Novena to St Jude – the Saint of lost causes

In this article, we will present you the Novena to St Jude, as well as other important prayers to St Jude. 

Novena to St Jude (prayer)

“Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honours 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 –

(make 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 favour granted me by God and to always honour you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen”

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Prayer to St Jude

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“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. “

(say this prayer, followed by the Our Father and the Hail Mary)

Dear Apostle and Martyr for Christ, you left us an Epistle in the New Testament. With good reason, many invoke you when illness is at a desperate stage. We now recommend to your kindness (name of patient) who is in a critical condition. May the cure of this patient increase his/her faith and love for the Lord of Life, for the glory of our merciful God. Amen.”

The Our Father Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven, 

Hallowed be Thy Name. 

Thy Kingdom come. 

Thy Will be done, 

on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. 

And forgive us our trespasses, 

as we forgive those who trespass against us. 

And lead us not into temptation, 

but deliver us from evil. Amen.”

The Hail Mary Prayer

“Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.

Holy Mary Mother of God,

pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death

Amen.”

St. Jude 

Saint Jude was one of Jesus’ twelve original apostles. 

Saint Jude is also known by the name Thaddeus, which means sweetness and gentleness of character. 

He should not be confused with the traitor Judas Iscariot.

Saint Jude, rather, followed Jesus faithfully until His crucifixion, and then later worked on evangelization. 

Jude and Simon, whom the Church worships in one feast, are part of the college of apostles.

Apart from the call that Jesus addressed to follow, we have almost no information about them.

Prayer to St. Jude for Eternal Life

“You give me hope, St. Jude, in the face of loss and sorrow. I pray that you will guide all souls to the light of Christ. May the hope that you offer to be a source of comfort to all those who grieve. For in that hope and through our faith, we experience God’s tender mercy and trust His promise of eternal life. Stay by my side, St. Jude, so that I may always rely on your care for me. Amen.”

Prayer to St. Jude for Healing

“Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, I place myself in your care. Pray for me; help me remember that I am not alone in my struggles.

Please join me in asking God to send me hope in my sorrow, courage in my fear, and healing in the midst of my challenges.

Please ask our loving God to fill me with the grace to accept whatever my life holds and to strengthen my faith in His healing power.

Thank you, St. Jude, for the promise of hope you hold to all who believe and inspire me to give this gift of hope to others.

Amen.”

Prayer to St. Jude for Hope

“God the Father, give me hope. Help me to know that your hope is alive in me as I offer kindness, forgiveness, and tenderness to others.

I seek the calm that comes from trusting in your hope and your healing presence.

I trust that your servant St. Jude walks with me in all the blessings and challenges of my life, and intercedes on behalf of my petitions.

St. Jude, fill my heart with hope.

Amen.”

Prayer to St. Jude for Peace

“Through your intercession, St. Jude, please help me to always be open to the calming presence of God. Help me to remember how important my forgiveness toward others can be, for their peace as well as for mine. I will continue to pray for peace between nations.

 But I also want to contribute to building peace in the corners of the world that I live in, and with the people, I meet . . . whether I know them well or not. May God grant my family peace. And may He grant me peace and strength as I continue to work to follow Jesus’ teachings.

 Thank you, St. Jude, for being a source of deep hope and for bringing my petitions to God. Amen.”

Prayer to St. Jude for Today

St. Jude, may your path of hope be mine in the days ahead. I promise in faith to share your hope with others, to forgive as I am forgiven by my Father in heaven, and to show caring and kindness at every opportunity. Guide me, St. Jude, so that I begin each new day with gratitude, truth, and hope in my heart. Challenge me, St. Jude, to end each day reflecting on my actions and motivations so that I grow in faith, love, and hope. Amen.”

Prayer to St. Jude for Tomorrow

“St. Jude, you are with me in all that is new. May your path of hope be mine in the days ahead. I promise in faith to share your hope with others, to forgive as I am forgiven by my Father in heaven, and to show sympathy and kindness at every opportunity. 

Guide me, St. Jude, so that I will begin each new day with gratitude on my lips, with the truth on my mind, and with hope in my heart. Challenge me, St. Jude, so that I will end each day reflecting on my actions and motivations so that I will grow in faith, love, and hope.

Amen.”

Prayer to St. Jude for Those Affected by Cancer

“St. Jude, you are the bearer of abiding hope. I place myself in your care as I bear the cross of cancer.

I trust that you intercede constantly for me, giving me courage when I am afraid, strength when I grow weary, and hope for my most difficult challenges.

Most faithful patron, may you remind me always of the love and healing God offers to each of His children. Amen.”

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FAQ about Novena to St Jude

How do you pray the 9-day novena?

To pray the 9-day novena, it is best to choose a time to recite and pray the novena once a day for 9 days in a row. 

Why is St Jude the saint of lost causes?

St Jude is considered the saint of lost causes because his name is similar and often confused with the name of the traitor Judas Iscariot.

Thus, some Christians prayed for his help and guidance out of the mistaken belief that they would be praying to Judas Iscariot.

Can you start a novena at any time?

You can start a novena at any time of the day but keep in mind that a novena should be recited for 9 days in a row, and it is best to pray at the same time for all 9 days.

What is the most powerful Catholic prayer?

The most powerful Catholic prayer is considered to be the Hail Mary. 
Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.”

What saint do you pray to for a miracle?

For a miracle, you have to pray to St Anthony of Padua. He is also known as the Wonder-Worker.

Who is the saint of the impossible?

The saint of the impossible is St Jude along with Rita of Cascia.

Rita is also the patron saint of sterility, abuse victims, loneliness, marriage difficulties, parenthood, widows, the sick, bodily ills, and wounds.

References

O. Knoch, The Letter of the Holy Apostle Judas, Morcelliana, Brescia 1996. Cit. in Jesus, no. 12 (1996), p. 128.

Shrineofstjude.org website

Ewtn.com website

Catholic.org website

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