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 PrayMoreNovenas.com:

“[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.

Amen

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…

Amen.

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.

Amen.

St. Jude, pray for me!

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

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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!

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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
Hospitals

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Comments

  1. Thank you St. Jude, some of my prayers have been answered. My grandson is steady improving. I continue to pray for my daughter that she finds her way to the Lord. I pray that the trouble she is having find its way out of her life. I prayer that she will be that joyful, fun loving young lady we know her to be. Amen!

    • Thank you St. Jude for hearing my prayers and granting my request.
      Prayer to St. Jude,
      May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved
      throughout the world now and forever.
      O Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us.
      St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us . St Jude helper of the helpless pray for us.
      ( 9 times) – each time.

  2. Blessed be Saint Jude! I have just finished my novena to him and I can tell, things are going for the best. I have total faith in Saint Jude and our lord Jesus Christ, as well as the virgin Mary that my prayers will be answered in according to god’s will, and I will be happy for I know What he chooses is the best for my soul and will lead me to my salvation. Thank you so much Saint Jude, and god bless anyone who reads this. And please who ever you are, always have faith in god for he is always with you and will never lead you astray. God Bless!

  3. Dearest St. Jude

    As always, you have never failed me. Thank you so much for interceding on my son’s behalf. He’s been desperate to get a job being a fresh graduate. He passed the technical test and is now waiting for interview. I will continue to pray the novena. Thank you for being there for me, for my family. Indeed, answered prayers. Thank you St. Jude.
    Mavic

  4. Thank you for all the help and the prayers you have answered, every time. I will try to have others pray to you in their time of need. Thank you so much.

  5. Thank you Saint Jude, Saint Anthony, Saint Joseph, the Blessed Mother, and Saint John Bosco for their intercession for prayers answered. Thank you in advance. Jesus, I trust in you. Amen

  6. St. Jude Thaddeus I wanna say Thank you so much! in advance for answering my special petition bec. I believe you and I trust you nothing impossible to you .St Jude I know you whispered my prayers to our Lord Jesus Christ already again St Jude thank you and I will continue my obligation every month to the Shrine of St Jude at San Francisco Amen …….

  7. St. Jude please help my son who is a firefighter. He was recently hospitalized with an infection. May your divine intervention heal him forever and make my son free of any catastrophic illness or disease. May all test results return negative of illness and that he can be cured 100 percent of any infection or bacteria. Please allow him to be health, free of illness, mature of consciousness and to live a long and healthy life. He is extremely afraid and depressed. May you hear my prayer as his mother.

  8. Dear St. Jude,
    Please intercede and help heal my baby daughter’s heart. I am pregnant and was told that she has a severe congenital heart defect. Please heal her and allow her to live a healthy normal life. Amen.

  9. St. Jude, the Blessed Virgin, and the Sacred Heart, thank you in advance for answering my prayers. I am praying to be reunited with someone whom I love very much. I have total faith in the power of St. Jude’s intercession with God, and that my prayer will be answered according to His Will.

  10. thanks in advance saint jude fr i know u wil silently whisper ma prayers to God..i pray tht ma broken relationship with Justine may at one time bear fruits..i love him very much and me being separate from him is greately disturbing me…friends too pray for me on this together with tha most loving saint Jude

  11. Thank you St Jude. You have never let me down.
    My husbands office is now financially stable. He can take care of patients and not worry about the bills. I told him and my children that I was praying to you for help. I also confirmed that my prayers were answered.

  12. Thank you St. Jude for praying and interceding. I will be eternally grateful and always honor you as my patron saint. I thank you and Jesus Christ, Amen.

  13. Thank you St. Jude,

    I try not to be busy to give you thanks and praise for sending God my petitions. I know that God has a new life planned for me. I long for it to be with a partner that I can trust and will lead me into the right direction.

    Amen

  14. Thank You St Jude for prayers answered for T,I now am seeking your compassion and prayers again for our dear friend C,who is very sick-please hear my prayers and intercede for his complete recovery- May the sacred heart of Jesus be adored and glorified throughout the world now and forever , Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us,St Jude worker of miracles Pray for us ,Amen

  15. Dear St. Jude, you have interceded for me in the past and blessed me in a way even better than my prayer. So I pray to be open to Jesus’ answer. I pray that the situation with R be resolved as quickly as possible in the best way possible for O, N, R, M, and me. I also pray that whatever needs to happen for O and I to be together that it would happen. I pray for M and N and that I can be a positive motherly source of love for them. And that O could see how good I am for them and see that he can have me and being a good father also means taking care of yourself. I also pray for my sister, her daughters, her pregnancy, and fiancé. For my brother and his wife. And my sister and her son.

  16. Thank you deeply St Jude for your help in having my prayers answered! My Home in NC did sell!
    I truly appreciate your help!
    I am now praying for finding a home in Texas.
    I am also praying for the return of my friend and sister Eva to the church.
    Please help my brother Warwick and Marianne sell their home, and Denise also so that she may go forward with her life in Florida.
    Please heal Chuck of his cancer and bless him in his new vocation. Thank you for listening and helping.
    Amen, Stephanie

  17. Saint Jude is a MIRACLE WORKER.
    He JUST made a miracle happen, for me, tonight. Something so wonderful and amazing….new hope…about a situation that I didn´t dare dream about….Something that only Saint Jude and GOD could accomplish.
    Saint Jude, your generosity humbles me. God, I love You. I don´t know what to say.
    Just…from the bottom of my heart…THANK YOU.

