The St. Joseph Prayer To Help Sell Your House Faster

Saint Joseph is the patron saint of the “worker” and “protector”. Catholics worldwide pray to St Joseph when they are in financial need or they need assistance with a pressing need such as selling their homes.

Man praying for house to sell

Brief History of the Prayer

Most historians believe that around 1500 AD, a small group of nuns that had a pressing need to obtain land, turned to burying metals engraved with the St Joseph on them.  This ritual involved the burying, and then praying to the image.  It’s been told that later, the nun’s prayers were answered.  The act of burying the metals with the St Joseph imprinted on them, was their expression of faith, claiming to turn to God for their need, and putting all of their hope and faith in Him.  It’s a fact however, than putting one’s faith in God for his/her needs, doesn’t require a metal, statue, or any other type of man-made image.  It simply requires trust in Him & ” know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28.  In our opinion “works for the good” includes but is not limited to the sale of a house.

How Do People Use the Prayer?

Most Catholics who believe that the St Joseph prayer will actually cause their house to sell, will practice the following ritual.  Actually, even those who don’t have a faith in God, but are superstitious, will practice the ritual:

  1. Purchase a statue of the St. Joseph.  Many retailers of this statue profit from sale of these status, it is easy to find a retailer online
  2. Did a hole within 3 feet of your For Sale sign in front of your house large enough for the Statue.
  3. Place the statue upside down facing toward the direction of the front of your home.   Then…
  4. Those who believe in this practice would repeat the following prayer….

The St. Joseph 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/property] 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.


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But Is the St Joseph Prayer To Sell A House Legitimate?

To answer the question as to whether or not the Prayer actually works or not, we’ll first need to be clear that we can’t take a subjective look at the prayer.  We can’t even look at statistics of home sale percentages and average days on market for those home owners that did bury the statue and those that did not.  Why?  Well how would you know with a 100% degree of certainty that your home sold faster by participating in the ritual, than if you opted not to?  The truth is, there are so many other factors that cause a house to sell, that it’s impossible to put your finger on any one causing factor…including the St Joseph prayer to sell a house.

So does this mean I’m saying that “there’s no way to know for sure if this prayer works”?  No, I’m not saying that the ritual doesn’t work; I’ll leave that for someone else to answer, but what I am about to claim will undoubtedly be a little controversial, especially for those whom pray to Saints regularly.   Rather than asking if burying a statue a certain way, and then reciting a very specific prayer to a statue/Saint will sell your house fast, a better question would be: Is it biblical to pray to a statue/Saint, no matter what the need is?  Let’s find out.

What does the bible say about Praying to Idols/Statues?

Firstly, the official position of the Catholic church is that Catholics do not pray to Saints directly to answer their prayers, rather they ask the Saints to pray FOR them on their behalf, in essence petitioning for them to “intercede” form them.  Most Catholics that pray to Saints, believe that Saints, because they are in heaven with God, will have more success in “delivering their request” to God than they would if they were to bypass the Saints’ and go to God directly with the request to help them sell their home quickly…or any request for that matter.

Is it true, should we as believers in what Jesus Christ did on the cross, need to go through a “third-party” to intercede for us in our need?  Absolutely not.  Jesus is our intercessor, not the statue of Jesus, but Jesus himself.  John 14:6says “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” .  Notice that He DOES NOT say “no one comes to the father except through a Saint”.  No one can submit his request (real estate, financial, relational, spiritual, emotional ect..) to the Father, unless Jesus and only Jesus is the intercessor.  Further more, because of the finished work that Jesus did on the cross for us, believers can “…approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

The biblical truth is that IF a person should feel the need to ask a Saint to “deliver” a message asking God to help Him sell their house on behalf of him/her, because they feel that they are not as worthy as the Saints, they are emphatically incorrect.  Worse yet, they are in essence denying the significance and magnitude of what Jesus did on the cross for them.  You see, by Jesus living a sinless life, and being the atonement for our past and future sins (should we accept him by faith), and conquering death, those who believe are able to say that they are Right with God or Righteous in God’s eyes.

