Prayer to St. Jude for Students

Back to School

National Shrine of St. JudeSt. Jude, stay with me. Though the journey of learning is long and often difficult, your quiet presence gives me courage. Sustain my trust in myself, my teachers, and fellow students. Help me to let go of my fears and believe in the growth that is happening, even though I may not see it right away. As I embark again on this mission of study, I ask for the grace to be wise in mind and word, compassionate at heart, and full of energy and zeal as I seek to learn the ways of God’s world and come to understand how my gifts may serve their best purpose. Amen.

Post your prayer or petition below for those heading back to school. Or if you would like, send your special intentions to the altar of St. Jude at the National Shrine of St. Jude where they will be prayed for by the Claretians.

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  • Carlos L. Torres August 25, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    By the sign of the Holy Cross, from our enemies, deliver us, O Lord, in the of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
    Invoking Our Lady to open this prayer…
    O Holy St. Jude, help me when I feel hopeless and alone. Come to my aid in this great need, and ask God to assist me in my troubles and sufferings, particularly for Criminal Street Gangs, Tagger Crews, Bachelors, Orange Police Officers, Fr. Troy, Andrew, Benjamin, Hugo, Victor, Roy, Abraham, Abel, Ramon, Eric, Edwin, Edgar, Fernando, Johnny, Jonathan, Eric Miranda, Eric Gutierrez, Eric Dole, Eric Rocha, Homosexuals, Daniel Harper, Sean Porter, Daniel Huerta, Jehovah and his Witnesses, Priests, St. Dismas Brotherhood, Bruno, Juan Carlos Soto, Rocky, Oak, St. Jude Thaddeus, Juan Lepe, Rodrigo Ambriz, Ricardo Sotelo, Antonio Sotelo, Omar Sotelo, Armando Sotelo, Chino, Kid, Alan, Skylar, Alec, Steven, Raul, Alfredo, Myles, Lance, Daniel of Tustin, Efrain, Freddy, Frankie, ‘Un Nuevo Dia’, Palmyra, Adam Ribota, Edward Westry, West Snipes, Motel 6′s, Saul Flores, Vicente Argeta, Sammie Lyles, Sam Aquino, Marcos Herrera, Mark R., Marcus Jetmore, Jimmy, Joseph, José and Teresa, Jesse Lokes, ‘Hands of Stone’, Jason in Irvine, Jason Ramirez, Drake, Chris Brown, Colby O’Donis, Shad Moss, Kobe, ‘El Malo Mas Bueno’Actors, and including myself so that Together, we trust in God and ask Him for the strength we need to complete our journey of faith. We pray together: St. Jude, help us to enter God’s gate to heaven. May we resist temptations and grow in grace each day. So that we always kept our faith in God. So that we may be a truly holy layman. May God grant His healing love to us and our loved ones and the only practical means of salvation that could rescue us from our state of lostness. Because Jesus You Are important for our salvation and we need You for our salvation. In the name of Jesus, through Mary and Joseph, through the intercession of St. Jude. Associating his intercession to the Holy Family. Amen.
    St. Jude, fill our heart with the kingdom of God.
    Invoking Our Lady to close this prayer…
    By the sign of the Holy Cross, from our enemies, deliver us, O Lord, in the of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

  • K August 24, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    Praying for healing and blessings on me and our family. Grant me the strength to remain faithful and hopeful.Please grant peace, happiness, health, and safety.Please forgive all our sins.Pray for all the intentions and people I pray for. God, I humbly pray to you for blessing me with good grades and a good GPA in my exams, though I am unworthy of it.
    Thank you St. Jude for all you blessings and love.
    Dear St. Jude, I pray for all the intentions requested on this site.Thanks & Amen

  • m August 22, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    dear st jude please grant intercede and pray—money windfall everywere 4 me a millionare so i can have another cat to take care of.. got to my grocery shopping cook the things in my freezer … week goes fast so i get paid.. police dont bother me i dont slang..

  • KR August 22, 2016 at 8:50 AM

    Dear GOD, Jesus,
    Mary, Joseph, and Saint Jude:
    Please accept my most sincere thanks, and eternal gratitude for all you have done for me and my family.My kids are starting a new school year. Please stay with them so they stay safe and on the right track,blessing them with good grades, good GPA and good friends. Thank you St Jude. I know you are listening.

  • Zaza August 12, 2016 at 6:31 AM

    St Jude pl hear my prayers help Charles to heal to be a nice person again to stay with me to stay quiet and respect me as his wife to be fair and honorable to not throw away all our feelings. To not break our family to not leave to not act bad and hard against me please heal his heart from now on and send speed help my St Jude please I will honor you here and forever

  • mrudula July 29, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    Dear st Jude, please help my best friend to pass his first year BDS exam. This is going to be his 5th attempt. He haven’t passed any of the three papers yet, he studies
    well but cant get proper reward for his hardwork and determination. This time he’s too tensed because if he doesn’t pass this exam , the university will discard him from the course. He loves to be a dentist. Please pray for his success. Please help him.

  • Pat July 20, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    St. Jude please pray for my daughters addiction that she will be delivered from whatever she is addicted to. It is ruining here family. Thank you

  • mt July 18, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    St Jude wifi bless my family and friends and me heal me all over Wii u internet free money coins on the ground gift cards bless me and my family with money picnic table leather couch big lots wt loss smart

  • Dorothy July 6, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    thank you St. Jude for prayers answered. Please continue to guide my daughter in her studies! Always grateful and devoted to you.

  • GS July 5, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    Thank u for all the blessings. Finally I got admission to a good college.pls help me to study well in the coming years.

  • Reah July 4, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    My dear Saint Jude, help me with my problem. Please grant my request. Through your intercession, I pray my and husband’s application for permission to work be granted. Please Saint Jude, please…

  • GS June 17, 2016 at 8:20 AM

    St Jude,
    Thank you for all the blessing during my high school exam. But now I am struggling for a college admission. My whole family wants me to get into a top university but I dont know if ill get into those . Now I have applied for a admission to a top university. Please help them, please intercede in their minds so as to select me as this is my last hope. Pls intercede

  • Roseann June 9, 2016 at 6:14 AM

    St. Jude please help my daughter Alex to do well on the remainder of her exams so she can move forward in her chosen career path. Thank you for always interceding for my family.

  • Linda June 6, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    Please help me study hard and get an A in my class before I return to the US. Thank you!

  • jaimon george jacob June 5, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    st.jude plse pray for me to get my exam eligibility to write my NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN exam,as am currently in canada as a student,am so worried that whether i get the eligibility to write the exams or not,plese pray for me in the name of st.jude .amen

  • Charito Angeles June 5, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    St Jude Thaddeus , my heart hurts for my grandson Tyler who is struggling with his school now in Year10. His foundation is so poor and very low self steem as in regards to school work. I observed that he’s becoming rebellious because of the strict condition imposed by his mom but hardly ever had support or help from her because of her work. His Dad is supportive but could not help him in his academics but instead had engaged him in sport which is too physical. His Dad is his inspiration as he’s excelled professionally in sport which became the family’s bread and butter. Please intercede for him that we find a god tutor that can motivate him and help him pick up.

  • GS May 25, 2016 at 4:08 AM

    St Jude,
    I am having a big problem regarding college admission as my current marks are not that good and I am very worried about this. Also my family is very tensed about this. Please help me to get admission to a good college and please bring peace to us. Amen

  • comfort May 25, 2016 at 3:26 AM

    St Jude, i want to move on with my academics, God’s intervention and helper that i assist me. Please pray to God Almighty for me.

  • Jaimon George jacob May 18, 2016 at 6:44 AM

    I am Jaimon George jacob,presently in Canada,am a nurse from India studying in Canada,i really stressed out because I am not getting exam eligibility from the regulatory body from Canada,am also praying to get my eligibility to write RN and RP N exam,please do pray for me ,thanks.

  • Dorothy May 16, 2016 at 8:07 AM

    Please pray for my daughter that she gets an A in her summer school class so she can be admitted to the teacher education program. Thank you St. Jude for previous prayers answered.

  • Ana Patterson May 16, 2016 at 6:38 AM

    St. Jude,
    I humbly ask that you
    pray for my daughter to be accepted in the nursing program at FIU. She has worked very hard for this.

  • K May 10, 2016 at 7:24 AM

    Dear St. Jude,
    please watch over me and my family . Thank you for your blessings.

  • Tammy Bienvenu May 2, 2016 at 11:33 AM

    Dear St. Jude,
    Please help my daughter Hannah while she prepares to take her two compass tests in order to enroll in nursing school. Watch over her while she takes the two tests this week and give her the knowledge to remember all the answers to all the questions. AMEM.

  • Judith P. De belen April 28, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Dear St Jude
    Please help my daughter Sarah Jane de Belen to pass in her Board Exam . Give her knowledge to remember and answer all the questions

  • Judith P. De Belen April 28, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    St. Jude

  • Sue April 25, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    Dear St. Jude, I pray for all the previous intentions requested on this site. I also ask for intercession for my daughter who has been wait listed at the 6 grad schools she applied for Genetic Counseling. Please pray that she gets into one school. This is her passion and has worked very hard to get to this point in her life. Please pray for acceptance.

  • GS April 24, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    St. Jude
    Thank you for all the blessings and thank you so much for giving me the confidence to face the exams…
    Now I have many entrance exams coming up which are very important for my college admissions..pls help me to get good rank even though I am unworthy of it…and pls watch over my family too.

  • Helena April 21, 2016 at 5:23 AM

    Dear St. Jude,
    Please be with me and allow me to do well on my exams. Love you always and I will always believe in you, thank you for everything you do,

  • Helena m April 11, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    Dear St. Jude,
    Please watch over me and allow me to do well on my exam. I believe in you and love you

  • Candace Gilmore-Stephensen April 6, 2016 at 8:44 AM

    Dear St. Jude, thank you for your intercessions for all the people that pray to you. I have read some of the prayers to you and it brings me to tears. I know how anxious and desperate everyone is who pray to you. They feel little hope and are afraid. May I ask you please to intercede on behalf of my daughter who is taking this week some very tough exams. I pray that she passes all 3 exams she is taking this week. She has written 2 and is afraid she might have failed. She writes her final one today. Please St. Jude, pray that she feels calm and confident and can concentrate when she writes this final exam. Please pray that she passes all 3 exams. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul. Amen.

  • Annette April 5, 2016 at 5:20 AM


  • Tracy April 3, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    St. Jude please help my daughter. She needs prayers and assistance to finish the semester strong.

  • helena March 30, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Dear St. Jude,
    please watch over me and my family and please allow me to do well on my upcoming exams and quizzes. Please help me, I am feeling very stressed out. Allow me to gain as much knowledge as I can and to gain insight on new information. Please be with me,
    Amen and thank you

  • alicia March 7, 2016 at 11:21 AM

    St. Jude thank you for all your blessings. Todya I pray that you please be with my little girl as she interviews for school. Please guide her and give her suppport and wisdom. Thank you St. Jude for all you blessings and love.

  • Jesse Doidge March 2, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    Jesse Mum and I pray for you in your studies.

  • jelesa March 2, 2016 at 8:08 AM

    Lord,I know you are with me and u love me.Give me peace of mind as i study.Help me to focus on my books and notes,keep me from all distractions so that I will make the best use of this time that is available to me.
    Give me insight that I might understand what I am studying ,and help me to remember it when the time comes.
    Above all, I thank you for answering my prayers because i know and i feel here in my heart that you’re alwyas here for me to guide and protect me. Help me always to use them in such a way that they honour you and do justice to mySelf.  Amen.

  • Helena February 29, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Dear St. Jude,
    Please watch over me and my family and please allow me to do well on my exams- I believe in you and love you.
    Please pray for me and intercede

  • WD February 22, 2016 at 7:29 AM

    Dear St Jude, Please help me to finish my dissertation. I need to finish soon in order to be able to start my job, which I need to support my family. Please help me to persevere to finish by March 21. Thank you, Amen.

  • Margaret February 12, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Dear St Jude, please be with me and guide in all my studies. I humbly ask you to bless me and grant that I do well on tests and exams.

  • helena melso February 7, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Dear St. Jude,
    Please watch over me and my family and guide me through a successful semester in school please let me do well on my upcoming exams/quizes.
    Love you so much,

  • Jessabel Maac Malabana February 6, 2016 at 8:03 AM

    Dear St Jude,
    Please guide me through my daily studies. Please shower me wisdom and knowledge so I can pass all my exams.And I will remember all the lessons that my Professor will teach us.
    Please help me remember all the lessons I studied so I can answer my exams very well and I can get a highest grade.
    I am humbly asking for your guidance St Jude. Thank you.

  • GS January 31, 2016 at 7:17 AM

    St Jude,
    I have an important exam coming up and I have only a month left to prepare for it. Please guide me and all the other students, help us to complete studying the syllabus in time and help us to remember everything for our exam. I am losing hope and confidence as I have been getting really bad marks for the last few exams..Please bring me hope and confidence. Amen

  • Mary January 31, 2016 at 5:24 AM

    Dear St Jude,
    Please help my daughter at school. Please make sure her friends stay friends with her. Please help her to always do well in her exams. Please keep her happy and safe. Amen

  • helena January 27, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Dear St. Jude please help me to do well and school and on my exams and please watch over me and my family,

  • ML January 25, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    Dear St. Jude, I am asking for help for my daughter. She will be taking a very important exam soon and is very nervous. I know she can do well if she can only calm down and keep faith in her abilities. I pray that you can shed her fears and concentrate on her task. Thank you St Jude. I know you are listening.

  • Anjali George January 24, 2016 at 11:44 PM

    St Jude, holy Apostle of God, I humbly pray to you for blessing me with good grades and a good GPA in my exams, though I am unworthy of it.

  • Sherri January 13, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Dear St. Jude, I pray for all the previous intentions requested on this site. I humbly ask for your intercession for my mother in law for a safe and happy transition to her new home. Also, for my daughters that they always have a heart for Our Lord and may find a path in life that is pleasing to Our Lord.

  • Amanda January 9, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    I am in desperate need of help with my son!! We recently moved to a new house, but now he is stuck having to go to a new school. He is so upset as am I. He is 14 yrs old and we need prayer that they let him stay and not make him move to new school now.
    Please also pray for the lady who I was talking to regarding this. She seemed very cold and not willing to help. I am suffering great anxiety because of all this. Please intercede

  • Marcia January 1, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Help me to get closer to God and St. Jude and for my sons to be blessed this New Year 2016

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