According to the Gospels, St. Joseph is said to have received messages from Heaven while he was asleep. Place your prayer requests under the statue, just like Pope Francis does, and trust that St. Joseph will answer them in his dreams.
"I have great love for Saint Joseph, because he is a man of silence and strength. On my table I have an image of Saint Joseph sleeping. Even when he is asleep, he is taking care of the Church! But like Saint Joseph, once we have heard God's voice, we must rise from our slumber; we must get up and act." --Pope Francis, January 2016