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Saint Joseph Prayer

Saint Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne
of God, I place in you all my interests and desires . Oh Saint Joseph, do assist me
by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son, all spiritual
blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your
heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of
fathers. Oh Saint Joseph, I never weary of contemplating you and Jesus asleep in
your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my
name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my
dying breath. Saint Joseph, Patron of the departing souls, pray for us. Amen.

1900+ year old prayer !! Promises are that anyone whoever hears this prayer or carries it will never die a sudden death, nor be drowned, nor will poison take effect on them. They will not fall into the hands of the enemy, nor be burned in any fire, and they will not be defeated in any battle.

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St Joseph helps Rachel get a townhouse sold almost overnight, that previously would not sell.

I am a realtor and have a townhouse that sold and then fell out of escrow, then sat on the market w/ no offers for months. Everything bad that could happen during this period occurred. When I did an open house, the city took all my signs within the hour of my putting them up because they said my signs were against city code, although they had not been enforcing this rule for over a year, the first weekend I held the open house after escrow fell out, they enforced it. Every buyer that saw the house said it was beautiful but for one reason or another, did not put in an offer. Even when one agent came with a buyer and was heading back to the office to write an offer, took a wrong turn and ended up at another open house that was much smaller and wrote an offer on that instead!
 
Drained and angry at life, someone directed me towards St. Joseph and I looked up all the stories online. Immediately, I called my sellers and asked their feelings on burying St Joseph in their  yard, to which they agreed to do faithfully and seriously. Their family prayed along with mine for St Joseph to help us out of the rut on Friday, August 19th.  Today is Monday, August 22nd and I am miraculously holding an offer on this townhouse from another agent in my hands !! Upon calling my sellers, one said that she had a dream early this morning from which she awoke and told her husband that today was the day, the day we would sell the house.
 
The offering price is lower than expected, so we are still trying to work it out. But this is the first offer we have received in months, despite all the other townhouses flying off the market in our complex, and I am very thankful and at peace. I have faith that St Joseph will help the deal work out to the satisfaction of both the buyer and seller and I hope this story will strengthen everyone's belief and encourage those in despair to have faith. Rachel
 
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Liji calls St Joseph "Dad" because he was so compassionate and understanding to her while she grew up and because at times she was afraid of her real father.
 
 
Just in general, St.Joseph has helped me in desparate desparate situations. He has protected me from getting in trouble with my parents in the very last minute cases. Like for instance, my dad has a bad temper sometimes and I hated when he would get mad or yell at my sister or mom. When he did start yelling I would pray to St.Joseph to try and make my dad a good husband like St.Joseph was to Mary and a good father like he was to Jesus. Everytime my dad would just seem to cool off.
 
This is just a small example of how St.Joseph protected me when i was scared. I used to just call him dad for short because he was more of a compassionate understanding dad than my own dad was.  I know I dont have the greatest story and there are some greater miracles that he did for me but those are more personal. I just want to let you know that he is such a miracle worker and a true supporting dad. He makes me feel even prouder to be a Catholic. Liji
 
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I'm an engineer and have to have everything proven or I have to see it for myself.  I was raised a Catholic but questioned the bible from childhood Sunday school up until recently.  What changed me was in 2003/2004 I owned some condominiums and was trying to sell all of them.  The market had slowed and I was having a hard time.  Even though I had a realtor doing an open house nearly every weekend for four months.  In my desperation I bought two St Joseph statues, buried them and said the prayer.  I buried one in front of one unit and the second in back of another unit to also test the location for burial.  I didn't tell anyone where the statues were buried so that others wouldn't influence the selling.  Even though I was a non-believer when I buried the statues I make a promise to God that I would start going to church if he sold those two units first.  Well it wasn't an instant sale.  It took another four months and a few potential sales that fell through on one of the units and also on a couple of units without statues burier near them.  I myself had forgotten which unit the second statue was buried near.  After I sold two units I had to rent every thing else out in order to make the payments.  So only two units sold, and yes it was the two with the statues and in the order that I buried the statues.  Now being an engineer I needed to know the odds of this happing.  So with help from other engineers we came up with the calculation below.    

