The St Jude Prayer

Last Updated: January 18, 2018

“Saint Jude, Hope of the Hopeless, Pray for Us”

The St. Jude Prayer is a very special prayer indeed. St. Jude was one of the Twelve Apostles, and in the Catholic Church he is the patron Saint of lost causes. The Epistle of Jude in Bible is is filled with encouragement to keep the faith and remain hopeful!

So, when you’re down and out, and nothing else seems to be working, the prayer to St Jude is here for you. James 5:16 promises that the “prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective!”

The Prayer to St Jude

O most holy apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus,
the Church honoureth and invoketh thee universally, as the patron of hopeless cases,
and of things almost despaired of.

Pray for me, who am so miserable. Make use, I implore thee, of that particular
privilege accorded to thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost
despaired of.

Come to mine assistance in this great need, that I may receive
the consolation and succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations,
and sufferings, particularly (here make your request) and that I may praise
God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity.

I promise thee, O blessed Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour,
to always honour thee as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully
encourage devotion to thee.

Amen.

st-jude-prayer

 

Prayer Testimonies

Does the St Jude Prayer work?

Here are just a few of the many testimonies we’ve received from people who have prayed to St. Jude in our Prayer Community, and have had their prayers answered.

St. Jude, thank you for all your love & prayers. Every time things get tight money-wise, after I pray to you and light a St. Jude candle, money comes to help me.

ATBW, USA

Thank you St. jude for healing my broken heart and restoring my relationship with the man l love. Thank you for helping us get back together again and for helping our relationship and love become healthier and stronger than ever! Thank you, thank you, thank you for hearing my prayers and granting me this wonderful and much appreciated Miracle!

AB, Brooklyn

I awoke from my sleep to hear my husband taking his last breath before he went into cardiac arrest. I began cpr while awaiting paramedics. Not getting a pulse I began my prayers to St Jude. After 4 days in a coma and repeated prayers to saint Jude my prayers were answered. My husband is back with me and continues to recover every day. Thank you St. Jude for hearing my prayers.

On Cloud Nine

How to Say The Prayer

Praying to St. Jude is easy to do. Simply repeat the prayer written above making sure to include your specific intention where it says “(make your request)“.

After you have finished the prayer, if you’d like, you can make the Sign of the Cross. Some people also choose to buy a St. Jude candle to light while saying their prayer. While this can be a great way to focus your attention in prayer, it is by no means necessary, and it is relatively new tradition in the Catholic faith.

There are more specific rituals when praying to St. Jude at a shrine, such as the use of a special oil while touching the statue of St. Jude.

Praying at Shrines to St. Jude

st-jude-shrine

 

Many Catholics search out shrines where they can show their devotion to St. Jude in person.

Though you can pray to St. Jude anywhere and at any time, if you find yourself near an official shrine, it can be a powerful experience to pray with others in such a sacred space.

Some famous shrines to St. Jude can be found in Chicago, Baltimore, India, and the Phillipines.

Why Pray to St Jude?

There are many reasons to say use this St. Jude prayer, but most pray to St Jude in order to receive some sort of miracle or blessing. You should personalize your prayer to ask for what you need.

st-jude

 

Reasons to pray to St. Jude

  • Pray for prosperity…
  • Pray for employment…
  • Pray for health…
  • Pray for happiness…
  • Pray for love…
  • Pray for money…

Say a St Jude Novena

Many Catholics choose to pray to St Jude in the form of a Novena. A novena is a prayer that is said on nine consecutive days. When Jesus ascended into heaven, he asked his disciples to devote themselves to constant prayer. It is said that they prayed together for 9 days.

Here is one variation of the St Jude Prayer that can be said as a novena:

The St Jude Novena

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved now and forever.

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us, Saint Jude worker of Miracles, pray for us, Saint Jude helper and keeper of the hopeless, pray for us.

Thank you Saint Jude

Prayer Request: Post Your Own "The St Jude Prayer"

If you'd like, you can post your prayer below so the PrayWithMe community can help pray with you.

Rules for Posting: All prayers are posted publicly through to this site. Don't use full names or any other identifying information that you wouldn't want out on the web.

Don't post with ALL CAPS, and try to use proper spelling and grammar.

If you can, help pray for others and post comments of support.

Recent prayer requests...

Tap below to see prayers from other visitors to this site.

  • Visa To Get Granted - Jesus I will ask you to grant my France visa. The embasidor who goes through my application might fill with the Holy Spirit And has… ...
  • Hopelessly in love - St. Jude please hear my prayer. All odds are against us ever forming a bond as a couple, but it is like reaching for a… ...
  • My daughter - Prayers for my daughter to come back to the church so she breaks off with the man she is seeing and finds a good man… ...
  • Happy - Dear Saint Jude, I am have dug a deep hole. I am trying to find the light again and happiness. I keep trying and trying… ...
  • St. Jude Prayer for Monies Owed - St. Jude please help with monies owed to me from my workmen' s compensation claim. Please aid the insurance company with paying me within 2… ...
  • Unequally yoked - Prayer for strength to detach from husband depression, many health issues and not equally yoked. We have been married almost 53 years and staying faithful… ...
  • St Jude - May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.… ...
  • Church prayers - Regarding December 6th and the occasion of The Pagan Statue I pray in the name of Jesus Christ for God to use this for a… ...
  • Love, Peace, Forgiveness and Marriage - Oh blessed St. Jude, i am so hopeless now on how to stop our marriage from breaking. I pray to you, the patron saint of… ...
  • Peace and love - St Jude bless my family and heal our relationships. Help me to be calm and peaceful and help my family love me again. Bless them… ...
  • Protection from the negative happenings sent by satan - My neighbor is surrounded by negativity and the evil one has her spinning downward! I have tried hard to help her but Saran is growing… ...
  • Prayer to pass a test - Dear St. Jude, Please help my daughter to pass her test tomorrow. Please give her the knowledge she needs to make a passing grade. Amen ...
  • Prayer for success /school - in the name of the mighty victorious holy god i am that i am, i make this petition to st. Jude to expeditiously perform miracles… ...
  • Prayer for my housing - Please pray to continue my housing where I live I received a 60-day eviction notice and I'm fighting it in court right now. ...
  • Prayer for consolation & wisdom - Please, dear St. Jude, help me come to terms with the death of my dear husband. Help me grow in wisdom and trust in the… ...
  • Lord hear my prayers - Healing of dizziness from a head injury for myself. Family unity, financial, bipolar daughter, better relationship with family members, more faith & trust in God,… ...
  • Legal issues - I'm praying to please help with all my legal issues. Please let all my legal issues end in a good way so that I can… ...
  • Prayer for Financial Help - Please pray for me to have the financial stability to be able to pay all my bills, find a permanent home and be rid of… ...
  • PRAYER FOR VISA APPROVAL - Dear St Jude, I Humbly say sorry for all the mistakes ive done and for all the people ive hurt.I asking for your mercy to… ...
  • Job issues - Please help me make the right choices in my job. Give me the strength to deal with whatever issues arise and how to handle each… ...
More prayers posted in: Roman-Catholic