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Prayer to St. Jude Thaddeus
Patron Saint of Difficult Cases

GLORIOUS St. Jude Thaddeus, by those sublime prerogative which so ennobled thee in thy life-time relationship according to the flesh with our Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostolate: by that glory which, as the reward of thy labours and martyrdom thou dost now enjoy in heaven, obtain for us from the Giver of all good things the favours spiritual and temporal of which we have need, to enable us to acquire the treasure of that divinely inspired doctrine which thou hast conveyed to us in thy Epistle, and so to raise on high the edifice of perfection upon the foundation of the Faith, by prayer and the help of the Holy Spirit. Enable us to keep ourselves always in the love of God, waiting upon the mercy of Jesus Christ unto life eternal, and to help by every available means those who stray from the truth. Thus shall we exalt the glory, the majesty, the empire, the night of Him who can preserve us from sin, and keep us stainless and exultant for the advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, our Divine Saviour. Amen.

GLORIOUS Apostle Saint Jude Thaddeus, true relative of Jesus and Mary, I salute thee through the most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Through this heart I praise and thank God for all the graces He has bestowed upon thee. Humbly prostrate before thee, I implore thee through this heart to look down upon me with compassion. Oh, despise not my poor prayer; let not my trust be confounded! To thee God has granted the privilege of aiding mankind in the most desperate case. Oh, come to my aid, that I may praise the mercies of God! All my life I will be grateful to thee and will be thy faithful client until I can thank thee in heaven.

MOST holy apostle, Saint Jude Thaddeus, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered thy beloved Master into the hands of His enemies has caused thee to be forgotten by many, but the Church honours and invokes thee universally as the patron of hopeless cases and of things despaired of. Pray for me who am so miserable; make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded to thee to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolations and succour of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (here make your request), and that I may bless God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity.

I promise thee, O blessed Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour, and I will never cease to honour thee as my special and powerful patron and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to thee. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be To The Father (3x). Saint Jude, Apostle, martyr and relative of our Lord Jesus Christ, of Mary and of Joseph, intercede for us!

LET US PRAY
SAINT JUDE THADDEUS, thou relative of Jesus Christ, thou glorious Apostle and martyr, renowned for thy virtues and miracles, faithful and prompt intercessor of all who honour thee and trust in thee! Thou art a powerful patron and helper in grievous afflictions. I come to thee and entreat thee from the depth of my heart, come to my aid with thy powerful intercession, for thou hast received from God the privilege to assist with thy manifest help those who almost despair of all hope. Look down upon me; my life is a life of crosses, my days are days of tribulations and my heart is an ocean of bitterness. All my paths are strewn with thorns and scarcely one moment passes but is witness of my tears and sighs. And withal, my soul is enveloped in darkness! Disquietude, discouragement, mistrust, yes, sometimes even a kind of despair, preys upon my soul. Divine Providence seems lost to my sight, and Faith seems to falter in my heart. Overwhelmed by these thoughts, I see myself surrounded by a dark cloud. Thou canst forsake me in this sad plight. I will not depart from thee until thou hast heard me. Oh, hasten to my aid. I will be grateful to thee all my life. I will thank God for the graces bestowed upon thee and will encourage devotion to thee according to my power. Amen.

V. St Jude Thaddeus, pray for us.
R. And for all who invoke thy aid.



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