St. Jude Prayer for the Unemployed


Pray to St. JudeLord Jesus, my desire to work is itself your gift. You gave me talents so I could shine Your light to others in the world. Send Your Spirit to guide me to work that will provide security and joy, and most of all the ability to serve You in love. St. Jude, I do not know where I am going—and so I call upon you in my need. Bless my spirit with the determination to press on. Give my heart patience and fortitude. Help me, dear friend, to know that God’s plan for me is forged out of love. Amen.

Post your prayer or petition below for those struggling with unemployment. Or if you would like, send your special intentions for those struggling with unemployment 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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  • G October 12, 2018 at 12:48 AM

    Please keep praying that my son in law finds a job soon and that they o not lose their home.

  • MommyT October 11, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    I pray that my older son and daughter find good jobs asap. They are searching with no luck. They are behind on their bills and I can no longer help them. I can barely keep myself above water.

  • AMH October 8, 2018 at 1:34 PM

    “May the Sacred Heart of Jesus
    be Adored, Glorified, Loved & Preserved
    through-out the world, now & forever.
    Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
    Saint Jude, Worker of miracles, pray for us.
    Saint Jude, Helper of the Hopeless, pray for us.”
    Say the prayer 8 times a day for 9 days.
    It has never been known to fail.
    Publication must be promised.

    I am continuing to pray this novena because I not only believe in its power, but praying it has brought me some spiritual comfort. Thank you, Lord Jesus and St. Jude.

  • Rachael David September 29, 2018 at 10:46 PM

    Dear St. Jude,

    Please help me to find gainful employment where I can adequately support myself. I have been looking for months to no avail. I also pray for my boyfriend that his start up business will be successful. Last but not least, I pray for all who are unemployed, underemployed and/or suffering financial hardship at this time.

  • Annette Hodges September 28, 2018 at 7:48 AM

    “May the Sacred Heart of Jesus
    be Adored, Glorified, Loved & Preserved
    through-out the world, now & forever.
    Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
    Saint Jude, Worker of miracles, pray for us.
    Saint Jude, Helper of the Hopeless, pray for us.”

    Say the prayer 8 times a day for 9 days.
    It has never been known to fail.
    Publication must be promised.

    I prayed a second novena, and while my spouse doesn’t have a job yet, I will continue to pray that we stay financially afloat ( at least.)

  • Jeremiah chai September 27, 2018 at 5:33 PM

    Help me am jobless and have responsibilities

  • Grace September 24, 2018 at 5:11 AM

    prayer for my husband to get job

  • jHelen September 16, 2018 at 6:15 AM

    Please pray for my husband to be given the position he has applied for. I will forever be devoted St Jude

  • C September 10, 2018 at 10:42 AM

    Please intercede for suitable employment

  • Paula September 8, 2018 at 10:42 AM

    Please St.Jude intercede for me to get called for a teaching job interview.

  • G September 8, 2018 at 12:34 AM

    Please pray that my son in law finds a suitable job soon.

  • Dhm September 5, 2018 at 11:26 PM

    Pls pray for me. Been 4 months with no full time job

  • anna September 5, 2018 at 8:17 PM

    Saint Jude please look upon me and give me strength, patience and wisdom to find a peaceful job and be able to provide for my family and give me security in my old age.

  • Agnel August 29, 2018 at 6:01 AM

    I have been suddenly told to quit. I have no idea about my future and commitments which is raising fear within me. St. Jude, pray for me that I should get a peaceful job in which I would perform joyfully for the glory of God the Father, in Jesus Name, Amen

  • Daniel August 27, 2018 at 4:29 AM

    St. Jude,
    Please intercede for me to get a job that will suit my skills and I will use it to serve you better.

  • Michelle August 26, 2018 at 2:19 PM

    St Jude— please pray for my fiancé so he can use his amazing talents in his career. He has so many talents and would be a great asset to any company. He would be the best employee. Also pray for everyone on this thread for they too find hope and happiness. Amen.

  • Ganda August 24, 2018 at 12:09 AM

    Help me lord to find a better and life time job since im still confused what country i will going to choose coz of strict application now a days..

  • G August 21, 2018 at 8:56 PM

    St Jude,
    Please intercede for me as I search for a job that will allow me to use my God given talents. I have had a couple of interviews but I’m still waiting for a job offer. Please enlighten the hiring manager to select me for the job. I will do my very best work hard and live my life following Jesus’ ways. Pllwas strengthen me not to lose faith.

  • Diane Zbylut August 17, 2018 at 9:57 AM

    Please pray for me I am all alone lost my partner & unable to find employment for 3 plus years despite hundreds of online applications & fruitless interviews. I will soon be desolate. I have faith & am holding on In Jesus’ name I pray for assistance. Amen.

  • Claire August 16, 2018 at 10:54 PM

    St Jude, by the Lord’s Will, please pray for my boyfriend so that he may have help in finding a job, as it has been causing stress and anxiety to both he and I. Amen.

  • Tiffany & Luke August 9, 2018 at 5:23 AM

    Dear St Jude, please help my husband to find a good job. He was retrenched 2 years ago. We want to start a family. Please pray for us. Praise be to you in Jesus name, Amen.

  • Samaria August 6, 2018 at 10:25 AM

    Prayers for my daughter n brother to get a good job.n accept Jesus as their lord

  • Helena August 1, 2018 at 11:11 AM

    For my daughter to get into the best medical school. Thank you

  • Helena August 1, 2018 at 11:10 AM

    Please St.Jude with your intercession help me to get noticed for the teaching position. Also, my son has been on many interviews and still no position. Thank you

  • Sara July 31, 2018 at 2:39 PM

    My dear St Jude and Jesus and Virgin Mary please hear my prayers. Please help my son get the Job he has been wanting and deserves. Please hear my prayers. AMEN!!!

