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Feeling Depressed and Hopeless? Turn To Saint Jude!


 

Catholic speaker Gary Zimak discusses his devotion to Saint Jude

One of the blessings granted to me by the Lord is the opportunity to encounter many people who are suffering. While this hardly sounds like a blessing, I consider it an honor because I’m able to share His “Good News” and bring some peace into their lives. Jesus told us repeatedly that we can experience His peace even in the midst of extreme suffering and trials. We often get so battered and worn, however, that we lose sight of this message. When this happens, it’s important to reach out to others and ask them to carry us in prayer. As Catholics, we are blessed by our belief in the Communion of Saints. As a result we can also turn to the saints in heaven and ask them to intercede for us. Throughout the years, St. Jude the Apostle has become known as the patron saint of hopeless causes. Many of you will read this and immediately reply, “that’s me”! If you are tired, weary, depressed and feeling hopeless, I invite you to pray the following prayer. I found it in a Saint Jude prayer booklet and thought it may prove helpful. If you are reading this post, rest assured that you will be in my daily prayers as well. Don’t give up…things WILL get better!

Prayer To St. Jude For The Depressed
St. Jude, friend to those in need, I am weary from grief and anxiety. I am often without joy, without hope, struggling through the dark night of the soul. I turn to you in prayer. Take away this emptiness and the pain of my broken heart. In your compassion, wipe away my tears and carry me to a place of peace. Too long have I been blind to the goodness of God’s world. Help me to take my life one day at a time, one moment at a time, and to be aware of God’s love for me always. Heal me. I yearn to feel, to bathe in light and joy. Envelop me in brightness, and do not hold back. And I promise, if you should see me fit to receive these gifts, I will share them always. Amen.

28 Comments

  1. Marie Espino says:

    I can never read and say enough prayers to St. Jude. I am very thankful to him. He is full of miracles. http://mcanetworkacademy.com/mariee/prayer-to-st-jude-desperate

  2. Renee says:

    Please pray with me to St Jude That my anxiety/depression will get better.
    We starded the Novena to St Jude today. We were married on Oct.28,1961.
    He is very special to us.
    Thank you for your prayers.
    Renee

  3. Bianca says:

    I’m pregnant with my second child, and even tho I’ve been prescribed anti-anxiety meds I haven’t taken them. I’ve been suffering from a lot of anxiety these past few months, my chest feels heavy, I feel like i don’t get enough air, doctors have told me that it’s just my hormones. I’ve been prayer to at Jude for a bit now, I even light a candle with his picture on it almost every week after the candle runs out. Please keep me in your prayer for I am desperate to have a peaceful pregnancy and enjoy the child that is growing in me.

  4. mark says:

    Thank you St. Jude, my patron saint, for giving me hope in cases where I had no one to turn to. I am grateful for your powerful intercession in times of my greatest despair. I can never thank you enough for all your help. St. Jude faithful apostle and servant of Jesus, my Saviour, please continue to pray for me.

    Pray to St. Jude, he can help you even in the most difficult and impossible circumstances.

  5. Donna says:

    I plead with everyone to please remember my daughter who suffers terribly from bipolar that st. Jude will intercede for us and asked our dear Lord to cure her this horrible disease. She has suffered since she was a small child. she is now 42 years old and still suffering. I ask all for your prayers. in Jesus name I pray. thank you

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Please dear Saint Jude you have always interceded for me for so many things, once again i am suffering with anxiety and feel so desperate , Please this horrible feeling is filling me full of fear once again, please please help me in Jesus name.
    i will pray for everyone here suffering. i am so sorry.

  7. Nellie says:

    Please pray for me that my anxiety and depression and thoughts of hopelessness will get better. I need a good night sleep. St. Jude pray for me.

  8. Lino says:

    I am suffering from major depression. I don’t feel like living anymore because I lost hope I can’t feel any positive in my life please pray for me I want to live life in a positive way I ask for God to spare me some mercyt

  9. nicona says:

    Dear god im praying and crying out to please help me I been suffering from depression and anxiety attack and my chest pain been hurting me for so long god put your hands on my body and heal every sickness and diseases thats among me o God I will not fight it and I will not fear it because I no it will fade away in the nameof Jesus Christ I pray amen heal and strengthen my health lord because im sick please make my sicknesses and diseases go away and make me well I pray amen

  10. nicole says:

    St jude, I come too you as a sinner and I ask u to please help me in this time of great heartache. I have found my partner is cheating in our relationship and I don’t know what too do. Please help ease this heartache I feel. I will continue to do my best work for the priest on earth. All I do with a clean heart . I just feel so heart broken. Please help me.

  11. Christine says:

    I have been dealing with anxiety, panic, and depression for a very long time. I have two small children and it’s been a rough road. I have a lot of physical symptoms related to my anxiety, but they cause my fears to become heightened. I am barely functioning and keeping up with daily life. I feel robbed of all the joy in my life. I’m missing my kids grow up. I want more than anything to become whole in Jesus Christ and raise my family. Please pray for me and my relationship with Jesus and I will pray for all of you.

