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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  • anonymous September 17, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    st jude, as embarrasing and disgraceful as it is, please intercede for me, so that i may forget and kill my addiction that is lust and pornography. Kill it whenever it may come into my midst. I ask this through jesus christ who lives and reighns with the almighty father, in unity with the holy spirit, one god forever and ever, amen.

  • Momma September 17, 2014 at 5:02 AM

    Lord, I put my trust in You. I believe that You are the Ultimate Healer and can heal my son and others of addictions. Take away those evil cravings and fill them with the Holy Spirit. Bring them closer to You, Lord, and lead them back to You. Amen.

  • kelly September 15, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Please give strength to my daughter to walk through life without this horrible addiction any longer and to have the strength to face the trouble she is in now that she was led to by evil.

  • Melanie September 14, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    St. Jude please help my husband with his drug addiction. This evil has a hold of him for so many years. I pray that he can open his heart to Christ and feel the joy and light of our savior. Please help heal him from his addiction and comfort his family.

  • Arlene September 13, 2014 at 7:58 AM

    St Jude please come into my home and my life and cure my son of his addiction. Open his eyes to the way of The Lord . Let him see that all things are possible through faith and love. Chance the devil and need do drugs out of his life open his eyes to see how it hurts everyone not just him. Give him the strength to live drug free. I ask this of you and all who can help me help him in this time of need.

  • Momma September 13, 2014 at 3:53 AM

    How many tears are being shed by mothers here for their children addicted to drugs, alcohol or other addictions. Mother Mary, please heal our children of these addictions. We know that this is not how God has planned for them or us to live. We pray daily for God to restore them and their faith. Mary, take care of them and their families. Ask your loving son to help them grow in faith and trust God in their lives. Our hearts ache watching them destroy their lives and the lives of others. Mother Mary you know the pains we suffer and the crosses we bear. I put my trust in God and I believe in miracles. Amen.

  • Momma September 13, 2014 at 3:41 AM

    St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress. My son, as many here are in need of your powerful, miraculous intercessions. They need to feel the Love of Jesus in their hearts, souls, minds and bodies. Please intercede on their behalf that God take away their addictions and heal them. Increase their faith in God and His Will for them. Thank you. Amen.

  • Debby September 9, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    St Jude I pray for you to give my son strength to turn himself in and face his jail time for the next few months. I ask that you stay with him and provide him with your healing powers. He is addicited to meth for almost 12 years and I’m afraid it’s going to destroy his life. Please open his heart to your love and the love of Jesus Christ our Saviour. I pray in Gods Holy name, Amen

  • Debby September 9, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    St Jude I pray for you to give my son strength to turn himself in and face his jail time for the next few must. I ask that you stay with him and provide him with your healing powers. He is addicited to meth for almost 12 years and I’m afraid it’s going to destroy his life. Please open his heart to your love and the love of Jesus Christ our Saviour. I pray in Gods Holy name, Amen

  • suffering mother September 8, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    St Jude thank you for your intercession. I am tired and sad and feel as though the addiction my son has to drugs is killing him and our family. Pplease interceed on his behalf. I pray for him to be healed fully and to honor God in all his glory. Please pray for safety and peace in our family. In Jesus name, Amen

  • OL September 6, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    Dear St Jude, please help me to overcome my addiction to smoking, I want to live to see my son grow up & never want for him to start smoking, we are also trying for another baby and I want to be free from the addiction of smoking & nicotine before I get pregnant, I’ve tried everything so far except religion to try and stop my anixety seems to worsen when I stop smoking & my temper is appalling, I really need the help & guidance of St Jude & prayers from others would be gratefully appreciated

  • Momma September 4, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Lord, Help heal my son and all addicts…God Bless their souls, minds and bodies.

  • Momma September 3, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Please help my son and all drug addicts. Take the darkness and weakness from their bodies and heal them with God’s Healing Light. Lord, fill them with Your Love so there is no room for drugs.

