanette, Frank health Aunt Joanne,Uncle Jimmy HealthSpecial prays for Father Fineo

  81. Dear Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph, please heal and protect my family, friends and I. Please Bless us 🙏 Spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally.

    Please heal me of my abdominal lump that I am having surgically removed today. Please Dear Jesus, keep me safe.

    Thank you Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph.

  82. I ask for prayers for a good paying job that is flexible so I can still take care of my kids and is close by me. I really really need the money. I am so far behind on a lot of bills. I especially need money to get caught up on paying for my home. Thank you and God Bless!