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(Note: This was sent to me by a visitor to the site. Below is the text of her email and the attached prayer/procedure for selling a home.)

Hello.  My name is Patricia. I have been to your site and it is nicely done, by the way. I just wanted to give you this attachment (word doc) that contains the novena to St. Joseph for selling a home. I have not seen it on your site and I was thinking that maybe you would be interested in having it. I used to get a buyer for my home and of course, immediately, I got one.   My neighbor also wanted to sell her home and as soon as I gave her the prayer -- she did sell her  home. I have given it to another friend of mine and she too was able to get a buyer for her condo. after months of trying to unload it. I have also used this prayer in other ways. In HS, my teacher used to tell me that she prayed to St. Joseph for a good husband, so I said why not. I prayed this novena even if its for selling a home -- I prayed that St. Joseph would bring me the RIGHT MAN for me.  Guess what -- I met my friend's brother -- and his name is Joseph.  So far so good -- he is the nicest person that I have ever met and I am enjoying the "getting to know you process" with him. I have passed this novena onto many of my friends looking for husbands, etc. and told them to just pray and ask -- St. Joseph is good and he will hear your petitions.  I have made it my mission to send this out to as many people that need it in order to spread the word about St. Joseph. So, again, I just wanted to share this with you.  Take care and God bless you.

Procedure for burying a St. Joseph statue when selling a home:

  1. Make a hole in the ground that is large enough to bury the St. Joseph statue (in protective wrap) vertically.
  2. Place the statue upside down in the ground.
  3. Face the upside down statue TOWARDS the home that is to be sold.
  4. For nine consecutive days, pray the St. Joseph Novena included here.
  5. Once the home is sold, remove the statue from the ground.
  6. Display the statue in a place of honor in the new home.

Opening Prayer

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Come to my aid, O God. O Lord, make haste to help me.

Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of all good gifts, I come before you to honor you in your saints and ask their help in my many needs.

You promised those who ask, would receive, those who seek, would find, those who knock, would have doors opened to them.

Hear the prayers of your church, grant my requests, and pardon my sins. Amen.

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 (say request).

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.

To conclude this novena, say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be

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