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. Dear St. Jude,

    Thank you for always helping us. Thank you and Papa God for always being their for me when no one was.. Thank you for always saving me. Today I will ask again to please help me to find money to pay all my debt. I need to save our home.. Please ask Papa God and pray for me. Thank you I love you.


  2. St.Jude , please pray and intercede for me to make my family whole again.Do not let my daughter cut out of her life permanently and completely.Please let her start speaking to me again.

  3. An uncle suspected me of stealing his missing money which was a huge some of money. Not knowing what to do, I got down on my knees with this St Jude novena giving myself a 3days dry fast. My heart was so heavy that I thought I was going to die. But to d glory of the Most High God and the help of my ever faitHful patron St Jude, the money was found on d first day of my novena prayer. What a great miracle. St Jude, you are indeed hope of the hopeless

  4. Please pray for my family’s financial situation. Please pray that we are able to sell my car soon. Please pray that it stays running properly so we an sell it. Protect our marriage, home children pets and health. Help up Ty do good in our jobs & have the opportunity to advance and work overtime. Please protect is and keep is safe. Thank you for all you have done for us. In Jesus name, Amen

  5. Saint Jude,
    Pray for my daughter to be cured from this illness, give her joy , love, good health , success and happiness.

    In the name of Jesus Christ, please answer my prayers . Thank you

  6. St. Jude saint of desperate causes. I continue to seek your intercession for a financial breakthrough to end my current financial crisis. I an under seige from my creditors which includes a bank loan which is in arrears for over three months. I am very desperate and alone. Please St Jude intercede for me. I shall continue to pray to you St Jude until my prayer is granted. Amen

  7. Thank you Saint Jude for prayers answered. I asked to optain employment and now I finally received a second interview. It looks hopefully and promising.

    Thank you for your help.

  8. ST JUDE please help me – I am missing FMVM…we have not spoken in 9 days since our disagreement LAST Tuesday 8 July 2014 and I fear he will never talk to me again, please help me.
    Please may I ask that you help him in all areas of his life and for next week, 21 July 2014 and 22 July 2014 as he has an urgent meeting with his boss ED. Thank you amen

  9. I’ll start off saying that I’m not a devout Catholic, just vaguely religious because of my upbringing. I’ve been having a hard time, then I remembered the novenas they told us about in school. I prayed for an intercession by St. Jude to get a new relationship, partially to overcome my limerence/love for another. The nine days ended on my birthday. After being sullen all day I dragged myself up to go for a run session with my club. As I arrived there was an unfamiliar face, a handsome one to boot. Now beyond getting exhausted and sweaty there wasn’t much interaction with handsome face. But I still took it as a sign. It’s hard for me to find anyone attractive, and to find this guy who was just unabashedly funny and easy on my eyes the day I finished the novena gave me a flicker of hope. I must find the faith.

  10. Dear St. Jude, my most powerful and trusted saint of hopeless causes, I implore you to answer my most desperate plea for help. Please heal my Dad completely from all the trauma and subsequent ailments occurring from his open heart surgery on March 12th. Please let him be healthy once again and to return home able bodied. I am forever grateful for past intercessions you have made on my behalf and I will be forever grateful to you for the intercessions that I ask for today. I ask all this in Jesus’s name. Thank you St. Jude. AMEN!

  11. St Jude I thank thee for all the favors you have interceded in my behalf to our Father. I trust in thee and when my life went to the peak crisis moment the ray of hope was too bright you gave me all. Father Jesus St Jude Mother Mary bless me and my family but never too much that we may forget you. Thank you. Mary

  12. St. Jude,
    You prayed for me to have the right relationship, and you send a new man into my life. One that doesn’t have extra headache and strife to add into my life, and for that I am soooo thankful for this. St. Jude, I come to you asking that he stays. I have never met anyone so perfect before, in my life.
    I pray in Jesus name,


  13. Dear ST JUDE I pray that Doug Cairns is happy with the art work that KMG has done and he receives his money soonest, thank you ST JUDE amen

  14. ST JUDE please may I ask of you to ensure all of my accounts that are being administered by Patrick Moodley at Reed

    Stanley are paid off quickly and that he is being honest in dealing with my accounts. He never ever responds to my request for a statement of how much is still owing. Thank you for arranging this prayer to manifest for me as only you can, Thank you

    thank you thank you thank you that I can sit back, relax and you will arrange this for me ST JUDE, AMEN.

  15. Dear Saint Jude,

    I pray that you cure my daughter from this severe depression. Please help her get rid of the suicidal thoughts that she talks about day and night. I beg you to listen to my prayers. Give her the love of life, I promise to honor you. Thank you

    • I went through the same thing your daughter did several years ago, and now I’ve come out of it stronger than ever! Keep praying and everything will come into place!

