St. Jude Novena

St Jude Novena

Saint Jude is the patron of Hopeless Causes and Desperate Situations.

Pray these novena prayers to Saint Jude with confidence. Catholics have relied on his intercession in times of extreme need for centuries.

This Apostle and Martyr has helped countless souls through his epistle in the New Testament and his intercessions on behalf of those who seek his aid in times of trial.

Pray this novena for your intentions asking St. Jude to intercede to God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit on your behalf.

St. Jude Answers Prayers

Here is a testimony about one example of St. Jude answering prayers for someone who prays with us here at

“[My son] had a hard time and struggled, but I believe that God heard my prayers to St. Jude asking for my son to be successful — and the prayers were answered. My son passed all his exams and worked his way up from the lowest position in a hotel and today he is General Manager of this hotel. As a little boy, he had dyslexia and so school was not an easy road for him but with constant prayers to St. Jude, he succeeded.”

– Annabella

About St. Jude

Saint Jude was one of Jesus’ twelve original apostles, so we can conclude that he was also at the Last Supper. Saint Jude is also known by the name Thaddeus, which means sweetness and gentleness of character.

He is not the traitor Judas Iscariot.

Saint Jude, rather, followed Jesus faithfully until His crucifixion, and then later worked on evangelization. Very little is known about his life, but we do know that he died as a martyr — some say around 65AD, giving his life to Jesus Christ.

He is now one of the most invoked saints for intercession in desperate situations because his New Testament letter stressed the importance of a faithful person persevering in the environment of harsh circumstances.

St. Jude Novena Prayers

St Jude NovenaO St. Jude, holy Apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, you are honored and petitioned by the universal Church, as the patron of desperate, hopeless and impossible cases. Pray for me. I am so very helpless and I feel alone.

Intercede for me that Almighty God may bring swift aid where it is needed most. Come to my assistance in my great time of need!

Pray for me that I may be given the comfort and help of Jesus. Most importantly, I ask that you pray that I may one day join you and all of the saints in heaven to praise God in consolation, rest and joy for all eternity.

I will remember your prayers, O Holy St. Jude. I will honor you as my patron as so many have before me because of the graces God deigns to give freely at your request.


Novena Closing Prayers

May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, and loved in all the tabernacles until the end of time. — Amen.

May the most Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised and glorified now and forever. — Amen.

St. Jude pray for us and hear our prayers. — Amen.

Blessed be the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Blessed be the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Blessed be St. Jude Thaddeus, in all the world and for all Eternity.

Our Father…

Hail Mary…


St. Jude Novena – DAY ONE

O blessed apostle St. Jude, who labored zealously among the Gentiles in many lands, and performed numerous miracles in needy and despairing cases, I ask you to take interest in my needs. I know that you understand me. Please hear my prayers and my petitions. Please beg God for me and my deepest needs.

(State your intentions)

I pray that I will be patient in learning God’s holy will for me and then courageously carry it out in my life.


St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!


St. Jude Novena – DAY TWO

O blessed apostle Jude, who answers hopeless causes, grant that I will always serve Jesus Christ with fervor and zeal. Grant that I may give my best efforts in living His will every day. Please pray that I will turn my heart and mind such that God will always be first in my life. May my love of God be first above all things, all desires and even all my intentions today.

(State your intentions)

St. Jude, please grant that I may be enlightened as to what is best for me! Pray for my intentions today and especially pray for me to receive the grace to love God more than what I seek from Him.


St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

St. Jude Novena – DAY THREE

O holy St. Jude, apostle of Jesus Christ, you who have so faithfully spread Jesus’ Gospel of Light and Love, I ask and beg you to remember me and my deepest needs. St. Jude, please especially pray for…

(State your intentions)

Grant that I may always pray with fervor and devotion, resigning myself and my needs humbly to my loving God. Grant that I may see God’s purpose in all my trials and that I may be open to God’s answers to my sincere prayers.


St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

St. Jude Novena – DAY FOUR

Saint Jude, Jesus called you to be one of His chosen and beloved apostles. With God’s calling, you labored to bring men to a knowledge and love of God. Please listen with compassion to my prayers and grant your intercession.

In this broken world I have many trials, difficulties, and temptations. Please pray for me and my petitions in God’s presence. St. Jude, beg God that my most urgent prayers may be answered.

(State your intentions)

May God answer my prayers in His way that is best for me. May God give me the grace to see His purpose in all things.


St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

St. Jude Novena – DAY FIVE

O blessed St. Jude, close companion my Lord Jesus, you have given me a good example of how to lead a life of zeal and devotion to Jesus. I humbly request that today you hear my prayers and petitions and intercede for me. I ask you to pray especially for…

(State your intentions)

As I pray for God’s blessings in my life today, please grant that I may never forget all the truth, goodness and beauty that God has given to me out of His pure love for me. May I, like you St. Jude, give thanks and praise to God every day for the blessings that I have asked for and those which God has given freely. I humbly give myself over to God’s holy will, knowing that He alone knows what is best for me and my present needs.


