Celebrate Advent with St. Jude

Advent

SJL_Advent_Small_KGAdvent can be a time of spiritual growth as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ. For most of us, Christmas has been a big day to look forward to before we were old enough to understand anything about it beyond that it was Jesus’ birthday. As adults, our faith encourages us to know there is always room for more growth and more wonder and more strength in our thoughts and our decisions . . . even regarding a day as well know to us as Christmas.

As we reflect on the gifts our Lord has blessed us with this year, let’s remember to offer Him our gift of heartfelt gratitude and love. To give you some options for your Advent prayers, we invite you to join us in taking time for meditation and reflection each day.

You will be in our prayers at the National Shrine of St. Jude during these days of waiting for the grace of Christmas, and we look forward to receiving your petitions, intentions, and prayers of gratitude to be remembered with a St. Jude Vigil Light.

Together we await the birth of the Savior. May your faith be refreshed as you keep yourself open to God’s love.

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  • michelle m triska February 12, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    dear st jude please grant intercede and pray:
    dear st jude please grant intercede and pray
    my health back
    no more evil
    more friends
    better health looks
    life back were noone touches it

  • ron v November 28, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Dear Saint Jude:

    Please pray for all here on this site!!!
    Those I know and those I will never know!
    Have mercy on us all and please grant all petitions!
    Let us all pray for each other with the Love of JESUS CHRIST!!!
    In this season and every season!!!
    With Devotion and Love,
    Ron V.

  • ron v November 28, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    Dear GOD, Jesus, Mary Joseph and Saint Jude:
    Please accept my most sincere thanks and eternal gratitude for all you have done for my family this year, for those I know and for all who I do not know.
    Please hear my prayers and petitions for all of the aforementioned.
    With the state of the world we live in today, I know you are so busy.
    Please continue to help me.
    Especially this coming Monday, 11/30/15, for I have been asking for a special grace!
    Continue to answer all my prayers, petitions, favors, graces, requests, novenas, intentions, intersessions, invocations and interventions.
    Please do so in conjunction with all the Apostles, Martyrs, Angels and Saints.
    I am in dire need of help more so now than ever before!
    With Devotion to you and with Love of GOD, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT, MARY and JOSEPH,
    Thank you!
    Ron V.

  • Cindy December 26, 2014 at 3:42 AM

    Dearest St. Jude, I ask in Jesus name to intercede for me, I am going through a very difficult time and not getting the support I need especially from my doctor. As always I thank you, Love Cindy x

  • Kian Destreza December 19, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    St. Jude, I invoke you. Please pray for the eternal repose of the soul of my father – Mr. Florencio S. Destreza. May our good Lord grant him forgiveness and bless him with eternal life. May he now rest in peace and in happiness in our Lord’s loving presence. Also, please pray for positive results in my UST Entrance Test (USTET) and UP Admission Test (UPCAT). Thank you. Amen.

  • linda December 3, 2014 at 12:49 AM

    God, our mother, Mary Kho just passed away in Malaysia on the 29/11/2014 at 2.47am Please cleanse my mom’s sins on earth and may her rest in peace. God, please have a place for her in Heaven. You know the best. Amen!

  • ira October 28, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Please include in your prayers my sister in law Rosario Ramos. She is a single mother. We pray that she may have physical, spiritual and emotional healing. Strength and courage to continue her new life here. Have an optimistic attitude and be a responsible mother, be financially independent to raise her family.

  • rmm May 11, 2014 at 1:34 AM

    I go to bed many nights asking god and the angels to take me.My circumstances are very sad, pathetic and so unfortunate.

  • T December 15, 2013 at 5:05 AM

    During this season of Advent and in the months and years to follow send healing, wisdom, strength, good humor, love & insight to the sick, the disabled & the vulnerable. I pray you heal me from my illness and heal my son from his illnesses – give him healthy weight gain, good self esteem, energy, stamina & self confidence, strong, lasting friendships, love, safe, friendly university accommodations & a good career. Please keep him healthy and in remission. Help him to complete his studies, papers and film documentary in a timely manner and without undue stress. Bless My partner and bring my step-son back into our family. May My partner learn to be honest and dependable. As You forgave all who did You harm, please heal all broken, damaged or strained relationships in my life, in my son’s life & in the lives of all my family and friends; forgive me & help me to forgive & heal. Help me to be a loving force that makes a positive difference in this world, an effective, energetic teacher, to be a good artist, to resolve issues at both my jobs, to soon find a less stressful and satisfying job that pays a living wage. Blessings and prayers for all who turn to St. Jude with their petitions. Amen.

