Prayer to St. Jude #1


Prayer to St. Jude

Most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus,
the name of the traitor who delivered your beloved Master
into the hands of His enemies has caused you to be forgotten by many,
but the Church honors and invokes you universally,
as the patron of the hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of.
Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.
Make use I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you,
to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of.
Come to my assistance in this great need
that I may receive all consolation and help of heaven
in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings,
particularly (here make your request)
and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.
I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor,
to always honor you as my special and powerful patron,
and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.