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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  • Charleen March 13, 2018 at 4:18 PM

    Praying for my husband’s ship assignment at NCL. And hope that CF sharp will call him ASAP.

  • Q March 13, 2018 at 10:45 AM

    St. Jude, i’m miles away from home and my visa will expire soon. Please help me find a job. Please guide me. Amen.

  • Nadia March 13, 2018 at 6:09 AM

    For me: that I can have well paid job offers (I am a translator/editor, but if God has better plans for me, help me be open to receive and accept them). I need to work because my financial situation is really problematic. Amen.
    I also pray that my sister Daniel gets some job offers that help her use her artistic talents (she is blocked and has not been working for a long time). Amen. Sain Jude, hear my prayer and the prayers of all who pray you. Amen.

  • Edward Kasalirwe February 20, 2018 at 5:27 AM

    St Jude I place before you brother Edward Philip Katerega Kasalirwe to get a well paid permanent job and comfortable working hours. Please grant him a job with a salary that will allow him and his wife to have more children and a bigger home. Allow Edward to be able to purchase his own home one day very soon. This I ask in your precious name if you see it fit and if it be your will.
    Your humble servant, Amen

  • Elvira February 19, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    Holy St. Jude, please intercede for me in heaven that I may have an excellent interview this week so I can start my new job soon. In Jesus Holy Name I pray, Amen!

  • mt January 24, 2018 at 10:41 AM

    st jude– please raise my social securtity benifits. ssi

  • M January 23, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    St. Jude, please bless me to find a job. I need to support my family for the education of my children and also their needs. In Jesus name. Amen.

  • rodney January 5, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    Please intercede for me to find the job that my God will provide for me, I have been unemployed for a very long long time. I want to provide for my family and this is becoming a problem in our marriage. The jobs i get is only temporary and the small business i run from home is also not providing enough. What the Lord bless me with I will be grateful. Amen

  • Jennifer January 5, 2018 at 1:35 AM

    St. Jude I come to you on bended knees to please help me find work. I know I have taken my blessings for granted and ask you for forgiveness for my mistakes. I have lost my daughter due to financial heartship. About to lose my home and vehicle. I ask you to whisper in the ears of those in a position to help me find a job to please contact me. To give me back the relationship I lost with child back. I miss her terribly. Please almighty God, maker of heaven and earth, send me this prayer I ask for employment. Amen

  • Mary December 31, 2017 at 11:13 AM

    Dear St Jude,
    Please make sure I get a really good job. Please make sure I am happy at work. Amen

  • Mary December 20, 2017 at 1:34 AM

    Dear St Jude,
    Please make sure I get paid today. Amen

  • D December 12, 2017 at 3:35 PM

    It’s been a while that I have been unemployed, I need a job St. Jude, please intercede for me.

  • Mary December 10, 2017 at 5:13 AM

    Dear St Jude,
    Please make sure I get paid. Amen

  • joseph leashefski December 1, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    st.jude please interceed with jehova god and his blessed son jesus,for financial help and employment, my wife passed away 12/16,ihave not had employment since 3/17,i had to resign from my employment for medical reasons,my wrist became swollen,i could not continue working at my job,truck driver,i have been using my savings,but they have been exhausted,all my credit cards have been maxed out,i spoke with legal councel about filing for bankruptcy,which i can do,but i have no way of paying for it,free legal is not available to my situation as i make $10.00 more than is allowable,im72 years old my health issues(wrist)is healed,yet i cant find any kind of employment,please come to my assistance in this matter.

  • TF November 28, 2017 at 8:18 PM

    Please Saint Jude. This prayer is for my husband, that he find a wonderful role he can feel good about and valuable in. It’s been a while and we need him to start working again.

  • Janine de Leon November 28, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    Dear St. Jude, I am asking for your guide to let me land a suitable job that would give me the financial freedom. Please I need your help, I need a job to support my family and my personal needs. I don’t wanna be a burden to my parents anymore, this time I am dying to get the job that I want. In order to help my parents and my whole family. Amen.

  • BARB November 27, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    Please St Jude, my son, James, freelance contract w/Capital runs out at end of year. Please help James get a full time permanent job offer quickly with great pay and that he will be happy. Guide him in a positive direction and keep him safe. thank you!

  • Steffy fernandes November 4, 2017 at 5:57 PM

    For a suitable life partner and to settle soon.

  • Shon Fernandes November 4, 2017 at 5:52 PM

    A good accountant job for my son who is jobless and desperately in need of job

  • Catherine November 4, 2017 at 10:42 AM

    Please pray for my daughter Caroline that she will be successful in finding a suitable husband as soon as possible and that Saint Jude will intercede in this situation as I have a great devotion to him and have confidence in a successful outcome.

  • Jo November 2, 2017 at 9:08 AM

    St Jude please help me seek new employment soon. I’ve had been so troubled with this current employment that I am deeply stressed and have been so burnt out and had been over worked. Please help me.

  • Jeff October 26, 2017 at 2:09 AM

    St. Jude, Please help me to find a job soon as I’ve been trying quite hard and not having a whole lot of luck out there. Please help me to have hope, even when I get rejected as an applicant for work. Thank you for listening to my prayer and I hope you can help others who are also seeking employment as well. Amen

  • Joseph October 23, 2017 at 4:38 PM

    Jesus and St Jude, help me in the time of emergency. I ask forgiveness and for better work , a family, a warm place to be thank you.

