NOVENA TO SAINT JOSEPH: DAY 9 – (SAINT JOSEPH, MODEL OF DETACHMENT)

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 9

Joseph, Model of Poverty - St. John Vianney Lay Division(SAINT JOSEPH, MODEL OF DETACHMENT)

St. Joseph loved poverty because it detaches man from all passing and perishable goods, delivers the soul from dangerous obstacles, and from a thousand evils and cares, and permits him to keep his eyes raised toward Heaven, instead of stooping like a slave, toward the earth.

Saint Joseph loved poverty because he saw it practised in the highest degree by Jesus Christ. Did he not regard it as a hidden and priceless treasure, when he contemplated Jesus in His abnegation — when he saw Him stretch out His divine hands to ask for the most necessary needs of life?

Saint Joseph suffered the privations of life with patience, without a murmur of complaint, using his poverty to detach himself more and more from worldly goods and to seek the goods of Heaven. Even when he was asked to move from place to place, his prompt actions reflect a lot his detachment from material things.

Beloved in Christ, God has placed material goods in your care and not the other way round. When the time comes to detach from them for the glory of God and for your sanctification and salvation, would you do as St. Joseph?

—-PAUSE FOR A MOMENT—-

DAY NINE PRAYER

Saint Joseph, how fitting it was that at the hour of your death Jesus should stand at your bedside with Mary, the sweetness and hope of all mankind. You gave your entire life to the service of Jesus and Mary; at death, you enjoyed the consolation of dying in Their loving arms. You accepted death in the spirit of loving submission to the Will of God, and this acceptance crowned your hidden life of virtue. Yours was a merciful judgment, for your foster-Son, for whom you had cared so lovingly, was your Judge, and Mary was your advocate. The verdict of the Judge was a word of encouragement to wait for His coming to Limbo, where He would shower you with the choicest fruits of the Redemption, and an embrace of grateful affection before you breathed forth your soul into eternity.

You looked into eternity and to your everlasting reward with confidence. If our Savior blessed the shepherds, the Magi, Simeon, John the Baptist, and others, because they greeted His presence with devoted hearts for a brief passing hour, how much more did He bless you who have sanctified yourself for so many years in His company and that of His Mother? If Jesus regards every corporal and spiritual work of mercy, performed on behalf of our fellow men out of love for Him, as done to Himself, and promises heaven as a reward, what must have been the extent of His gratitude to you who in the truest sense of the word have received Him, given Him shelter, clothed, nourished, and consoled Him at the sacrifice of your strength and rest, and even your life, with a love which surpassed the love of all fathers.

God really and personally made Himself your debtor. Our Divine Savior paid that debt of gratitude by granting you many graces in your lifetime, especially the grace of growing in love, which is the best and most perfect of all gifts. Thus at the end of your life, your heart became filled with love, the fervour, and longing of which your frail body could not resist. Your soul followed the triumphant impulse of your love and winged its flight from earth to bear the prophets and patriarchs in Limbo the glad tidings of the advent of the Redeemer.

Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being able to die in the arms of Jesus and Mary. As a token of your own gratitude to God, obtain for me the grace of a happy death. Help me to spend each day in preparation for death. May I, too, accept death in the spirit of resignation to God’s Holy Will, and die, as you did, in the arms of Jesus, strengthened by Holy Viaticum, and in the arms of Mary, with her rosary in my hand and her name on my lips! 

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.
O St. Joseph † make me understand the excellence of detachment. † Grant that I may enter into the interior dispositions † which animated thee in regard to that virtue. † Disclose to me the snares of riches, † the dangers which are attached to them, † the solicitude which they engender. Make me understand how much God favours us, † when he refuses us riches, † since he furnishes us a precious occasion to detach us from ourselves † and from creatures, † and to increase our merit for Heaven. 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.

👏🏼👏🏼 Great job praying Day 9! May the good Lord hear our humble Prayers. Amen.👏🏼👏🏼

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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Emmanuel Ukah
Emmanuel Ukah
2 years ago

Thank you St. Joseph for answered prayers.

Juliet Chinenye
Juliet Chinenye
1 year ago
Reply to  Emmanuel Ukah

Amen

Thelma
Thelma
2 years ago

St Joseph model of detachment, please pray for us to detach ourselves from the things of this world and focus on things of heaven. Amen

Nneka Casmira
Nneka Casmira
2 years ago

Saint Joseph suffered the privations of life with patience, without a murmur of complaint, May we emulate St Joseph Amen

Tonia
Tonia
2 years ago

Dear St Joseph, obtain for the grace of a happy death. Amen

Nwanya Precious
Nwanya Precious
2 years ago

Make me into something beautiful for God, a holy and acceptable sacrifice. Amen.

Thank you Lord for the grace of perseverance.

Temitope Samuel Adeola
Temitope Samuel Adeola
2 years ago

Thank you St. Joseph for answered prayer.
Thank you Fr. Justin for guiding us through this novena.
Please kindly pray for my intention in tomorrow’s mass.

May St. Joseph continue to intercede for us. Amen

Josiah
Josiah
2 years ago

Thanks be to God for answered prayers through the intercession of St Joseph

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
1 year ago

To your paternal intercession I entrust everything and all about me. Thank You Lord for EVERYTHING.

