When we are in search of a roof over our heads such as an apartment or a house we naturally turn to St. Joseph the provider of all things material! St. Joseph is the patron saint of housing and there are many novenas that have been written to ask for his immediate help!
For nine consecutive days, you will begin the novena with the following prayer. Then you will pray the appropriate day followed by one Hail St. Joseph and one Our Father.
“St. Joseph, just and true, with a father’s care you raised the child Jesus, and with a husband’s love, you shared your life with Mary, his mother. I entrust myself to your care and place in your hands this request of mine to find housing for my family. In quiet Nazareth, long ago, the Holy Spirit spoke to your heart and you followed God’s will with wonderful faith. In the quiet of my days, and in the hard choices I must make, help me follow the Spirit’s guidance and believe when I cannot see.”
Day 1: "Oh God, guide of those who listen and helper of those who hear your voice, speak to me, as you did to St. Joseph, and help me accomplish the things you give me to do."
Day 2: "O God, you love your people and bless the ordinary lives we quietly live. As you blessed St. Joseph, bless what I do, however hidden and simple it may be, and let all I do be done with love."
Day 3: "O God, ever faithful, you remember us always and in time reveal your blessings. Help me trust in you, as St. Joseph faithfully trusted, and never let me lose faith in the wonderful gifts you promise me."
Day 4: "God of families, bless the family that’s mine. Keep us safe from harm, and never let evil come between us. Let peace remain in our hearts."
Day 5: "O God, who loves children, be kind to our children today. Give them eyes of faith for seeing far, a loving heart for welcoming life, and a place always at your side."
Day 6: "God of our heavenly home, bless our home on earth. Let the spirit of Mary and Joseph rest at our table, shape our words and actions, and bring blessing to our children."
Day 7: "God, our Father, give your fatherly spirit to those who are fathers now. Like Joseph, give them hearts of devoted love for their wives and children and strength for forgiveness and patience."
Day 8: "Give shelter, O God, to those who need it, and bring together families divided. Give us enough to eat, and decent work to earn our bread. Care for us, O God."
Day 9: "Bless all families, O Lord especially those in need. Remembering the life of your Son, we pray for the poor, for those who lack a good home, for those in exile. Grant them a protector like Joseph, O God."
Other novenas can also be said for nine days to St. Joseph with the request of finding a home. Join this prayer community of Hozana imploring St. Joseph for his help in finding the perfect home for you and your family! Each day you will discover his outstanding holiness and his many attributes: he is patron of the Church, families, workers, and a happy death. He helps us with all of our material needs, especially a roof over our heads as he knows what it is like to look for a home! Never forget he is our Guardian! Each day you will end the novena with the Memorare to St. Joseph.
St. Joseph, a just, solid and faithful man was asked by God to take care of his son Jesus and Mary. He accepted this responsibility and so became the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus, the Son of God. He had to find shelter and food for his family. Even when the Inn at Bethlehem was full and closed its doors upon him, he found shelter for Mary to give birth to Jesus. He also found shelter for his family when he was asked, just after the birth of Jesus, in a dream, to take his family and flee to Egypt to escape Herod.
What other saint could you pray to, to help find housing? He takes care of all of our earthly needs! We just need to abandon ourselves in prayer to him and trust that he will find the perfect home to meet our needs! Jesus always listens to and answers his father's requests !
Thanks to the many spiritual propositions that Hozana has to offer, you are sure to find the perfect novena that meets your needs and helps you to persevere in prayer. You can ask St. Joseph for help in finding employment. You can learn more about the virtues of St. Joseph by listening to these priests for nine days. And if you are truly motivated, you can pray daily to St. Joseph and ask for his constant guidance and help with your difficulties.