  • Vickey-Ann Gould October 17, 2017 at 1:01 AM

    St Jude I place before you my daughter’s father Robert Delves and my daughter Jernique Eudovique,who have both been struggling to get permanent jobs with decent salaries and comfortable working hours, especially my daughter in law who has a 3 year old son who has just started Pre-school. Please grant her a job between the hours 8:00am to 4:00pm with a comfortable salary that would allow her to take care of him and still have a little to make a savings for herself and him. Help my daughter’s father to get permanent in this job he just started with the city of Los Angeles, help him to get a comfortable salary so that he can save for our daughter’s education and other needs and that he would be able to have a saving to allow him to be able to purchase his own home one day soon. These I ask in your precious name if you so see it fit and if it be your will.
    Your humble servant, Amen

  • Alloysius Swartbooi October 13, 2017 at 3:03 AM

    Please pray for me as I am struggling to find work. I pray that I can find work to support my family. Lead me to a work which I can support my family. Bless me that through your will I can replace all we lost. Please pray for the Swartbooi family.

  • Leah October 9, 2017 at 10:38 AM

    St Jude please intercede my prayers that will guide me towards meaningful employment so I can be a provider to my family and children. As I patiently wait to hear back from interviews, please send me a spirit of peace and help me elevate depression/anxiety Thank you – Thanks be to God. Amen

  • Leah October 9, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Lord 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.

  • Suggs October 4, 2017 at 4:16 AM

    Blessed St Jude, I pray that you will be kind enough to intercede on my behalf to urgently help me find work so I may take care of my family. I also ask that you answer the prayers of all of your followers and help them to find peace in fruitful employment.

  • Lawrence October 2, 2017 at 11:23 AM

    St. Jude, Please help me find a job onboard ships despite of my age now. Guide all the HR People in different ship agencies or hotels to have my name on their dispatch list or accepted list so that i can go back working onboard ships. This I ask in Jesus name. Amen

  • Dionne October 2, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    St. Jude you have always been our family’s patron saint. Please intercede to Jesus on our family’s behalf that my husband is able to find a job soon. St. Jude please pray for us.

  • Patty September 28, 2017 at 7:50 AM

    Dear St. Jude. Please help me find a job to support my household and spare my retirement savings. Help me not to feel old, as I never have before I became unemployed. Help me stay mentally strong and physically able. Help me find a position and a path that allows me to help others be successful and healthy. Thank you.

  • Kevin September 26, 2017 at 2:11 PM

    Thank you, St. Jude, for your intercession on my behalf. I accepted a new position today and am so very grateful for your assistance. Please continue to intercede for all the unemployed, especially Aaron.

  • A September 26, 2017 at 2:48 AM

    Dear St Jude please pray for my girls and my nephew to find the right job where they are best suited, change the hearts of all the HR department those that interviews people looking for work that they be good kind understanding people St Jude pray for us Amen

  • Robert September 22, 2017 at 7:29 AM

    Dearest St. Jude, please intercede on my son Andrew that he may find a meaningful position.

  • Grace Torres September 20, 2017 at 8:33 AM

    St. Jude please help me to find job. Thank you

  • Tess Watson September 13, 2017 at 6:44 PM

    Blessed st Jude. Thank you for your intervention and help in our time of need. Without you, our success could not have happened and I give thanks for your assistance.

  • Troy Webb September 11, 2017 at 10:15 AM

    I lost work when hurricane Harvey arrived in my home town Houston Texas. I need work for my business…

  • melody August 30, 2017 at 1:38 AM

    I cannot find a decent job. Please pray the Lord makes a way

  • H August 29, 2017 at 5:43 PM

    Thank you St .Jude for intercedeing for me and thank you for answering my prayers.

  • Beth August 23, 2017 at 9:40 PM

    My husband and I both lost out jobs on July 31. Please pray that we find jobs soon.

  • Lorna Matthews August 20, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    My husband is unemployed please St Jude give him a good job

  • Kevin August 19, 2017 at 7:42 AM

    St. Jude, I implore you to intercede on my behalf to Christ and His Blessed Mother for this special favor. My current, jobless situation has me fearful and I pray that the good Lord will replace my fear with Faith.

    Since I do not know where my next place of employment will be, pray beloved St. Jude, that Christ will lead me to a place where I may best use the talents and gifts He has shared with me.

    For the many times I have taken God’s blessings for granted, I humbly ask forgiveness. May I be ever mindful of and grateful for His goodness, especially in difficult moments.

    I pray not just for myself, but for all those seeking employment (especially Aaron), their families and those who make hiring decisions. Guide the hearts and minds of all concerned.

    Please, St Jude, pray for us to Him who knows our every need and guards our every breath on this earth, for He is blessed, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen

  • Dwight August 18, 2017 at 11:53 AM

    St. Jude please help me get a job. I know that with your intercession God always hears my petitions and grant the blessing that is best for me. Please speak to the hearts and minds of people who are in position to come into my aid in these most needful times so they would help me get a job. I hope opportunities and extended hands to help me would come soon. I need a job Most Loving God, I need a job Most High Jesus Christ, I need a job St. Jude, please help me, please guide me, please grant me the blessing of employment. Amen.

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