  16. am nt Catholic bt having schooled in a catholic schools I’ve grown closer to the Catholic church. I believe in st Jude and I believe tht he will hear out my cry and tht I will testify of hs good deeds . I believe

  17. St Jude, please help my son Jack who is 4 and having behavioral issues. Please help him to listen and follow directions of the authority around him and help him find peace in himself and the ability to calm himself. He is a wonderful smart little boy, please help him and my family through this difficult struggle.

  18. Thank you St. Jude, for all your prayers. I feel a lift when I pray to you. I thank you for ll the blessings visible now to me. I need help for my daughter and will continue to honor you and ask that you pray for her so that she may get well.

  19. Thank you St Jude for answering my healing prayers.
    I had been sick with food poisoning for over three months. I prayed to St Jude and my prayers were answered.


  20. Dear Saint Jude,  My family and I need a miracle.  Please get me and my beloved brothers (Colin,Rames and Wenis) and little sister(Tracy Sharonicca), and also my beloved aunty (Saadiah Pita)and her beloved family, out the financial problem we are in.I’m also pray for my beloved father to be more reponsible to my family,especially my beloved mother(Orsence Jainah).Please pray for my family and all those who also need your help. Thank you. John Ayris,Mukah,Sarawak

  21. Dear ST JUDE, please help me, I feel like I am falling down a hole again and becoming depressed, anxious and sad. Please help this widow, my money is running out and I need money for food and utilities for myself and my children. please I know that you are my source but each month I run out of money – please increase the flow of abundance into my life. please help this widow as you always have…please help me in regards to my relationship with Victor. I feel so sad and helpless, please I place my relationship with Victor in your loving hands ST JUDE for healing. Please renew the love that Victor has for me and He seems to be angry & frustrated with me all the time and had not spoken to me since last Tuesday, 8th July 2014 and today is 14th July 2014. Please help me and V release any unforgiveness we may be harbouring towards each other, and I ask ST JUDE that you cleanse me and V of all anger or resentment now. Please help V and me see each other through the eyes of love. I ask that the effects of our mistakes be undone in all directions of time. Please work with me and V so that we may have harmony, romance, friendship, respect, trust, honesty and great love for one another. Please renew our love. I know that he is under a lot of pressure at work and his boss is arriving on 21-22 July 2014 for a very important meeting, please help him to prepare and make the meeting a huge success. I also ask that you help me my children to be motivated to help me around the house with keeping the house neat and tidy. I know that it is their holidays but they stay up all night and then sleep all day. ST JUDE please come into my house and clear out all negative emotions and vibrations and flood my house and my life with your unconditional love, blessings, light and miracles. ST JUDE I am desperate and I beg you to help me with regards to the new business that we are trying to start. Please give us clear guidance as to what to do to attract lovely new clients? ST JUDE please hear my prayer for your help, thank you ST JUDE, amen

  22. St Jude I come before you once again asking for a financial miracle. I am in desperate need of your help. Please grant me a miracle. I promise to honor you always. Amen

  23. Dear St. Jude,

    Thank you for this day. I only has 2 pesos in my pocket this morning. I prayed to you and suddenly someone texted me that our employer already send money in ATM card. Thank you my stomach is full now. Please help me I ask you to pray for me to intercede for me to pass this financial problem I am encountering now. I love you.


  24. Thank you, St. Jude for all the blessings that we have as a family. I am kindly asking for your assistance in keeping our family together, forgive me for any mistakes I have made and to guide me to be a better person. I pray for saftey, comfort and excellent health for myself, my family and everyone I love. Please help me today as I face a tough situation. Help me be honest and true. You know my intentions everything that runs in my mind. I love you. Thank you. Amen.

  25. St. Jude I pray to you in hopes that you will grant me assistance and guidance in finding a financial resolution to help pay all my debts. I am in great need of your help in this desperate financial situation. I pray you will help me. I will forever honor you. Amen

  26. Thank you for blessing me!!! Second day of prayer and you begun your blessing upon me, Thank you st. jude for allowing my prayers and prayers for others to be heard and answered.

  27. Thank you St. Jude I am now home safe. Thank you for the prayers I feel and hope that everything will be alright today. I know and I feel God send me some angels to guide me in every day and answered my prayers. Please help me to solve my financial problem. A week ago I was so hopeless but I pray to you and you guide me please continue to pray for me to help me pay all my debts. Thank you I love you


  28. Please pray for my truck that the service engine soon light goes off. Please protect our home, jobs, health & pets. Protect us all & keep us safe! Pray that we can sell our old car. Help us with our finances. Amen

  29. Thank you blessed St Jude for your
    Help in my need. For your inter session with almighty God.
    Please continue to intercede for
    Me, I still need your help,
    I feel so alone, but your novena
    brings me comfort.

