Pray with St. Jude during Lent

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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.

Lent Meditations Week One

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DAY 2 — Thursday, February 27th

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

St. Jude was a faithful Apostle and follower of Christ. He is always with us to help us follow Jesus faithfully during Lent. St. Jude, pray for us.

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DAY 3 — Friday, February 28th

We take a moment this first Friday of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Sacrifice is a key part of Lent, as we deny ourselves and help others. How are you remembering this Lenten tradition? 

Send your Lenten Petition to the altar of St. Jude

DAY 4 — Saturday, February 29th

We take a moment this fourth 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? 

Send your Lenten Petition to the altar of St. Jude

Send your Lenten Petition to the altar of St. Jude

DAY 6 — Monday, March 2nd

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

The Claretian Missionaries provide for the needs of youth and families as part of their ministries. Pray that the young people in need in your community will receive the hope and support of St. Jude. 

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DAY 7 — Tuesday, March 3rd

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Katharine Drexel as we take a moment this seventh day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Every year many new people come into our Church and accept the faith. We pray for all those who will be baptized at Easter. 

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DAY 8 — Wednesday, March 4th

We take a moment on the Feast of St. Casimir and this eighth day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Sickness touches each of us throughout life. Today we pray for those who suffer from illness or disease, entrusting them to St. Jude’s healing care.

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DAY 9 — Thursday, March 5th

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

Ask God to watch over those who place their lives in danger to protect others, especially firefighters, police, and members of the armed forces. May their sacrifices be honored.

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DAY 10 — Friday, March 6th

We take a moment on the Feast of St. Colette and this second Friday of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Our faith is strengthened by community. Reach out to members of your community this Lent, and work on growing together in faith.

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DAY 11 — Saturday, March 7th

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Perpetua and St. Felicity as we take a moment this eleventh day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Temptations distract us on our path to God. We ask God to enlighten our minds so we can avoid those things that slow our growth in faith.

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Lent Meditations Week Two

National Shrine of St. Jude Second Sunday of Lent Meditation

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DAY 13 — Monday, March 9th

We take a moment on the Feast of St. Frances of Rome and this thirteenth day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Give us the strength to answer God’s call for our continual reflection on His Word and the guidance it holds for us. St. Jude, pray for us.

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DAY 14 — Tuesday, March 10th

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

Like St. Jude, there are those who travel to spread the Good News. Share a message of hope with someone in your community today.

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DAY 15 — Wednesday, March 11th

We take a moment this fifteenth 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? 

Send your Lenten Petition to the altar of St. Jude

DAY 16 — Thursday, March 12th

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

Those who care for the sick share the mercy and love of God each day. Ask St. Jude to give wisdom, strength, and insight to doctors, nurses, hospital workers, and all caregivers.

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DAY 17 — Friday, March 13th

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

Charity is a virtue that is easy to practice. A simple smile or small gesture to someone else is all it takes.

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DAY 18 — Saturday, March 14th

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

We make important decisions in life with careful thought and reflection. Pray that God’s wisdom may be with you in these times and lead you and those you love to goodness.

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Lent Meditations Week Three

Third Sunday of Lent 2020 Reflection

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DAY 20 — Monday, March 16th

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

The Claretians care for the sick in their work. Pray for the sick today, and offer your support to someone in need of healing.

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DAY 21 — Tuesday, March 17th

We take a moment on the Feast of St. Patrick and this twenty-first day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Hope relieves us of some of our heaviest burdens in life. Ask St. Jude to guide and enlighten those in need of hope.

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DAY 22 — Wednesday, March 18th

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Cyril of Jerusalem as we take a moment this twenty-second day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Jesus invites us to place all of our confidence in Him, and promises that we will not be disappointed. As we face the task of living out our faith during this Lenten season, may we remember that He is never far.

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DAY 23 — Thursday, March 19th

We take a moment this first day of Spring and the Feast of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to reflect with contrition and resolve:

God’s love can be revealed in the most unexpected ways. Reflect on where you have experienced God’s love unexpectedly this Lent. 

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DAY 24 — Friday, March 20th

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

Sacrifice sometimes means that we give up our personal desires. But through our Lenten sacrifices, we commit to an extra effort to be mindful of just how central our love of God is to our life.

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DAY 25 — Saturday, March 21st

We take a moment this twenty-fifth day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Help me end this year’s Lent with even more inspiration from my faith than when I began on Ash Wednesday. St. Jude, pray for us.

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Lent Meditations Week Four

Fourth Sunday of Lent 2020 Reflection

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DAY 27 — Monday, March 23rd

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Turibius as we take a moment this twenty-seventh day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

The Claretians feed the hungry through their missions. As you eat today, say a prayer for those who suffer from hunger.

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DAY 28 — Tuesday, March 24th

We take a moment this twenty-eighth day of Lent, and the Feast of St. Oscar Romero, to reflect with contrition and resolve:

We remember those who have died and who long to see Christ face-to-face. May they share in the joy of the Resurrection.

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DAY 29 — Wednesday, March 25th

Today we celebrate the Annunciation of the Lord as we take a moment this twenty-ninth day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Pray that this Lent we have found a renewed conversation with God and a renewed peace within ourselves—the peace that comes from knowing He is always with us.

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DAY 30 — Thursday, March 26th

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

The members of the St. Jude League form an inspired community of faith as we send our prayers to the Patron Saint of Hope. Pray for all our members today. 

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DAY 31 — Friday, March 27th

We take a moment this thirty-first day of Lent to reflect with contrition and resolve:

Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice when He died for us on the cross. Today, we pray in thanksgiving for this sacrifice and all the blessings we’ve received through Him.

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DAY 32 — Saturday, March 28th

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

God created all things. He is the maker of heaven and earth. Thank God for the blessings of creation today.

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Lent Meditations Week Five

National Shrine of St. Jude Fifth Sunday of Lent Meditation

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DAY 34 — Monday, March 30th

We take a moment this thirty-fourth day of Lent 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.

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DAY 35 — Tuesday, March 31st

We take a moment 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?

Send your Lenten Petition to the altar of St. Jude

Day 36 — Wednesday, April 1st

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.

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DAY 37 — Thursday, April 2nd

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Paola as we take a moment this thirty-seventh day of Lent 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. 

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DAY 38 — Friday, April 3rd

We take a moment this thirty-eighth day 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 your prayers of gratitude before God.

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DAY 39 — Saturday, April 4th

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Isidore as 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.

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