  • Sara September 2, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Prayers for my brother which suffers from an addiction. AMEN!!

  • Momma September 1, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    St. Jude, I visited your shrine 2 days in a row, weeping at your feet for your miraculous help in healing my son of his drug addictions. He needs an increase of faith and trust in The Lord. He recently lost his grandmother, whom he was very close to, which sent him down the dark road. I know they are in Heaven trying to help him. Please help him. The candles that are lit, the prayers that are said, the tears that are she’d and the saddness and brokenness of a mother’s heart are so great. Lord, I trust You. Amen.

  • Ramona frankfort September 1, 2014 at 5:34 AM

    Dear lord, mother Mary and all the saints please pray for me that I can overcome the temptation to gamble. I need you now in my darkest hour please help me. I am a lost soul and I need you love more than ever. I am lost without you. Please make things right for me and my family.

  • Chad August 30, 2014 at 7:25 AM

    St. JUDE please pray for me to overcome my addiction to porn.I can’t take this anymore. Holy Mother pray for me.

  • Carl August 29, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    St. Jude please help my dear son Nicholas who is in desperate need of healing from drug addiction. He is also in need a job which has contributed to his problem. Thank you for your intercessions. I truly believe. Amen!

  • Susan lutz August 29, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    St Jude. Please help Adam overcome his addiction so he can heal from his life threatening illness. He must stop drinking to save his life literally! I pray he can use his experience and consequences to help other addicts. He loves to help others. I pray that will be his motivation to change his life–to save it. In Jesus name. Amen.

  • debbie August 28, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    ST.Jude,Please help my son with his drug addiction.He has relaspe after being clean for 8 months.Please give him the streghth to get back on the right path as he has stop going to his probation,&is on suspension from his job for failing a drug test.Please open his eyes & let him see what his addiction has cost him.please pray he turns himself in so he can have all legal charges behind him

  • To all dealing with addictions August 27, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    St. Jude, help of the hopeless, please hear the prayers of all here who are addicted and those who love them. I pray that they trust that God, the ultimate Physician can heal them and bring them back to Him. God can send miraculous healings and replace those addictions with faith in Him. I join my prayers with theirs. No one is a failure…we just take one day at a time, and if we stumble, God is there to catch us and give us strength and faith to move on.

  • julia August 27, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Please please pray for my boyfriend he is really struggling with herion addiction he really needs help but he doesnt see it please pray the lord opens his eyes to help to see he needs help amd that the Lord will set him free once and for all please pray for eric!!!im scared if he doesnt get help I will find him dead one day

  • Armond Mater August 27, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    St. Jude, PLEASE HELP, my wife Dola Rozario is suffering from cancer may the almighty God Bless her so that she can recovery from her sickness cancer

  • ymelda lopez August 27, 2014 at 6:41 AM

    Please help my son with his has been going on so long.I don’t think I can take it anymore.feeling helpless

  • Hurting August 27, 2014 at 5:48 AM

    St. Jude, please help me. I am back using cocaine again and I feel like a failure. I don’t know what to do. I think I can control it but, I can’t. Please help, guide me I am at your mercy.

  • Marilena August 26, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    St. Jude please help my husband get over his alcohol addiction. He seems so into it sometimes and yet denies his addiction. Please help him clean up and reconnect with God. Amen

  • Lynette Wade August 25, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    please prayer for my husband Peter who has and still is battling his addiction to poker machines . he is remorseful. but doesn’t have to strength to stop on his own . I beg St Jude to intercede for my husband that he may overcome this addiction once and for all .

  • Momma August 21, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    St. Jude, Blessed Seelos, help my oldest son find peace in his life. Help him with his drug rehab to be drug free. Keep him safe upon the roads, help him drive safe against others, others safe against him. Bring him home safe and sound soon. Lord, please send him the woman you have chosen for him, to bring him joy and happiness. It has been a tough life for him so far. He has a kind soul and gets used by his so called “friends.” help him, Lord, to follow Your Will for him. Thank you. Amen.

