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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  • marie April 14, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    please heal my son from drug addiction. His family and health is affected. St Jude you have helped intercede before. Please help us again.

  • Barbara April 13, 2014 at 6:05 AM

    Please help my son with his addiction. Help him live the life that God wants for him. He is in deep despair and I need prayers also to stay strong and hopeful. His family is suffering and I plead for God’s mercy. Thank you St Jude for interceding.

  • concerned aunt April 12, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    dear st. jude.
    please look over my nephew and his family that loves him immensely to overcome his addiction. please help him find the strength and courage to begin the battle towards a healthy drug free life.

  • doris April 12, 2014 at 3:02 AM

    Please help my son to stop taking drugs. He Has his family to look afteelp himr Please St Jude h quick

  • Tanapron April 11, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    I concur with Dennis and Scott that atidcidon is a chronic condition. Assuming I worked at a public treatment center there are several things I would do to further the work of aligning this belief to what is actually practiced in our profession. Direct work with clients and families would include the education piece about how atidcidon is like having cancer, not like having a really bad case of the measles. Framing the issue of chronic vs. acute this way is crucial to helping all involved take the long view of success. Group work with a mixed-stage set of clients over an extended number of sessions as in Weegmann and English, skyped or cell phone based assertive continuing care, in-person quarterly RMC’s, would all be woven into my practice (assuming my agency was supportive). Much systemic work is needed to spread this vital reframing of atidcidon as a chronic condition. From an education standpoint, this concept and practice is not a hard shift to sell, but many of these shifts will cost money. When it comes down to dollars that is a different story. From all levels within the agency, to community, state and federal funding sources both education and advocacy is necessary. I am ready to sign up for the sustained push that is required for progress to be made. Taking these sytemic changes even further into the very critical need for overall change in our nation’s atidcidon treatment and aftercare structure. Toward that end I agree with McClellan and Meyers and say increases in funding support are needed to implement best practices in treating adults, adolescents, those who are dually diagnosed and incarcerated.

  • shirley April 11, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Please st jude heal my daughter maria from drug addiction. U helped in the past and i thank u . Jesus has given u the power tp hrlp those in a desperate situation.i am so broken and sad to see my daughter like this. Thank st jude amen

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