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. Oh holy St.Jude, I beg for your intercession in my immediate and urgent need. I ask you to please ask our Lord to answer my prayers. He knows exactly what my family and I need right now-financially, emotionally, physically, spiritually ,mentally and what my marriage needs. I know He is all good and He wants the best for our souls. So I ask that He answers my prayers and helps me to live a more Godley life and set good examples for my children and husband. I also ask that *T* will obtain gainful employment very soon- please allow him to provide more than enough financially for our family. Please give us the chance to give back to all those who have helped us so many times throughout our lives and to give us a chance to help others that are in need like us or worse. I know *T* is feeling very inadequate because he isn’t able to provide enough for our family right now. He is losing faith in God and image pray that he will love God and ask Him for His love and guidance as a husband, father, provider,employee,son and to be a good traditional catholic man. Please please please help me and my family in this great time of need. Thank you, my dear St.Jude, I love you and I believe in you with all my heart that you are here with me and on my side.
    In Jesus ‘ name. Amen

  2. 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.

    Let Victor V return to the relationship he had with me, the one that we created together, may his heart be filled with the love for me we once shared. May he understand that I love him for now and always, and that this life without him is a life not worthy of anything. May he accept my love and return it to me double. Please… let him contact me, and may this happen soon.

    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.

  3. St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus. You have always been my special and most powerful Patron. Thanks for the help you have given me in the past.
    I have a most desperate situation. Please intercede for me to God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit in my behalf. I will continue to always honor you as my Patron Saint.
    St. Jude, pray for us and for all who invoke your aid.

  4. St Jude thank you so much you always hear my prayers thank you to the father, mother Mary and Jesus. I wish to be faithfully thee for all my life.

  5. Dearest St Jude,
    Please watch over BM and keep him safe. Please guide him in making good and healthy decisions. Help him be a good father and please keep him out of harm’s way. Please help him realize his daughter should be his number one priority. I will forever honor you. Amen

  6. St. Jude, please hear my prayers and intercede for me. This is my 2nd time in a row saying the novena. I’m on my 3rd day and I pray that out Lord,will send me the gifts that I need in my life right now. He knows what I need better than I do. Please ask Him to take care of my family and I financially. And to help t and I in our marriage and faith. In Jesus ‘ name. Amen

  7. Please do not take a payment out the 3rd of the month of June as I have lost my debit card and I had to call the bank for a new credit card no.
    I am so sorry. I will contact you later when I have my new credit card information. Thank you.

  8. st Jude may you interceed for me in my immediate relationship nd the promotion at work place which i have bee denied for too long and also interceed for my family to be stable in every thing that we intend to undertake.

  9. Thank you St. Jude for answering my prayer. My car has been fixed without it costing thousands of dollars.

  10. Dear Saint Jude thank you for all of your wonderful blessings you and God have bestowed upon me. I just request that you help me find a job.

  11. Thank you st Jude for being there for me. I pray to you daily and am so comforted to know I am never alone. You are truly my very special saint.

  12. St. Jude,
    I pray that you guide and watch over BM..that he make good and healthy choices in his relationship with SK. I pray that they find common ground and are able to successfully co-parent. Please help them resolve their differences and become mature adults. I pray with all my heart for this intercession. I will forever honor you. AMEN

  13. Thank you St Jude for answering my prayers. I have been unemployed for sometime now and things have been extremely tough. I asked for a miracle and I got one. I have being able to clear my bank debts. Thank you.

  14. O glorious St Jude …..i m facing a medical issue …because of which my lower abdomen n back pains a lot …..may through ur very strong intersession a miracle happen in my life and the cyst and fibroids disappeare for ever….today is my 3rd day of novena…..i m desperately wIting for ur miracle ….I believe in u before also u have helped me….i will never ever forget you in my life ill b thankful n will tell others about u.Please hear my cry.increase my faith in d holy Trinity and in you .

  15. St. Jude, please intercede for me in my immediate and urgent financial need. Please help t to find gainful employment and help our marriage become stronger and full of love for God. Please remove all evil from our hearts and minds and help us to offer our souls to our Lord.

  16. Please let our family be togther again and not to let him come between us please ask my daughter to forgive me and that we can force on the future pray for us and that we can be a happy family we love u

  17. Thank you St.Jude for an answered prayer just when i finshed the 9th day. Praise the the Lord !! My faith in prayer sustains me.

  18. Thank you Saint Jude for all the prayers that you have answered for me…words cannot express my gratitude for the miracles that you have helped me with…thank u from the bottom of my heart, thank u, thank u, thank u..

  19. My dearest St. Jude,
    I am in a financial crises and need your help. Please help me find a way to pay all my creditors. I need immediate relief from this financial situation. I promise to always honor you….Amen

  20. St Jude, Please send my prayers to our beloved God, Please ask him to grant my prayers, I am praying to please make my fiance to come back to me, Please make him stand and fight for the love we shared for over a year, Please ask god to touch his heart and make him comeback to me, He is really a good and responsible man, he is the last man I wanted to be with me for the rest of my life, please help me to make him realized that what we shared for over a years was really a worth fighting for, Please pray for me,. AMEN

  21. I thank St. Jude Novena from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful miracles that occurred in my life time and again. A simple yet a powerful novena through our Father in heaven and Lord Jesus answers our petitions. Thanks a million!!!

    Sheba

  22. St Jude, Friend of jesus, I pray to you for reconciliation of my relationship with my fiance and for the miracle of a second chance.god..please help me…its very painful suffering
    I beg you lord please bring him back to me..each day i am just waiting for him to come back to me.I always stood by him through thick and thin.
    Father please do the miracle lord.i dont want to loose him. please make him understand my feeling, my love lord…I pray we will live together in harmony with sympathy, compassion and humility, and that we inherit Your blessings Father.Lord, I believe it is in your Will that we are reconciled back to each other despite anything we’ve done to each other in the past.

    I ask in the name of Jesus that You will do whatever it takes to protect and defend this relationship and place a hedge of protection. In Your Mighty Holy Name O’God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit- Amen.

  23. st. jude please grant my wish to have a u.s. visa. bless the visa officer that will interview me tomorrow. help me to answer all his questions. thy will be done.

  24. Please send me financial assistance 10,000 philippine peso for my son’s enrolment this week (may 18-22, 2015) and to settle for my house’s amortizarion costing 20,000 pholippinr peso plus mone for us to buy food and pay electric and watee bill. we are currently in big financial crisis so please saint jude help us ger through all of these without sacrificing our dignity and be baon sa utang please intercede for us for our son’s sake…thank u very much…amem.g

  25. Prayer Request for My friend Gerald Fortier of Quebec province eastern canada
    born somewhere near montreal , quebec , canada , eastern canada ,
    residing in Edmonton , Alberta , Canada ,
    gerald fortier was a welder mechanic , gerald fortier has pancreas cancer and his brain or head is shrinking i can see in his side forhead there is a hole hotchkins desease
    gerald fortier also has a short temper and argues with other persons and is willing to fight fists and punches very serious violence but gerald fortier is a nice person to me , sometimes he does get angry at me , prayer request so gerald fortier doesn’t get so violent and so angry i ask in jesus christ name ,
    i ask for healing god’s guidance god’s mercy prayer request in Jesus Christ name
    Edmonton , Alberta , Canada ,
    residing in Edmonton , Kanada ,
    i also ask for prayer request for me because i’m loosing my mind and i don’t know if i’m doing right sending these prayer requests ,
    i ask for health god’s guidance god’s mercy i ask in jesus christ name ,
    and i ask for prayer request to be with my talking child longer i ask in jesus christ name ,

  26. Dear best friend of Jesus,
    Please pray to God for me.I am waiting for His mercy. I need Your very urgent help.My wishes are not granted.Please solve my all problems.amen