Seven condominium units (actually eight but one unit was not advertised) for sale and each condominium had a 50/50 chance of selling by its self.  I buried a statue of St Joseph in front of unit number four then I buried another statue of St Joseph in back of unit number two.  What are the odds of selling both units number four and number two in that order and without selling any other unit? 

Well the formula to calculate the odds of selling unit number 2 and 4 and no other unit is 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 = 1/128 which is 128 to 1 odds.  But then you add in the factor of picking unit number 4 selling first, then unit number 2 selling second and the formula is: 7 to 1 odds for the first unit times 6 to 1 odds for the second unit, or 1/7 x 1/6 = 1/42 or 42 to 1 odds. 

Now you combine both odds and you have:
1/128 x 1/42 = 1/5376 or (approximate) 5376 to 1 odds of selling two of the seven units and in the order that the statutes were buried (actually the odds are higher because I calculated for seven units but there were eight units total that I was trying to sell).

The odds are too great to ignore so yes every Sunday I'm going to a Christian church but this time when I'm sitting in church I'm a believer.  I'm not saying that burying a St Joseph statue really works; it may have worked for me because God wanted me back in church.  I'm saying that we need to believe in God and that Jesus was sent to save us.            
M. Peiffer Golden, CO.


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Each March 19 when taking Holy Communion I wept before the statue of St Joseph and could not understand why until I began to help with church cleaning and saw that that the statue was kept in a broom cupboard. I nagged at the priest until he placed the statue in a side window, where since then people have kept daily vigils and strewn flowers at its feet. I know that Jesus was distressed by the lack of attention paid to Joseph's statue and since it was placed in this window the nearest confessional has seen some  very dramatic truths. Praise to the Holy Spirit for His work.
 
Alex
Bangor,  Ireland

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The largest church in the world dedicated to St. Joseph is the Oratory named for him in Montreal, Canada. On several visits to Montreal from my home in Michigan, I visited the Oratory and became aware of its founder, Brother Andre Bessette, who had an inspiring devotion to St. Joseph. Brother Andre was a humble little Holy Cross brother. He lived a life filled with mystical graces, miraculous cures, and an unwavering confidence in his "friend" St. Joseph. Blessed Andre died in 1937 and was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1982. Not many Canadians, even the Catholic ones, outside of Montreal, had ever heard of Brother Andre. No one I had ever met back in the U.S. had certainly ever heard of him. Imagine my surprise when a co-worker here in Michigan, the first American that I ever met who knew of him, was a grandson of one of the Brother's personal friends during his lifetime in Canada. When my own father became ill, my friend shared a relic of Blessed Andre (a St. Joseph medal), personally given to my friend's grandmother by Brother Andre. The medal provided great comfort to my father in his final months. Remarkable events in our faith lives are surely not coincidences. They are signs of the guiding, loving hands of the near-saints like Blessed Andre, and great saints such as St. Joseph.    James

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My new husband changed jobs only 8 months after we bought our first house.  It was probably more than we could afford.  When we spoke with the realtor of selling it, he was completely against trying.  The market was so bleak at the time.  We moved 600 miles away and rented out the house for a year.  It was horrible having our first house torn up by renters.  We put it on the market and paid two mortgages for another 10 months trying desperately to sell it.  We were going broke with over $3000 in mortgage payments each month.  Then we heard of praying the novena to St. Joseph, burying a statue, upside down and facing the road, and putting the statue in a place of honor in our new home.  With in six weeks, the old house was sold and St. Joseph was in his place of honor in our new home! Lynne