In fact, in Leviticus 26:1 we find that it’s a sin as God says: “‘Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the LORD your God.”.

If praying to a Statue Is a Sin, Then How Can God Help Me?

If you have found yourself in a difficult situation and truly need to sell your house, then I suggest that you go directly to our Father and humbly ask him to help you in your current need.  Somewhere in the prayer I would suggest asking it all to be done in “Jesus’s Name”.  Why, because the Jesus said “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” in John 14:13.  Here’s how I would pray to Him without burying a statue or doing any other superstitious act:

An Example of a Prayer to Sell a House

“Father, you know that I’ve had a difficult time selling our home.  I know that your Word says that you will provide for my every need.  I know that you know my every need before I even ask, so I come before you and ask that you would help me in my current financial situation.  I need to sell this house, but more than that I want Your Will to be done in this situation.  So, I am asking that your Will be done, not my own.  I will continue to trust in You no matter what the outcome is, in Jesus name I ask these things”

Go Ahead, Have Some Faith

There are many, many stories in the Bible that show what even a little faith can do.  Even Faith “as small as a mustard seed” can go a long way in the eyes of God…and that’s one really small seed.  If you’re reading this post, and you are considering selling your house in the near future, let us know, because we buy houses from home owners in distress on a regular basis.

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44 Replies

  1. Please pray that our house sells quickly, Looking to downsize. And would like to do it before the holidays. Thank you all so much

  2. I place all my trust and faith in saint Joseph. I,be been praying for weeks to sell this home with no results, but I will not give up.l know in my heart that my prayers will be answered.Thank you in advance st Joseph.

      1. My name is Joao, I am desperately trying to sell my home in a time of great financial need.
        I ask you, my friends, to pray with me so that my home sells.
        May God bless each and every one of you and thank you for your prayers.


  3. I too have been praying to St. Joseph since October. I have faith that my prayers to St. Joseph. Our Father, I ask that you help us in our current financial situation, in Jesus’ name. Amen

  4. I have been praying to St. Joseph since October. Father, I pray for you help in selling our house and alleviating our financial burden, in Jesus’ name. Amen

  5. Please Dear St. Joseph please help us with the sale of this house! It has not been good for us Mentally Physically and spiritual! I have bury your statue as I have done before! I implore you to please help us move ahead!

  6. No No, that isn’t Protestant bull s***. It is in the Bible and the Bible is God’s Word. God’s Word is truth. Look up the scriptures stated in the article, is all there. God Bless you and keep you.

  7. Please pray that our house sells quickly, Looking to downsize. Our home goes up for sell this summer . Thank you 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  8. We will pray to St. Joseph to sell our big house and look for a smaller home. We will
    place St. Joseph upside down (wrapped so as not to damage) buried, and say a
    prayer daily. With the hopes this house will sell very soon. March 28,2019

  9. St Joseph please let 3318 Merrell Road sell quickly, it’s been on the market for over 3 months and has not sold. You know my financial situation we need a buyer quickly so that we can close on this property. St Joseph, you have helped before please help me now. Thank you, St Joseph

  10. Dear Lord,
    May Heidi get a good job with the Veterans Office in the Midwest…
    May I sell my house soon profitably

  11. Dear St Joseph, U thank you for previously helping me sell my house in NJ and 3 mobile homes in NV. Now I”m begging you to please let the house at 3318 Merrell Road, Dallas, TX sell quickly, it’s been on the market for over 4 months without one offer. The price has been dropped a few time but still nothing, please ST Joseph I need this home to be sold so I can get back my gap funding money and the investor pays back the other lender, St Joseph please answer my prayers, thanking you in advance and with much faith in my heart. TRS

  12. Humbly coming to you- pls pray today goes well and that next Friday we are singing joyful sounds to the lord. I need to sell my home so I can move on.

  13. This article conveys the common conception that Catholics pray to saints and idols. The truth is we don’t pray to saints but ask them to pray for us. Many Christians ask friends and families to pray for them in times of need. Asking Our Blessed Mother and the saints to pray for us is no different.