St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

St. Jude Novena – DAY SIX

Dearest St. Jude, friend and apostle of Christ and expert in despairing cases, hear my prayers. In all my needs and desires may I only seek what is pleasing to God and what is best for my salvation and the salvation of the world. Saint Jude, please beg God for help with my requests…

(State your intentions)

I submit my prayers to you with great confidence in your intercession. I know that you will pray fervently at the feet of God that I may receive His greatest blessings. I know that our good and gracious Lord leaves no sincere prayer unanswered in some way. Help me to see His answers and praise Him even if they are not what I expect.


St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

St. Jude Novena – DAY SEVEN

Holy apostle Saint Jude, may I never forget that our blessed Lord Jesus Christ called you to be one of His holy apostles. May I never forget the martyr’s death you suffered out of love for Jesus. May I never forget how close a friend of God you are now for all eternity. Therefore, I do not hesitate to ask you to pray to Him for my needs…

(State your intentions)

I ask with great humility that you beg God to bring me as close to Him as you are in heaven. I desire to submit fully to the will of God, as you did, trusting fully when I suffer, doubt or don’t understand. Pray that I will receive and accept such a great grace from God!


St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

St. Jude Novena – DAY EIGHT

O gracious Saint Jude, apostle of my Lord, pray that I may always be open to God’s love and live according to His holy will. May I never fail to cooperate with the grace of God, especially when I am in such great need. St. Jude, please intercede with great intensity on my behalf for these intentions…

(State your intentions)

May I forever be deeply and truly thankful to God for the blessings I have received in the past. Help me to understand that I am totally dependent on God and His love and mercy. When I feel alone, as you surely did when you suffered a martyr’s death, pray that I will take it as an opportunity to rely on God’s grace and love.


St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

St. Jude Novena – DAY NINE

O righteous Saint Jude, apostle, martyr and companion of Christ, grant that I may grow constantly in a loving relationship with God. In working out my salvation in this life I have infinite needs and desires that God placed within me. Today I turn to you, asking you to intercede for me.

(mention your request)

Saint Jude, I have specific requests of God that may only partially fill the infinite needs and desires that are in my heart. I ask that you pray not only for those requests but also for a greater reliance on God to satisfy the needs and desires that I have. May I seek God with a sincere heart knowing that it will profit me nothing if I gain the whole world yet suffer the loss of my soul. So, help me to see God’s good and gracious purpose in all my trials.


St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

St. Jude’s Patronages

Saint Jude is the patron saint of….

Lost Causes
Desperate Causes

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  1. St Jude please intercede for me. Present my request to God. I am seriously in need of husband, grant me man that will marry me. Destroy all spirit of disappointment and rejection that are causing my broken relationship, causing delayed marriage. Have mercy on me Lord. St Jude pray for me, Amen.

  2. O glorious St. Jude, Thank you so much for accepting our prayers for SM to get her residency. With all praise and thanks, St Jude,Patron of Difficult cases, we ask to please favor SM…St Jude please help and guide SM to gain her personal and professional life in the country she moved.
    O St. Jude, Please hear and answer prayers for SM by blessing her in personal and professional life for your grater glory. Amen.

  3. St Jude ,have mercy on me . I need this baby plz keep this baby …. Plz st Jude pray to god not to give me this month n let me conceive plz . Amen

  4. Please St Jude I beg you to help get Lucas and A back together again.To give them another chance to be united and in love with one another.Please fill his heart with love for her and let him want no other girl or woman in his heart or thoughts.Please intercede to Jesus to place his right hand or restoration on their relationship and unite their hearts to be in love with one another.Please give them another chance to come together for this I pray.

  5. Thank you St. Jude for themanyanswered prayers. Please help me with my present request that my biopsy comes back negative. In this I pray, amen.

  6. Dear St. Jude, I pray this special prayer today for your intercession thru Christ for a miracle. Please bring the 2 14 year old teens back safely and alive to their parents….let them be found today!

    In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, I pray for this miracle and your intercession with our Lord.

  7. St. Jude,

    Thank you all your prayers you have answered for me and for what I am praying for now.
    Please help our request in regards to our mortgage be resolved.

    Thank you St. Jude

  8. Holy st.jude as i will having my english test on the 22nd of august please holy st.jude make me get B in each of sub test and please please please make me pass my english test.thank u holy st.jude

  9. St.Jude, please hear my prayers. please break the chains that bind my husband to his affair. Free him from her grasp. Let him return home to me and our children. Show him that forgiveness is waiting for him. Help him understand that we are derailed but not ruined by his choices. I pray for strength during this most hurtful and difficult Time. St. Jude please intercede for me and my husband P.

  10. St Jude, please intercede for my father Miguel Diaz, who has cancer. Please St. Jude help him! St. Jude please Heal my father. Please give him strength thru his journey.

  11. St Jude,
    I come before you once again requesting that you help me and grant me a miracle. I need your help and guidance in resolving my financial situation. I really need a miracle. Please touch the hearts of my creditors so that they are more understanding and will work with me in paying off my debts. I ask that you continue to intercede on my behalf.

