Novena to the feast of St Jude, 28 Oct.

Saint Jude is the patron of Hopeless Causes and Desperate Situations.

Pray these novena prayers to Saint Jude with confidence. Catholics have  relied on his intercession in times of extreme need for centuries.

This Apostle and Martyr has helped countless souls through his epistle in the  New Testament and his intercessions on behalf of those who seek his aid in times  of trial.

Pray this novena for your intentions asking St. Jude to intercede to God the  Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit on your behalf.


About St. Jude

Saint Jude was one of Jesus’s twelve original apostles, so we can conclude that he was also at the Last Supper. Saint Jude is also known by the name Thaddeus, which means sweetness and gentleness of character.

He is not the traitor Judas Iscariot.

Saint Jude, rather, followed Jesus faithfully until his crucifixion, and then later worked on evangelization. Very little is known about his life, but we do know that he died as a martyr — some say around 65AD, giving his life to Jesus Christ.

He is now one of the most invoked saints for intercession in desperate situations because his New Testament letter stressed the importance of a faithful person persevering in the environment of harsh circumstances.O St Jude, holy Apostle, faithful servant and  friend of Jesus, you are honored and petitioned by the universal Church, as the  patron of desperate, hopeless and impossible cases. Pray for me. I am so very  helpless and I feel alone.Intercede for me that Almighty God may bring swift aid where it is needed  most. Come to my assistance in my great time of need!

Pray for me that I may be given the comfort and help of Jesus. Most  importantly, I ask that you pray that I may one day join you and all of the  saints in heaven to praise God in consolation, rest and joy for all  eternity.

I will remember your prayers, O Holy St. Jude. I will honor you as my patron  as so many have before me because of the graces God deigns to give freely at  your request.

Amen

Novena Closing Prayers

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…

Amen.

DAY ONE

O blessed apostle St. Jude, who labored zealously among the Gentiles in many  lands, and performed numerous miracles in needy and despairing cases, I ask you  to take interest in my needs. I know that you understand me. Please hear my  prayers and my petitions. Please beg God for me and my deepest needs.

(State your intentions)

I pray that I will be patient in learning God’s holy will for me and then  courageously carry it out in my life.

Amen.

St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

Amen.

DAY TWO

O blessed apostle Jude, who answers hopeless causes, grant that I will always  serve Jesus Christ with fervor and zeal. Grant that I may give my best efforts  in living His will every day. Please pray that I will turn my heart and mind  such that God will always be first in my life. May my love of God be first above  all things, all desires and even all my intentions today.

(State your intentions)

St. Jude, please grant that I may be enlightened as to what is best for me!  Pray for my intentions today and especially pray for me to receive the grace to  love God more than what I seek from Him.

Amen.

St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

DAY THREE

O holy St. Jude, apostle of Jesus Christ, you who have so faithfully spread  Jesus’ Gospel of Light and Love, I ask and beg you to remember me and my deepest  needs. St. Jude, please especially pray for…

(State your intentions)

Grant that I may always pray with fervor and devotion, resigning myself and  my needs humbly to my loving God. Grant that I may see God’s purpose in all my  trials and that I may be open to God’s answers to my sincere prayers.

Amen.

St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

DAY FOUR

Saint Jude, Jesus called you to be one of His chosen and beloved apostles.  With God’s calling, you labored to bring men to a knowledge and love of God.  Please listen with compassion to my prayers and grant your intercession.

In this broken world I have many trials, difficulties, and temptations.  Please pray for me and my petitions in God’s presence. St. Jude, beg God that my  most urgent prayers may be answered.

(State your intentions)

May God answer my prayers in His way that is best for me. May God give me the  grace to see his purpose in all things.

Amen.

St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

DAY FIVE

O blessed St. Jude, close companion my Lord Jesus, you have given me a good  example of how to lead a life of zeal and devotion to Jesus. I humbly request  that today you hear my prayers and petitions and intercede for me. I ask you to  pray especially for…

(State your intentions)

As I pray for God’s blessings in my life today, please grant that I may never  forget all the truth, goodness and beauty that God has given to me out of his  pure love for me. May I, like you St. Jude, give thanks and praise to God every  day for the blessings that I have asked for and those which God has given  freely. I humbly give myself over to God’s holy will, knowing that he alone  knows what is best for me and my present needs.

Amen.

St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

DAY SIX

Dearest St. Jude, friend and apostle of Christ and expert in despairing  cases, hear my prayers. In all my needs and desires may I only seek what is  pleasing to God and what is best for my salvation and the salvation of the  world. Saint Jude, please beg God for help with my requests…

(State your intentions)

I submit my prayers to you with great confidence in your intercession. I know  that you will pray fervently at the feet of God that I may receive His greatest  blessings. I know that our good and gracious Lord leaves no sincere prayer  unanswered in some way. Help me to see His answers and praise Him even if they  are not what I expect.

Amen.

St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

DAY SEVEN

Holy apostle Saint Jude, may I never forget that our blessed Lord Jesus  Christ called you to be one of his holy apostles. May I never forget the  martyr’s death you suffered out of love for Jesus. May I never forget how close  a friend of God you are now for all eternity. Therefore, I do not hesitate to  ask you to pray to Him for my needs…

(State your intentions)

I ask with great humility that you beg God to bring me as close to Him as you  are in heaven. I desire to submit fully to the will of God, as you did, trusting  fully when I suffer, doubt or don’t understand. Pray that I will receive and  accept such a great grace from God!

Amen.

St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

DAY EIGHT

O gracious Saint Jude, apostle of my Lord, pray that I may always be open to  God’s love and live according to His holy will. May I never fail to cooperate  with the grace of God, especially when I am in such great need. St. Jude, please  intercede with great intensity on my behalf for these intentions…

(State your intentions)

May I forever be deeply and truly thankful to God for the blessings I have  received in the past. Help me to understand that I am totally dependent on God  and His love and mercy. When I feel alone, as you surely did when you suffered a  martyr’s death, pray that I will take it as an opportunity to rely on God’s  grace and love.

Amen.

St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!

DAY NINE

O righteous Saint Jude, apostle, martyr and companion of Christ, grant that I  may grow constantly in a loving relationship with God. In working out my  salvation in this life I have infinite needs and desires that God placed within  me. Today I turn to you, asking you to intercede for me.

(mention your request)

Saint Jude, I have specific requests of God that may only partially fill the  infinite needs and desires that are in my heart. I ask that you pray not only  for those requests but also for a greater reliance on God to satisfy the needs  and desires that I have. May I seek God with a sincere heart knowing that it  will profit me nothing if I gain the whole world yet suffer the loss of my soul.  So, help me to see God’s good and gracious purpose in all my trials.

Amen.

St. Jude, pray for me!

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner