St. Jude Prayer for Depression


Pray to St. JudeSt. Jude, friend to those in need, I am weary from grief, without joy, without hope, struggling to find the light I know is in my soul. I turn to you, my most trusted intercessor. Take away this emptiness and the pain of my broken heart. In your compassion, help my tears to lead me to a place of peace in my heart. Too long have I forgotten the goodness of God’s world. Heal me. I yearn to feel light, to feel joy. Envelop me in brightness, and do not hold back. And I promise, if I receive these gifts, I will share them always in your name. Amen.

Post your prayer or petition below for those suffering from depression. Or if you would like, send your special intentions for those suffering from depression 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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  • Luz Grigoras May 20, 2019 at 11:05 AM

    St.Jude: Thank you so very much for answering one of my prayers today! I continue to pray for my son and his girlfriend who are moving to VA. May my son also find employment and may their move be successful and blessed. I pray that as his mother, I may be relieved of stress, anxiety and severe depression this has caused me and to to accept this as a blessing from God.

  • Faith May 13, 2019 at 12:05 AM

    St Jude please pray for my son so that he can be healed from depression and anxiety. You have never failed me yet – thank you for other prayers recently answered. Please bring hope and light where it appears impossible.

  • Rich litofsky May 2, 2019 at 12:10 PM

    Please help him heal after a stroke and a second brsin surgery. May his nautia and any pain be gone in your name. Please pray for a full recovery. Amen

  • tl April 29, 2019 at 10:46 AM

    Please help my brother who suffers from severe depression and anxiety. Please cure him of this awful disease. Please wrap your arms around him and my parents, too, as they struggle watching their son suffer.

  • alicia aves April 15, 2019 at 8:09 AM

    Dear St. Jude,
    Please help my niece who has experience struggles and financially ill. Please guide her to enlighten and has solution on her problems.

  • Kathy April 13, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Holy St Jude please intercede for me on behalf of my wayward son. I pray that things go in his favor on May 3rd and that the judge takes pity on Steven, on his condition (depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar) and grants him mercy and leniency. I pray Steven overcomes his mental issues, makes good choices, learns from his mistakes and can find reliable and steady employment. He is my greatest gift from God and my biggest worry and challenge.
    Thank you for hearing my urgent and present request.

  • Sam Kotob April 9, 2019 at 7:29 AM

    St. Jude, I praying to you to humbly accept my request to help my son find happiness away from the depression and sadness that over comes him. Let him feel Gods love and strength to over come this sadness. Please help him and us to be able to help and guide him through this situation I’ve thanked you for past reguest that have been granted. In Jesus name,Amen

  • Yolanda April 6, 2019 at 7:42 PM

    Pray for my son who just called and feeling depressed. Feeling no joy but sadness.

  • Mary March 27, 2019 at 6:08 AM

    Dear St. Jude, please lift this depression and anxiety from me. I want to be a better wife and mother and friend, but I have no motivation. Help me to stop living in the past and to work on a better present and future. I want to live out God’s purpose for me. Please help me. Thank you for healing you gave me in the past. Amen.

  • Barb March 25, 2019 at 10:40 AM

    St. Jude please pray for my daughter, B. She is struggling to find her light and see the light in others. Pray that she knows how special she is and the many gifts that God has bestowed upon her and to always rely on Him and his abundant graces. I love you. Thank you!!

  • Kim March 21, 2019 at 8:46 PM

    St. Jude I pray for my oldest daughter whom battles with depression. She has recently gotten real down again due to certain things that has happen. Let her feel your love and find her happiness and self worth again!

  • Angela March 19, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    Please pray that I overcome my anxiety and depression over the pain in my back and legs.
    Thank you.

  • Kathy March 19, 2019 at 5:31 AM

    Oh Holy St Jude, help my son out of his depression, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness. He is now suicidal and has expressed that he will be out of our lives soon. He is 300 miles away, no job and living in his truck. Please help him and intercede on his behalf. I dont know what to do.

  • Ron March 17, 2019 at 10:26 PM

    St Jude please help my son who has been struggling with anxiety and depression for awhile. He has no motivation and lack of energy and feels hopeless. Please help with a cure and let him be happy again.

  • A tearful mom March 15, 2019 at 12:30 PM

    Oh Holy Saint Jude. I pray that my son is lifted out if his deep depression, anxiety, anger, and feelings of hopelessness. He has expressed that life isn’t worth living and that he hasn’t bern happy for many years. Help him to see that life will get better and it is worth living. Help him through this most difficult time so he can see the sun shine again. I am so concerned for him. Thank You.

