St. Joseph may not have had any spoken lines in the bible or spiritual writings. Yet, he can be a powerful intercessor There are some prayers to him. Here are just a few.
St. Joseph Holy Cloak Novena
This novena is prayed on 30 consecutive days in memory of the 30 years which the great Saint Joseph is said to have spent in the company of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
The extraordinary graces obtained by this prayer are innumerable. St. Teresa of Avila said: “If you really want to believe in it, prove it to yourself by reciting the Novena and you will be finally convinced.”
Learn about it here.
Memorare to St. Joseph
Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, that never has it been known that anyone who asked for your help and sought your intercession was left unaided. Full of confidence in your power, I hasten to you, and beg your protection. Listen, O foster father of the Redeemer, to my humble prayer, and in your goodness hear and answer me. Amen.
Prayer to St. Joseph for Protection
O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so prompt, so strong,
before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.
O St. 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.
O St. Joseph, I never weary 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.
St. Joseph, patron of departing souls — pray for me. Amen.
Prayer Before Work to St. Joseph the Worker
O Glorious Saint Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work in a spirit of penance for the expiation of my many sins; to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations; to work with thankfulness and joy, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of labor the gifts received from God; to work with order, peace, moderation, and patience, never shrinking from weariness and trials; to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self, keeping unceasingly before my eyes death and the account that I must give of time lost, talents unused, good omitted, and vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God.
All for Jesus, all through Mary, all after thy example, O Patriarch, Saint Joseph. Such shall be my watch-word in life and in death. Amen.
Prayer to St. Joseph, Terror of Demons
Saint Joseph, Terror of Demons, cast thy solemn gaze upon the devil and all his minions and protect us with thy mighty staff.
Thou fled through the night to avoid the devil’s wicked designs; now with the power of God, smite the demons as they flee from thee!
Grant special protection, we pray, for children, fathers, mothers, families, and the dying.
By God’s grace, no demon dares approach while thou art near, so we beg of thee, Saint Joseph, always be near to us!
Saint Joseph, the terror of demons, pray for us.
PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH, PATRON OF THE UNBORN
O Holy Joseph, protector, and provider of the Holy Family and all families, through your intercession may God grant all expectant mothers the grace to cherish the new life within their wombs. May mothers and fathers realize that their baby is a gift from God and have the courage to choose life for their child. Through the Mystery of Baptism may the parents and newborns become children of God and heirs to eternal life in Christ. Amen.