St. Jude Novena Prayers

About St. Jude the Apostle

Saint Jude was one of the original apostles and is also known as Thaddeus. He is the author of the canonical epistle and describes himself as Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James the Less. The term could also mean “brethren of the Lord” describing their closeness with Jesus
The epistle he authored is directed to the Churches of the East, particularly to the Jewish Converts.
St. Jude Prayer

Novena Begins: October 19
Feast Day: October 28

Name Meaning: “Gentleness of character”

Patron Saint of Hopeless Cases, Desperate Situations, impossible causes.

Day 1 – St. Jude Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly 

(Mention your request here…) 

And that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. 

Amen

   Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Day 2 – St. Jude Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly 

(Mention your request here…) 

And that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. 

Amen

   Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Day 3 – St. Jude Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly 

(Mention your request here…) 

And that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. 

Amen

   Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Day 4 – St. Jude Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly 

(Mention your request here…) 

And that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. 

Amen

   Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Day 5 – St. Jude Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly 

(Mention your request here…) 

And that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. 

Amen

   Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Day 6 – St. Jude Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly 

(Mention your request here…) 

And that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. 

Amen

   Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Day 7 – St. Jude Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly 

(Mention your request here…) 

And that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. 

Amen

   Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Day 8 – St. Jude Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly 

(Mention your request here…) 

And that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. 

Amen

   Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Day 9 – St. Jude Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly 

(Mention your request here…) 

And that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. 

Amen

   Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Who Was St. Jude Known For?

Tradition asserts that Jude the Apostle preached in Mesopotamia, Syria, Samaria and Persia. According to Eusebius, he returned to Jerusalem in the year 62 AD and assisted in the election of James as bishop of Jerusalem.
He then left to spread the Word of Christ to Persia and suffered martyrdom in Armenia which was part of the Persian empire. In time, St. Jude came to be regarded as the special patron of “hopeless cases”, possibly because it was felt that devotion to him had been neglected for some time, most likely because of his name being the same as the traitor Judas (Iscariot). A little office of St. Jude appeared and in abbreviated form, the main prayer reads:

“Most Holy apostle, most faithful friend and servant of Jesus Christ, Jude Thaddeus, who is invoked as the special advocate of those who are in trouble and almost without hope, pray for me that by your merits, I may receive consolation in my tribulations and difficulties … and finally, with you and all the elect, I may love and bless God eternally. Amen.”

St. Jude Prayer

“St. Jude, glorious Apostle,
faithful servant and friend of Jesus,
the name of the traitor has caused
you to be forgotten by many,
but the true Church

invokes you universally
as Patron of things despaired of;
pray for me, who am so miserable;
pray for me, that finally I may
receive the consolations and the
succor of Heaven in all my
necessities, tribulations and
sufferings, particularly …


(make your request here),

and that I may bless God
with the Elect throughout
Eternity.
Amen.”

117 thoughts on “St. Jude Novena Prayers

  1. Thank you for interceding for me to our awesome God in my darkest hours. I know with your prayers and support I can defeat the demons.

  2. Thank you St Jude for answering my prayers and interceding for my ninety year old sister to return home after her procedure in the hospital. I will ever be grateful to you for interceding to our Lord Jesus Christ in my behalf.

    1. Thanks st.Jude. trust and believe through your intercession my brother John is healed and will receive back his senses and him together with my other bro’s Ken and Jos. Will be delivered from alcoholism. In Jesus name.

  3. Prayer for home nurses so that my little sick child is able to come home from the hospital. That my child is healed as much as God wants.

  4. For the health and strength of Melinda’s premature baby, for Jim to stay cancer free, and for Steve to stay cancer free! 🙏

  5. Dear Saint Jude, please pray for a small sign from God to show that my prayers are being heard and answered particularly for my parents to return to the Catholic overcome their lukewarmness and become more fervent, and for them to starting to Confession, Daily Mass, and praying the rosary.

  6. I ask that you pray for my husband, who is sometimes not in his right mind. At times he wants to do harm to himself and often punishes those he loves with his attempts to get even.

  7. I ask that you pray for reconciliation between Michael G. and Angel L. Please pray they rekindle their love start anew.

  8. The Bank has approved my mortgage to buy my piece of land after months of back and forth. Im estatic, I prayed this nine day Novena to St. Jude, had almost given up but Yahweh is great. Please pray it with faith and “never give up” (immortal words of my Mom in Heaven). It works I am living breathing proof.

  9. At Jude you have helped me in so many ways I thank you. This time in my life very delicate and again I am in need of your help to give me strength and solid foundation. I thank you for always being my strength!

  10. I am so grateful to you st jude for finding this sick kitten in store basement and enabling her togo. into trap; this a miracle ;once again I ask u to provide a resource for us to to spay andxneuterstarving cats and kittens in the amherst community and for a safe place to feed them while we are praying to have them spayedxand neutered

    1. I will pray for you and the cats and kittens too! Bless you for helping animals, who some people think of as a nuisance and worse. You will be rewarded for your acts of kindness and caring generosity! Blessings!

  11. Thank you Saint Jude for healing my grandson when medical doctors had little hope for his survival.l will foreever be mindful of this miracle.

  12. St Jude, I may receive consolation in my tribulations and difficulties … and finally, with you and all the elect, I may love and bless God eternally. Amen.”

  13. Thank you for your intercession and assistance St. Jude. You have never failed to show me mercy when I come to you for aide. I pray more people learn of your kindness and come to you for help. AMEN.

  14. Again, your intersession has resulted in another step in my son putting his life back in order. This is the 6th time my prayer has been answered this year.

  15. Thank you St. Jude for answering my prayer you always make things possible whether it be small or large my request you make it possible. thank you.

  16. Thank you again for yet another favor received, fifth time over the past year. St. Jude continue to guide me.

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