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My family usually made fun of me, because I frequently had the wrong patron saint for intentions being prayed for. An example would be, I had mixed up St Gerard Majella to be the patron saint for travellers (when it is really St Christopher or St Raphael the Archangel). To make matters worse my husband is in the Navy and a convert to the Catholic faith. My family of course found out I was teaching him the wrong saints and I PUT THEM TO EASE just in case I WAS GIVING THE WRONG CATECHISM, with my explanation, oh don't worry, the saints also have conversations like we do, St.Majella will ring St.Christopher and inform him of the honest mistake !!
I've always prayed to St.Joseph for a good husband. These are the exact words of my prayer - please St.Joseph give me a good husband, to be my friend and to be also a friend of my family & friends. I always prayed like this to St Joseph with deep conviction. I've told my nieces, brothers, sisters, family friends and any one who comments how wonderful a husband he is.
I say pray to St.Joseph for life spouse.My husband is proof to me and everyone - and that is why I am a Great believer in St.Joseph. Una.
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We put our house up for sale in mid-January because the new home we are building would be ready the end of March. We had a lot of people looking at our home, but no offers. On February 7th, we buried a statute of St Joseph and included his prayer with our nightly family prayers. Today, February 26th, we have a contract on our house at the price we needed. Thank you St. Joseph, for answering our prayers!
Tom, Jeannine, Rebecca & Robert
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Three years ago, we attempted to sell our house with no luck. We needed to move because our family was growing and we were in a very small house. We later found a perfect piece of land and a builder willing to build us a new larger house at a price we could afford. We burried a statute of St. Joseph and prayed for his intercession. Within a month our house was sold at a price we needed to obtain.

Later, when we were building our house, my husband again desperately sought the intercession of St. Joseph. We were drilling a well and had already reached 500 feet without any significant water. We needed at least a few gallons per minute to support our household of seven children at the time. We had reached our budjet limit and things looked very bleak, we had very few options. I turned the situation over to my husband. When my husband returned home, he had tears in his eyes, he was emotionally drained, but he had great news. He took a gamble and allowed the well company to continue drilling while he prayed to St. Joseph. The very next drill rod they sunk produced an amazing 15 gallons per minute of crystal clear water. Even our realtor does not believe the quality of our water.

Now, our family must again ask for the intercession of St. Joseph as my husband has accepted a job in central New York. My children and I (including our newest baby) must remain in NH until we sell our house. St. Joseph PRAY FOR US! Lisa

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My husband was a Commander in the Air Force during the Gulf War in 1991. He was unexpectedly called up to Command a Squadron in Saudi Arabia in early January of that year. My prayers to dear St. Joseph began when we learned he would go overseas, and the above prayer to St. Joseph, patron of soldiers and fathers, was fervently invoked. I felt especially close to St. Joseph, as he was even the patron of our Catholic parish where we were stationed. My wonderful husband left me and our seven children, to defend his country and serve our President and government. My prayers for his safe-keeping were answered when he and his squadron were unexpectedly and hurriedly evacuated from their base to come home, due to the start of "holy days" in the Muslim world, and their close proximity to those holy places such as Mecca. They were all shipped home safely, out of harms way and the end of the war, and arrived safely on St. Joseph's very feast day, March 19th, in 1991. Thanks again, St. Joseph, whose prayer is mighty before the throne of God. I love you, Marlene

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On February 14, 1997, I was cleaning the top of my stove, when my right sleeve caught on fire. My father and brother had taken the day off from work and were sitting by the kitchen table when I caught fire.
I yelled, "My sleeve is on fire and it is hot!" My brother jumped up and tried to help me put the fire out.
As we put the fire out on the sleeve of my bathrobe, the fire shot to the inside of my sleeve and quickly spread around my waist, to the top of my left shoulder, and on to the inside of the front of my robe. I then had fire surrounding my body at that point.
When I managed to get the robe off, I threw it on the floor and my brother tried to stomp the fire out. It was still smoldering when he picked the robe up and threw it in the shower and turned on the water.
Even after having the fire all around my body under my robe, the hair on my arms was not even singed and I was not burned at all.
I believe that I was spared from being burned because of the prayer to St. Joseph (above) which is over 1900 years old and promises that anyone who hears it or carries it will never die a sudden death, nor be drowned, nor will poison take effect on them. They will not fall into the hands of the enemy, nor Be Burned in any Fire, and they will not be defeated in any battle.
St. Joseph saved me from being severely burned and I will always love him and thank him as I remember his mercy to me that day. Sincerely, Etta

