This ancient prayer to St. Joseph has “never been known to fail”

By February 28, 2018Prayers
This ancient prayer to St. Joseph has “never been known to fail”

As long as it is said in faith and for a particular spiritual benefit.

Even though St. Joseph never spoke a word in scripture, his silent example of obedient faithfulness and diligent care for the Holy Family during Jesus’ formative years has made him one of the most beloved saints of Christianity.

Devotion to the foster-father of Jesus is generally traced to the 3rd or 4th century, but according to the Pieta prayer book, there is a prayer to St. Joseph that dates to the year 50.

This prayer was found in the 50th year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1505, it was sent from the pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle. Whoever shall read this prayer or hear it or keep it about themselves, shall never die a sudden death or be drowned, nor shall poison take effect on them; neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy or be burned in any fire or be overpowered in battle. Say for nine mornings for anything you desire. It has never been known to fail.

Here is the prayer, which some claim “has never been known to fail, provided that the request is for one’s spiritual benefit or for those whom we are praying for.”

O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interest 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 of contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him close 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.

Remember, God always answers our prayers. We may not always expect the response we receive.


  • Tess Bautista says:

    beautiful prayers, if only I can memories them by heart

  • Vi Galvez says:

    St Joseph please pray for us! ….. May God bless our family… Sacread Heart of Jesus I placed my Trust in you…..Amen

  • Andy says:

    I know this to be true since it has blessed me.
    I’m a single father of 6 and was working
    As a security contractor, but once the job was done i was laid off … they were going to hire several and i had two interviews, for a full time position. Almost 3 months had gone by without any answer.
    My mother recommended we say a novena to st. Joseph, which also uses the prayer mentioned here…since Joseph is also the patron saint of workers.
    So my mother, sister and i prayed the novena and i fervently prayed for ANY job that i could support my family,
    After the 9 days, i had expected something to come through. The next day i received a call from the place i did security contracting from ,offering me a full time position..
    I know this was due to the intercession of st. Joseph..
    I relate this story to anyone who listens to me.. it’s a great example of the scripture…All things work together for good, for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.. praise God, he is so good.

  • Janet Coleman says:

    I believe this to be so true..St Joseph has come to my aid so many times.

  • Piedade Lemos says:

    Dear Saint Joseph,
    Please protect my dear son Alex and keep my family safe and healthy. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

  • Maria Teresa says:

    Dear St Joseph praying fervently that our house will be sold so we can pay all our financial obligations as we’re drowning in debts & to help my son finish his education. Also asking for help for a job to sustain us all. Amen

  • Caroline Olson says:

    Dear St. Joseph, Heal my great granddaughter Sophia Anderson. She has an inoperable tumor on her brain stem. Please help her get rid of it. Thank you so much.

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