Statue of Saint Joseph in the Lourdes Grotto, Saint Mary Oratory, Rockford, Illinois.(Photo © Scott P. Richert)
Saint Joseph, the foster father of Jesus, was a carpenter by trade, and thus he has always been regarded as the patron of workers. This novena—a prayer to be said over nine days—is perfect for those times when we have an important project or assignment that we're having trouble completing.
Novena to St. Joseph the Worker
O God, the Creator of all things, You have laid the law of labor upon the human race. Grant, we beseech You, that by the example and protection of St. Joseph we may perform the work You command and attain to the reward that You promise. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.