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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  • Mom May 25, 2016 at 4:05 AM

    St. Jude, you were at my mother’s side when she needed you the most. You prayed with her and gave her the strength she needed then. Please do the same for me now. My beautiful baby girl, Summer, is only 18 and has so much to give this world. Please help her realize that God has a plan for her and Xanax is not it. Please give her the strength and self pride to complete this rehab program – not for us, but for herself. Whisper in her ear that no one is ashamed of her, that we find heartache in her heartache, fear in her fear, but we will also find strength in her strength and our love is undying. Help her love herself. Tell her what a beauty she is to God. Make her understand that He is proud to call her His. Hold her in your loving arms and make her believe in herself. Make her believe that the people helping her abuse this drug are in a very unhealthy place themselves and she cannot help them by hanging out with them. She and they will continue to crash and burn. Help her realize that she has to let them go – for her sake and theirs. Please take them out of her life so that she is not tempted again. Please give her clear eyes to see only the people who love her and want her to grow into the beautiful, intelligent, loving person we all know she is. Help her to realize God’s plan for her – one tiny step at a time. Give her the strength and patience for each tiny step. Give her endurance. Show her the light at the end of this long and grueling tunnel so that she has something to look forward to. So that she can see clearly that there’s something better to look forward to than her next high. Please show her! Show her her future self far away from these demons. Show her the life she wants so that she will have the strength to reach for it. Please, St. Jude. Our times our desperate. Please stand beside us. Hold our hand. Hold her hand. Help us pray. In Jesus name, Amen.

  • Erin May 24, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Please help me with my addiction to prescription drugs. I do not have the strength to turn against pills when facing trouble or difficulties. I pray for the strength to change my life and walk away from this addiction.

  • jennifer mcnulty May 22, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    I pray I have the will to end this addiction. Once I cut out the demons, my family will hold me once again.

  • Israel Sandoval May 22, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    St. Jude, I ask for your intercession. As of two days ago, I didn’t know I was in love with an addict. Today, my world is upside down. I cannot even phathom what he is going through. St. Jude, I ask that you watch over him. That you help guide him in his time of need, and he will be in time of need. When all is lost or all is hopeless, guide him with your light. Instill in him hour hope. I ask that you remind him of how much he is loved and cared for. That he is not alone. That there is hope. No matter what the state, he won’t be on his own. I love you no matter what. I always will. When you’re ready, I’ll be waiting your return. :)

  • Annamarie May 20, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Please st Jude help all my children with there addiction problem from drugs to gambling please keep them safe and help them to realise that they are ruining there lives please help them amen

  • Linda May 18, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Please st.jude help my 15 yr old son who has being using drugs and hanging out with bad company.put godly people in his life, that will stray him away from the group of friends he has us rebuild the relationship we used to him open his eyes and realize I’m not the enemy and only want to help jesus name amen

  • Rena May 18, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    St.Jude will help my granddaughter with her drug addiction, she is in denial,and is blaming everyone else. She has lost her daughter. Please give her the strength to find God, and get her daughter back an her life together an closer to God

  • Mom May 18, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    St.Jude I pray for your help for my son who struggles with drug addiction. Be with him in this daily battle. Help him get the help he needs to truly be free of this evil. I trust in you and believe that you will help him.

  • Alex Nava (mom praying) May 17, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    Heavenly Father , in the name of your son, our savior, Jesus , I pray that through the intercession of St.Jude my son Alex can rid himself of the hold smoking has had on him. St. Jude you know that Alex is battling 2 things at the same time and so even moreso I beseech your intercession for the good results of his thyroid cancer surgery and treatment. Alongside that his quitting smoking knowing that that would not help his positive progress of his cancer and overall health. Please St. Jude , in your concern and intercession help him overcome all those withdrawal details that come with quitting and having that kind of surgery. I so need your intercession, St. Jude, your assistance and support for him are so necessary. Thank you St. Jude. My heart and my son depend on your intercession. All this I pray to heavenly Father and in Jesus name. +

  • fjf May 17, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    son’s addiction

  • momma May 17, 2016 at 3:06 AM

    St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid in these addicts behalf to bring them hope, faith and peace and to trust God in their lives. So many struggling have lost their way. I pray that God sends His healing angels into their lives and help them get the help that they need for their recovery. We all have an important purpose in our lives and we need to trust God will show us the way. I join my prayers with theirs. Amen.