  27. Dear Lord pls grant my prayer requests. Praying to hit my sales quota this month. We will be able to close sales tomorrow in our event. Praying for my contract extension. We are doing our best Lord so please help us. We know that nothing is impossible with you. Through the powerful intercession of St. Jude. Pls help us. Amen

  28. Dear Saint Jude.
    Thank you for interceeding on my behalf countless times throughout my life. I am most grateful. I pray that my family is safe , Healhy and happy always. I also pray for my interview coming up soon goes we’ll and the New job is granted and fruitful. That I may find permanent safe place to live by July or sooner. I also pray that BL opens up on a genuine and honest level with me soon so we may move forward. In truth and happiness with one another. I need to know what I am. In relation to this person and what the intentions are surrounding our history. Praise God.

  29. Please St. Jude, I pray for your intercession so that I can get a well paying Job after I lost my job the other day or to have another source of income to start a business. I also pray that I may recover my laptop and money that was stolen from me by a person I considered a very close friend. I know with your intercession all things are possible. I Jesus name I pray.
    Daniel

  30. Father in the mighty name of Jesus I pray to you for reconciliation of my relationship with my fiance and for the miracle of a second chance.god..please help me…its very painful suffering
    I beg you lord please bring him back to me..each day i am just waiting for him to come back to me.I always stood by him through thick and thin.
    Father please do the miracle lord.i dont want to loose him. please make him understand my feeling, my love lord…I pray we will live together in harmony with sympathy, compassion and humility, and that we inherit Your blessings Father.Lord, I believe it is in your Will that we are reconciled back to each other despite anything we’ve done to each other in the past.

    I ask in the name of Jesus that You will do whatever it takes to protect and defend this relationship and place a hedge of protection. In Your Mighty Holy Name O’God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit- Amen.

    • Dear st jude, ihumble my self before you and pray that you interceed for me so that i over come this problem of infertility and bless me with children in my marriage be this year ends. Amen.

  31. st jude thanks for ur help.thanks for giving my husband.we have 2 children now and we are married for 14yrs.i’m requesting again a favor,pls let my visa contract ticket come soon…hope everything s okay.pls give me peace of mind,good health and financially stable….thanks for answering my prayers and petitions.st jude pray for us and all who invoke ur aid….

  32. Dear St. Jude, friend of Jesus our Lord, please pray for my son during his travels this week. Please beg the Lord to watch over him, help him to make good choices and not do anything that will endanger himself or others. St. Jude you have done so much for me and I am forever greatful, please continue to help me and my family by praying to God on our behalf and interceding for us. I will praise you always.

  33. St. Jude’s Patronages I am praying for my boyfriend to be heeled from his drug and alcoholism , that he seek God , that my son and daughter-in-law will find forgiveness in their heart for him and allow him to be apart of our family . and that I can be out of debt with in the next month . thank you for your prayers .

  34. Oh St. Jude. Please help my father in law to heal his pain. He has a stage4 colon cancer. Thru your intercession please answer me.

  35. Oh St.Jude, im confused. My sister Beth is giving me stress. Please St. Jude, give me the right time to tell and prove to them that my prayers sustain my kids education from Dorothy to Alia soon. I really love USC but the tuition is expensive, but I believe in God’s providence. Thru your intercession hear and answer me..amen

  36. To nine the years or trying hard and struggling. To trying be be in a better postion than my parents in order to help them and myself. To after graduating now finding a job to take care of myself and my parents when in need. To show my mama and papa I did something and they don’t have to worry. To be able to pay all my loans one day. To help other people with my will and drive.

  37. Today , I passed my driving test after many attempts. Thank you Saint Jude for interceding for me during this difficult time. God is great. May His name be praised forever.Amen.

