Say the St Joseph Prayer to Sell a House if you’re having trouble selling your home or property.
Prayer to Sell a House
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 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 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.
After burying the statue, also consider saying a novena to St Joseph. A novena is said consecutively for nine days, and can be an effective means to gaining a favorable intercession on your behalf.
When I started working at the Catholic Company I instantly learned a great deal about the Catholic faith. I didn’t know anything about scapulars, mantillas, and especially St. Joseph Home Selling kits, despite being Catholic my entire life. I quickly learned that thousands if not millions of people in the U.S. have used St. Joseph kits to ask this beloved saint’s help and intercession while trying to sell their homes. Catholic and non-Catholic alike have taken part in this pious tradition! I even learned that some realtors include St. Joseph Home Selling Kits with the other services such as “For Sale” signs and the like. After seeing the St. Joseph Kit, I simply had to learn more about it.
The first thing I wanted to uncover was the origin of St. Joseph statues and their connection with selling homes. Through some research I discovered that the origin seems to be a bit ambiguous. Some point to nuns in the Middle Ages who buried a St. Joseph medal and asked St. Joseph to intercede in their request for a convent. Others point to the tireless work of Brother Andre Bessette in promoting St. Joseph and, according to some legends, burying St. Joseph medals in land he desired to buy for the St. Joseph Chapel he eventually constructed. Either way the practice became popular in the US during the real-estate busts of the 1980s and 1990s, according to “Home sellers seek help from a saint” at latimes.com. I’m sure they are popular now as well due to the poor housing market and the usual summer home selling season.
After looking at the origin, I quickly found many success stories. Thousands of people had their houses on the market for months, if not years, and it would sell within weeks of planting the St. Joseph statue! Some even had the house sell the next day! It is important to note that most of these people did not just plant the statue but they also prayed the St. Joseph Home Selling Kit prayer daily, at least. Despite the many successes, I still think some have slipped into superstition.
What do I mean by this? I found many who say that you have to bury the statue upside down, or near the entrance of your house, or near the “For Sale” sign, or facing the house. Do you think St. Joseph really cares where you bury the statue? I don’t think so personally, but I don’t know maybe he does? I thought that I would share my favorite St. Joseph Home Selling story with you because, well you’ll see:
“One impatient man moved his statue from the front yard to the backyard to the side of the house and finally threw it in the trash. A few days later the frustrated seller opened the newspaper and saw the headline ‘Local Dump Has Been Sold’.” From snopes.com.
Have you ever sought the intercession of St. Joseph to sell a home? Did it work? Would you recommend using a St. Joseph Home Selling Kit to sell your home?
It isn’t hard to realize that the housing market has rebounded, but it can still be difficult to sell a home. Some people become so desperate that they rely upon supernatural methods of garnering interest for their home. This may seem far fetched but there are dozens of people who claim they have improved their good fortunes by reciting the St. Joseph prayer. This is an ancient catholic prayer that has to improve a number of different situations, and it’s even believed to assist in the selling of a home.
St Joseph’s Prayer to Sell a House
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 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 honor in my home.
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What is the St. Joseph Prayer
In the four gospels, (Mark, Matthew, Luke and John) Joseph is described as a silent man yet he’s also an individual of great faith. He’s one of the better known saints, and he’s rumored to have died in the arms of Jesus and Mary. This is the same man who was charged with raising the son of God as the husband of Mary. Many lesser men would have left their virgin brides, but Joseph had unwavering faith. Since Joseph was so upstanding, Pope Leo XIII issued as series of letters in 1889, naming Jesus’s stepfather as a patron Saint of the church. However, the prayer dedicated to this devout man of god has been around for more than 1900 years. Earliest accounts suggest that this short prayer was actually written in the year 50 A.D. However, the first well known accounts of people actually using it date back about 500 years. There’s no scientific explanation for how the prayer works, but it seems to do with having friends in high places. Joseph raised Jesus, and it seems like praying to him is an express way of getting miracles through to those in charge.
How Does the Ritual Prayer Work
According to the Ballen Group of Las Vegas, the prayer of Saint Joseph can be used to ward off communism, find a job and of course, sell a house. However, there are different ways of performing the prayer in order to achieve the desired results. It’s not just enough to say the prayer when you’re looking to sell your house fast. You also need a statue of the patron saint. The statue isn’t deified or placed upon an altar. Instead, it’s buried, to mimic the success of the first real estate prayers dedicated to St. Joseph.
The Burying of the Statue
In the 1500’s, a group of nuns in Europe were seeking more land for their crops and livestock. They apparently said the prayer of Saint Joseph and buried their medals which were imprinted with his image. The prayers of the nuns were answered as they received ample land to sustain their cloister. This is the origin the ritual of burying something that represents the saint. It was more than 500 years ago when these nuns revealed the power of the prayer regarding real estate, and thousands of others have garnered similar success. It’s believed that the ancient religious ritual of sacrificing something is enough to appease higher powers. The web is bursting with stories of people who utilized the prayer after burying the statue, and they were nowhere near as devout as the nuns.
Where Can I Find a Statue of St. Joseph
The term ‘statue’ should be used loosely, because most of them are actually decorative figurines. The average statue is a mere 3.5″ tall, and they retail for less than $2 most of the time.
There are actually entire St. Joseph house selling kits and one seems to be as effective as the others. It’s important to note that this prayer and the statues have worked so well in the past that there are multiple companies dedicated to making these kits. A more expensive statue is viewed more favorably, because it requires a greater sacrifice.
The best place to begin looking for a statue of Saint Joseph is online; the Catholic Company sells a kit for $7.95 which includes detailed instructions as well as background information on the ritual. The Catholic Supply website has the largest selection of St Joe statues we could find. You should also be able to find the individual statue on Amazon or eBay. You should also be able to find the statue at a local Christian library or book store. The catholic friendly stores are more likely to carry the statues than are the protestant stores, so you may want to call around.
After Burying the Statue
The house selling kits may be better than the individually sold statues, because the kits include instructions. However, there isn’t really an exact protocol, so long as the prayer is said everyday. The words should be repeated exactly, and burying the statue lets St. Joseph know that someone needs assistance in the real estate market. It’s also important to have faith that the ritual is going to be successful.
There are also other prayers that are said to help sell a house, and they can be used to supplement the St Joseph’s prayer.
Psalms to Evoke the Higher Powers
The book of Psalms was written by King David, a man well known for his real estate prosperity. There are different prayers to be said on different days of the month, and the proper psalm for a day can be found online. Fortunately, there are also psalms specifically dedicated to becoming prosperous. Chapter 18 is the Psalm that results in miracles being worked on the reader’s behalf. The sixth verse mentions the lord hearing the prayers and moving heaven and earth to answer the prayers. Chapter 81 is also good for those needing help selling a house.
The AME church has a saying “If you’re going to pray don’t worry and if you’re going to worry don’t pray.” This means you need to have faith that the prayer is going to work before you bury the statue. In the book of Mark, Peter walked on the water with Jesus until he doubted, so have faith that your prayers will be answered and miracles can happen. Perhaps this is how the ritual aids people in selling their homes, because the additional faith provides a boost in confidence. It’s also important to remain proactive in your house selling efforts. Praying won’t do much without action and faith without work is dead. Saying the prayer and filling out the form below demonstrates both faith and the initiative, and we buy houses from people needing a miracle.
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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