St. Jude, Intercessor in Difficult Cases

Feast of St. Jude

St. Jude ThaddeusMany devotees of St. Jude write to the National Shrine recounting how St. Jude has come through for them, their family and loved ones. Their confidence in the power of St. Jude to intercede for them ennoble their trust in what God is able to do in their lives. One Devotee wrote to the Shrine thanking God and St. Jude for a miracle in the life of their son who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in his teens. Throughout his teenage life, his family’s life was defined by his illness. They made many trips to the hospital and specialists seeking to provide him the best medicine available, and to restore him to full health.

As their worry and concern grew into fear, wondering whether their son would be healthy again, they discovered their faith in God, which became a source of strength and hope for the entire family. Then St. Jude came into their lives as they sought his intercession in what was becoming a difficult battle for their son and the entire family. Their prayer to God through the intercession of St. Jude inspired hope in their lives. As their trust and confidence in God grew, consequently, their family bond became stronger. United by their faith and prayer, their son’s recent test showed no signs of Crohn’s disease. Everything is possible for us through the power of God who strengthens us (Phil. 4:13).

Many people go through nerve-wrecking experiences that seem impossible to overcome, especially when all possible options toward success have been exhausted without benefit. So many people who know and experience painful realities have simply given up hope and found themselves without encouragement to keep the fight towards success. For some people, personal or family illness has dug a hole in their savings. For others, employment has left them scurrying around for survival, which more often than not, leaves them with disappointment and anger.

Wherever you stand today feeling alone and burdened by the worries of life, St. Jude can come through for you. St. Jude has accompanied so many people through the thick and thin of life’s challenges. He can do the same for you. You and I know that with God all things are possible (Matt. 19:26). Whenever our cry for help reaches God, He promises to show us love and kindness (Exod. 3:7-8). As we celebrate the Feast of St. Jude as the National Shrine, we invite you to join us in prayer and thanksgiving. With prayer and thanksgiving, lets make our needs known to God (Phil 4:6).

Father Ferdinand Okorie, C.M.F.
National Shrine of St. Jude
Chicago, Illinois

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  • Char G December 31, 2018 at 11:33 AM


    We need urgent assistance to in regards to the USA VISA issue process.

    PLEASE HELP MY SON AND I to sort everything so that my beloved son can easily effortlessly return to USA.


    Dearest Saint Jude, Thank you for always praying for me

    I come to you and ask that you pray for my son ?

    Saint Jude please pray to God to help my son KG with the USA visa payments, the urgent processing of his USA Visa, flight tickets to the USA and all the money and all the items/necessities he requires for his return trip to America for January 2019 ?

    Please pray to God to arrange that KG and Kelly receive their USA Tax refund from the IRS – USA urgently ?


    Saint Jude please pray to God to send me the man that I shall marry, the life partner that God desires me to be married to. God I pray that your will is done so that I may marry the man that YOU GOD have prepared for me, thank you God, I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, amen

    Please pray St Jude ?

    God please send legion upon legion of healing angels to help my friend Marilyn whose brother just died on 24 December 2018.
    Please heal her and the entire family ?
    God please send her heavenly help ?
    I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, amen

  • RR November 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM

    St Jude asking you to help my son VR with his struggle of alcohol and smoking. Release him of his addictions and lead him to a right path of employment. Praying that he releases all that anger he carries within him and that he lets go of his past and lives for his future. St Jude my patron of impossible caseS, hear my prayers. Amen.

  • Anonymous October 26, 2018 at 6:01 PM

    Relationship Novena

    St. Jude we have problems in our relationship. Beg almighty God to give us the light to see ourselves and eachother as we really are. Help us to grow daily in self-knowledge and mutual love while at the same time developing our potential to love and be loved.

    Help us St. Jude to see and root out every manifestation of selfishness, vanity, and childish selfseeking those hidden enemies oflove and maturity. Show us that by learning to love and being filled with love we may compliment and nurture eachother as we share our lives together.AMEN.

    Say novena 9 times a day for nine days and then publish. Novena has never been known to fail.

  • Patricia May 10, 2018 at 11:37 AM

    Thank you so much st jude for intercedeing for me so many times again I ask you to intercede for me to my lord Jesus to ask our father to help me and give me strength and for good news next week for tests and may the medication I get works this time and for special intentions thank you father in heaven our lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit st jude u have always been here for me please be here again I ask for nothing but good health amen mother Mary pray for me amen

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  • MMF January 20, 2017 at 5:52 PM

    St. Jude, I humbly ask for your intercession prayer to help my husband get a job – one in which he shines. Thank you and God bless all on this site who need help.

