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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  1. St. Jude. Please pray for my son Mark who might be facing jail time and much trouble due to his lifestyle choices. I pray that he decides and act to get help by going to a rehabilitation center so that he may go on with the rest of his life. He has a good heart, but he is lost. Please show him the light. Amen.

  2. Dear St. Jude, I will began another 9 day novena starting today. I am praying that I pass the state exam on 9/23 and if its God’s will I get another job in that field, please help me get one soon. I also pray for closure regarding my breakup from JS. I am not completely over him and find myself crying for the past 2 nights over the breakup. I didn’t expect for those feelings to come to me. I just don’t understand. I am almost tempted to communicate with him again and get truthful answers. I don’t know if that’s God’s will. I may have misjudged him. I pray for emotional and spiritual healing for both of us. Forgive me if I misjudged him and accused him wrongly. I will pray for his conversion to the Catholic for his life to be guided down the right path soon. I also pray for R, who I feel could be a potential close friend for me. I pray he will not be so shy with me and that he will open himself up to more communication with me.

  3. I give thanks to God,I have been saying Novenas for my relationship to heal I had a breakthrough ,my boyfriend forgave me and we are in communication,I Thank all the saints for interceding on my behalf I pray for guidance and strength to continue to draw closer to God,I also thank God for John-Paul and Annie for their work God bless you …Amen.

  4. Thank you blessed st jude and mother mary for all help, intercession and answered prayers. I am attending your feast in October in honour of your blessings.

  5. St. Jude, please pray to Jesus to help me find a good job so I can continue to give to the church and provide for myself and my son. Please pray to help my son make wise choices avoiding drugs or alcohol and to have the ability to study learning what he needs to pass his classes.

  6. I wish to thank St. Jude for answering one part of my prayers. I received a letter stating progress on my immigration process. I will continue to pray and hope for the process to be completed quickly so that I can join my spouse soon.

  7. St. Jude,
    I come before you once again asking for your intercession. I really am in need of help with finding a way to resolve all my debts. I pray to you in hopes that you will help and guide me in resolving my current financial situation so that I can pay it forward and help BC get back on her feet and pay back the money she owes. We are both so stressed that it is affecting every aspect of our lives. We are both hard workers and don’t want a handout but want a way to earn the money and live a debt free life. I am praying for a miracle. I promise to forever honor you. Amen

  8. Dear St. Jude,
    I keep continuing to pray to you. I ask that you please help me to understand what is happening with my relationship with my love. He has not tried to contact me nor do I know how he feels and I beg you to please have him contact me and let me know of his true feelings for me. I wish for our future to be happy, loving and truthful. I want us to be together more than anything, but I don’t know how he feels or how to overcome all the obstacles we will have to in order to be together. Please help to show my the way and to please make his feelings for me known to me. You have always answered my prayers and I know you will help me now in my time of need. Thank you for always answering my prayers, I will continue to pray to you now and always for the life I see in my most wonderful dreams.

  9. Thank you St Jude for prayers. Alot has happened to me during this 9 day novena. A petition from other saints novenas was answered on the 7th day of your novena. It was unexpected for RB to initiate phone contact with me but I took it as a sign that ending the relationship with JS the same day was the right thing for me to do. I will continue to pray for a future faithful Catholic spouse.

  10. I wished to thank St. Jude for answering one of my prayers. I received an offer for a job interview today and wish to say my thanks to St. Jude for hearing my prayers. I will continue to pray and hope for a job offer soon.

  11. Oh St Jude,

    Please help me in my MCATS on Thursday. please show me the way the Lord has paved for me that I maybe able to do his will.

    Amen

  12. Thanks st jude for hearing my prayers and thankyou for working along side st rita. Thankyou for praying for my friends and for the many other helpful things you have done. Please answer my prayer i need the most. Clearly you’ve answered everything else so i know you are capable of answering this.

  13. Thank you St. Jude! My request has been answered on the 6th day of my novena prayers! I thank God for your help.
    Please people do not give up. Keep praying. God answers all prayers.
    May God bless you all!

  14. After praying the novena to St. Jude for nine days for another child at the age of 40 – almost 41 – I found out this morning I am pregnant. I fervently pray for another healthy child, and thank St. Jude for interceding on my behalf!

  15. I continue to pray this Novena for my boyfriend James to come back ,I Thank God because he has communicated that he loves and miss me.I will continue to ask St. Jude to intercede on my behalf.Thank you God for answered prayers.

  16. Oh most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruit wine splenderous of
    Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist
    me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea. Help me and show me herein
    you are my Mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven
    and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to
    succour me in my necessity.
    There is none that can withstand your power. Oh show me here you
    are my Mother. Oh Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have
    recourse to Thee (3 times). Thank you for mercy towards me and
    mine. Amen. This prayer must be said for 3 consecutive days and after
    that the request will be granted and the prayer must be published.

  17. please st Jude intercede and pray for me to get an opportunity to be served a letter to go to training in the ongoing Ghana police recruitment. l look forward to see my prayer request come to pass.
    thank you.

  18. Most holy St. Jude,

    Reading my fellow believers prayers to you brought tears to my eyes. Let me join with them in their prayers for help as well as my own. We are all trying to do the same thing, survive in this earthly realm until we see Jesus and you in heaven. Please hear my prayers for my daughter and I join all the other mothers and fathers who seek your help asking for God’s will to put our children on the right path of success both in their careers and in their relationships. Please, if it be God’s will give my children the path. Help me in my faith.