The Catholic Defender: Novena to St. Jude for America

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Glorious apostle, Saint Jude Thaddeus, Pray with us, I salute you through the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Through his heart I praise and thank God for all the graces he has bestowed upon you. I implore you, through his love, to look upon me with compassion. Do not despise my poor prayer. Do not let my trust be confounded! God has granted to you the privilege of aiding mankind in the most desperate cases. Oh, come to my aid that I may praise the mercies of God! All my life I will be your grateful client until I can thank you in heaven. Amen.


  • Make an Act of Contrition. You can use any form; simply ask God to pardon your sins and make a firm purpose of amendment not to commit them again.

St. Jude, you traveled throughtout the known world presenting the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ setting up the Catholic Faith in Distant lands so that today I share in this great Faith of ours. Our world today in our time is in great need of your intercession. Saint Jude, you disregarded the threats of the impious, courageously preached the doctrine of Christ, Help us to follow your example today in America. Pray for us. Saint Jude, who gloriously suffered martyrdom for the love of your Divine Master, pray for us. Blessed apostle, with confidence we invoke you. Blessed apostle, with confidence we invoke you.


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Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ hear us. Christ graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.


Saint Jude, relative of Jesus and Mary, pray for us.

Saint Jude, while on earth deemed worthy to see Jesus and Mary, and to enjoy their company, pray for us.

Saint Jude, raised to the dignity of an apostle, pray for us.

Saint Jude, who had the honor of beholding your Divine Master humble himself to wash your feet, pray for us.

Saint Jude, who at the Last Supper received the Holy Eucharist from the hands of Jesus, pray for us.

Saint Jude, who after the profound grief which the death of your beloved Master caused you, had the consolation of beholding Him risen from the dead, and assisting at His glorious Ascension, pray for us.

Saint Jude, who was filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, pray for us.

Saint Jude, who preached the Gospel in Persia, pray for us.

Saint Jude, who converted many people to the Faith, pray for us.

Saint Jude, who performed wonderful miracles in the power of the Holy Spirit, pray for us.

Saint Jude, who restored an idolatrous king to health, of both soul and body, pray for us.

Saint Jude, who imposed silence on demons, and confounded their oracles, pray for us.

Saint Jude, who fortold to a weak prince an honorable peace with a powerful enemy, pray for us.

Saint Jude, who took from deadly serpents the power of injuring people, pray for us.

Saint Jude, who disregarding the threats of the impious, courageously preached the doctrine of Christ, pray for us.

Saint Jude, who gloriously suffered martyrdom for the love of your Divine Master, pray for us.


Blessed apostle, with confidence we invoke you.

Blessed apostle, with confidence we invoke you.

Blessed apostle, with confidence we invoke you.


Saint Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress.

Saint Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress.

Saint Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress.


That by your intercession, both priests and people of the Church may obtain an ardent zeal for the Faith of Jesus Christ, we beseech you, hear us.

That you defend our Sovereign Pontiff and obtain peace and unity for the Holy Church, we beseech you, hear us.

That all heathen and unbelievers may be converted to the true Faith, we beseech you, hear us.

That faith, hope and charity may increase in our hearts, we beseech you, hear us.

That we may be delivered from all evil thoughts, and from all the snares of the devil, we beseech you, hear us.

That you aid and protect all those who honor you, we beseech you, hear us.

That you preserve us all from sin and from all occasion of sin, we beseech you, hear us.

That you defend us at the hour of death, against the fury of the devil and his evil spirits, we beseech you, hear us.


Pray for us, that before death we may expiate all our sins by sincere repentance and the worthy reception of the Holy Sacraments.

Pray for us, that we may appease the Divine Justice, and obtain a favorable judgment.

Pray for us, that we may be admitted into the company of the blessed, to rejoice in the presence of our God, forever.


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,

Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,

Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,

Have mercy on us, O Lord.


Saint Jude, pray for us,

And for all who invoke your aid.


(...Make your request to Saint Jude at this time...)

Please intercede for us that we may be granted this grace and morally good leaders who will act according to the revealed will of God and the foundational principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America.


When America is strong, the world is safer. Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, Intercede for us, your children in America, as we pray for our nation, our military, and our families.


We pray for our government leaders, that they will make just decisions and govern us in accordance with truth and the principles upon which our nation was founded.


We ask protection for those serving in the military and for our first responders. Bless them and their families as they sacrifice themselves to keep us safe.


We pray for our families. In a culture that seeks to destroy the morals and values upon which this country was founded, may our families be united in faith and charity.

Reclaim this great country for your Son’s glory, that under His protection and guidance, we may stand together as a people of faith and trust in Him for the changes we seek.


O Blessed Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, We praise You for Your Goodness. We thank You for Your mercy.


We ask forgiveness for our offenses against You. We seek Your loving care for all our needs and requests.


You have blessed our nation, and given us countless gifts.


Our freedom and the ability to seek Your will every day are among our dearest possessions.


But in turning away from You, we not only risk the loss of all our country has stood for, but we also offend You, who are all good and deserving of all our love. We offer to You the novena we have made as Americans.


We ask that You hear us, and through Your fathomless mercy, convert the hearts of our people and bring them back to You.

May our land once more ring out with praise of You and the most loving Virgin Mary, to whom we have entrusted the petitions in this novena. Most Holy God, we thank You for hearing us. May our hearts praise You forevermore. Amen.


"Dear Jesus, allow the Truth of Holy Love to flood the heart of this nation. Place Truth in the center of every heart. Return this nation to its rightful place under the Dominion of God. Amen."


Dear Jesus, inspire the hearts of legislators to bring fairness into every law. In so doing, inspire lawmakers to remove contradiction from laws concerning life in the womb, so that no one is forced to support contraception or abortion against his free will. Do not allow religious freedom to be trampled under the feet of those who favor death in the womb. Amen.


"Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen."


St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) encouraged Christians in her day instructing us when the Devil wants to remind us of our past, that we can remind him of his future!

Prayer to St. Jude - Glorious apostle, martyr and relative of Jesus, Saint Jude Thaddeus, who spread the true Faith among the most barbarous and distant nations; who won to the obedience of Jesus Christ many tribes and peoples by the power of His Holy Word, grant, I beseech you, from this day I may renounce every sinful habit, that I may be preserved from all evil thoughts, that I may always obtain your assistance, particularly in every danger and difficulty, and that I may safely reach the heavenly country, with you, to adore the most Holy Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.


O Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. St. Jude pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen.


Saint Jude is depicted wearing green because green symbolizes wellness, healing, hope and renewal. Just as in spring when foliage and flowers spring up with ...


Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, I place America into your hands of intercession before the Throne of God at this difficult time. Ask our loving God to strengthen my faith and give me the courage to accept His Will for my life. Thank you, St. Jude, for the hope you offer to all who believe in you. Amen.


Born 10 A.D. St. Jude feast day October 28




Let us end today, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.