  • Jonathan July 30, 2018 at 11:46 PM

    St Jude please help me find a job. I need to support my family please give me strength i have interview but no offer yet..

  • a believer July 25, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    Dear St Jude, you whose intercession invokes compassion and benevolence. You who grants the sincere believer all gifts as willed by God, i humbly thank you for listening to my prayer. help forgive my past sins and grant me one more chance at redemption. Kindly intercede on my behalf for an employment opportunity . I would be sincerely grateful for your blessings and would be ever thankful forever, Amen

  • Deborah July 22, 2018 at 8:21 AM

    Please pray that my husband gets a job, he is 59 years old and fears that he will not get a job because of his age.

  • Emile July 17, 2018 at 12:51 PM

    St.Jude…pls help me to find a job I’m waiting for,i went for interview but haven’t found any feedback,another opportunity came and in currently waiting for response.
    Please help me st.Jude
    Ask god for open doors and let blessing rain apon my life for what my heart really desire,i pray for speedy help
    Pls help me…in Jesus name

  • Kathleen July 17, 2018 at 11:03 AM

    St. Jude, please pray for my husband. He’s been unemployed for several months and is losing hope. Please help him find a suitable job where he can share his talents with a company that believes in him and values him. In Jesus name, Amen.

  • Joanne Fitzpatrick July 9, 2018 at 12:36 PM

    St. Jude, please pray for my family. My husband has been unemployed nearly six months. I believe that God knows best.I will continue to trust my higher power. Please call on God to help my family. Amen.

  • D Jamison June 27, 2018 at 10:47 AM

    I’ve been struggling for the past few years with finding a good, permanent job. I’ve been unemployed for over 3 months now, trying to stay positive and motivated but some days are rough. I have applied yo several good jobs but nothing but silence. I hate not working and just hope to find something soon. There is an ideal place I want to work but I’m waiting on an opening. Thank you for reading/listening. Amen.

  • Deborah June 27, 2018 at 2:57 AM

    St. Jude, please I need your help to get a job at St. Lukes Hospital so that I can help my self and my family.

  • Andrea Tucker June 23, 2018 at 7:09 PM

    Please pray that my husband finds a job to help his family. Give him strength and hope to get through this unemployment battle. Help him to find happiness and peace on this unfamiliar road he is on, let his faith in God grow.

  • Jean K June 18, 2018 at 1:32 PM

    Dear St Jude,

    I am here asking for your speedy intercession again in my desperate need. I have been seeking for a job for 6 months now. I have recently done two interviews and patiently waiting to hear for the results. St. Jude, please touch the hearts of the recruiter and hiring manager to pick me, to give the job to me. I need this job so much to help my family. You know how well my intentions are, St. Jude. I am desperate for your help. Please help me get this job at Mercedes-Benz Canada.

    Thank you very much for all my answered prayers in the past, my Patron of Hope.

    Blessed be the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
    Blessed be the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
    Blessed be St. Jude Thaddeus for all the world and for all eternity.


    Jean K.

  • G June 12, 2018 at 12:37 AM

    Please pray that my son in law finds a job where he can be happy and can look after his family.

  • Itayi June 1, 2018 at 8:22 AM

    i seek breakthrough for my projects and job opportunities

  • Migsland May 31, 2018 at 1:57 AM

    Please, Father, shine your light on me – to know where my next career steps should go. Being afraid and broken is not what serves You or my life… my heart is aching, and I’m asking for your help.

    To you, I give my life. I surrender.

  • Aine May 23, 2018 at 8:16 AM

    St Jude, thank you so much that i have secured an interview for my dream job. It would mean so much to me and my family if I am successful, and I truly know I would be good at it x

  • Resty May 19, 2018 at 12:17 AM

    St Jude through you I pray for a full time job for both I and my sister so that we may be able to afford our monthly first financial needs. For the praise and glory of your name. I pray trusting in your name. Amen

  • DIANNE May 18, 2018 at 8:53 AM

    Dear St. Jude, Please help my daughter find a job. She is a single Mom of 2 and a survivor of Domestic Abuse. Please pray for her. Amen thank You

  • Emile May 17, 2018 at 6:33 AM

    St.jude…please pray for me getting a job soon,I’m at for 8 months now and looking for job….I’ve submit my CV’S but not getting any responses….pls pray for me….blessing! Amen

  • cynthia May 11, 2018 at 6:27 AM

    St Jude patron of hopeless cases, may you intercede for me I have been looking for a good job for almost two years. I do not have exceptional qualifications but I believe that through your intercession to our Lord Jesus Christ I will be blessed with a job that I have never dreamed of. I ask in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

  • Jerry Francis May 2, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    St. Jude, please guide me through this difficult time of mine. I lost my job and have to support my wife, and my children. Please help me so that I not only support my family, but also to be an inspiration. I pray that whatever I need is acting through Gods will, and I am only his lowly servant. I dont seek worldy pleasures or earthly riches, but i want to grow spiritually, and earn wisdom. Please st. Jude help me.

  • Alice Danladi April 30, 2018 at 7:21 PM

    St Jude please intercede for me as I go for interview on the 9th for a job that I will love and have joy to help people to the Glory of God.
    Thank you St Jude for answered prayers. Amen.

  • Michael Callaghan April 27, 2018 at 6:53 PM

    Dear St. Jude, please pray for me, that I may find a suitable job soon. I have been out of work for 5 months, and have zero interviews on the horizon. I have a wife and daughter to provide for. I feel that all my job hunting efforts are in vain. Please pray for me, St Jude. Thank you.

  • hilda chimoli April 24, 2018 at 5:25 AM

    st.jude intercede for me am jobless and i have responsibilities..

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