St. Jude Novena - Miraculour Prayer for Hopeless Causes

Facts about St. Jude Novena - Miraculour Prayer for Hopeless Causes
Novena Starts:October 19th
Feastday:October 28th
Birth:1st century BC
Death:1st century AD
Patron saint of hopeless causes, desperate situations, grave illnesses, lost causes
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Day 1 Prayer

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

Intro Prayer

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:

(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 favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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)

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Day 2 Prayer

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

Intro Prayer

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:

(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 favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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)

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Day 3 Prayer

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

Intro Prayer

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:

(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 favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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)

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Day 4 Prayer

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

Intro Prayer

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:

(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 favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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)

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Day 5 Prayer

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

Intro Prayer

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:

(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 favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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)

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Day 6 Prayer

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

Intro Prayer

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:

(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 favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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)

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Day 7 Prayer

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

Intro Prayer

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:

(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 favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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)

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Day 8 Prayer

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

Intro Prayer

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:

(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 favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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)

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Day 9 Prayer

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

Intro Prayer

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:

(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 favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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)

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Answered Prayers From This Novena

My son was in process of adopting a beautiful baby boy.

It was an extremely difficult situation, so I prayed to St. Jude for months and today we were notified that the adoption is set to move forward!

Thank you St. Jude, youโ€™re truly my patron saint.


Praise the Lord.

I prayed to St Jude for a job after looking for one for more than 3 months. I got a job in a good company!

Thank you so much St Jude.


Thank you St. Jude for interceding and our getting the street lights, so that now we may walk safely in the evenings.


I passed my Nursing Licensure Exam.

I prayed so hard to ask for favor and it was granted.

Pray for us St. Jude.


Hi, want to share that I recieved good news in a difficult court case.

There was injustice for a long time but through St Judeโ€™s intercession, we received a reprieve for my mother.

I am a believer.

Thank you St.Jude!


St. Jude has been a staple in my life, faith, and devotion for years.

It began with an urgent financial request and continues as recently in helping me find quick employment and housing when relocating out of state.

Thank you St. Jude for your powerful intercession, and thank God for the blessings and graces you have bestowed upon St. Jude.

I am eternally grateful.


My daughter was scheduled for surgery and we prayed this novena to St Jude.

By Godโ€™s grace, I was strong during the whole process and the surgery went well!


Thank you St. Jude for the answered prayers.

For bringing kind people to my help my brotherโ€™s finances while he is still recuperating with his illness.

And for providing his family a brand new car without a single centavo spent!

Thank you very much St. Jude for your powerful intercession. Thank you God the Father. Thank you Jesus.


Recently, I lost a significant amount of money and couldnโ€™t find it. I was like the woman who lost a coin, anxious and overwhelmed and constantly searching until she found it, rejoicing with friends and family its recovery.

Thatโ€™s what I wanted: The loss of a bank envelope filed with the money that would get us through the next five months.

I was seriously stressed.

So, after receiving an email from you, I decided to say the St. Jude Thaddeus 9 day novena. Truthfully, I wavered between doubt and faith- doubt that it would work, faith that it would.

I never did recover that money. But after a few days, I began feeling not so bad anymore, the daily reading supporting me in regards to whatโ€™s important. Each day I felt less and less worried, less and less concerned.

I began to realize what was happening, My prayer was being answered. I had given all up to God and His will. He took away my anxiousness and filled me with acceptance. I was no longer frantic.

I faithfully completed the novena and today was my last day. I am grateful to St. Jude for this novena. It taught me to listen to God and accept what He says.

The reading for today coincides with my novena request. Who will I choose: God or Mammon?


St Jude has been my go to Saint since the age of 17. He first helped me with a heart break and ever since I run to him for everything, because he pleads for me to our Lord. He is now the patron Saint of my little family.

I am grateful to him for all the prayers answered, from my husbands job to healing my Dadโ€™s fracture, my sonโ€™s health, my sisterโ€™s visa.

My life is a testimony to the work of St Jude! Thank you St Jude for always praying for me.


I have been receiving mammograms for many years. This year, I was recommended to have a breast MRI for a suspicious finding.

My mother had breast cancer (thank the Good Lord she is alive and well to this day), but I am considered at elevated risk because of that family history.

My breast MRI was completed on October 10, 2022. Again, findings suspicious and also different than how the mammograms looked.

So I was recommended to have an MRI guided breast biopsy.

In the meantime I prayed this Novena to St Jude.

