Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Saturday 09 December |
Saint of the Day: St. Juan Diego
Aleteia logo
separateurCreated with Sketch.

Unfailing prayer to St. Jude, patron of hopeless causes

Saint Jude Thaddeus

Renata Sedmakova | Shutterstock

Philip Kosloski - published on 05/07/21 - updated on 10/26/23

This unfailing prayer to St. Jude, apostle and martyr, is widely used for a variety of desperate situations.

The unfailing prayer to St. Jude has a long tradition in the Catholic Church, especially for those who seek the intercession of the patron saint of hopeless causes.

It is a prayer that must be prayed with absolute trust in God, that he will answer your prayer in the manner that he decides, according to his divine will.

St. Jude has built up a reputation over the centuries for his heavenly intercession, and he responds generously to those who pray with faith and not superstition.

Here is the unfailing prayer to St. Jude that many turn to in their time of need.

O Holy St. Jude!
Apostle and Martyr,
great in virtue and rich in miracles,
near kinsman of Jesus Christ,
faithful intercessor for all who invoke you,
special patron in time of need;
to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart,
and humbly beg you,
to whom God has given such great power,
to come to my assistance;
help me now in my urgent need and grant my earnest petition.
I will never forget thy graces and favors you obtain for me
and I will do my utmost to spread devotion to you.

St. Jude, pray for us and all who honor thee and invoke thy aid.

Recite 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys, and 3 Glory Bes

Catholic PrayersSaints
Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries

Top 10
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.