There are certain times in your life where you may feel as though the world is falling in on you. This is when you turn to making a prayer request. Nothing seems to go right and you aren’t entirely sure where to turn to for help because the situation at hand feels so impossible. This is the perfect time in your life where you should pray a novena for impossible cases. Over and above saying prayers when you feel hopeless, a novena for impossible cases is a nine day prayer litany which can help you to feel more peace in whatever is going on in your life.
We will print and place your prayer request on the Stone of Anointing; the place where Christ’ body was laid down after being removed from the crucifix and prepared for burial.
Novenas for Hopeless Cases
Although it’s true that you can always develop your own novena to a special saint when it comes to the hopeless case that you may be facing, there are several saints that can help to motivate you or provide you with the comfort that you need during this time in your live. Here are some examples of novenas for hopeless cases that you can use in your prayer requests.
Novena to St. Rita for Impossible Cases
Although you may make prayer requests to St. Rita, it’s important to remember that St. Rita is known as being the patron saint of impossible and hopeless cases, therefore, a novena to St. Rita for impossible cases can implore her to bring what feels like a hopeless cause before God. Typically, you would begin your novena each day with the following prayer:
O Holy Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, whose pleadings before thy Divine Lord are almost irresistible, who for thy lavishness in granting favors hast been called the Advocate of the HOPELESS and even of the IMPOSSIBLE; St. Rita, so humble, so pure, so mortified, so patient and of such compassionate love for the Crucified Jesus that thou couldst obtain from Him whatsoever thou askest, on account of which all confidently have recourse to thee, expecting, if not always relief, at least comfort; be propitious to our petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of thy suppliant; be lavish to us, as thou hast been in so many wonderful cases, for the greater glory of God, for the spreading of thine own devotion, and for the consolation of those who trust in thee. We promise, if our petition is granted, to glorify thee by making known thy favor, to bless and sing thy praises forever. Relying then upon thy merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we pray thee grant that (here mention your request).
Novena to St. Jude for Impossible Cases
St. Jude is another example of a saint that many people commonly turn to when they feel as though they are faced with a helpless or hopeless situation. Although a prayer request to St. Jude can help you to feel closer to this saint, a novena to St. Jude for impossible cases can also provide you with a certain sense of comfort regarding your situation. A popular prayer for a novena to St. Jude for impossible cases is:
O Holy St. 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 depth 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. St. Jude pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen.