St. Jude Prayer for Addiction


Pray to St. JudeGod of life, You made me in Your perfect image, to live in Your love and to give You glory, honor and praise. Open my heart to Your healing power. Come, Lord Jesus, calm my soul just as you whispered “Peace” to the stormy sea. St. Jude, most holy Apostle, in my need I reach out to you. I beg you to intercede for me that I may find strength to overcome my illness. Bless all those who struggle with addiction. Touch them, heal them, reassure them of the Father’s constant love. Remain at my side, St. Jude, to chase away all evil temptations, fears, and doubts. May the quiet assurance of your loving presence illuminate the darkness in my heart and bring lasting peace. Amen.

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

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  • Teresa April 18, 2015 at 1:25 AM

    I lift up my son Antonio in prayer to heal him from his addictions, Lord please heal his wounds, give him peace, open his heart to receive your healing Lord..please break this chain of pain. ..bless Antonio and his family. Amen

  • Steve April 15, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Please pray for me I am addicted to pornographic material and I am also an over eater that is killing me.
    I need everyone help to stop my two addictions.
    God Bless, Steve

  • veronica s merchant April 15, 2015 at 1:09 AM

    pray for my husband he is adpl pray fodiction of alcohol,tobacco pl pray for him so that he may stop it.thank you

  • Momma April 11, 2015 at 1:25 AM

    Praying with all who are praying for loved ones battling addictions. I pray that God sends His Powerful Holy Spirit into their lives to enlighten them, calm their minds, strengthen their faith, and see that God can help them if they trust Him in their lives. Also, praying that St. Rita, St. Jude, St. Benedict, St. Monica intercede on their behalf. Lord, we put our trust in You. Amen.

  • Bernice April 10, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Please Oh Blessed St. Jude I ask that you intercede on my behalf for my two sisters, both of whom are addicted to narcotics. I pray daily for their recovery from addiction and for their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. Thank you. Amen.

  • theresa esposito April 10, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Please pray for my sons Joseph and Frank Esposito. They are both fighting a coca in addiction.please pray

  • Pat April 8, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Dear St Jude
    Please intercede to Jesus our Savior for my aging dad to turn away feom alcohol. He is a great father and grandfather with a large family who still needs his love and support. May his heart be opened to all the love of his family and that Our Savior fills any voids in his life. Please help him see the shining light of Christ and turn from the darkness of alcohol. Thank you dearest friend St. Jude!

  • Shawna April 7, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Dear St. Jude-
    Please take away the hidden feelings inside my brother that causes him to turn back to his addiction to alcohol. This addiction is out of control which causes anger and blackouts that he doesn’t even remember. Please St. Jude I pray that something overcomes him and takes this temptation away and that he finds peace within himself to accept the things he can not change. Amen

  • Tiffany April 2, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    Dear God
    Please help my boyfriend to overcome his addiction to smoking marijuana & crack cocaine. He has a very kind heart and is extremely loving. Please give him the strength to overcome this addiction that is controlling his life and his thoughts. He had stopped for a while but is now back doing it and making wrong moves. Please help him to know that this is not the way. I place my faith and trust in you. In your son Jesus name Amen

  • Janice March 31, 2015 at 5:22 AM

    Please.pray for my son to overcome his alcohol addiction of over 5 years. Having been in rehabs over 7 times,this disease has lost him his family. I ask God to give home the strength to over come this. Thank you

  • Teri Proctor March 30, 2015 at 7:57 AM

    Dear sweet Jesus,
    Please help my son to overcome his addiction to marijuana. He has a very kind heart and it extremely loving. Please give him the strength to overcome this problem that is controlling his life and his thoughts. I place my faith and trust in you.

  • mae March 29, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    please pray for my husband who i blieve is suffering from drug addiction .. please help him stop and weed him from it

  • christine ennix March 29, 2015 at 3:13 AM

    Please I request prayers that I overcome my addiction for pain killers and cocaine …want my life back want to be what god put me here to be I know I’m a strong woman stop my feeling on what people think bout me want to live a happy life really want kids…prayer that I also have kids be a great mother been trying to have kids got pregnet once at the age of 15 turning 16 lost it never got pregnet again that I’m sure of I really want a childprayer

  • anna joe March 27, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    St. Jude please pray for my son joel to give up drinking alcohol.