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Here is a true story my family holds dear, and has for years: My Godfather, Jim was heading off to war, the war was Vietnam. And his mother, my Great Aunt Loretta began to pray that now well known St. Joseph prayer found in the blue Pieta prayer book (above), for her son's protection, since there are wonderful and powerful promises attached to not only praying it but carrying it. (And Jim carried the prayer into battle.) Some of those promises are that one will never die a sudden death, nor fall into the hands of the enemy, nor be defeated in battle. While in Nam, Jim was assigned to a reconisence vehicle, and at one point, getting into the heat of battle, he was hit by enemy fire and blown off the vehicle. His mid section, or abdomen was ripped open, his body looked as if it was nearly in half. As doctors received him they were amazed that he was still alive. A steel pin was inserted into him, to keep him held together, which he still has in him to this day. Jim told us, the family, later that the prayer was in his pocket the whole time, and he knew he would make it okay. And he did. My Great Aunt Loretta attested to the fact that St. Joseph saved her son in Nam that day. Jim carried the prayer and they both prayed it. (Matthew 18:19--"If two people agree to the same thing on this earth in prayer, my Father in heaven will surely grant it."--Words of Jesus.) Since that point our whole family has always had devotion to our dear St. Joseph. Katie, Scottsdale AZ

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Two years ago my husband and I had a piece of property we had not been able to sell for 7 years even going from one real estate agent to another. We had put an ad in ourselves and no luck. We decided to put the property under the direction of St. Joseph. We made a novena and did bury a small statue to ask for his intercession. The property sold in two weeks. He is a wonderful intercessor, father, and friend. My husband and I love him very much. He was one of the few saints who actually held our infant Savior being his earthly father. God bless, Lorraine

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In September of 1989 I put my condo on the market for sale. It was a bad time because of the economy, but it had to be done. One year passed without even one bid, nobody answered the plea. The second year came and went without a single answer to my request. I finally prayed to dear St. Joseph. Six months later I got my first and only bid for the condo plus it was a good bid. I got this bid on March 19th, St. Joseph's holy day. I have never stopped thanking him.

There were my other request he has answered from my prayers and I love him dearly and have strong faith in him. God bless, Penny

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House sold within *one day* the Feast of Saint Joseph, March 19, 2002 !!

In my front window I had a big statue of Saint Joseph, everybody could see it. Since September, I almost have no work because of cut back. Could not keep my house in the country, and did not mind to sell it, because I did not use it so often. I was in real trouble. I called an agent, he went to see my house, and he put up the *for sale* sign and was to come to sign the contract that night. But between the time he went there and the same night...the house was sold! A neighbor heard about me selling it, and she called me asked me not to sign with the agent, she wanted the house for her son.
This all happened on March 19th - Feast of St Joseph !!

The house is a bit different from the picture, because I built a big porch outside it is much better, and the old antenna is not there either.
http://ladyofroses.org/pam.htm

This is the letter I wrote to the woman who bought my house:

Dear Kathie, You saw a statue of St. Joseph in my window, the big statue.
One day I woke up and decided to put the house for sale, I asked St. Joseph to find somebody fast that needed a place like this.

So the 19th of March was the Feast of Saint Joseph in the Catholic Church, and this is the very day that you told me for the first time that you wanted to buy the house.

Beautiful coincidence, or whatever you want to call this, I like it!
Micheline

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