  30. Thank you St. Jude, I was accepted to the University of my choice after praying to you.

    I waited so long to publicly thank you. Please forgive me.

  31. Dear St. Jude

    Thank for this day. I know you always hear my prayer and answered. Please help me to find solution and pay all my debts this week. I beg you to please pray for me and ask Lord Jesus Papa God to grant my request. I know I have faith that you will never disappoint me. I love you. Thank you.


  32. St. Jude, I thank you for all your help in my desperate plea for help. I am still in great need of a financial miracle. Please intercede on my behalf and send me a solution soon.. please help all who pray this novena and seek your guidance.

  33. Dear St. Jude,

    Thank you for answered prayers. Thank you for sending me your instruments solving my financial problem. Please tell Papa God thank you for the angels. Today I still need half to complete the money i need and solve my financial problem. I am praying and begging you please St. Jude to help me fully recover. Please help me.. Amen

  34. St Jude I thank you for your intercession. I got a partial financial miracle which has helped in a great way. The novena made me understand that nothing is impossible for you and God once you put your trust in Him, and also relying on him during trials. I am still desperate and in need of a financial break through. I have no where else to go and I am alone and helpless. I shall continue to pray this novena in a special way so that my prayer for a financial break through is granted to put an end to this financial crisis which is giving me sleepless nights. St Jude please intercede for me to God to grant me this prayer. Thank you for your help and intercession. AMEN

  35. Please St. Jude, I need my prayers granted. Prayers that include keeping our home, being able to pay all bills due forever, getting the jobs that myself and my sons are seeking, great health for our family and my husband’s health improving, being safe in our house/neighborhood and all things in our lives being good. And mostly, our family being closer to our Lord.
    Thank you.

  36. Dear St. Jude,

    Please help me today.. I begging you to please help me ask Papa God to grant my request. I love you


  37. Dear St. Jude,

    Please help me now as I am so desperate and hopeless to find money to pay all my debts. My husband and I have been waiting for our cheque for a Project and we are still waiting, we are financially broke and our lenders are after us, so we desperately in-need of a Financial Miracle to help us pay our debts. Please help us brighten up our minds and see lights in this struggle we are facing now. Thank you and I love you and promise that I will spread the miracle you bring to me.


  38. Thank you St Jude for listening to my prayers
    I have faith that God will grant me this urgent need. I will continue to pray for my faith and trust in Jesus to grow.
    Thank you Lord for your infinite mercies.

  39. Dear St Jude please intercede to Jesus for my niece should be healed completely from her sickness of depression and stop her medicine completely . Should also get a good life partner . Secondly my husband should get his salary every month so that we can clear the debt. St Jude I know u want let me down.I will always praise Jesus .

  40. Dear St. Jude

    Today is another day of looking for the remaining balance. I am praying and hoping that you will help me finding those missing half… Please pray for me to Papa God to help me find money and make easy for me. Thank you I love you.


  41. Dear St. Jude,

    Thank you for this day. Thank you for the angels send to me by God. I see the light. My struggle is not finished I am just half way. I am hoping and praying that you will continue praying and helping me asking God to solve all my problems. I will never forget this day. God came to me and speak in behalf of all the angels send to me. I love you and I promise to spread the miracle you bring to me.


  42. Thank you St.Jude for prayers answered. Please continue to help and guide me in finding a solution to my financial crisis. I have complete faith that you will intercede on my behalf in asking our Father in heaven to grant me a miracle. Amen

  43. I’ve prayed to St Jude to intercede for me. Thank you St Jude and thank you Heavenly Father I have faith my prayers will be answered!

  44. Dear St. Jude,

    Today is another day of solving my problem. I would like you to thank you for and Papa Jesus, Perpetual Help and all the saints in heaven for showing me the right step. I know I am on the second step. I am asking you deeply in my heart to ask Papa Jesus to grant my prayer today that I can find money to pay all my debts. I am running of time. Please help.. I need you.. I love you.


  45. St. Jude please help me in my financial needs that I may have enough money to pay the bank, be home, and find new job. Amen.

  46. I started praying to St. Jude, almost daily at the beginning of this year. When I began, I was praying for 6 people, now I am praying for 3. Thank you St. Jude for answering my prayers for Arlene, Marian and Lois! Please continue your intercessions for Mark, Jay and Patti. Amen!

  47. Dear St. Jude,

    Please help me now I am so desperate and hopeless to find money to pay all my debts. Please help me brighten up my mind and see lights in this struggle I am facing now. Thank you for the instruments you send to me today.