  • Anne C March 27, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    I am very low with depression and anger,anxiety and also I am worried about my diabetes and IBD and my health in general.
    Please pray for me that I get the help I need very soon and I hope ang pray that
    my family can make time to support me
    in whatever way they understand.
    I am so ,so lonely and not in control of my life.
    ST.JUDE.pray for me.

  • Cheryl March 24, 2015 at 12:56 AM

    Prayer for my son Cory. That God will take away ALL temptations for addictions away from his life.So he can concentrate on a better future for himself.

  • NoeColunga March 23, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    PRAY for my addiction

  • Denise March 23, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    For my sister and her shopping addiction. Help her see that she is risking her future by squandering her money.

  • michelle Triska March 22, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Dear st jude please grant intercede and pray I quit smoking for my health problems to get better in Jesus name I ask amen

  • Che Izzo March 22, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    I am weak and ashamed. I have battled extreme obesity. I lose 80-100+ pounds and have gained it back several times all of my life. I cannot seem to get through more than one-week of healthy eating, even though I feel better when I eat food that is good for me. I choose overeating, and then cycle back to depression only to eat again. I have battled this addiction and constant cravings by trying groups, hospitalization, therapy, medication, surgery and more. I want to eat to live, not live to eat, because I feel I may die. I just consumed more than 2000 calories and feel stuffed…soon I will eat again. Please pray that I finally see a light at the end, have the strength to control myself, and help me to control the gluttony that is killing me, and destroying my spirit. I thank you for your prayers.

  • Momma March 19, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    A friend has a brother who is in serious trouble with drugs and is in need of God’s Help. He has been having mental problems ever since he was young and he desperately needs God in his life. St. Jude, St. Rita, Blessed Seelos, St. Michael intervene on this young guy’s behalf. Ask God to enlighten him and allow Him into his heart, soul, mind and body. His mother also needs help with her health as she has surgery for kidney stones. God, please help them. Thank you. Amen. Jesus, by Your Cross and Resurrection, please set them free from evil and danger.

  • Stephanie March 17, 2015 at 2:15 AM

    Dear St. Jude please help My husband Marteen to stop drug addictions.

  • Michael Raj March 15, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Pray for me & for my son St.Jude we both are addicted with Cigratte and consumption of Liquer Please heal us completely

  • Valerie March 14, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    St. Jude. I pray that heal both my niece and myself of our alcohol and drug addictions. Let us surrender to God and his will for our lives and let os lean upon each for love and support.

  • Neil March 11, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    I’m a Catholic that has found great help from

    It is a Christian site that helps for all types of addiction.

    Please spread the word.

    Thank you

  • Rita March 11, 2015 at 3:00 AM

    Please St Jude intercede for my nephew who struggles with addictions. I implore your help St Jude.

  • Charlotte March 9, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Heavenly Father and St Jude, please come into my husband’S heart again and let him be a believer again. Please heal him of his addictions and anxiety so that he ca be restored to the health and happiness he once had. I believe St Jude will heal and cure him of this disease. In Jesus name AMen

  • To all battling addictions March 9, 2015 at 11:08 AM

    God is with you, always. He can help you choose life over drugs. He has a great life planned for you, and He is waiting for you to choose Him over evil. There are people around you who love you and want to help you, but it is you who has to choose to leave all addictions behind and find your new life. Trust and faith in God is the key and belief in a better life is the goal. You are precious to God and He has a job for you to do in this world and only you can do this job. Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it will be open to you. You can do this, in God’s Name. Amen.

  • To Crystal March 9, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Prayers will help you. Never give up hope. I know you seem overwhelmed, but know that you can put all of this in God’s Loving Hands and trust Him and He will guide you to where you have to go. There are many prayer sites such as Lourdes in France where you can pray and ask for intercessions. There is a Christian radio station, KLove, where you can listen to Christian music and ask for others to pray with you. I pray for you to find God’s Peace in your life.