  • T December 8, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    During this season of Advent and in the months and years to follow send healing, wisdom, strength, good humor, love & insight to the sick, the disabled & the vulnerable. I pray you heal me from my illness and heal my son from his illnesses – give him healthy weight gain, good self esteem, energy, stamina & self confidence, strong, lasting friendships, love, safe, friendly university accommodations & a good career. Please keep him healthy and in remission. Help him to complete his studies, papers and film documentary in a timely manner and without undue stress. Bless My partner and bring my step-son back into our family. May My partner learn to be honest and dependable. As You forgave all who did You harm, please heal all broken, damaged or strained relationships in my life, in my son’s life & in the lives of all my family; forgive me & help me to forgive & heal. Help me to be a loving force that makes a positive difference in this world, an effective, energetic teacher, to be a good artist, to resolve issues at both my jobs, to soon find a less stressful and satisfying job that pays a living wage. Blessings and prayers for all who turn to St. Jude with their petitions. Amen.

  • NM December 3, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Saint Jude please pray for me that I may get my job back. I will be forever great full, as this is something I feel its impossible, but with your help gives me hope.i feel that maybe the Lord is requesting me to ask him through you. thankyou so much inadvance:)

  • Ortiz December 3, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Dear St Jude, please bless us with the gift of a large settlement check to clear us from debt. Please bless us with a new beginning. Please restore us to our previous healthy weight and remove this excess cellulitis. Please help my husband to receive a new job, promotion that pays sufficiently to support our family, pays for college, not stressful, but a job he loves to do.

  • L h December 2, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    St Jude please help my husband find a job, for health of family, for all the souls in purgatory

  • Leonina December 1, 2013 at 4:21 AM

    Please dear st. Jude hear my prayers about my eldest daughter may she learn to forgive and love me, may she show me respect and love her family. I’m praying too that she may break up with her boyfriend because the boyfriend is a bad influence to her. Almost everyday they fight, she always cries and she even doesn’t have time for her daughter. I know that you’re the only one who can change her heart and mind. May she realize that the boyfriend is just using her. Please pray for her/us in Jesus name we pray. Amen.

  • CT November 25, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    During this season of Advent and in the months and years to follow send healing, wisdom, strength, good humor, love & insight to the sick, the disabled & the vulnerable. I pray you heal me from my illness and heal my son from his illnesses – give him healthy weight gain, good self esteem, energy, stamina & self confidence, strong, lasting friendships, love, safe, friendly university accommodations & a good career. Please keep him healthy and in remission. Help him to complete his studies, papers and film documentary in a timely manner and without undue stress. Bless My partner and bring my step-son back into our family. May My partner learn to be honest and dependable. As You forgave all who did You harm, please heal all broken, damaged or strained relationships in my life, in my son’s life & in the lives of all my family; forgive me & help me to forgive & heal. Help me to be a loving force that makes a positive difference in this world, an effective, energetic teacher, to be a good artist, to resolve issues at both my jobs, to soon find a less stressful and satisfying job that pays a living wage. Blessings and prayers for all who turn to St. Jude with their petitions. Amen.

  • Pamela Mayamba November 24, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    As we prepare for the coming of our saviour, I want to thank God through St. Jude and our Lady the Virgin Mother for all the blessing they have bestowed upon me an my family. I thank God for my grand children Paulina and Damien, I thank God for all my children, Paul, Lavender,Samantha, the mother of my grand children Carolina, and my son-in-law Bobby. I had put the case of Paul’s case for job search in your hands, and for the first time a company called him for interview. Thank you for this and I am confident you will open a way for him. Be with him in all he does and open other avenues for him.
    Thank you St. Jude and Mother Mary.

  • Hawkins January 1, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Please pray that I may find forgiveness and please let my husband find health and employment soon! Thank you for my wonderful kids and please always watch over them. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

  • Anonmymous December 24, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    St. Jude, please protect me at work. Keep me safe and those in my care safe. I pray that I’ll get more hours in the new year. I also pray that the right job will present itself soon. Please let there be peace and happiness in my family. May this Christmas season be one filled with joy and kindness. Thank you for all your intercessions this year. May you grant us good health, steady employment, and peace of mind. Thank you. Amen.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

  • Mary December 23, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Dear st Jude please make sure my wish comes true, please make sure that I always hit my targets and quarters, please make sure I don’t get any cancellation, no terminations, no orders taken off me and no complaints. Please help me to sell and nett big every day and please help me to sell and nett a website every day. Please make sure I don’t get any cancellations on websites thank you always for your help and support I love you.

  • deb December 22, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    dear ST.Jude pray for us that our lives can begin with a new start this coming year. Pray that my husband can find a job.Pray for son that he can come back.Bless all of my wonderful family.Thank You.

  • tmc December 22, 2012 at 5:28 AM

    ST JUDE AND ALL THE SAINTS,

    PLEASE LET ME FIND MY SOUL I AM SO LOST AND SO MANY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MY FUTURE AND MY SOUL.
    PLEASE LE TME FIND MY PATH AND PURPOSE.

  • Lyn December 22, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Dear st Jude. Thank you again for prayers answered.

  • MEHolliday December 20, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    St. Jude,
    Please intercede on my behalf to get my utility bills paid and my check from the insurance company to come quick. Please intercede on my biggest problem, gainful employment. I need a job badly so that I may be self sufficient again and care for my family.
    Bless me and my family. Thank you.
    Amen.

  • N&H December 20, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Dear St. Jude intercede for us, my husband asked me to separate, he said doesn’t love me anymore, where is that kind men I met 11 years ago, where did it go, we have 2 beautiful kids that are going to suffer a lot without their daddy, please St. Jude pray for us, intercede for us with God, to bring bag my husband to his senses, to understand that we are his family and happiness, that we need him and he need us, to come back to his house, to us. Thanks St. Jude Amen.

  • Gigi December 20, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Please bring my prays for family unity this Christmas. I pray for peace and love to be in everyone’s heart. Thank you

  • Shirley December 20, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    I just want to thank Our Lord for all His blessings and guidance. Please continue to keep watch over us. Happy Birthday!

  • KR December 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Dear St Jude,
    Please give me the eloquent speaking abilty of St Anthony, the bravery and strength of St Michael, and the renewed faith in that of what I am seeking. Please ask our lord to guide me through this time of need and allow those around us the ability to see what is in my heart. Please St Jude intercede on our behalf as quick as possible. Jude, you that can make it possible ! Please help me.Please ask our Lord for mercy for those who are sick and in despair. Thank you.Amen

  • Shirley December 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Dear St. Jude: Please ask Our Lord to make me a better person. Thank you.

  • pm December 19, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Dearest St. Jude… Please help me and hear my prayers… Please help my relationship with Jim… Sometimes I dont feel appreciated.. please help me be strong and learn to trust again.. Please help Jim not take me for granite any more. thank you St .jude.

  • N&H December 19, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Dear St. Jude intercede for us, my husband asked me to separate, he said doesn’t love me anymore, where is that kind men I met 11 years ago, where did it go, we have 2 beautiful kids that are going to suffer a lot without their daddy, please St. Jude pray for us, intercede for us with God, to bring bag my husband to his senses, to understand that we are his family and happiness, that we need him and he need us, to come back to his house, to us. Thanks St. Jude Amen.

  • Donna Prine December 19, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Dear St Jude
    Thank you for all my answered prayers. I pray to have my relationship to be strong again. We have had some trust issues. Just making me feel very insecure lately. I don’t like it. It feels selfish.
    We have a very strong love. Please help me St Jude please come to me now thru my Christmas and New year to start things off fresh again. Bless my family.
    Amen

  • Marco Picariello December 19, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Dear Saint Jude,

    Please help me I need you so much right now please please bring Angela back and please please let me hear from her today please my anxiety and mind is going crazy right now and your all that I have left to help me please hear my prayers and please help me I really need you right now.

