Many people today know about St. Joseph as a “real estate agent”—plant a statue in the front yard of a house you are trying to sell and you’ll get results fast. Or so the stories go.
In fact, amazingly, people do sell their houses when they bury St. Joseph’s statues in their front yard. In fact, just yesterday I heard a friend who unburied St. Joseph from their front yard when they found him there by accident in their relatively new home!
A few months ago a woman came up to me in the airport. She and her young husband had only 30 days to sell their house or they would lose the new house they had just built in order to raise a family. My heart went out to them. I urged them to pray to St. Joseph.
In these days when houses and jobs are being lost, people are looking for work, I encourage people to pray to St. Joseph, but I remind them that St. Joseph wants more than to sell your house. He really wants to take care of you so that you will be part of his family. So that he will be able to teach you how to pray, to trust, to love as he did. There was no other human closer to Jesus and Mary than Joseph.
Prayer to St. Joseph to Sell a House
Dear and beloved St. Joseph, who trusted in the providence of God when you were called to be the foster father of Jesus and spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, obtain for us the grace to have complete trust in God. In this hour we entrust to you the intentions that we have of selling our house and finding another location where we may be able to live. We beseech you to help us in our decisions and in our trust in the grace of God to see his plan for us in everything that happens and to believe that what God wills is for our greater good.
Therefore, through the intercession of St. Joseph and through the example he gave in trusting in you, heavenly Father, may we have our prayer answered if it be your holy will. Amen.
Prayer for Those Moving to a New Home
St Joseph, you who provided for the Holy Family a place to dwell through the blessings of God the Father, I ask you to obtain for my family a place to dwell and to relocate if it be God’s holy will.
Intercede for us on our behalf, you who were so faithful to God.
Help us, O God, our Father, to make wise choices that will lead us to fulfill our obligations to you and to one another as a family. We trust that with faith “we can do all things in you, O God, who will give us the strength.” We promise Heavenly Father, that with the help of your grace to strive to lead a more virtuous life and to be united in our efforts to grow in our love for Jesus, your Divine Son.
We offer this prayer through the intercession of Mary and Joseph and trust in your everlasting mercy and goodness through your Son, Jesus, Our Lord. Amen