Maureen Obiageli ldiegbe
Maureen Obiageli ldiegbe
1 year ago

Saint Joseph l so much appreciate and thank you for these wonderful nine days journey with you. I am spiritually fulfill and have inner peace. You have interceded for me in many ways. I am grateful. You never let me down. I am grateful. Thank you, with my mouth full of God praises, l am grateful. Thank you. Amen

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
1 year ago

AMEN

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
1 year ago

Amen

Chinwe Ibe
Chinwe Ibe
1 year ago

I strongly believe that St Joseph has interceded for me because I gave him the permission to carry my petitions to God of which I know God will not refuse him.
Thank You Jesus for the completion of this nine days Novena with so much graces.

Mary, Holy Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us who recourse to Thee.

Margaret orevaoghene
Margaret orevaoghene
1 year ago

Through your intercession may God bless Frank and Margaret to become man and wife and may they be blessed with the gift of having a family like the holy family and may Margaret experience God’s presence in her business today through Christ our Lord Amen

Priscilla Ugbir
Priscilla Ugbir
1 year ago

Through the intersection of St Joseph, may the good Lord hear our prayers, Amen

Markus dauda
Markus dauda
1 year ago

St Joseph pray for our country Nigeria

Okpalike-Onyebueke Chiamaka Rose-Rita
Okpalike-Onyebueke Chiamaka Rose-Rita
1 year ago

Dearest st Joseph, I want to thank you in advance for answered prayers because I know you will prove of God’s goodness to me through your intercession.

Stella Ogbakpah
Stella Ogbakpah
1 year ago

May the Almighty God hear our humble prayers through the intercession of St Joseph the spouse of the Virgin Mary and the Foster Father of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Regina Ikpeni
Regina Ikpeni
1 year ago

Congratulations Father Chinaka and colleagues for the 5th anniversary of yoir ordination. We thank God for blessing humanity with you.
Thank you for all these prayers you have been teaching us

Chinwe Ann
Chinwe Ann
1 year ago

Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being able to die in the arms of Jesus and Mary. As a token of your own gratitude to God, obtain for me the grace of a happy death. Help me to spend each day in preparation for death. May I, too, accept death in the spirit of resignation to God’s Holy Will, and die, as you did, in the arms of Jesus, strengthened by Holy Viaticum, and in the arms of Mary, with her rosary in my hand and her name on my lips!

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
1 year ago

Amen!!!!!!!

Ayo-Ogbor Augustina
Ayo-Ogbor Augustina
1 year ago

Amen, St Joseph intercede for me and grant my heart intentions.

Hwange Thaddeus
Hwange Thaddeus
1 year ago

Congratulations fr. On your priestly ordination. I wish you more peaceful years Ahead.

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
1 year ago

Thank You St Joseph for answered prayers

Comfort Edewor
Comfort Edewor
1 year ago

St Joseph pure virgin spouse of the mother of God, thank you for interceding for my family, Amen

Emmanuel Ukah
Emmanuel Ukah
1 year ago

Thank you very much St. Joseph for prayers answered.
I really appreciate them all.
St. Joseph, pray for us.

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
1 year ago

Amen

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
1 year ago

Saint Joseph Patron of the universal church pray for us Amen

Mojisola
Mojisola
1 year ago

Amen

Emilia
Emilia
1 year ago

Thank you lord

Bridget ighodalo
Bridget ighodalo
1 year ago

Oh St Joseph, Pray for us Amen

Angela Usoh
Angela Usoh
1 year ago

Amen

Uzoegbu Oghenekome Henrietta
Uzoegbu Oghenekome Henrietta
1 year ago

Through your intercession St Joseph, grant me my utmost heart desires through Christ our Lord Amen

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
1 year ago

St Joseph Support in difficulties,pray for us. Thank you papa for answered prayers

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
1 year ago

St. Joseph chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pray for us and presents all my petitions to the throne of mercy. Thank you for granting my prayers Amen

Ugochukwu Oliver
Ugochukwu Oliver
1 year ago

Divine Healing for my wife

Eghe
Eghe
1 year ago

Praised be to God for blessings received through St. Joseph. Amen

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
1 year ago

Saint Joseph pray for me, my family and my intentions Amen

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
1 year ago

May the good Lord hear our humble Prayers. Amen.

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 year ago

Amen

Njideka ihionu
Njideka ihionu
1 year ago

Thank you so much St Joseph patron of the workers and universal church for prayer answered.. Amen

Agbalu Glory francisca
Agbalu Glory francisca
1 year ago

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.

Rumeh
Rumeh
1 year ago

Amen ️️

Juliet Arinze
Juliet Arinze
1 year ago

Amen

Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
1 year ago

Saint Joseph continue to intercede for us Amen

Morgina
Morgina
1 year ago

My mother- in law shared this beautiful novena with me – so grateful for her. It’s beautifully written- thank you. May God hear all our prayers. Morgina in South Africa

Last edited 1 year ago by Morgina
Vivian
Vivian
1 year ago

St. Joseph, patron of our families, pray for us

Benjamin Adewale Ajai
Benjamin Adewale Ajai
2 months ago

Amen.

Adaeze
Adaeze
2 months ago

Please go ahead, St. Joseph. I give you permission to care for me as your child. Amen

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
2 months ago

Saint Joseph pray for us

Ujumax
Ujumax
2 months ago

St Joseph pray for me and my family amen

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