Week One Lent Meditations

Lent

Send your Lenten petitions to the National Shrine of St. JudeThank you for joining our community of devotion during Lent. Send your special intentions to the National Shrine of St. Jude to be strengthened in devotion to St. Jude during this holy season.

We are traveling companions on this Lenten pilgrimage, encouraging and sustaining each other. During this first week of Lent, use our St. Jude Lenten Meditations as small reminders of the path we walk together toward Easter.

Below you will find the daily meditations for the first week of Lent. We look forward to praying with and for you during these holy days. May God bless you throughout these 40 days. We are praying for you.

Day 1 – March 9th (Ash Wednesday)

Let’s take a moment this first day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Ash Wednesday begins Lent with a call to change our hearts. We ask God to guide us through Lent, to become more forgiving toward others, just as we seek God’s mercy.

Send your special intentions for Lent to the National Shrine of St. Jude today.

Day 2 – March 10th

We take a moment this second day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Be open to finding God’s love in unexpected places. Cultivate an awareness of the goodness that comes to us in many different ways each day.

Send your special intentions for Lent to the National Shrine of St. Jude today.

Day 3 – March 11th

We take a moment this third day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Fasting is a way for us to remember that feeding our spirits is what matters most. When we fast we deny ourselves and acknowledge that there are things more important than the physical world. As we forego meat or fast in other ways this Friday, know that it is only in God that we are fully nourished.

Send your special intentions for Lent to the National Shrine of St. Jude today.

Day 4 – March 12th

We take a moment this fourth day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Let’s pray together for St. Jude’s healing power, strength, and help for your particular challenges and struggles. What is our attitude toward helping others? How might we be generous with those in need this Lent?

Send your special intentions for Lent to the National Shrine of St. Jude today.

Day 5 – March 13th

Let’s take a moment this first Sunday of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Today’s Gospel reminds us that temptation is part of human life, even for Jesus. Let us ask God to give us the strength to avoid sin.

Send your special intentions for Lent to the National Shrine of St. Jude today.

Day 6 – March 14th

We take a moment this sixth day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

We are asked by Jesus to pray with and for each other. Call to mind specific people you know need your prayers and ask St. Jude to help them, no matter how difficult their needs may be.

Send your special intentions for Lent to the National Shrine of St. Jude today.

Day 7 – March 15th

We take a moment this seventh day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Gossip or a critical attitude can harm another person’s good reputation. Try to speak well of others today and let go of any disparaging thoughts.

Send your special intentions for Lent to the National Shrine of St. Jude today.

Day 8 – March 16th

We take a moment this eighth day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Many people suffer from hunger in this world. Look for a way to help the hungry during Lent.

Send your special intentions for Lent to the National Shrine of St. Jude today.

Day 9 – March 17th

We take a moment this ninth day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

A strong faith is a gift from God. Say a prayer today for those who will be baptized at Easter and also for those who struggle with their faith.

Send your special intentions for Lent to the National Shrine of St. Jude today.

Day 10 – March 18th

We take a moment this 10th day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Before going to sleep tonight take a moment to reflect on your actions during the day. Resolve to avoid any sins and to repeat the good that you have done.

Send your special intentions for Lent to the National Shrine of St. Jude today.

Day 11 – March 19th

We take a moment this 11th day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Our beacon of hope, St. Jude, is constantly with us. Let God touch the most tender part of your heart by saying, “St. Jude, heal my wounds.”

Send your special intentions for Lent to the National Shrine of St. Jude today.

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  • britt March 4, 2014 at 5:12 AM

    St.Jude,please provide me with healing.Take away my anxiety and fears and lift my depression

  • TAI BERNADETTE CAMERON March 7, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    athanks for healing so far, now I,m surrering with a bag.cecilia- as not sure if I can survie the next operation with your help and other saints lifting me up again, also the angelrs. plus god the father ,son, the holy spirit healing strength,fatih sronger each day, mary take me to the cros. angels and saints, thanks being atroond. if I cant make it forgive my pass the [prest and the future to fight my atmiost untill the dying breath

  • tai bernadette cameron February 13, 2013 at 4:03 AM

    please jude let all the world to know god the father ,son , the holy spirit, mary take them all to the cross. angels and angels intersect fo me.
    also th eleco change th attitude to give me leco every mouth for gran child in bath.
    help dougas,nikki,julian and i all aove promised. help us alwaywa. nick and cecilia wiating for cancer operation let it shrink move away.
    also nick able to walk.

