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Pray to St. Jude during the Solemn Novena

Dear Friend of St. Jude,

I want to remind you that it’s not too late to send your intentions for the Solemn Novena to St. Jude that runs through October 25th at the National Shrine of St. Jude. St. Jude calls us all to experience the intercessory power of Novena prayer in our lives.

I also want to remind you to join the faithful in prayer, meditation, and song during the Solemn Novena Mass filmed at the National Shrine of St. Jude.

Today I have sent you all nine days of prayer in one message. Please save or print this message and return to it each day of the Solemn Novena to St. Jude.


DAY 1 -- Saturday, October 17
Today we center ourselves in peace as we begin nine days of Solemn Novena healing prayer. St. Jude listens to our prayers, and offers us hope when we become weary.

Intention to St. Jude
St. Jude, I enter this Novena pleading for your intercession. May my daily prayer bring intercession for my special intentions.

Prayer to St. Jude
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hope. Please intercede on my behalf.

Make use of that particular privilege given to you to bring hope, comfort, and help where they are needed most. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven as I work with my challenges, particularly (here make your request).

I praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.


DAY 2 -- Sunday, October 18
On this 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we come together in prayer with a special healing intention to St. Jude.

Intention to St. Jude
St. Jude, my fears at times get the best of me. Calm my heart so that I might better trust in the God who loves and comforts me.

Prayer to St. Jude
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hope. Please intercede on my behalf.

Make use of that particular privilege given to you to bring hope, comfort, and help where they are needed most. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven as I work with my challenges, particularly (here make your request).

I praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.


DAY 3 -- Monday, October 19
Today we remember all those who suffer as we begin the third of nine days of Solemn Novena prayer to St. Jude.

Intention to St. Jude
St. Jude, the leper believed in the power of Jesus to heal him. Give me strength in faith. Help me believe that Jesus makes me strong where I am weakest.

Prayer to St. Jude
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hope. Please intercede on my behalf.

Make use of that particular privilege given to you to bring hope, comfort, and help where they are needed most. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven as I work with my challenges, particularly (here make your request).

I praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.


DAY 4 -- Tuesday, October 20
On this fourth of nine days of Solemn Novena prayer we celebrate St. Paul of the Cross as we join together in the belief that there is power in praying with and for one another’s petitions.

Intention to St. Jude
St. Jude, forgiveness can be so hard for me. Pray for me, that I may forgive others today, as I hope to be forgiven for my weaknesses.

Prayer to St. Jude
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hope. Please intercede on my behalf.

Make use of that particular privilege given to you to bring hope, comfort, and help where they are needed most. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven as I work with my challenges, particularly (here make your request).

I praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.


DAY 5 -- Wednesday, October 21
Today we begin the fifth of nine days of Solemn Novena prayer with St. Jude. This day we remember all those for whom we have promised to pray.

Intention to St. Jude
St. Jude, I pray for the poor. May those who go without food today be filled, and may the sick find comfort.

Prayer to St. Jude
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hope. Please intercede on my behalf.

Make use of that particular privilege given to you to bring hope, comfort, and help where they are needed most. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven as I work with my challenges, particularly (here make your request).

I praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.


DAY 6 -- Thursday, October 22
Today we begin the sixth of nine days of Solemn Novena prayer, as we offer our petitions together. We recognize how our Novena to St. Jude makes us stronger in all kinds of ways.

Intention to St. Jude
Throughout your days, St. Jude, you remained faithful to the truths you learned at the side of Jesus. Bless me with courage, faith, and hope. Help me to tune out the distractions of the world to make this time of prayer meaningful.

Prayer to St. Jude
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hope. Please intercede on my behalf.

Make use of that particular privilege given to you to bring hope, comfort, and help where they are needed most. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven as I work with my challenges, particularly (here make your request).

I praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.


DAY 7 -- Friday, October 23
Today we give ourselves over to trust in God as we begin the seventh of nine days of Solemn Novena prayer to St. Jude.

Intention to St. Jude
St. Jude, God’s love for me is greater than I can imagine. Help me to trust God’s goodness, to let go and give myself to His will.

Prayer to St. Jude
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hope. Please intercede on my behalf.

Make use of that particular privilege given to you to bring hope, comfort, and help where they are needed most. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven as I work with my challenges, particularly (here make your request).

I praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.


DAY 8 -- Saturday, October 24
Today we celebrate the birth of St. Anthony Claret, founder of the Claretian Missionaries, as we begin the eighth of nine days of Solemn Novena prayer to St. Jude.

Intention to St. Jude
St. Jude, I believe that Jesus saves. With your companionship, I have hope for healing of all that ails me and my loved ones, especially the unrest of our minds and hearts.

Prayer to St. Jude
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hope. Please intercede on my behalf.

Make use of that particular privilege given to you to bring hope, comfort, and help where they are needed most. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven as I work with my challenges, particularly (here make your request).

I praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.


DAY 9 -- Sunday, August 30
On this 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time we begin the ninth and final day of Solemn Novena prayer with an intention to St. Jude. We are so grateful for the opportunity we have had to offer our petitions to St. Jude.

Intention to St. Jude
St. Jude, with confidence, hope, and a grateful heart I conclude these nine days of healing prayer. Bring hope in the midst of suffering. Help me to retain the hope in our Lord that sustained you in your earthly life. On this final day of the Novena, give me the courage to follow Christ wherever He leads.

Prayer to St. Jude
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hope. Please intercede on my behalf.

Make use of that particular privilege given to you to bring hope, comfort, and help where they are needed most. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven as I work with my challenges, particularly (here make your request).

I praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.


Yours in hope,

Father Mark, C. F. M.

Father Mark Brummel, C.M.F.
Director, National Shrine of St. Jude


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