  • Nadia July 10, 2016 at 12:23 AM

    Praise the Lord for everything good he bestowed upon me and my family. Dear Saint Jude, you know so many things have been going wrong in my life, especially with my torn apart family. It feels sometimes like God’s blessings for us are out of reach. Dear Saint Jude, pray for my family. Pray for all that are sick in their hearts, minds, or bodies. Pray for everyone experiencing our type of pain. May we be united in prayer and fidelity to the Lord our creator. May hope flow within us like the living waters. Within the love of Jesus may our thirst for peace, love and justice be quenched. And may the Lord bless all those who pray you Saint Jude. In Jesus name. Amen

  • Rachel Lui Yuen April 19, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Dear St Jude please help me and my family with our financial needs and hold my family together under one faith in love and peace through the Church of Jesus son of God son of Mary Amen

  • Eileen O'Brien March 9, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    Dear St. Jude…thank you for interceding for me with the good and gracious Lord. My novena of petition to you has been answered..praise God.

  • Gina February 25, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    St Jude. I have been on my own for many years, please bring Pat closer to me as a companion and friend. Please let him reach out to me today.. Thank You. Amen

  • Nancy January 31, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    St. Jude, Please pray for a solution to the situation with my son. I love him and his family so very much and want only the best for them, but he needs Gods help. I will continue to find ways to give back for the remainder of my life. Love and Thanks

  • Denice January 25, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Thank you St Jude for all of your prayers for this family. Please help my sons once again. They really need God’s help knowing His will and having faith. Please show them Gods will so they will grow in faith. Please help them with their careers. Thank you for intercessing to Christ our Lord and Mary His& our Mother. Keep them safe and healthy to follow the will of God. Amen

  • ZT January 9, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Dear St.Jude:
    Please help me and my family with our financial difficulties. Please I need your urgent help St.Jude Amen

  • Tanya November 23, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    St. Jude thank you so much for your intercession in resolving a family matter.

  • Francis Dominic D'souza. October 25, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Dear Saint Jude,Thanks for always being at my side.I implore you at this critical juncture in my life to intercede for me with Our Lord that his will be done in my life today and always.I have sinned but now I repent and ask for his mercy and forgiveness.Amen.

  • Girlie B October 2, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    Saint Jude, please carry my prayers to the heart of the Lord Jesus. Saint Jude come to my aid your powerful intercession, help me pass my test on wednesday, its my first test and its the hardest class i have taken. Please help get through this class. give me hope and strength Saint Jude. Help me understand the confusing questions my teacher has for us. Amen.
    Saint Jude, you have always been here for me, please hear me. I am not giving up on JS, please do not let him give up on me. let him fight for me Saint Jude, walk with him towards me, let him talk to me more and let him initiate the move first. All he does is walk in front of me over and over, he says hello and smile but he is too shy. please let him get over his shyness around me. cross our paths Saint Jude. He was once in love with me please return the spark and the feelings he once had for me. Let him fall in love with me again Saint Jude. Amen.

  • NT October 1, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    St.Jude, please pray for me that I will find a good job and work with good boss and colleague and please pray for Ru that he will stablished himself again. Thank you. Amen

  • Peter Claver September 14, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    St. Jude my wife Caroline and I have registered to join in Holy Marriage to take place on 12/12/2015. We right now have no money for that wedding. May you please intercede for us to the Lord to make a way for us to obtain the money where there seems to be no way. Amen.

  • eva hernandez September 3, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Oh dearest St. Jude thank you for your intercession at my doctors appointment. please help me with a new job that is within my gods eyes and help me leave this abortion clinic help me please. Please St. Jude heal my hands. And help all the people that have been praying for me.