  • Betty McCann March 22, 2011 at 7:59 AM

    Thank you Fr. for directing me to this site. I have been asking for prayers for the continued miraculous recovery of our 8 yr old granddaughet Ailish. She is doing well but still has a long way to go. Happily, she will be making her first Holy Communion in May. Amilestone for her. She cannot eat solid food. Prayers for Barbara, cancer battle, for Jim my husband. He received a call from the Dr. wants to see him on Fri. He is a cancer survivor, but I fear something is going on for the Dr. to call.
    Thank you. Love you St. Jude. Thanks for all you do for our family. Betty

  • Patrcia Rae March 21, 2011 at 3:38 AM

    Dear St. Jude: I ask for your intercession to our Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of, Kyle, Jennie, Hugh and Ben.

  • Harold March 20, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    O’Glorious Saint Jude.
    Forgive me for failing on my second week of lent on my spiritual promises. These 40 days of lent are very difficult, and I plan to starting over after repenting to my priest. Please St. Jude, help me to be a better person to my mother, sister, niece, and in life. Help my family as well with all their endeavors and protect us from all evil and Demons that take away from Gods will.
    Please St. Jude, have patience with me and always be by my side.
    Always in love and hope,
    H.H.

  • DENNISC March 18, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    TODAY I PRAY FOR ALL PEOPLES = ; I PRAY FOR THOSE WHOM NEED TO FIND JESUS AND THOSE WHOM NEED HEALING;SAINT JUDE THADDEUS ,HEAL OUR WOUNDS ; GOD HEAR OUR PRAYER’; ALLELUIA AMEN

  • pt March 18, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Please St.Jude help our family be united in Christ. Bless and guide my son in his career and choice of friends-keep him safe and strong in his faith in Jesus.Pls. help him mature in mind and spirit. Help me be less anxious and have more faith. Also pls.help my husband and brothers have faith in you and God.

  • Deb March 18, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    St. Jude, help me to walk more closely with Christ. Help me to be a better person. Thank you for all my blessings. I am thankful for your intervention and your protection.

  • alicia March 18, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    St. Jude, my dear friend and protector, I humbly thank you for all your blessings. I thank you for always being there for me and my family, especially my parent. St. Jude please please guide and protect my parents from any harm or persecution. Please remember their good hearts and always protect them. I humbly request that you show me your way to happiness as I desperately need it. Please help me to stop being fearful and depressed over what might happen tomorrow. Please don’t allow bad to enter our family as I will continue to pray for you. Thank you for listening and always being there for us.

  • DENNISC March 16, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    TODAY I PRAY FOR ALL THOSE WHOM SUFFER FROM HUNGER ; SAINT JUDE HEAR OUR PRAYERS ; BLESSED BE GOD AMEN

  • Walking in Faith March 16, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    St. Jude, help me during this Lent to walk the way Jesus walked and found his strength. I pray that you intercede and help me avoid sin and temptation. Intercede and answer all the prayers I hold so close to my heart. Help me to be more like a Saint, which I hope to be one some day. My dad is up in heaven with you now, ask him to look over me and walk with me during these difficult moments in my life. St. Jude, let me feel you presence and surround me with your love.

  • DENNISC March 15, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    I PRAY TO DAY FOR ALL WHICH SPREAD LIES AND RUMORS;SAINT JUDE HEAR OUR PRAYERS ALLELUIA

  • DENNISC March 13, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    ON THIS 5TH DAY OF LENT I ASK GOD TO HELP ME TO AVOID ALL TEMPTATIONS, AND SINS;SAINT JUDE INTERCEDE FOR US ; ALLELUIA AMEN

  • DENNISC March 12, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    TODAY I PRAY IN SACKCLOTH I REPENT OF MY SINS, MAY SAINT JUDE INTERCEDE FOR ME ;
    ALLELUIA AMEN

  • DENNISC March 11, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    TODAY ON THIS THIRD DAY OF LENT I AM FASTING AND PRAYING UNDER SACKCLOTH; =ASKING FORGIVENESS OF SINS PRAYING FOR THOSE THAT ARE SICK , HOMELESS NAKED, IN PRISON;
    GOD BE MERCIFUL AND CAST YOUR BLESSINGS UPON US ALLELUIA AMEN

  • leo bello March 10, 2011 at 9:11 PM

    st jude i implored your outmost help regarding my current situation, bless me and help me get inner peace and strength.please bless and enlightened all those involved.