  • Momma August 21, 2014 at 5:52 AM

    Blessed Seelos, St. Jude, St. Therese, Archangel Raphael, I pray for your powerful, miraculous intercessions for all here, for my family and friends, for the Pope and all religious. We are all in need of help and guidance. Also, ask God to send His Holy Spirit upon us to enlighten us and guide us. We thank you all for your help when we call upon you. Bring peace to all here who are struggling. Amen.

  • Christy August 17, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    My nephew suffers from addiction and he refuses treatment despite being diagnosed bipolar. Help him find peace and healing. Help his parents and sister to stop enabling his behavior. Help him see that he can live a sober life. Help him find Jesus. He is very ill and may have damaged his heart. He can not admit that he is using. I pray that he is completely healed.
    The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
    I will protect those who trust in my name.
    15 When they call on me, I will answer;
    I will be with them in trouble.
    I will rescue and honor them.
    16 I will reward them with a long life
    and give them my salvation.”

  • Momma August 17, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    People battling addictions face so much pain. They end up being in denial, lie, steal, hurt the people that love them because they are in such deep pain themselves. They are in desperate need of God in their lives. Lord, send Your Archangel Raphael with his healing green light to heal them of their addictions and fill them with Your White light and love. Amen.

  • Kui August 17, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    please help me pray for Wilson to get over his addiction and to stop lying. St. Jude intercede for me in Jesus name. Amen

  • Momma August 13, 2014 at 5:45 AM

     ArchAngel Raphael for those battling addiction…..

    Call upon or pray to Raphael:   

    Great Archangel Raphael, the healing angel of God,
    I call upon you.
    I am in need of your healing power.
    I humbly ask you,
    To tell me how I can heal my emotional and physical wounds
    And guide me, as I shall practice the art of healing.
    Stand by my side and direct me every step of the way.
    Give me a sign of what to do,
    And I shall be your healing hands to help myself and others.
    I call upon you great Raphael,
    To be the loving and caring angel that you are,
    And teach me how to heal.
    I ask you to give me clear signs on what to do.
    I thank you great Raphael,
    For your kindness and your love. 

  • Mary August 12, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Story of so many here – my nephew Jared 26 now on the street – suspect bipolar – refuses medical help – raised in good Catholic family – fear for his safety. Help please – life is hard as it is.

  • Marty August 12, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Please help my son for his addictions. We took him to rehab last might and my heart is breaking today. He really needs help and I am asking for him to get this process peacefully and recover fully. He has struggled with his faith and I need him to reconnect to God above. Please through the Grace of God heal him and make him the great person that he has inside of him!

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  • Momma August 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    My son is so sad that his grandmother died. I pray and ask her to help him get off of drugs. Amen.

  • Michelle August 9, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    St.Jude pray for son Sean for the end to his addictions and dealing drugs
    Jordan for her addictions
    Jessica for her addictions
    James for his addictions
    Brayden’s protection of being cared for by addicts

  • Michelle August 9, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Please help me get off all perscription pills. It’s my first day off opiates. I’m scared and alone because everyone is driving me crazy.

  • Traci Cheshier August 9, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    Praying for you everyday!

  • christina August 9, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    St. Jude, PLEASE HELP, my son who battles with addictions, he continues to deny he has a problem with this illness, even though he’s confessed in the past that he was on drugs, and became very addicted. After living in the streets for a few years, as he lost his job, lost all of his retirement monies on this addiction, thru the Grace of God, his wife has taken him back as they have three children. I see him lost, as I’ve never have seen him, continue to deny his addiction, but it is so evident, my heart aches. He has been unemployed for the pst eight years and not contributing any financial assistance to his wife that works, even though he does everything else, in lieu of his responsibilities. Help St Judge, please intercede, his mother always – Amen

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