NOVENA TO SAINT JOSEPH: DAY 3 – (SAINT JOSEPH, MODEL OF CHARITY)

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

ACT OF CONTRITION

Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell, but most of all, because they offend you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.

INTRODUCTORY PRAYER

Saint Joseph, I, your unworthy child, greet you. You are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have special confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I place all my hope of salvation in you, for you are especially powerful with God and will never abandon your faithful servants.

Therefore I humbly invoke you and commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belongs to me, to your intercession. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life and to assist me at the hour of my death. Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, obtain for me a pure, humble, charitable mind, and perfect resignation to the divine Will. Be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I may merit to die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

Loving Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, I raise my heart to you to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the Divine Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special grace I now implore: (Mention your request). Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel confident that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. Amen.

MEDITATION: DAY 3

Who is St. Joseph? - Daughters of Charity(SAINT JOSEPH, MODEL OF CHARITY)

Joseph loved God from his earliest youth and loved Him during his whole life. Joseph loved God with his whole heart, with his whole soul, with his whole strength. Joseph loved God with a love of preference, giving Him his first affections, and cutting off his heart from all that could hinder or alter his love for his Lord and Sovereign Master. Joseph loved God with a love of union, keeping himself; constantly united to God by prayer, meditation, the thought of His holy presence, and the most perfect conformity to the will of God.

Joseph loved God with a love of immolation which prompted him to perfect devotedness, enabling him to perform with joy the greatest and most numerous sacrifices. Joseph loved God with a love of perseverance that experienced neither decrease nor alteration. He always loved God with all his power to love, and constantly endeavoured to love Him more and more.

—-PAUSE FOR A MOMENT—-

DAY THREE PRAYER

Saint Joseph, you were the man chosen by God the Father. He selected you to be His representative on earth, hence He granted you all the graces and blessings you needed to be His worthy representative.

You were the man chosen by God the Son. Desirous of a worthy foster-father, He added His own riches and gifts, and above all, His love. The true measure of your sanctity is to be judged by your imitation of Jesus. You were entirely consecrated to Jesus, working always near Him, offering Him your virtues, your work, your sufferings, your very life. Jesus lived in you perfectly so that you were transformed into Him. In this lies your special glory, and the keynote of your sanctity. Hence, after Mary, you are the holiest of the saints.

You were chosen by the Holy Spirit. He is the mutual love of the Father and the Son — the heart of the Holy Trinity. In His wisdom, He draws forth all creatures from nothing, guides them to their end in showing them their destiny and giving them the means to reach it. Every vocation and every fulfilment of vocation proceeds from the Holy Spirit. As a foster-father of Jesus and head of the Holy Family, you had an exalted and most responsible vocation — to open the way for the redemption of the world and to prepare for it by the education and guidance of the youth of the God-Man. In this work, you cooperated as the instrument of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was the guide; you obeyed and carried out the works. How perfectly you obeyed the guidance of the God of Love!

The words of the Old Testament which Pharaoh spoke concerning Joseph of Egypt can well be applied to you: ‘Can we find such another man, that is full of the spirit of God, or a wise man like to him?’ (Gen. 41:38). No less is your share in the divine work of God than was that of Egypt. You now reign with your foster-Son and see reflected in the mirror of God’s Wisdom the Divine Will and what is of benefit to our souls.

Saint Joseph, I thank God for having made you the man specially chosen by Him. As a token of your own gratitude to God, obtain for me the grace to imitate your virtues so that I too may be pleasing to the Heart of God. Help me to give myself entirely to His service and to the accomplishment of His Holy Will, that one day I may reach heaven and be eternally united to God as you are.

As I lay my intentions before you today (Mention your request), grant me the grace to be ever grateful to God for favours received. Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel confident that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. Amen.

Saint Joseph answers Prayers! If Saint Joseph does not grant graces, he would not be Saint Joseph!!

LITANY OF SAINT JOSEPH

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father in 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.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Illustrious son 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.
Pure Guardian of the Virgin, pray for us.
Provider for the Son of God, pray for us.
Zealous defender 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 brave, pray for us.
Joseph, most obedient, pray for us.
Joseph, most loyal, pray for us.
Mirror of patience, pray for us.
Lover of poverty, pray for us.
Model for workers, pray for us.
Glory of family life, pray for us.
Guardian of virgins, pray for us.
Cornerstone of families, pray for us.
Support in difficulties, pray for us.
Comfort of the sorrowing, 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 the 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.

God made him the lord of his household, and prince over all his possessions.

