Novena for seeking Employment

was wondering if anyone knows of a novena to pray while I serach of emplyoment and also saints who help with work. I know St. Jude is for lost causes and I feel lost and St Anthony helps find lost items. St Joseph is for working Fathers (men) I am really trying to find something that fits me for I am getting discurraged

St. Joseph is also the patron of workers.

**Novena to St. Joseph the Worker

St. Joseph, by the work of your hands and the sweat of your brow, you supported Jesus and Mary, and had the Son of God as your fellow worker. Teach me to work as you did, with patience and perseverance, for God and for those whom God has given me to support. Teach me to see in my fellow workers the Christ who desires to be in them, that I may always be charitable and forbearing towards all. Grant me to look upon work with the eyes of faith, so that I shall recognize in it my share in God’s own creative activity and in Christ’s work of our redemption, and so take pride in it. When it is pleasant and productive, remind me to give thanks to God for it. And when it is burdensome, teach me to offer it to God, in reparation for my sins and the sins of the world.

O good father Joseph! I beg you, by all your sufferings, sorrows and joys, to obtain for me what I ask.
(insert your specific employment request here.)

Obtain for all those who have asked my prayers, everything that is useful to them in the plan of God. Be near to me in my last moments, that I may eternally sing the praises of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Amen.

(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)**

My friend was laid off at age 62. She prayed the novena to St. Joseph. After 7 months
she got a job in an attorney’s office. He is a brother to a church member.
It was very hard for her, being 64, to keep up hope, but she maintained her trust in God.

St Jude. On 5 different occasions It worked for me. Petition GOD through this Saint 9 days in petition and 9 days in thanksgiving and you have to promise to Publish thanksgiving after its granted.GOD knows you need to support your family.

We prayed it at the same time all 18 days.

On the 9th day it was granted each time.

Coiincidence? Some may say so - But Me - I know better.


There’s a very good one from Opus Dei (The Work of God).

See the pdf to download it.

There are two pathways…one a novena for work/employment, and a novena for “working better”

A co-worker of mine had been applying for work outside our country several times, but to no avail. I printed out a copy of this novena and gave it to him. I just learned today that he has been accepted to a position at a hospital in UAE and is now keeping his fingers crossed while waiting for his Visa. :thumbsup:


I like it because it anticipates both need for employment and opportunity to become a better worker, right where you are. Very detailed points.

Thank you.

I was let go from a job without any warning as a contractor. I have been a contractor for a long time and NEVER had this happen before. Most employers will at least give you a couple of weeks to find a new project - I was told it was a “personality Issue”. It was probablya good thing becasue I really didn’t enjoy working on the team I was on anyhow.
I had been looking for about 2 weeks with nothing happening so my wife and I said the Novena to St jude (9 straight hours) on a Friday. The following Tuesday I received a bunch of calls but the one project I wanted had already chosen it’s candidates and I was now out of the running. I sent an email to the Project Manager saying - let me know if something happens with your candiates I’d still be interested in doing the project. The next morning I started the St Joseph Novena and re-started the Novena to St Jude again (the intent was to do it for 9 days this time). A few hours later I received a call that there was a “Turn of Events” and the candidate they had selected backed out but the amount they wanted to pay me was very low. Begrudingly and scarily I told them “Thank You” but I couldn’t accept at that amount and passed on it but told them if they could meet my dollar requirements I would love to work on that project. A couple hours later and after some wrestilng with the agency who was representing me, I was told they could meet my requirements and that I shoudl plan to start in a week and a half.

I am DEFINITELY a believer in Novenas and the power of God to provide for me and my family. My wife and I have prayed them on various occassions and tehy ahev worked each time. It’s amazing to see God’s hand at work in things and how seemingly impossible situations can be overcome. Thank you Jesus - thank you St Jude and St Joseph for helping me in my time of need.

Novena to St. Joseph the Worker

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.
Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly -
(make your request here)

  • and that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.

(say this prayer, followed by 3 Our Father’s Hail Mary’s and Glory Bes))

There are 2 great saints…Saint Philomena and Saint Joseph. A novena of communions in honor of Saint Philomena you say the novena and attend Mass for 9 days.

There is a wonderful novena to Saint Joseph for 30 days. You could google 30 days novena to Saint Joseph.

Thank you for this. I am employed but have some issues at work that are beyond my control. I want to do what I can that is within my control.

FYI: These are the same thing but in different formats.

This reply is in thanksgiving to St. Joseph and St. Jude for hearing my prayers. I prayed the Novenas and now in the nine days of thanksgiving. I immediately began getting responses from people helping me find a new job. I will continue the 18 days and begin again.

From the book, “Prayers and Personal Devotions of Mother Angelica” introduced by Raymond Arroyo there are several prayers to the Divine Child Jesus. Many people including religious orders of priests and nuns have turned to the Divine Child to provide for all of their needs. Some saints like St. Therese of Lisieux had a devotion to the child Jesus. In the book mentioned above there are several prayers and a Litany to the Infant Jesus but I am only going to post one prayer here:
O miraculous child Jesus! I come before your Sacred Image, moved by love and by hope, and I beseech You to look mercifully into my troubled heart. Let Your own tender Love, always inclined to compassion, mitigate my troubles and alleviate my sufferings. Take from me, if it be Your Will, all unbearable afflictions and let me never surrender to despair. Grant me, Dear Child Jesus, the special grace I ask from You today in all humility and with a loving trust, and for the sake of Your Sacred Infancy, always hear my prayers. (mention your special intention.) Be generous with your aid and consolation, that I may praise You, and the Father, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Try St. Raymond Peñafort

St Cajetan is the patron saint of job seekers and the unemployed.