  • DENNISC March 10, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    I PRAY TODAY ON THIS SECOND DAY OF LENT,I PRAY UNDER SACKCLOTH AND I PRAY FOR REPENTANCE OF ALL OUR SINS =GET BEHIND US SATIN; AND MAY GOD HEAR OUR PRAYERS;
    I ASK SAINT JUDE TO INTERCEDE FOR US IN ALL OUR NEEDS ALLELUIA AMEN

  • esta March 10, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    I bring to you my brothers and sisters who have wandered far from you especially their faith, may they hear your calling and respond to the will of God. For all the families broken up and torn apart through the work of the devil and his evil work. May they find peace and unity during this lent.

  • ester March 10, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Dear St Jude help us through our journey during lent, help dad especially in embracing his catholic faith and help him understand his faith. Keep him safe and well, bring him closer to me and the children forever in your love. Bind us closely together as you have bonded us in the sacrament of marriage and bless the children that you have blessed us with. As for our future and what lies ahead, may you be our leader in guiding us in whatever path comes our way. We pray especially for a permanent home for us if it is in according to our fathers will.

  • esmarada March 10, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    for my children that they are able to see you and feel Gods love in their daily life. May they hear the holy spirits calling in whatever path they are set to walk in their daily life. May they be inspirations in whoever they meet, and are able to fullfill their destiny.

  • esmarada March 10, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Dear St Jude my friend and protector, I humbly thank you all your blessings. Thank you for helping dad each day, and I continue to uplift him in my prayers, give him strength in body mind and spirit. Thanking you for the miracles that you have placed in my life and thank you for leading you to me.

  • esmarada March 10, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    I pray for peace in myself, I worry so much in what the future holds for my family. Give me faith and trust in all that lies ahead in my life. I bring also to you my family especially my children. Hold our family forever in the palm of your hands. Show us ways to move forward in life, help me to find a job suitable so that I can work around the children. For your protection guidance and love upon my family and all the people that I love. For you intercession in our unspoken intentions and all the intentions of our children. Remembering also the intentions of everyone on this website and their needs.

  • esmarada March 10, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Dear St Jude, I pray for patience, peace and love and unity within my family during this lent. Help us to increase our faith and overcome our weakenesses and bring us closer to God

  • ctrujillo March 10, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    St.Jude please help me get over my depression over William. He continues to be negative and mean. Please help me stay away from him. I am lonely. Thank you & God Bless

  • justina March 10, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    that God my intervene in my life and the life of my family.

  • cyndi March 10, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    St.Jude I pray for peace in myself. I am worried about so many things and I pray that I find peace and trust in God. I want to have peaceful days and know that everything will be O.K. I can not do this alone and I need help from God. Thank you for all my blessings.

  • Jay March 9, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    St Jude please pray for a peaceful diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Libya soon. Amen

  • lycel March 9, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Dear St. Jude, I pray for you mercy and help me in my present situation im facing now at work. You know how i work on this with clean hearts. I pray that it turns to be ok and guide me always at work. Protect me from anything that will hurt me and be my help in everything i do. i pray for your continue intercession to ask God to answer my prayers for i cant make this things without Him. It’s very difficult and heavy to carry. pls continue to help me to overcome all of this difficulties. My fears at work and worries. I pray for your help always. This i pray. Amen.

  • alicia March 9, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    St. Jude, my beloved friend and protector, I humbly thank you for all your blessings especially for my job, my health kids, my parents and sisters. Please continue to watch over us especially my parents. Protect them from harm and persecurtors St.Jude. I will always have you in my heart for all that you have done. Thank you

  • ctrujillo March 9, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    St.Jude I pray for patience I am feeling depressed and full of anxiety. I pray that you guide me in the correct path when it comes to William… please St.Jude guide me correctly. I am afraid and I want to belive in him.. Bless my family and Thank you for the wonderful blessing that is my daughter. Thank you & God Bless

  • Patty March 9, 2011 at 2:43 AM

    Please St. Jude I beg fro your help and mercy.

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