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. Praying to St Jude, to go before our God , and please ask for a miracle to cure my son , once and for all of heroin and drug addiction. Pray for all those addicted to drugs.


  2. Please pray for my son Thomas to fight his drug and heroine addiction. Please help him get closer to Jesus and live a healthy life.

    Saint Jude please bless my loved ones, all the sick, and all those fighting addiction, amen

  3. pray for my daughter Patricia, that she finds a job and happiness in her life.
    Pray for me that I find the answer to my future, with or without my husband.
    pray for our parents as they go through the winter of their life. That they not suffer.
    Thank you

  4. Dear St. Jude Thaddeus, thank you for your intercession which has brought healings to our family. Dearest St. Jude Thaddeus, please intercede for the following intentions:
    For perpetual health of mind, body, and soul of all our family members.
    For improved and loving family communication.
    For our family’s health to be improved and maintained.
    For me to be married to the RIGHT Traditional Catholic gentleman and that we will live long, holy, healthy lives together as husband and wife (under the same roof), getting each other and others to Heaven.
    For improved and return to health, youthful vigor, and beauty.
    For me to maintain my teaching license and job very well.
    For improved family finances.
    For return to and maintenance of healthy muscles and bones.
    Thank you, dear St. Jude Thaddeus, for your loving and powerful intercession before the throne of God.
    In the Holy Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, we pray. Amen.

  5. Dear St. Jude,

    I ask for assistance with my son Josh’s drug addiction, that you are able to work your miracles and lift this burden from his shoulders, make him whole again remove anything toxic and unhealthy including destructive relationships and bring him back to his family full of hope and joy.

    I ask this will all my heart.

  6. Thanks to St. Jude for favors granted. You have never let me down. I have always honored you and will continue to honor you as my patron saint.

  7. That I be heal mental imbalance. All the what if’s Always thinking the worst will happen! Fear of constipation. And bladder infections. Heal me please. Thx pat

  8. St Jude thank you for your intersession. I pray for my husband and my relationship to be open and include Jesus and to love and trust each other as your will. I pray for my son that he return to the church, that he has the desire to live his faith. I pray for a catholic wife for him to grow and share their faith. I pray for my niece as she struggles with her illness and her marriage, and her desire to continue to live, and that she feels your love. I pray for a niece who’s marriage is very strained and her husbands condition, her children as they live through these struggles. I pray for peace and strength for her. I pray for 4 friends with cancers. I pray for a young granddaughter of a friend who is going to have a bone marrow transplant, that she stays healthy before this procedure and that it is successful. I pray for each of these people to turn to you Jesus. I pray for myself that my symptoms resolve and my anxiety turns to peace. In Jesus name I pray. Thank for hearing and answering my prayers.

  9. I pray that St. Jude will help me to turn my life around – spiritually, relationship-wise, financially. I pray that I will listen to God’s Will in my life because I have not listened before. Therefore, I am very unhappy and lost. Please St. Jude, help me to turn my life around in the direction in which God wants.

  10. May I find a job or keep the one I have but with improved management that is honest, relieable, fair, and trustworthy and stands behind their staff members (all of them). May I work with the pregnancy care center soon.
    I also pray for the sale of our home after God finds a place that will be suitable for the two of us and not too far to travel back and forth to work. My husband will have to retire in the next few years and then I will be working by myself.

  11. A friend of mine is a recent widow with a teen-age son and needs to sell her house. She has a disability and needs a house without stairs, a smaller house she can afford. I am praying for her that she will get the house sold and find something more practical for her and her son. St Jude has been a faithful intercessor for my prayers in the past. I offer prayers of gratitude for past favors received and prayers of petition for my friend. In Jesus’ name I pray.

  12. St Jude, Please pray on behalf of my family to heal my husband and help him find Jesus again, heal my family & marriage and keep us whole, help us find the means to get out of financial problems.

    I ask your incession on our behalf, and for all the prayers posted here, through Christ our Lord, Amen.

    Thank you, St. Jude, for your prayers and intercession.

  13. I am asking St. Jude to help me bring to God the repentant soul of a friend. His name is Victor. I am asking for a desire in his heart for a good confession and a desire to receive Holy communion. I am asking this in the name of Jesus our Lord. Amen

    Thank you for your prayers.

    God Bless you

  14. For my son in law recently married to my daughter. He fought Melanoma during their engagement and now may have lung cancer. His name is Jeremy.

  15. Please turn my son’s heart back to you, Lord. May he know Your peace and Your joy, and may he desire to do Your will. Please free him from all addictions and heal his mind, body and spirit. Amen

  16. St.jude pray for Diana and Gerry Romero in our health and wealth to love one another .peace love ,to get all the help we need while my husband out of work .all the sick poor hunger .all our family in our health and wealth. For all our deceased May they rip.also for all our sickness .amen love u st jude bless us amen.