  14. Dear Jesus, I beg of you to please intercede with our heavenly father for me. Please bring me a serious buyer with a decent offer. Please ask the father for me, I need to sell my home in San Antonio. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

  15. Dear St. Joseph,
    Please help Heather and Paul sell their house at a reasonable price so they can grow in space. The family needs more room and bathrooms, so please help them to find a forever home after the sell of their present home. Heather and family will and have given you a place in their home with your faithful wife Mother Mary, and her child Jesus. Thank you for the many blessings bestowed on this family.

  16. Pleae St. Joseph Help Jesse and us to sell his house soon and if possible for a good price , please protect his home. thank you St Joseph I am confident that you will hear our plea and willl be our realtor and will help us.
    Love you St Joseph

  17. To the author of this post, some of the important details were left out of this history. In faith the nuns Saint Teresa of Avila’s, Carmelite order, went out in search of property for their new convent. Upon finding the desired property they didn’t have money to purchase and no place stay. Carrying with them few possessions and a statue of their Patron, Saint Joseph (the foster father of Jesus Christ), they buried the statue in the ground of the desired property so as to protect it from damage or being stolen (no ritual was performed as you mentioned). They prayed to Saint Joseph to intercede for them in acquiring the property. Their prayers were answered, someone purchased the land for them. When the Convent was built the statue was put in a place of honor.

    Also I noticed you have an overlooked several important scripture texts mentioning
    the importance of members in the church and the authority given by Jesus Christ to assist one another. For example, Acts 5:16 “A large number of people from the towns in the vicinity of Jerusalem also gathered bringing the sick and those disturbed by unclean spirits, and they were cured”. Please note a few more: Lk 9:1, 2,6; Lk 10:1, 9; Matt 10:1, 8; James 5:15; Acts 14:8-10. I’m sure you have asked for the assistance from someone for help in your life. Oh yes, don’t forget Numbers 21:9, the bronze serpent, the Lord commanded Mose to make for the people that had been bitten.

    I don’t condone the practice of burying the statue for help when in need, however prayer is good and honoring a saint for following “The Way” .

  18. please I want you pray for me to sell my house fast as I truly need the money to sort some debt I owe . I own a beautiful 3 bedroom flat in Ukraine and I want to sell it pay my debt and relocate to another country but the house seem to be holding me back in the country . please ST JOSEPH help me with the sale of my flat fast and in this month . I want real and serious buyer with a good price as well.

  19. I have prayed about 16 years ago that St Joseph inter-seed for me to Christ to sell my home and it sold in 3 weeks. I am doing so now as well. I am concerned about complications with the sell,but I have been guided by a few of my friends to let go and let God, Christ and St Joseph do what they do best. I have been praying to St Joseph for help for a week, my home went on the market on Monday and I have already received an offer. I did not bury my statue – I just spoke to the St Joseph statue directly. I know that I will have a contract with no complications by this Wednesday. How do I know – because I have faith.

  20. I pray our home will sell but it will only be in the name of jesus not through a statue of any kind may the Lord continue to bless all

  21. Dear St Joseph I am praying that you will help me sell my hous e quickly for a good profit and no problems, you know my needs and my heart.

  22. We have a house overseas which is going through a Court case once this is finalised we wish to sell it I know with the assistance and constant prayers to st Joseph it will sell for a good price St Joseph please help us

  23. I buried St Joseph in my front yard and I am hoping to sell my house very quickly I say a prayer every morning I need to move out of state and my household goods only have until October 12 for free storage

  24. I am praying that we get a reasonable offer and closing date for our home. I have an injury as a result of all of the work to get this house sold. Please God and with prayers to St. Joseph also, help us sell our house timely and will a reasonable sale price.
    In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

  25. Dear st Joseph can you please go to our father and ask him a favor for my son Christopher to get to sell his house please and soon

  26. Please please St. Joseph help us sell our home as soon as possible! Our family is seperated from this and I would love for us all to be together again in Texas!

  27. Dear St Joseph,
    I humbly ask you to pray to God, our father that Alycia and Hondo’s home be sold quickly for a good price and that they also find a suitable home quickly for them with an excellent school system for their children. I ask this through your step-son, our lord, Jesus Christ. Thank you.

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