Prayer to St. Jude for Lent
St. Jude, walk with me this Lent. Open my heart to the wisdom of God in His Word, and give me the strength to share that wisdom with others. Through this time of reflection, may I arrive at Easter energized to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection and more ready than ever to receive God’s love. Amen.
National Shrine of St. Jude Lent Meditations
Thank you for joining us in prayer during Lent. Lent is a season of hope and renewal. In addition to our devotion to St. Jude, we can ask for guidance to keep our faith focused and strong. Each day of Lent is meaningful because we have the opportunity to turn our attention again and again to core aspects of our faith: love, charity, and prayer. As you read and consider these Lenten Meditations, know that our shared prayer and devotion to the patron of hope can enrich your Lenten journey. May the grace of God be with you during this season of renewal, in anticipation of the joy of Easter.
DAY 34 — Monday, April 4th
On this thirty-fourth day of Lent and Feast of St. Isidore, we take a moment to reflect with contrition and resolve:
The Claretians promote devotion to St. Jude through the St. Jude League. Share a word of hope about St. Jude with someone today.
DAY 35 — Tuesday, April 5th
We take a moment on the Feast of St. Vincent Ferrer and this thirty-fifth day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:
Lent prepares us to renew our baptism. What do you hope to strengthen in your spiritual life this Lent?
Day 36 — Wednesday, April 6th
We take a moment this thirty-sixth day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:
Pray for those who suffer from addiction and for their families today. Ask St. Jude to show them a path to healing and support, even when the struggle seems impossible.
DAY 37 — Thursday, April 7th
Today, as we celebrate the Feast of St. John Baptist de la Salle and this thirty-seventh day of Lent, we take a moment to reflect with contrition and resolve:
What are some things you’ve taken for granted in the past? Thank God for all these blessings today.
DAY 38 — Friday, April 8th
We take a moment this sixth Friday of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:
Ask St. Jude to open our hearts to Lent’s riches for our souls. And through his intercession, ask him to also place our prayers of gratitude before God.
DAY 39 — Saturday, April 9th
We take a moment this thirty-ninth day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:
The Holy Spirit dwells in all of us. Pray that the Holy Spirit enters into our hearts to help us see and accept our opportunities for growth.