  12. Marie says:

    Please St. Jude, my husband, children and in laws are all separated from the Church. Pray for them.
    Please heal Katie. Please heal me as I suffer from terrible depression.

  13. Brendan says:

    Please St Jude I ask for your help in my life as I am so lost and depressed. I am sorry that I have not spoken to you in a long time as you have always been there for me. Please help me fight through this hard time so that I finally can be the best person for those around me who suffer for me and love me. Thank you for everything and may you bless everyone who is in need. I pray for them as well. Please do not give up hope.

  14. Gail says:

    I’m deeply depressed. I don’t have any hope. One day follows another, but they’re all the same. I feel so alone. I’m close to giving up. Please pray for me. St. Jude has always been my special friend.

  15. Karen says:

    Please keep Adam in your prayers and help him find the light from the dark.

    GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE; THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN; AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

    LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME; ENJOYING ONE MOMENT AT A TIME; ACCEPTING THE HARDSHIPS AS THE PATHWAY TO PEACE; AS IT IS, NOT AS I WOULD HAVE IT.

    TRUSTING THAT HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS RIGHT IF I SURRENDER TO HIS WILL; THAT I MAY BE REASONABLY HAPPY IN THIS LIFE AND SUPREMELY HAPPY WITH HIM.

    FOREVER IN THE NEXT.

    AMEN

    1. Emma says:

      Please pray with me to St.Jude to intercede for us.am suffering from severe depression.at times I feel like am at the end.feeling lonely and hopelessness.I need peace and joy in my family.

  16. Mary says:

    Dear St Jude ;i have never asked your help befor and this is the first time that i know about your great help for people who ask your intersession , i need your help please im tiered & despered and hopless so please i put my tow daughters in your hands thank your and Glorybe to our Lord Jessus Christ Amen.

  17. Mard says:

    Please , St Jude come to my assistance in helping me with my depression and give me at least one grandchild. Forgive me for my sins and intercede to all others who have asked you for your help. Thank you and glory to you everyday.

  18. Tracy says:

    Dear St. Jude, please help me. I am in a state of despair and desperately need your intercession and consolation.
    Please, please give me strength in this difficult situation. I am crying out to you and begging for a breakthrough. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

  19. Lydia says:

    Dear St. Jude, please intercede for me. I have severe anxiety, panic attacks, depression since a young age of 13.
    I am now 25, and I have been struggling to keep up with a normal life. Sometimes, my anxiety affects me so much I can’t leave house to school or work.
    Recently, I lost my Boyfriend to another girl. My depression only got worst to a point of where I didn’t want to live.
    Dear St. Jude, please pray for me. Please let the demons and evil thoughts inside me to be banished in the name of Jesus.
    Please intercede for me to get rid of all my endless anxiety.
    Your loving Catholic Daughter,
    Lydia

  20. anthony kiu says:

    please pray for my obstacles and my depression.

  21. annie says:

    For my fast recovery of depression of my son deanmark pelayo i wish and pray he well be ok and have peace of mind and loveng lifetime familly ever and wish here goid life i need youre miracle tonigth. For deanmark sky pelayo foe he depression and pece of mind amen

  22. Sunny says:

    Dear St. Jude,

    Please pray to take away this feeling of hopelessness, anxiety & depression. I wish to feel normal again. All of life’s problems weigh Heavy not my heart. I have a beautiful family and 3 kids. I wish to get healed of the darkness in me so I can be the best I can be. I am tired of it all and fear that it will only get worse and lead to the unthinkable. St. Jude I need your prayer, I need to feel you in my life. All hope feels lost, please help me. I promise to pray for all those who need it. Amen

    1. Gary Zimak says:

      Just said a prayer for you!

  23. Steve says:

    I’ve struggled on and off with clinical depression for almost 50 years. Despite this God has led me to many blessings in my life and in my family and in my profession. Yet when darkness returns, it is as if I don’t even have the energy to pray. The darkness encircles me and I see no future. Death seems to beckon me. QTherefore, of your compassion, I ask you to pray for me and to you St Jude, deliver me from the snare of the enemy and being me ever closer to my Lord where my soul may be healed. Thank you. Steve

  24. Charmaine says:

    Dear Saint Jude,please intecede on behalf of my daughter.She lost her job and has two kids to support.She is suffering with heavy depression.Please don’t let the enemy take control of her life.Amen.

  25. Victoria says:

    Saint Jude please prayer for me for financial blessing n for healing of hopeless and fear please help me

  26. St. Jude please pray for me. I am so lonely. I struggle with depression, and anxiety. I need your help and prayer for my health, eyes, family, financial help. I need a break through in my life now. I need good friend good people in my life.
    Please remove right now the wrong people in my life now.

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