  • Patsy Arceneaux May 16, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Can you pray for my son James who is asking for help with is drug addiction and his mind ask Our Lord Jesus Christ to help him to get over his addiction and turn to our Lord for help he really need Gods healing. His Mom Thanks

  • G.G. May 16, 2016 at 5:31 AM

    Please pray for my son addiction to drug.

  • Lori May 16, 2016 at 12:21 AM

    Please pray for my 25 yr. old son. He drinks heavily and tonight he said such horrible things to me. He finally passed out and, of course, will be sorry in the morning. He needs prayers, please. Thank you.

  • Susie May 14, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Please aid my son to break the chains of bondage to his heroin addiction. Let this attempt for sobriety be successful

  • Chris May 14, 2016 at 4:10 AM

    Please help me to stop using alcohol. I go for long periods without it, and then it hits me again. I want to be Holy. Please Saint Jude, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mary Most Holy, pray for me to stop.

  • Tracey May 13, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Please help with a person I know that has an addiction

  • Kathy May 12, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    St. Jude, please help my son with his addiction to opiates. He has been clean for a while and now he is really struggling. Help him with his withdrawal and help him to get clean and stay clean. Help him find peace with God.

  • Carol May 9, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    St. Jude, please help my addicted nephew. He is on his way to hitting bottom. Please give his parents the strength they need to deal with this. Please save him. We do not want to lose him. I pray that the Holy Spirit will come to him and that God replace his addiction with His love. Amen.

  • S May 8, 2016 at 10:05 PM

    Dear lord, I have been struggling with an addiction to porn and masturbating for quite some time now. I don’t want to anymore but I cant help myself at all. Please give me the strength to beat this addiction and to help restore me to the person I once was, for this has sent me to a darker place in my conscience. Amen

  • Franky May 7, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    Please help me with this journey starting today to stay away from my addiction today is a new day.ive erased all my connection with my dealers and people who lead mr on the wrong i pray

  • LJ May 6, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    St.Jude please, place your love arms of protection around my daughter and surround her with a battalion of guardian angels. Lord GOD, I belive tgat the army of heaven is greater than the army of darkness and I believe that my daughter will overcome any satanic influence in her life.
    Remove those enablers from my daughter’s life.Remove those who perpetuate the use of drugs,or have an influence on Rebeca’s life.Surround my daughter with only clean, good, wholesome, God fearing people who positively support her,not seeking to drag her down.
    I also pray St.Judea that you give me peace that surpasses understanding as I continue to try and deal with this situation. Allow the Holy Spirit to flow through me and her father, brother and give us the wisdom and understanding. Allow the peace of Christ to come over us,and that the knowledge that you and God are actively working on this.
    St. Jude be my peace, strength and rock.
    Allow us to stand up for what is right with our loved one and not enable her to contone this addiction. And allow us the knowledge of when to step away and allow her to hit the bottom, if that is a part of God’s plan for her life.
    Also, St. Jude, I ask that you be with every father, mother, brother,sister,son,daughter,close family members, friends who is crying out to you for their loved ones addiction recovery.
    I ask and believe that Jesus Christ and you are working in my daughter’s favor.
    This in Jesus name, your name St.Jude, the Holy Spirit and GOD’s almighty.

  • momma May 4, 2016 at 9:24 AM

    I join my prayers with all here struggling with addictions. The first step in recovering from addictions is to acknowledge the addiction and want to recover and be healed. Then ask and trust God for help, increased faith and strength to work on the recovery everyday and Trust in God and His Love. Amen.

  • momma May 4, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    St. Jude, help of the hopeless help us now. I pray as my oldest son is in court that they dismiss his case and that he gives all thanks and glory to God our Lord. Amen. Thank you, St. Jude for your powerful intercessions. My son is working on making a better life for himself and preparing for his future. He has come a long way in maturity and responsibility. Mother Mary, please ask Your Beloved Son, Jesus to be with my son in the courtroom and let him give thanks to God for his case dismissal. Thanks be to God. Amen.