    Love,
    Marco

  • IK December 18, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you St Jude for the ever-so-slight change in F and the fact he is communicating with me a little more. Please help this to grow more and more each day.

    He is still having many issues with his company and is full of self doubt and depression. Please help him believe in himself and not fear in finding support and comfort in the friendship and love I offer.

    Help his business to flourish, please allow him to have success so he can keep it open. Give him special blessings and some good news.

    Thank you again St Jude, that he has become much more responsive lately. I pray this continues, grows and that he can finally come out of the darkness once again. Please let him see that he IS deserving of all I give him, say to him, the thoughts and care… that he is worth everything. Please let our relationship bloom again. Let us have a beautiful Christmas and start to 2013.

    Please continue to give me patience, strength and perseverance. Thank you!

  • Shirley December 18, 2012 at 7:52 AM

    Dear St. Jude: Please intercede with Our Lord in order for us to do His will lovingly and enthusiasticly. Thank you.

  • KR December 17, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    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 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.

  • MMC December 17, 2012 at 4:56 AM

    i ask all of you to pray for all those in NewtonwN ,CT.

    PLEASE PRAY FOR THAT ME I GET A JOB- THAT I DO VERY VERY WELL AT THAT I AM BACK TO OLD SELF SOON THAT IHAVE A WONDERUL AND GREAT NEW YEAR,,MONEY, MAN JOB NEW HOME.. I AM 48 WITH NOTHING… NO HOME, NO JOB, NO

  • Yvonne December 16, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Dear st. Jude, pleAse pray for my husband and I that we find our way back to each other and forgive each for the mistake we have made in the past and find the love we had in the beginning 20years ago.

  • MPR December 16, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Saint Jude, please pray that my husband’s job with LP is and will remain secure and also that his daily paying client numbers rise once again to the levels he had before the recession hit.

    We are scared for our finances as things have been getting worse each month.

    We don’t know what we can possibly still do to raise his paying client numbers.

    Thank you for listening. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  • cm December 16, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    St. Jude, thank you for prayers answered. Please give me peace of mind, help me to get my mind right and change things in my life. I pray that this Christmas will be peaceful and drama free for everyone in my family. Keep me and c safe when we are out and about, help me to avoid trouble. I pray that me and c can communicate better. Please help me to find a trustworthy companion. Help t, that things will work out in their house and everyone can contribute. Please help me to stay on the sober path. Help me to get this telecommuting job and help me to do well on the interview. Amen.

  • Molly December 16, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Dear st Jude

    Please make sure mummy tooth gets better, please make sure Austin does well at school. Please make sure alisa seats next to me on the coach and that we always be best friends please help me to always do well at school. Please make sure mummy has a great week at work thank you amen

  • mireya December 16, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Please pray for this coming year My children naomi,raymond and roger seek in thier heart the warm and caring be inted as a family with their sister, nephews, nieces, cuz, aunts, and many of the family.But most of all that we can have relantionship as parent and children. Their heart are so cold toward family. Heal them as well all invole. I also pray for my ex husband for his hurtful words and attuide toward me the mother of children,I pray that I forgive him and my children. of the hurt. That we may heal and have a beautiful relantionship .United us a family AMEN

  • Tomasz Czerwinski December 15, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Prayer Request for my father Andrzej Czerwinski and something that wants to put me against my father
    this something wants to be my father , this guy wants to fight my father and make me laugh at it ,
    my father was a good man and good father to me , i stole money from my father Andrzej Czerwinski and i caused my father few problems and my father never beaten me and never did nothing to me and now some scumbag wants to fight my father and make me laugh at it , this guy will spit at my father Andrzej , this guy will change me and make do things against my will ,

    my father is in the hospital right now ,
    this guy wants to end something beautifull for me , he wants to end me and my father and our relationship and he will change me ,
    please help i don’t want things to end yet
    i don’t want to laugh at my father when he will be beaten ,

    this guy say he’s the god and the healer he will heal everything

  • C December 15, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Please dear St. Jude, hear my prayers and guide G and me with insight and hope towards each other to heal our lives with clear open communication, everlasting trust with abiding care and fully connected as one. Please help us to start life anew and break away from where we are to be together, side by side, every day.

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