I had my breast biopsy yesterday, the final day of the novena and received the results today: BENIGN!

St. Jude has helped me before in my life, and until now I never found a platform in which to publicly thank him and recognize him. Thank you, St. Jude, for prayers answered.


I have been praying this novena and asked St. Jude for a job and a place to stay.

And I have been amazed that all my prayers, have been answered.

So I keep on praying this novena to St. Jude for everything now. And I have even asked for a little statue of him. And when I went to the gift shop after church, I got one for free.

Every thing good keeps on happening to me because of St. Jude, I donโ€™t know how to properly thank him. The lady at the gift shop told me that I have to do it publicly.

So I hope this will be posted on your novena webpage for St Jude, and hopefully I can get a sticker for the car, so everyone can see it every day.

Thank you St. Jude Thaddeus for answering all my prayers every time and still to this day and ongoing.


I prayed this novena nine days prior for may daughterโ€™s board examination of pharmacy licensure, and my prayers were answered!


My son has found a job and is working again and supporting his family.

Please St Jude keep his mind and body healthy so he can continue to function as a parent, husband and valued employee.


Since praying St Jude Novena, my autistic daughter has shown great improvement.

And my sonโ€™s emotional health following a viral infection is much improved.


Our son has complicated disease.

But since praying the St. Jude Novena (brought to me by Mary Undoer of Knots) our sonโ€™s health has improved notably almost daily during the 9 days!

So grateful.


After praying the St Jude Novena, my niece left my motherโ€™s home quietly and quickly.

My niece had been a terrible disturbance to my mother and our family.

She wouldnโ€™t let me visit my mother and was extremely nasty to me and very manipulative to my mother.

Thank you so muchโ€ฆ I love St Jude!! God bless you for all you do.


I prayed this novena 9 days prior to my mammogram which they were following an possibly irregularity; my results came back benign!

Thank you St Jude, forever grateful.

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More About St. Jude

St. Jude Thaddeus was one of the 12 Apostles of Christ. (Note that he should not be confused with the traitor Judas Iscariot.)

St. Jude is called the โ€œbrother of Jesusโ€ in Matthew 13:55 and Mark 6:3, but we know from Catholic Tradition that this usage means a relative of Jesus, potentially a cousin, as his mother was Clopas, the Virgin Maryโ€™s cousin.

St. Jude is also called โ€œthe brother of James,โ€ indicating St. James the Less, and Tradition indicates St. Jude was the author of the Epistle of Jude in the New Testament.

Symbols of St. Jude

St. Jude is often depicted with a club, since some sources say he was martyred by being beaten to death with a club.

He is also often shown with a flame over his head, a reference to his presence in the Upper Room at Pentecost, with the Virgin Mary and the other Apostles, where they received the Holy Spirit.

In paintings, St. Jude is shown holding an image of Christ, called the Image of Edessa.

The legend goes that King Abgar of Edessa asked Jesus to cure him of an illness. Jesus responded by making an impression of his face onto a cloth and sent it back to Abgar through his envoy. After Christโ€™s crucifixion, St. Jude sent another disciple to King Abgar and immediately Abgar was healed. The king and his kingdom converted to Christianity.

The Martyrdom of St. Jude

After his death, St. Judeโ€™s body was placed in a crypt in St. Peterโ€™s Basilica in Rome.

Over the centuries, many people have prayed for his intercession and received help, leading to his designation as the patron saint for hopeless causes. Both St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Bernard were given private revelation that St. Jude was the patron saint of the impossible.

According to one tradition, Saint Jude was martyred in 65 AD in Beirut along with the Simon the Zealot (also an Apostle), executed either by an axe or club.

More Resources on St. Jude

When you do not know which saint you should turn to for your needs, St. Jude is a great one to pray a novena to. Along with St. Jude, the novena to St. Joseph has been prayed by countless souls for all their needs. These two great saints can be your go-to standbys for any intention.

Do We Need St. Judeโ€™s Prayers?

When I first became Catholic, I was skeptical of asking saints to pray for me, a hold over from the biases of my Protestant days.

But as I grew in my faith, I realized that not only can we ask the saints, like St. Jude, to pray for us, but that it is the best thing that we can do!

Why?

First, because the saintsโ€™ holiness exceeds our own. They obeyed our Lord, did His will, and dedicated themselves to Him. But thatโ€™s just the tip of the iceberg for why we should ask them to pray for us. It took up too much room to put here, so I wrote an article on why you need to invoke the saints in prayer, and the benefits you will get from it.

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