  • Crystal March 9, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    I am struggling with a very serious addiction. I am 23 years old and I have fell from all my good and successful intentions. I’m have lost almost everything but my faith. My car is breaking down and I’m trying to get a job. I have been praying to Jesus and he is making me stronger. I stopped smoking since yesterday and it’s tough because my man that love I to death is also an addict and I want him to quit. Today I took a pregnancy test and it came out positive. Please so much prayer is needed. I never been to rehab and don’t have money. I can’t afford to get gas to go to church! I am begging for prayers. Thank you God bless you and those who are struggling with addictions and life.

  • mike March 7, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Holy Lord Jesus, St.Juse pray for Christine. ..Jesus please send her an army of Angels.Thank you for creating her..please come to her aid!Please help her Lord Jesus and all of the victims of this evil plague of heroin. I invoke your power oh Lord and beg for your mercy and healing.

  • Geralyn March 7, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    Please pray for my family and especially my son, Sam, as he suffers from heroin addiction. Help him to see the light and goodness that is his true nature and for all those who battle this horrible disease to also embrace their inner light. Give him strength and courage and hope. Please send your healing grace to help heal and protect him. In God’s name and in all that is good in our universe, I pray and kindly ask for prayers from others. Amen

  • Mama March 6, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Dear St. Jude,
    I pray for intercession for my three children, Stephen, Jeffery, and Stephanie who all suffer with drug addiction. It has been many years and I grow weary with sorry. Let this be the beginning of a new life full of light for all of us. I promise to make your name known. I ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen

  • Martin March 6, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    I am in the process of attempting to be free from drugs through a hospital in patient detox. This will be my third attempt as each previous attempt went drastically wrong & I ended up in full blown psychosis. I am absolutely petrified of things going wrong again as it takes me nearly 6 months to recover from each episode. I am struggling to keep a continuity to my prayer life & this just adds to so many assailing doubts. Please remember me in your prayers. with sincere gratitude

  • Ayong March 5, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Will,I agree it’s disrespectful to burn pages from holy texts. E.g., this fool in Florida who had the plan to burn the Qur’an was a hobrrile thing (good thing he canceled his plan). But I’m not sure what Matt did qualifies as sacrilege. In order to be offensive one has to desecrate or take away the sacred character of a holy object; one has to be irreverent in the process and treat something disrespectfully. Thus his intention was key. I took Matt’s burning of the pages (and not an object like a book, incidentally) to be symbolic of us feeling the Universe’s presence and love revealed in our being and showing we do not rely specifically on written text. People can use written text as a weapon, but when we internalize the message of love, feel it in our soul, then we have no interest in using the written text to further our own egoic aims. Thus the burning was not done in a way designed to desecrate or be irreverent, but to show that the reality may reside in our hearts rather than on paper, and the reality in our hearts isn’t lost even if the paper no longer exists.Aloha, Aliman

  • Momma March 3, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Here is what I think…..I think that when people make mistakes or poor choices in their lives, but then, learn from their mistakes and make a better life for themselves, those who shunned them for their choices should realize that people change and should be looked at as a success rather than a failure. People can and do change and they have so much love and caring to give, but to the people that continue to shun them, what a great loss of friendship and love. God knows they deserve a second chance in life. God Bless us all, because we all make mistakes. Before shunning others, check yourself first. Like Jesus said, those that are sinless may cast the first stone…..

  • Dee March 3, 2015 at 7:05 AM

    Please help with my addictions so I can lead a healthy life for my self and to be around for grandchildren. Please pray for me to give me strength and willpower . I know St jude will answer my prayers. Amen

  • Raymond H March 2, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Please for me to be able to overcome my alcoholism. It is bad I have lost much and on edge of losing everything. I need my life back along with my family. I know the Lord but dont know how to get him back in my life.

  • To Nathan March 1, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Nathan, you can do this. Go to a Catholic store and by a St. Benedict medal. Ask a Catholic priest to bless it, then keep it with you at all times and pray to St. Benedict for his help keeping the evil away. I know this works. It worked for my son who is now drug free for 5 months. He has returned to church and prays to God for protection, strength and guidance. Amen, brother, He will help you get clean and stay clean. God Bless you.

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