Let us pray. God, in your infinite wisdom and love you chose Joseph to be the husband of Mary, the mother of your Son. May we have the help of his prayers in heaven and enjoy his protection on earth. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

CONCLUDING PRAYERS

TO SAINT JOSEPH’S PATRONAGE
Dear St. Joseph, after the Blessed Virgin Mary, you’re the most powerful intercessor before God. In a sense, Jesus remains obedient to you and will listen to you as you bring my intentions to Him. Because of this, I especially want to entrust myself to your fatherly care, just as Jesus Himself did. And while in the past, I may have brought to you one of my intentions here or there, this time I want to do something new. This time, I want to give you all. In other words, St. Joseph, I’m not here to offer you a regular “novena” for just one of my intentions. Rather, I want to forever entrust to you all of my needs and cares, trusting that you will bring them, with Mary, to your Son, Jesus.
Dear St. Joseph, as the best of fathers, as the one God chose to be the virginal father of Jesus, I believe that you know what I need better than I do myself. So go ahead, St. Joseph. I give you permission to care for me as your child. In doing so, I trust that you will do everything in your power to make my life into something beautiful for God. I trust that you will watch over me and that your prayers will guide me, bless me, and protect me. I trust that you will now care for me with the same love and tenderness with which you cared for Jesus. I’ll confirm this special relationship with you in nine days if it so pleases God.
Saint Joseph, Powerful Intercessor, please pray for me and all my intentions.
MEMORARE
Remember, o most pure spouse of Mary, ever Virgin, my loving protector, Saint Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection or asked for your aid without obtaining relief. Confiding, therefore, in your goodness, I come before you and humbly implore you. Despise not my petitions, foster-father of the Redeemer, but graciously receive them. Amen.
Blessed Saint, † enkindle in my cold heart a spark of thy charity. † May God be always the first and only object of my affections. †  Keep my soul always, in sanctifying peace, † and, if I should be so unhappy as to lose it, †  give me the strength to recover it immediately by sincere repentance. Grant me such a love of my God  †  as will always keep me united to Him, † and will be the principle and motive of all my actions. † Grant me a generous love that will make me overcome all obstacles, † and accept the greatest sacrifices rather than separate myself from the charity of my God. † Amen.
 
Blessing+

Through the intercession of Saint Joseph, guardian of the Holy Family, may the Lord bless + us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

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Shalom!
Compiled by Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
Paroquia Nossa Senhora da Immaculada Conceição, Paulo Ramos, Maranhão, Brazil
nozickcjoe@gmail.com / fadacjay@gmail.com

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Nora Ekeh
Nora Ekeh
1 year ago

Wow have Never done Novena to St. Joseph In my entire life. So beautiful, educative, inspiring and above all a powerful Novena.
Great St Joseph through your intercession pls obtain for me total healing from all sicknesses and diseases in my body. Amen
Thank u Padre for all you do. May God continue to strengthen you in your spiritual work. Amen

Gloria c Amaechi
Gloria c Amaechi
1 year ago

Good morning padre , thank u so much for this wonderful prayers

Steph
Steph
1 year ago

Saint Joseph, Glory of Family Life, Pray for us, Amen.

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
1 year ago

Joseph, son of David and husband of Mary pray for me that I may be your apparition.

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
1 year ago

St. Joseph pray that I may be your apparition.

Sr. Precious Amaka O
Sr. Precious Amaka O
1 year ago

Fr dear, you’re too much God bless you unceasingly and reward you abundantly for your time and everything, AMEN

Uruchi Lucy Ekwugha
Uruchi Lucy Ekwugha
1 year ago

Thank you padre and your organizers also..may our good God continue to bless you all.
The novenas and all the spiritual exercises are all real..I am really happy to be part of the family.

Sr Deborah Okuh
Sr Deborah Okuh
1 year ago

This is quite enriching. Fr, you are wonderful. God is your strength

Ugwu loveth
Ugwu loveth
1 year ago

St. Joseph my patron saint, pray intercede for me and my family. Amen

Eberechi
Eberechi
1 year ago

Thank you for uplifting our spirit with the Novena prayers. May God hear all our petitions. Amen

Chioma
Chioma
1 year ago

Dear St Joseph, Pray for us to love God with a love of preference, giving Him all our affections, and cutting us off from all that could hinder or alter our love for God Almighty, through Jesus Christ our Lord; Amen!

Thank you Fr Chinaka for leading us on the path of righteousness through the life of Saint Joseph.