  38. Forgive my sin which I have done wrong in my life l have lost my love for last 5years we love each other and now she left me alone I want my love back so pls pray for me to get my love back as soon has possible Amen

  39. Pray for myself and my daughter to forgive me for all the pain I have put her through and that we will be togther again that she will come hom to us please pray for my two other daughter and son that we will be a happy family again

  40. Dear Sister or Brother in Christ,

    Please pray for my son, Herschel Miller who needs to stop his smoking addictions and choose the right friends and be obedient as well as have good behaviour. He needs to be in college for electrical engineering and find a casual job for travelling expenses. Also pray for my daughter, Lauren who needs a new permanent job with accounting and projects. She needs to stop smoking and drinking. She also needs to find a new boyfriend whom God will send her way as a good husband and who is not divorced and has no children. Help her to calm her fears and not to be anxious. Also pray that both children find peace and will attend Holy Mass regularly and not miss. Also to attend confession. Also pray for me and my husband to be good examples of prayer life in our homes. Pray for my home to be a home of prayer and conversion. Pray for forgiveness and peace. Also pray for my stepchildren. The one is married to a muslim and currently living on our premises. Pray for my foster children Gerald and Ricardo to attend Holy Mass and to stop their addictions. Pray that God will also provide good jobs to them. Heal Gerald of his kidney failure. Heal Ricardo of his disease and Heal Lauren of her womb and bleeding problem.

    Thank you St Jude.

    Thank you Jesus.

    God bless.

  41. I am praying to be free from the chains of the devil, free from those who are bewitching me, free from witchcraft, free from poverty, free from debts, free from ancestral Spirits, free from rejection and free from not having a job.
    I am praying for a decent paying job, good health and success for me and my children. I am praying to have a house of my own, I am praying to have a man in my life and to have a lot of money.
    In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

  42. St. Jude, I just took my NCLEX RN exam this morning, I got all the 265 questions, St. Jude please pray for me and grant me the grace of passing that exam with 1 take only. St. Jude please grant me the grace of being a USRN and passing my NCLEX RN exam that I just finished earlier this morning around 8am-12noon. St. Jude please pray for me. I really want to start my life her in the States, and passing that exam is my first stepping stone. Please St. Jude, pray for me. Thank you for all the blessings and I love you!!! -531

  43. Thank you St. Jude for being so kind and so merciful. My husband and I have been growing apart for a while now and since praying this novena I have seen much improvement in my husbands ways. These very important improvements will be a great aid in saving our marriage. Please stay with me through this journey of reconciliation. Your are my patron saint. I will continue giving you praise to anyone willing to listen. Thank you, thank you.

  44. St. Jude answered my prayers…..thank you St. Jude for the favor received…I will continue to pray to you..Amen

  45. dear st jude
    i am praying for my father(sureshbabu)…to help him to over come from his debt , loans and financial crissi…. really my father is flooded in dedt ..dear st jude show some miracles upon my father to over come from his debt..Also plz him to run all his trucks(28) with profitable rate @indian oil coperation ltd. with out any late…

    Help me st.jude plz prayer for my father

    st.jude prayfor me…………

  46. I have been having a lot of personal problems. My health hasn’t really been good over the past few months. It has been one persistent ailment after another. I got the bacteria h. pylori that led to gastritis. Ive also had sinusitis for like 4 years now. I’ve also suffered from panic attacks for a long time now that seem to have gotten worse over these past few months after i got sick. If its not one thing, its another. My life just seems like hell and sometimes i just wake up fearing that i may not make it. Sometimes i also feel like it would be better to die than to live like this. Its a life full of despair, if i may admit. I pray that St. Jude intervenes for me because i feel so hopeless and helpless deep down inside. Sometimes i wake up thinking i was in a bad dream. No one knows how i truly feel inside. I truly pray that he intervenes for my deliverance.

  47. Dearest St. Jude thank you for every prayer that you have answered me, am kindly requesting you to enable me secure a well paying job. I believe am going to get a call very soon.Amen