  • Lucy Kirkpatrick March 13, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    Prayers for my daughter battling depression and the thought that she isn’t worth life. Turn her dark days into sunny ones.

  • Jason March 11, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    Please help my wife deal with her depression. I miss her beautiful light shining. Help me to support her with everything she deserves.

  • Susan Adams March 4, 2019 at 7:45 PM

    Dear St Jude:Please guide my beautiful granddaughter as she travels in this journey with depression. Please let her see her Mom for who she is and that she loves her! Through Christ our Lord..amen.

  • Regina OLeary March 3, 2019 at 1:50 AM

    St Jude
    Please help me to see light at the end of my depression… give me strength to overcome it. Help my son Eoin with his depression & anxiety that he can lead a normal life of happiness and can go to college and pursue his dreams. Thank you St Jude

  • Hope rios March 2, 2019 at 7:00 AM

    Please St.Jude help my nieces son Phillip Dawson who is struggling with depression and anxiety. Has two jobs he says he can’t feed his family It is tearing our family apart. Please assist me right now with the strength to keep my family together and to help to get my son the appropriate care since nothing seems to be working. I am truly desperate for your guiding hand to lead the way. Please help me and my family and being some joy into our lives again. I will be forever grateful. Thank you.

  • dimitri March 1, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    Please pray for Dimitri he is angry alot and depressed he has no friends.
    thank you

  • sam February 28, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    I pray that my son finds happiness and loves himself and others.Thankyou St.Jude

  • Sara February 26, 2019 at 10:49 PM

    Please dear St Jude and Jesus please hear my prayers. Amen

  • Christine February 25, 2019 at 8:20 AM

    Please St.Jude help my son who is struggling with depression and anxiety. It is tearing our family apart. Please assist me right now with the strength to keep my family together and to help to get my son the appropriate care since nothing seems to be working. I am truly desperate for your guiding hand to lead the way. Please help me and my family and being some joy into our lives again. I will be forever grateful. Thank you.

  • Nana February 22, 2019 at 9:21 PM

    Dear St. Jude,please pray for my granddaughter who is suffering from depression. May she receive the help she needs to help her overcome what is troubling her and help her gain self esteem and to be happy again. Also, pray that we, her grandparents,and her parents will learn how to help her.

  • Marites Ygrubay February 21, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    St. Jude please pray for my son Seth Daniel who is depressed because of voices he heard that condemn and critizes him. He is troubled and had been contemplating suicide. I am so concerned and afraid. Please dear St. Jude help him. Pray for him. Amen

  • Amanda February 20, 2019 at 5:50 AM

    Dear St. Jude,
    Please help my daughter to overcome her depression and anxiety. Please help me to be understanding and to help her the best way I can.

  • Angelica February 17, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    St Jude please intercede for my daughter so that Jesus Christ heals her from her anxiety and depression. Also please guide me and help me on how to help her.

  • Lindsay February 14, 2019 at 3:39 AM

    St. Jude pray for me and for my healing from depression, anxiety and BPD. I am in such agony and my hope has diminished. Ask the Lord to bring me peace, joy and purpose so that I may live a fulfilling life and serve the Lord with my gifts.

  • LAG February 8, 2019 at 6:56 PM

    St. Jude, friend and brother to our Lord,

    Please intercede for me that Jesus will heal my precious ones from anxiety, depression, and self-doubt. Help them to feel our Lord’s great love for them and to deliver them from every evil. Let them be healed so they can bring God’s kingdom to fruition on earth. In Jesus’s name I ask this from you…

  • Kim February 7, 2019 at 6:46 AM

    Please St Jude, ease my daughter’s anxiety. Help her not put so much pressure on herself. She is so unhappy. Please let her learn to manage and be the happy girl she once was. Help me find ways to help her. Amen.

  • Carla February 4, 2019 at 10:19 PM

    St.Jude, please intercede for my 9-year-old son, Josh. He has been having behavior issues, hates school, and having crying spells when he tells me he wants to die amd his life will never be happy. He has seen several counselors and does not want to talk to them or accept help. Please help him to feel my love and more so God’s love for him. Help him to see the beautiful person he is and know God has a purpose for his life. Please help me to know how to help him. Amen.