  17. St. Jude, please Prayer for äs a Facing this legal Battle. Deliver me from hâte adress revenge.
    Let your Spirit give the words to Sayn wehen I Need them. Et. Jude , please pray for my two daugthers and protect them from any evil eyes.
    In Jesus Mighty Name I pray

  18. Please Lord and St.Jude pray for me and my intentions:
    1) the waitress’ daughter, Olivia, who is getting back symptoms from her birth that put her health in danger. May she be healed again and grow to be an old age.
    2) My neice Stacy and her family, that she may get help with her drug addictions and her family may also get help to learn to deal with all the emotional aspects of this disease.
    3) My siblings that they may bury their differences, anger, and greed after the death of our aunt 3 years ago.
    these all, except for the first one, I consider lost causes. Many tears, prayers have been said for these two intentions.

  19. St Jude please help my daughter to have a safe delivery! Give her a heathy baby.
    I am begging you. I promise I will make you name known!
    Assist the doctor. Please ease her pain! I thank you in advance.

  20. I am praying for our financial troubles to be eased,

    I am praying for my son Spencer to have a complete healing of gastroparesis.v,

    I am praying for Tucker to have his problems with his driving history resolved. A dui at 16 years old should not affect him for the rest of his life. He has learned his lesson.

  21. St Jude, mine is an hopeless case, we have a problem since, my
    job is gone. My Son must return back, he lives in Sin.& lost faith. I need him back to HELP us. We are short of making payments. Please St Jude come to our rescue. He has enough funds with an
    excellent Job. But does not to see to our needs.
    St Jude mine is an Hopeless Case. Pray for us.

  22. We filed Bankruptcy due to my husband gettin layed off for 2 years, and myself , after 14 surgeries had to file disability.
    Its so hard living paychecks to paychecks. We sometimes dont have enough to get groceries. We have a son we r trying to help out through college, and a second son in high school.
    Please pray that we can find a way of help

  23. I pray that we able to our sell our home just find us a small home and find a True Catholic Church. I need another request. We are not able to pay our debts and our bankrupt payments now. We don’t have any money, just our social security checks; we are in our 70’s years . My husband lost his job over 7 years ago. I had a stroke and unable to hear I am hungry for hear the homily our priest and lost mine speech also. Now we angry about everything. Please St. Jude hear our pray and Jesus friend; please, please help our deepest need.

  24. Praying for job opportunity and for all those people who are unemployed or underemployed . May God Almighty creates more job opportunities for us. Also praying that God will help me resolve my case with my present employer. please God, hear our prayers. St. Jude saint of hopeless cases pray for us. Amen

  25. St. Jude I pray that you intercede for me in obtaining the financial help we need so we don’t lose our home or our business, I also pray for familial healing & unification . I pray that we are able to keep our home & our business!!! I am praying for prosperity . My home & my family. Please St Jude, I implore you to intercede on my behalf. I also pray for all my brothers & sisters in Christ & for their prayers. Amen

  26. St. Jude, I beg of you to intercede on my behalf…pls. help my faith in Christ continue to grow, bring my children and grandchildren back to the church and make Him our top priority. Help me with my relationship with my kids…bring our entire family closer to each other. I ask your help with several upcoming issues/events…you know what’s in my heart. Jesus, I trust in you. Amen

  27. Thank you for interceding for my surgery ,I pray for health ,healing for all my family and all who have ever asked me for prayers. SALVATION FOR MY FAMILY AND THE WHOLE WORLD,AND FINACIAL HEALING. FOR MY HUSBAND. PLEASE ANSWER MY PRAYERS AMEN.

  28. I pray St. Jude that my negative financial situation is replaced with prosperity and I don’t have to file for bankruptcy and I am able to keep my home.

  29. Dear St. Jude,
    Thank you for helping me last night with my presentation. I performed well.
    I want to ask help from you do that I can pay all my debts and to have a happy and peaceful life.
    Bless all my children and parents.
    Strengthen my married life and my relationship with my husband that he will remain loyal to me until death.
    In JESUS name. Amen

  30. St. Jude help us and all those who struggle with debt to be set free so that we can honour God by investing in his Kingdom and people in need. Amen

  31. Please pray that my husband and I can have a baby. We have been struggling in all ways as it affects your relationship on so many different levels. Pray we get though this journey

  32. Dear Saint Jude, patron of impossible cases ,please pray for me and my husband for children of our own. Thank you for interceding for us and may God’s will be done in our lives. Amen!

  33. For our children to come back to Jesus in the sacraments, for good health for our family, for good choices to be made, for safety while driving, peace in The Middle East and happiness. Thank you St. Jude in His name, we pray.

  34. Please pray that I get accepted for the exchange student programme with a full scholarship and that my dads work situation and health may improve.

  35. St. Jude,
    Please pray for our family finances and our business . We need funds desperately to pay so many debts. I thank you for all that you have done and what I already have received. Pray for my husband health issues. My son frustration and anger issues. Give us hope , and restoration of what has been stolen from us. I plead the blood of Jesus on everything that the devil has his hands on. Amen