  12. St. Jude please open J’s eyes and C’s friends’ eyes to the viciousness and sickness of c and let J never believe or listen to his lies and manipulation again. Let her call him on it and realize what he has done in the past and still is doing.

    Open his friends’ eyes up to the manipulation and lies, using and vicious personality he has . Let them see him clearly and all he has done to me and others, and continues to do. Please let them call him on it.

    Please intercede and ask God to make my own friends realize he used them to get to me.

    Lastly, St. Jude pray for my health and restoration. Please ask God to protect me from this evil, vicious person. Thank you St. Jude.

  13. Dear St. Jude,

    Thank you for hearing my prayer. Thank you for responding and interceding on my behalf and granting the miracle of restoring health to my brother. Thank you for the immense miracle you have blessed us with! May my brother’s health and life be a witness to you as a faithful servant of God’s love and to the glory of God our father! Thank you over and over and help us to live our daily lives in awe of the love and mercy received through you by God our eternal father. Keep showering us with your blessings!
    In Jesus name, Amen.

  14. Thank you St. Jude for favours received today was the ninth day and I have received the favours I petitioned thank you so much I will always remember and praise you St. Jude to intercede on my behalf thank you so much

  15. I thank God for you St Jude for I have asked through you and during all the times I have received my requests…But I am filled with fear and despair about the life I Can not see before me.I have felt like that before when I was in a job I did not like until I got a job of my dreams and I was happy…I choose to believe through your intercessions that better days are yet to come and I will hope I did not despair for this moment…why is it that most of the time in every life there is something lacking in it?

  16. St Jude
    Please I ask and beg for a reconciliation with Gerard
    Please give me the strength to get through today
    Please give me love wisdom guidance and patience
    This is the last day of my novena to you
    I believe in you St Jude
    Thank you

  17. Saint Jude, pls help my dad who fell today. You know what happen… Pls let him be fine… I don’t know what I will do with out him… Pls saint Jude I bage you

    Thank you

  18. Please pray for my 7 year old grandson, Coulter Michael. He has been battling metastatic brain cancer for 3.5 years. He starts a new vaccine trial in a few days. We pray for a full miraculous and radical healing of Coulter.

  19. Dear St. Jude,

    I consider myself a hopeless case. At this time I am writing, I am still crying over the pain caused by a relationship that has been broken for almost 3 months. It is painful. What more painful is that my ex is getting friends again with the girl he was used to pair with (whom during the relationship he kept on telling me that he no longer has interest over the girl – which I doubt and the last argument about it became the cause of our breakup). I couldn’t also accept that he said he realized that we’re not for each other and he decided about that on the same night of that argument! He didn’t even consider that we’re both mad, we’re both tired, we’re both angry that night. I am still crying and I am still begging to God for a reconciliation but every time I see him, I can feel the coldness and the distance. He doesn’t exert any effort as well. Please, St. Jude, intercede for me. I want to move on totally from him and from this experience if he is not really the one for me. I want to give myself a chance to breathe again and hope for the better times ahead (and probably a better partner). I am still desperately begging God for reconciliation but this is bringing me so much pain because the outward circumstances don’t align with my prayers. Please, St Jude, help me to let go. Please intercede that may I have the strength and faith to accept things as they are and move on and walk away from this experience. I am hurting and I am not liking it. He seems to be happy anyway and the girl seems to be flirting as ever. I hate the girl because she never stopped flirting toward him even during the courtship and the relationship. I am hurting that God allowed the breakup because I prayed for the guy and he prayed for me, too. We prayed for each other. We had prayer times together and we’re both praying for our future, and in that one night, he gave up. I am hurt and I want to let go. I can still smile most of the times, but you probably know how much pain my smile is faking just so that I won’t call the attention of many people who knows of the breakup. I could no longer fool myself that I am doing fine when in fact I really am not. Please, St. Jude. If God may please listen to your intercession, I may beg that God listen to your intercession. I no longer want to feel the hurt and the pain whenever I think of the past relationship, my ex, and the current situation. If God may please allow, please intercede that He may pull me up, above them, that I may no longer cry of pain and that I may see that a brighter future is way ahead of me, without any haziness covering the eyes of my heart and my own eyes. Please, St. Jude, please intercede for my prayers. And if God is teaching me to trust in Him, may I have the courage to move on in this life with my eyes, heart, mind, and soul focused on Him. And that if God is only fixing my ex and I as individuals (like I said in the prayer months before the breakup), may God make that clear to me so I can move on and hope for the reconciliation without a doubt and that I may be strong no matter what happens, knowing that God is just fixing me and my ex as individuals so that I will have no reason to say no to God when He prompts my ex to propose for marriage (that’s what’s in my prayer, too). Please St. Jude, please intercede that I may have clarity of mind and heart, that I may see the purpose of God behind all these, that I may see His hands in all of these, that I may patiently trust that He is working in ways that I cannot see, that He will make a way, in His own time, and that He will never up. Amen.

  20. St. Jude this is a pretty hopeless and desperate case. Please intercede on my behalf thank you for all that you have been doing for me. Please keep praying