  • Kathy January 31, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    Oh Holy St Jude, I pray for my son to overcome all the obstacles he currently faces in his life. Some he brought on himself and others are of no fault of his. He is depressed, has no direction in life or goals to work towards. He is just drifting and I know this isn’t what he wants, but at this point, he feels so helpless and the depression and anxiety ate taking control. My heart breaks. Please guide him to paid employment and a safe place to live so he doesnt have to spend the Ashville,NC in his truck. Please help my son. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Thank you.

  • Momma January 31, 2019 at 4:23 AM

    Thanking God and the powerful intercession of St. Jude for prayers answered. Praying for my son to find happiness within himself and to trust God has a plan for him and for him to cheerfully accept that plan. To bring joy into his life and for him to know that God is with him, always. Thank you. Amen.

  • Momma January 31, 2019 at 4:14 AM

    Praying for son’s safe return home soon. Praying for him to trust God in his life. Heal his depression. Amen.

  • alicia January 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    St. Jude, thank you for all your blessings. Today, I want to humbly request that I get some relief from anxiety and depression and only you can help me St. Jude. This anxiety is debilitating and I need relief that only you and God can provide. Please St. Jude help me overcome this anxiety and depression that is slowly killing me. Please ease my mind and give me peace. Please stop my mind from thinking too much please st. jude i also humbly request that you protect my parents. I always feel bad and nervous for them please help me accept what is and not have such a negative mind. Please St. Jude be with them and our family, protect us from harm and help us lead a positive life. As far as me St. Jude, just please be with me and guide me as I look for answers and guidance from you. but most of all please help me with my anxiety and depression. Thank you St. Jude for always being there and my Lord.

  • Cristin January 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    St.Jude pray for me. I do not enjoy being angry, I hate being so unmotivated. I want to be the mom my children deserve, and the wife my wonderful husband should have. Amen

  • Kathy K January 27, 2019 at 7:50 AM

    Thank you St. Jude for prayer answered. You have never failed me. I proudly wear your medal on my bracelet and will continue to spread the power of sincere prayer to you.

  • J January 26, 2019 at 7:08 PM

    Dear St Jude, I pray that my sister will be free from depression, I pray for her to be patient, to be strong, to accept the challenges and difficulties with our mom who has alzheimer’s. To forgive and understand my father’s temper. Please touch her mind, her heart and soul. Let her see the goodness of the Lord for He planned out everything for us to be with our parents. Thank you St Jude, Thank you God almighty!

  • Argene Magalong January 21, 2019 at 4:24 AM

    Dear St. Jude, I pray for my husband that he will be healed from depression and anxiety. Please help him find peace and happiness. And please help us for our two little ones. In Jesus Name, Amen.

  • Rhonda January 20, 2019 at 7:27 PM

    I pray for my daughter who is drepressed and is struggling after losing her job and is a single mother of 2 little ones. Please guide her to the perfect job for her family.

    I also pray for my husband who has anger issues and will start counseling this week. I pray that this will be a first step in the right direction.
    In Jesus name I pray. Amen

  • ANN January 20, 2019 at 10:26 AM

    I need to be free from this depression that holds me back from enjoying my life. I can’t don’t take care of myself & house anymore. And worried my lose job.

  • Dan January 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    St Jude Thaddeus please intercede for Prudencia and I that if we are meant to be we get closer in a Catholic fashion if not then separate us as friends in a peacefull Catholic fashion. Amen

  • Maria January 16, 2019 at 7:43 AM

    St. Jude, I’m losing hope. I feel empty. I feel like I have no other purpose. I’m sick and there’s no cure. I’m enveloped in loneliness yet I need to be strong and be there for others every time. Help me find my light and joy to carry me through so I can fulfill God’s will. Heal my pain and fill me with hope again. Amen

  • Glenda January 11, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    St. Jude please protect me from anxiety, fear , hopelessness and depression! Please ask God to protect me from the evil one! I ask you to intercede to God to bring Julia back home to live here in okla and out of Los Angeles and that unsavory environment ! Please ask God to bring her to the right spouse and just please keep her from the wrong spouse/relationship! Thank you St Jude

  • Donald Edgar January 11, 2019 at 9:37 AM

    Dear St.Jude, friend and brother to our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ,I humbly request for you intercession for healing for two of my grandchildren,Gage & Darien. Both are l plagued with bipolar natures and OCD., together with addiction problems. Please pray for these two beautiful young adults for healing,that they may fulfill their purpose in God’s great plan! I ask it all in the the most holy name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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