History of St. Joseph’s Prayer
The history of the St. Joseph prayer for selling a house fast dates back to the Middle Ages. The story goes that St. Joseph was a carpenter who Mary asked to build a home for them to live in after the birth of Jesus. When they could not find a place to stay, they were forced to take refuge in a stable where Jesus was born. After hearing about the family’s plight, St. Joseph is said to have prayed for them and interceded with God on their behalf. As a result, the family was able to find a home and move into it quickly. Today, many people who are trying to sell their home turn to the St. Joseph prayer in hopes that it will help them sell their homes quickly as well.
O, Saint Joseph,
You Who Taught Our Lord The Carpenter’s Trade, And Saw To It
That He Was Always Properly Housed, Hear My Earnest Plea.
I Want You To Help Me Now
As You Helped Your Foster-child Jesus,
And As You Have Helped Many Others In The Matter Of Housing.
I Wish To Sell This House
Quickly, Easily, And Profitably
And I Implore You To Grant My Wish By Bringing Me A Good Buyer,
One Who Is Eager, Compliant, And Honest,
And By Letting Nothing Impede The Rapid Conclusion Of The Sale.
Dear Saint Joseph,
I Know You Would Do This For Me Out Of The Goodness Of Your Heart
And In Your Own Good Time, But My Need Is Very Great Now
And So I Must Make You Hurry On My Behalf.
Saint Joseph, I Am Going To Place You In A Difficult Position
With Your Head In Darkness And You Will Suffer As Our Lord Suffered,
Until This [house/property] Is Sold.
Then, Saint Joseph, I Swear Before The Cross And God Almighty,
That I Will Redeem You And You Will Receive My Gratitude
And A Place Of Honour In My Home.