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 year ago

Dear St. Joseph, I’m not here to offer you a regular “novena” for just one of my intentions. Rather, I want to forever entrust to you all of my needs and cares, trusting that you will bring them, with Mary, to your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen

Colette
Colette
1 year ago

O dearest Saint Joseph,as a token of your own gratitude to God, obtain for me the grace to imitate your virtues so that I too may be pleasing to the Heart of God.Amen

Emmanuel Ukah
Emmanuel Ukah
1 year ago

Beautiful Novena to St. Joseph. Different from the ones that I know.
Thank you Fr. for this.

OGIUGO Chinwoke
OGIUGO Chinwoke
1 year ago

I thank God for the life of Fr Chinaka. May the Holy Spirit continue to inspire him amen

Mabelmary
Mabelmary
1 year ago

I will testify in Jesus name.

KINGSLEY
KINGSLEY
1 year ago

The prayers are amazing. So relatable. St. Joseph, I will testify before the end of this Novena. Amen

Tonia
Tonia
1 year ago

If St Joseph does not grant graces, He would not be St Joseph

Last edited 1 year ago by Tonia
Emmanuella
Emmanuella
1 year ago

St. Joseph, pray for us

Emmanuella
Emmanuella
1 year ago

Thank you Jesus for I am part of this prayer/novena

Phils
Phils
11 months ago

St. Joseph the worker, pray for us Amen!

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
11 months ago

St. Joseph I entrust my family to your fatherly intercession at the Throne of Mercy.

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
11 months ago

Amen

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
11 months ago

St. Joesph patron of family through your intercession may God continue to strengthen us & be given the grace tolive a life in the of God.

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
11 months ago

Dear St. Joseph take all our desires to Jesus for answers.

Chinwe Ibe
Chinwe Ibe
11 months ago

Oh St Joseph, I give you permission, tender my petitions at the Altar of Mercy of God and intercede for me, despise not my petitions please.

Dee
Dee
11 months ago

St Joseph, you are the patron of my work and the pillar of my family.
Please pray for us. Amen

Stella Ogbakpah
Stella Ogbakpah
11 months ago

St Joseph model of charity ,May you give us grace to show charity and love in all our endeavors in Jesus name, Amen. St Joseph pray for us

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
11 months ago

Saint Joseph Guardian of the Redeemer of the world, pray for us Amen

Ayo-Ogbor Augustina
Ayo-Ogbor Augustina
11 months ago

St Joseph pray for us Amen

Emilia
Emilia
11 months ago

St Joseph guidance of the Virgins pray for us.

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
11 months ago

More grace upon you and your team Padre.
St Joseph…Pray for us all.
Amen

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
11 months ago

St. Joseph pray for us Amen

Chinwe Ann
Chinwe Ann
11 months ago

St. Joseph, I’m not here to offer you a regular “novena” for just one of my intentions. Rather, I want to forever entrust to you all of my needs and cares, trusting that you will bring them, with Mary, to your Son, Jesus.

Thelma
Thelma
11 months ago

Remember, o most pure spouse of Mary, ever Virgin, my loving protector, Saint Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection or asked for your aid without obtaining relief. Confiding, therefore, in your goodness, I come before you and humbly implore you. Despise not my petitions, foster-father of the Redeemer, but graciously receive them. Amen.

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
11 months ago

Amen

Juliet Chinenye
Juliet Chinenye
11 months ago

Amen

Felicity
Felicity
11 months ago

Amen

Akujieze Mary-Ann
Akujieze Mary-Ann
11 months ago

Amen and Amen

Ayaka Daniel
Ayaka Daniel
11 months ago

St Joseph continue to intercede for us your children

Idudu Maureen
Idudu Maureen
11 months ago

Amen

Mojisola
Mojisola
11 months ago

Amen

Grace Orpin
Grace Orpin
11 months ago

St Joseph, pray for us

Priscilla Ugbir
Priscilla Ugbir
11 months ago

St Joseph pray for us, Amen

Angela Usoh
Angela Usoh
11 months ago

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SCHOLASTICA
SCHOLASTICA
11 months ago

St. Joseph, terror of demons, pray for us! Amen.

Clement
Clement
11 months ago

Amen

Adaeze
Adaeze
11 months ago

Amen

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
11 months ago

Through the intercession of Saint Joseph, guardian of the Holy Family, may the Lord bless me, my husband and my children, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen

Bridget ighodalo
Bridget ighodalo
11 months ago

Oh St Joseph hear our prayers Amen

Innocent Benedict Ifeanyichukwu
Innocent Benedict Ifeanyichukwu
11 months ago

Oh St. Joseph pray for my me and my intentions

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