  18. St. Jude I pray that we bestow my intentions into motion and help my family and i. You have done it once before and I ask that you do it once again. In Jesus holy name i offer my sorrows and intentions up to you!

  19. I am thanking God in advance for answered prayer before I give my petition to him.

    THE PETITION/ PRAYER REQUEST
    1. For the Holy Spirit to drive away all forms of fears in me.
    2. to be admitted to a law school I have applied to for the 2014/2015 academic year
    3. For my sisters who are writing their end of examination (WASSCE) to be successful.
    4. to grow in the spirit, pray ceaselessly and to hear Gods voice. AMEN

  20. Saint Jude you have proven yourself once again to be faithful. Thank you for answering my prayers. You found a way for me to consolidate all my debts! I would recommend anyone to you for you are truly the saint for desperate cases!

  21. St. Jude please intercede on my behalf. It’s been a year since I graduated and I haven’t found a job. I’m really low in confidence and I need your intercession. I know it’s a sin to loose hope but I’m really struggling to keep my faith in God strong. Father please forgive me for being like this and for having hurt you so many times. Please pray for me so that I may trust in the Lord and never loose hope. help me to lead a good life. I will be appearing for a job examination in the coming weeks and so I really need your intercession father.Help me glorify his name in pain and in joy..

  22. thank you St. Jude for interceeding on my behalf. It’s just been four days when I started praying the novena but my state of mind is very different now. Just a few days back I was so lost.I had no hope and the frustration was so unbearable.I was filled with so much of anger and I felt like killing myself.I started praying the novena and espescially when I was low. Now I’m experiencing unexplained joy and faith even when nothing is going my way.I thank you father for showing me mercy and for being by my side.Lord help me to never leave your side again. Thank you so much St. Jude.

  23. St Jude please hear my prayer and help me . I pray my grandson Austin stop smoking marijuana and stay away from all drugs and alchohol. Please give him the strength to stop and stay away from the bad influences around him. let him become respectful to all those in authority. Thank you

  24. St. Jude please intersect/pray for me so our lord help me with the help of your intersection to pass my exam.how you said “if God is with us…who is against us??? I have faith I will get good grade with God help and yours. In God we trust. Amen.

  25. Dear Saint Jude,
    Please help my niece Hailey who is out of control. Please help her to find the light of the Lord so that she may find peace. I have never met her, and live far from her, but you know her Lord. Please bring her to your side and heal her anger. She needs something in her life to hope for, I truly want it to be you. In the hopes for her future, I beg you to help her. Thank you,
    Amen!
    Stephanie

  26. Please help my niece Haley. She is angry, lashing out, skipping school- lives with a mother who either does not care, nor can control her. She truly needs the light of love in her life and I pray that she finds her way to You oh my Lord. She is in a bad environment and I am afraid if they put her in jail things will just get worse. Please dear Lord, call your daughter to Your side. Amen.

  27. ST Jude,
    I am praying and asking for your intercession, please make my fiance to become faithful and loyal to me, make us a better couple, make him pursue our marriage, guide and blessed us to become and to have a fruitful and happy marriage life, im praying to please allow us to spend the rest of our lives together, dont allow any person, situation to make us apart, instead make us more stronger to fight for our love, make him love me deeply, trust me more, respect and understand me more, make him a better partner for me, and so do I, please guide us always. put each other mind and heart every minute, dont let satan come near to us. Amen

  28. Witchcraft and other black or white magic is NEVER a good idea. It only lends itself to the evil one, but no one will ever tell you that until it is too late.

    The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches: 2117 All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one’s service and have a supernatural power over others – even if this were for the sake of restoring their health – are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil powers or the exploitation of another’s credulity.

    Please look up and watch Zachary King a former satanist for 25 years who practiced such magic. Our mother Mary helped to redeem him to her Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Here is a first video of him.
    http://instituteoftheholyspirit.com/video.html

  29. Witchcraft and other black or white magic is NEVER a good idea. It only lends itself to the evil one, but no one will ever tell you that until it is too late.

    The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches: 2117 All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one’s service and have a supernatural power over others – even if this were for the sake of restoring their health – are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil powers or the exploitation of another’s credulity.

    Please look up and watch Zachary King a former satanist for 25 years who practiced such magic. Our mother Mary helped to redeem him to her Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Here is a first video of him.
    http://instituteoftheholyspirit.com/video.html

  30. It is NEVER a wise idea to use magic or spells or divination to try and ‘get what you want’ out of life. All magic either black or white comes from the evil one. The Catechism of the Catholic Church # 2117 states: All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one’s service and have a supernatural power over others – even if this were for the sake of restoring their health – are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil powers or the exploitation of another’s credulity. If you truly believe that God’s will is what is best in your life then you must offer up your prayers to Him through St. Jude. This is why this novena is here. May God allow St. Michael the Archangel to guide your way.

  31. you are very right, too many people turn to witch craft, future telling, horscopes, etc etc and that invites evil into their lives.

    Only God and Prayer.
    St Jude help us please

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