  • Elizabeth August 4, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    dearest st Jude intercede for me please with my job and vocation please help me with my struggle and anxiety over my mistakes and struggle with addiction bless everyone who struggles with wanting to feel a different way than when they are living in there own skin

  • Elzbieta Zastawna May 1, 2015 at 7:37 AM

    Dear St Jude, please help to heal my daughter Julia from her panic attacks and breathing difficulty so she can be a happy child again , not scared to go to school and church. You helped me so many times and I will always honor you as my patron…Thank you.Amen

  • Chenen March 2, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    St Jude I continue to pray for DAC that he return to God & pray for our Lords healing power with DAC’s bipolar disease & drug addiction. He is full of anger & paranoia. We pray that the demons that tempt him will be vanquished and DAC return to the Lord & family. the people he asssociates with feed the tempataions & harmful ways to each other & those who try to help them Pleas St. Jude pray for us

  • Kathryn Gleason February 20, 2015 at 1:10 PM

    I have been unemployed since Christmas. Today, as I was looking on my computer for prayer help, I came across the blog for St.Jude. While reading about the prayers others have posted, & were answered, I got a phone call from Tim Hortons, asking me to come in for a job interview!! Praise the Lord, this is MY job, I know it. Thanks be to St. Jude (My 1st pay, there will be a gift to St. Jude) I am elated & praising God.

  • Ronalyne C. Basio February 16, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    St. Jude, I ask for prayers to open a job opportunity for my husband in the wonderful countries like London, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Please give him a wonderful career. So that we can give our son a better education and to have a better living.

    St. Jude, I ask for prayers to bless us another baby, another gift of Life.

    St. Jude, I ask for prayers to heal my son, please help my son to grow healthy.

    St. Jude, I ask for prayers for financial blessings and prosperity.

    Through the Novena to St. Jude in 2005, God answered our prayer to have a wonderful child.

    St. Jude, Please pray for me to The Lord …


  • Dipali February 3, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Blessed Saint of the desperate, St Jude please help me,
    My husband love Poornima Bhatt not me and I want to kill myself, but my only son and his wife need me and loves me.
    I work and earn for my family.
    My parents hurt me and did not care about my marriage but I realised that their intentions were good and my husband was the culprit.
    now he is pretending to be very loving but our marriage is not a marriage.
    I am so hurt I feel like walking out but my son and parents will be shattered. so I pretendto be happy in the day and feel like crying all the time but hide my feelings.
    My Father now drinks and abuses my mother.
    I am desperate for help. there is no one I can talk to, only to St Jude.
    please please help and heal our lives.
    give me a sign

  • Annie February 1, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    I am unemployed, I have been frantically searching for a job since the time I finished my education in 1999. I haven’t been successful.

    The Lord has been very kind and gracious enough to get me married to a lovely and responsible persona and blessed me with two wonderful kids . They have been born after a lot of intercessions and my mother who is a staunch devotee of St.Jude says the blessings are a result of the intercessions of St.Jude.

    I want to get into a job to help us come out of the financial crunch we are in and also help the poor in what ever little way I can. I have tried and tried and tried but have not borne results..

    Through the intercession of St.Jude , I would like to get into a job or discern the plan of God for me and my family.

    I also want special prayers for my son and daughter as they appear for their final exams this month end and next month.I also pray that they may always have an innocent faith,zeal to serve the Lord and always embrace the gift of purity.

    I also request prayers for my sister who is pregnant that she may have a safe delivery and also be successful in the exams that she is writing.

    Please pray for my husband to become more closer to God…

    St.Jude I know the requests are many, but mama says you can create wonders of any kind.

    Requesting you to grant me these petitions at the earliest in accordance with the will of God.

    I am in midst of deep troubles .Please pray for me to The Lord …AMEn

  • cathy January 27, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    St Jude, I ask for my relationship with Lon be restored. Bring him back to me heart and soul. Let the silence between us be broken now and communications flourish between us. Let Lon reach out to me today. Thank You AMEN!

  • jyoti January 4, 2015 at 5:57 AM

    St. Jude please intercede for me Jyoti & my special intention of marriage.Please intecede for me Jyoti & Bhaskar for our blessed marriage,unification & growth with eachother within few months. Please bless so that Bhaskar & his family accepts the marriage proposal send by my parents.Let both of us develop mutual trust,love & immense respect full of deep love eachother lasting forever throughout our life.May we have physical love relations only with eachother throughout our life & be protected always.Amen!!! Thankyou,thankyou,thankyou…

  • Kian Destreza December 19, 2014 at 6:34 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.

  • Lauren December 15, 2014 at 5:40 AM

    In thanksgiving to God for all of his many blessings. Prayer for all who are asking for their prayers to be answered. I ask for prayers for financial blessings and prosperity. I ask for my life partner to return to me now with his heart and soul and to reach out to me today..In faith and thanksgiving to God

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