Prayers for jude

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.


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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.


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

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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.

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.

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Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, friend of Jesus, I place myself in your care at this difficult time. Pray for me; help me remember that I need not face my troubles alone. Please join me in my need, asking God to send me consolation in my sorrow, courage in my fear, and healing in the midst of my suffering. Ask our loving God to fill me with the grace to accept whatever may lie ahead for me and my loved ones, and to strengthen my faith in God’s healing power. Thank you, St. Jude, for the promise of hope you hold out to all who believe, and inspire me to give this gift of hope to others as it has been given to me. Amen.

Post your prayer or petition below for those in need of healing. Or if you would like, send your special intentions for healing to the altar of St. Jude at the National Shrine of St. Jude where it will be prayed for by the Claretians.

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