Jude the Apostle was born in Galilee in the first century. There is not much that is known about his life before he came in contact with Jesus Christ and ultimately became one of the 12 apostles. St. Jude was passionate about his faith and would preach the Gospel to any person that would listen. Ultimately, he would die for his faith in approximately 65 AD in Beirut. Today, there are many people that pray different versions of the St. Jude prayer. The St. Jude prayer request is most commonly used by a person that may be suffering or feel as though they have a desperate situation and need God’s intercession.
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St. Jude Daily Prayer
Did you know that you can pray to St. Jude on a daily basis? Part of the beauty of a St. Jude daily prayer is the fact that you can incorporate an abundance of different types of prayer requests to St. Jude. Regardless of whether you have special prayer intentions for your prayer group or you simply want to say a unity prayer in hopes that the world will continue to heal itself, a St. Jude daily prayer can help you to focus and face your day knowing that God is there with you. Here is an example of a St. Jude daily prayer:
Most holy St. Jude,
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 (Share 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 favor, to always honor thee as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to thee. Amen.
Prayer to St. Jude Hopeless Cases
One of the reasons why so many people turn to a St. Jude prayer for comfort and guidance is due to the fact that St. Jude is known to be the patron saint of hopeless cases. Therefore, a prayer to St. Jude for hopeless cases can help you to feel not only closer to this saint but closer to God in general. Although there are several special prayers that you can pray to St. Jude, here is a specific prayer to St. Jude for hopeless cases:
Most holy apostle, St. Jude,
faithful servant and friend of Jesus,
the Church honors and invokes you universally,
as the patron of hopeless cases,
of things almost despaired of.
Pray for me,
I am so helpless and alone.
St. Jude Prayer Novena 9 Days
A novena is commonly known as a nine day Catholic prayer request. Novenas can start at any time and you can pray these special prayer intentions to any saint. However, there are many in the Catholic faith who would prefer to complete a St. Jude prayer novena for 9 days. There are several prayers that you can incorporate into your St. Jude prayer novena for 9 days, however, here is an example of one that is used the most.
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.
Catholic Prayer Request to St. Jude
There are many people who offer a Catholic Prayer request to St. Jude. Whether you use your special prayers to ask for a St. Jude request for miracles or you have something on your prayer list that you would like to ask for, if you find yourself struggling to find the right words in your own St. Jude prayer request online, you can always prayer one of these prayers to St. Jude:
- Prayer Request to St. Jude 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 *insert your special intention*, to uplift his/her despondent spirit, and to instill hope in his/her heart. Amen.
- General Prayer Request to St. Jude
Most Holy Apostle St. Jude Thaddeus, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered your beloved Master into the hands of the enemies has caused you to be forgotten by many, but the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases and of things despaired of. Pray for me who am so needy; make use, I implore you of that particular privilege accorded to you to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolations and succor of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings particularly (here mention your petition) and that I may bless God with you and all the elect throughout eternity. I promise you, O blessed Jude to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor you as my special and powerful patron and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to you. Amen.
- Prayer Request to St. Jude in Times of Suffering
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, I place myself into your hands at this difficult time. Help me to know that I am not alone. Please pray for me, asking God to send me comfort for my sorrows, bravery for my fears, and healing for my suffering. Ask our loving God to strengthen my faith and give me the courage to accept His Will for my life. Thank you, St. Jude, for the hope you offer to all who believe in you. Amen.
- Hymn to St. Jude
St. Jude the oft forgotten, You shall remembered be. We hail you now in glory and have recourse to you for help, for the despairing, when hopeless seems the task and from the Heart of Jesus through you we favors ask.
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