  • CMcClain May 2, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Dear St Jude intervene in my bf’s life ,he is a crackhead and acts like there isnt anything wrong with him , he lies and steals to support his habit.
    Please help him find Jesus and realize he needs help

  • Twyla May 2, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    Please pray for my son Nathan who has an addiction to opiates. He is struggling. Please help him to find the love of Jesus Christ.

  • lydia May 2, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    please pray for my son who is an alcoholic…he is hurting since the loss of his father after his sudden death of un-diagnosed colon/rectal cancer that was being treated for acid reflux disease for almost 2 years. my husband, his father was his best friend. this has left us all broken, but he is numbing his pain with alcohol and becomes self destructive..please pray for him..thank you

  • Janice May 2, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Please pray for my addiction to smoking, God has blessed me with 4 years of sobriety now is time for my next step. Pray my husband learns to accept and love me for who I am even through my struggles, I need him

  • Patricia Mulligan May 2, 2016 at 3:53 AM


  • Jean May 1, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    For my son

  • momma May 1, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    To all battling addictions….pick up a bible and ask God for his message for you and then open the bible….read the pages and ask God to let His Words to you penetrate your heart and strengthen your faith. Never give up Hope..God is with you.

  • momma May 1, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    St. Jude help of the hopeless aid in our distress. Please intercede for my son’s court case to be dismissed and that he is healed of drug use and addiction. Addicts have difficult lives and need trust in God’s Love to believe that through their faith and trust in God they can turn away from their addictions and be a witness to how God’s Love has freed them from their addictions and they can help others to do the same.

  • CP May 1, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Please pray for my son with his drug addiction, give him the strength to overcome this addiction.

  • Gayle L. April 30, 2016 at 11:26 PM

    Please St. Jude intercede on behalf of Jeff S. to break the stronghold of his gambling addiction.

  • Barbara April 30, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Please pray for my son Tim to overcome his addiction to alcohol. He has given up on himself and truly needs your help St . Jude.

  • Amanda April 30, 2016 at 12:55 AM

    Please pray for my addictions to prescribed medications, to smoking, and pray for my daughter(victim of s abuse, my brother same plus bad depression our whole family came fr alcoholic parents. We all need help & all need saved. Not many believers in my family z(the polston family).

  • Karen April 29, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    St. Jude, Please pray for my husband, Matthew, he is addicted to alcohol and can’t control it. He desperately needs your help and support.

  • Alicia April 29, 2016 at 3:48 AM

    I want to stop taking Xanax pills. I am afraid of the withdrawal symptoms. I’m trying my best with the help of God.

  • Nancy Spice April 28, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    Please pray for my son who started drinking quite heavy.He never drink like this before,so I’m concern about his drinking. Specially pray for he soul, he no longer go to church. I truly appreciate and very grateful for your prayers. God bless you! Nancy

  • Candy April 28, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Please pray for my daughter to stop drinking

  • Anne April 28, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    Please help my son overcome his addiction to gambling. Help him to see how much he is valued and loved. Amen

  • E.C. April 28, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    Please pray for my son Juan to overcome the chains of drug abuse.

  • marcia dossantos April 27, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Pray for deliverance for my son john-peter from gambling

  • Christine April 26, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    Please pray for my brother Joe to overcome alcohol addiction, to find love and self-worth, for the strength to find help and to rid his soul of all darkness.

  • Brother Shawn April 26, 2016 at 11:22 AM

    Please pray for all those struggling with Addiction to Pornography. Please pray for all those who love those struggling with this addiction. Pray that the love and the Sacred Heart continue to be with those struggling with this addiction and let them know they are not alone and others are praying for them, now and in the future.

  • Carol April 25, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    St. Jude please hear my prayers to overcome my addictions without being irritable, without the withdrawals, without losing my sanity. I’m done….I surrender

  • stephen daly April 24, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    Please help me stop using heroin. I do not want heroin nor need it. Please pray for me to have the strength to say no.

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