“Saint Jude, Hope of the Hopeless, Pray for Us”
The St. Jude Prayer is a very special prayer indeed. St. Jude was one of the Twelve Apostles, and in the Catholic Church he is the patron Saint of lost causes. The Epistle of Jude in Bible is filled with encouragement to keep the faith and remain hopeful!
So, when you’re down and out, and nothing else seems to be working, the prayer to St Jude is here for you. James 5:16 promises that the “prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective!”
The Prayer to St Jude
O most holy apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes thee universally, as the patron saint 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 despaired of.
Come to my assistance in this great need, that I may receive
the consolation and succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (here make your request) and that I may praise
God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity.
I promise thee, O blessed Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour, to always honor thee as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to thee.
Have you seen this prayer to St. Jude in the newspaper your whole life? It’s there because St. Jude personally asks that when he answers your prayer and the prayer worked for you to pass it on…tell someone about the special prayer. Make sure you tell someone in need that this prayer works.