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ST. JUDE PRAYERS

This is a collection of inspirational prayers that you can choose from for praying the novena to St. Jude.


PRAYERS FOR SPECIAL INTENTIONS
"St. Jude, glorious apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the person (who betrayed our Lord) has caused you to be forgotten by many, but the true Church invokes you universally as the Patron of things despaired of. Pray for me, who is so miserable; pray for me, that I may finally receive the consolations and the succour of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (ADD YOUR PERSONAL REQUEST HERE), and that I may bless God with the Elect Throughout Eternity."
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"May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be Adored, Glorified, Loved & Preserved throughout the world, now & forever.  Sacred Heart of Jesus, please pray for me.  Saint Jude, Worker of Miracles, please pray for me.  Saint Jude, Helper of the Hopeless, please pray for me.  Amen."

"O most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, people honor and invoke you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, for I am so helpless and alone.   Please help to bring me visible and speedy assistance. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (state your request) and that I may praise God with you always."

"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 by publishing this request. Amen."

"Holy Saint 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 depths 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. Saint Jude pray for me and all those who invoke your aid. Amen."

The following prayers were graciously submitted by Mr. Joe Chatelle:
"Blessed Apostle St. Jude, we call upon you for help in hope and utmost confidence.  St Jude renowned help of the hopeless, come to my aid in this time of distress.  St. Jude, cousin of our Lord, obtain from our Savior the favors I now need and seek, especially _________."

"Glorious St. Jude with faith in your goodness I ask your help today.  As
one of Christ's chosen Apostles, you remain a pillar and foundation of His
Church on earth.  You are counted we know, among the elders who always stand before God's throne. From your place of glory we know you do not forget the needs and difficulties of Christ's little ones here still struggling, like me, on the way home to God.  Please intercede for me, gracious St. Jude, and be with me in my daily toil and in all my necessities, especially _________.  In Christ's name, I appeal to you again today.  Amen."

PRAYERS FOR PHYSICAL HEALING
"St. Jude, you witnessed the healing power of our Lord Jesus. You saw his compassion for the sick and dying. You yourself touched the sick, shared the sorrows of the mournful, and encouraged the despairing. You received this authority and healing power to work wonders, to cure the incurable, to make people whole. We ask you to intercede with our brother, Jesus, to send his saving grace to heal the sickness and suffering of _________________________________, to uplift his/her despondent spirits, and to instill hope in his/her hearts. Amen."

"St. Jude, through prayer you praised God for the wonderful works of Jesus. You asked God for the strength to meet the challenges of your apostolate. You put your trust in God's mercy, believing firmly that God loved you and understood your joys and sorrows, your hopes and fears, and your triumphs and failures. You understood that nothing is impossible for God. I ask you to pray for me now before the Most High so that I too might be filled with God's saving power, understand God's will for me and faithfully place myself in God's loving hands."

"St. Jude, you remained faithful to our Lord, even unto death. You gave your life so that others might live. You endured physical pain and emotional abandonment. But you gladly joined your sufferings to those of our Savior, Jesus, and thus shared in the redemption of the world. I ask you now to intercede with our brother, Jesus Christ on my behalf, so that I too can find strength in the face of my suffering.  Help me to trust in God and put my life in his hands."

PRAYER FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
"St. Jude, please assist me in these difficult financial circumstances. I beg you to shine the light on the resources that I need to help meet my debts and satisfy my pressing obligations." 

PRAYER FOR HEALING OF RELATIONSHIPS
"Saint Jude, we have problems in our relationship. Beg Almighty God to give us the light to see ourselves and each other as we really are. Help us to grow daily in self-knowledge and mutual love, while at the same time developing our potential to love and be loved. Help us, Saint Jude, to see and root out every manifestation of selfishness, vanity, and childish self-seeking -- those hidden enemies of love and maturity. Show us that by learning to love and being filled with love, we may complement and nurture each other as we share our lives together."

PRAYER FOR HEALING OF MARRIAGE (NEW)

"St. Jude, during your life you encouraged early Christian followers to remain loyal and true to their faith, even during the harshest circumstances. Like these followers, my spouse and I now find ourselves in need of renewed faith. Time and the pressures of the world have weakened our relationship. Please intercede for us and show us the way to heal our marriage. Open our hearts and minds to rededicate a new relationship guided by the love and commitment we once knew. Help us put aside any negative remnants of past deeds done and embark on a new union, in accordance with our Lord's principles."   


SAMPLE MESSAGES OF THANKS FOR A REQUEST GRANTED

"Thank you God for answering my prayer; thank you St. Jude for interceding on my behalf.  I will encourage devotion to you always."

"God, thank you for all the grace and favors which you have given me through the prayers of your Apostle, Jude Thaddeus.  St. Jude, I thank you for your intercession in response to my prayers. I will always be grateful to you and will spread to devotion to you.  Be with us always so we may face our problems with courage and serenity."

Our Father
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.  Blessed are you among  women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Gloria
Glory be to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.


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