Novena Prayers

Prayer in Trials
St. Jude, glorious Apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, you are forgotten by many. But the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases, of things despaired of. Pray for us who am so miserable, make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege accorded to you to bring visible and speedy help where we almost despair of help. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and succor of heaven in all our necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly – (here make your request) and that I may bless God with you and all the elect throughout all eternity.

We promise you, Blessed JUDE, to be ever mindful of this great favor and we will never cease to honor you as our special and powerful patron and to encourage devotion to you. Amen

St. Jude, Pray for Us
and for all who honor and invoke thy aid.

Praise and Thanksgiving
Lord Jesus Christ, in union with all who praise you in heaven with Mary, all the angels and saints, we praise and glorify you for the special graces and privileges with which you have gifted St. Jude. Because of what you have given him, bless us also through his intercession with the particular needs we ask for now, but especially at the hour of our death, that we may experience your love and mercy.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

 

Prayer in Affliction
O St. Jude Thaddeus, relative of Jesus, glorious apostle and martyr you are known for your virtues and miracles. You are a powerful patron and helper in serious problems and sufferings; we come to you now and ask you from the depths of our heart to come to our aid with your powerful intercession. You have received from God the privilege to assist those who almost despair of all hope. Look upon us our life at times seems filled with crosses. Our earthly journey to the Father encounters persistent trials and pain. At times we experience darkness fatigue, unrest, discouragement and mistrust. Our very faith itself is tested. We are overwhelmed. We trust and know that you as Patron of hopeless cases and situations, want, like our loving heavenly Father, to help us. Hasten to our aid. Heal in us whatever may hinder God’s loving and purifying touch.

Litany of St. Jude
Lord Have Mercy on us.
Christ have mercy on us.
Lord have mercy on us, Christ hear us,
Christ graciously hear us
God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us
Holy Trinity one God, Have mercy on us.
St. Jude relative of Jesus and Mary, Pray for us
St. Jude called to be an apostle, Pray for us,
St. Jude who had his feet washed by Jesus at the
Last Supper, Pray for us

St. Jude who at the Last Supper did receive the
Holy Eucharist from the hands of Jesus,
Pray for us
St. Jude who was deeply grieved by the death of
Jesus, Pray for us

St. Jude who was greatly consoled by the Resurrection
of Jesus, Pray for us

St. Jude who witnessed the Ascension of Jesus,
Pray for us

St. Jude, who was filled with the Holy Spirit on the
day of Pentecost, Pray for us

St. Jude, who preached the Gospel in Persia, Pray
for us

St. Jude, who performed wonderful miracles by the
power of the Holy Spirit, Pray for us

St. Jude, who restored an idolatrous king to health
of both body and soul, Pray for us

St. Jude, who foretold to a weak prince an honor-
able peace with his powerful enemy, Pray for us

St. Jude, who disregarding the threats of the impious,
courageously preached the doctrine of Christ,
Pray for us

St. Jude who gloriously suffered martyrdom for the
love of your Divine Master,
Pray for us

Blessed Apostle,
With confidence, we invoke you!
Blessed Apostle,
With confidence, we invoke you!
Blessed Apostle,
With confidence, we invoke you!
St. Jude, help of the hopeless,
Aid me in my distress
St. Jude, help of the hopeless,
Aid me in my distress
St. Jude, help of the hopeless,
Aid me in my distress

That by your intercession, the people of the
church may obtain an ardent zeal for the faith
of Jesus Christ,
We beseech you, hear us

That you would bless and protect our Sovereign
Pontiff and obtain peace and unity for the
Holy Church,
We beseech you, hear us

That you would guide and protect our President
and all elected officials,
We beseech you, hear us
That all people may seek to do the Father’s will,
We beseech you, hear us

That faith, hope and charity may increase in our
hearts,
We beseech you, hear us.

That you would aid and protect all those who
honor you, We beseech you, hear us
That you would defend us at the hour of our
death,
We beseech you, hear us

Pray for us, that at the hour of death God may
show us His mercy,
We beseech you, hear us

Pray for us, that we may be admitted into the
company of the blessed, to rejoice in
the presence of our God forever,
We beseech, you hear us

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of
the world,
Spare us, 0 Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of
world,
Graciously hear us, 0 Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of
the world,
Have Mercy on us, O Lord.

St. Jude pray for us.
And for all who invoke your aid.

PRAYER

Glorious apostle, martyr and relative of Jesus*
St. Jude Thaddeus * who did spread the true Faith
among the most barbarous and distant nations *
who did win to the obedience of Jesus Christ,
many tribes and peoples by the power of His holy
Word * grant, we beseech you * that from this
day * we may be preserved from all evil thoughts.

* That we may always obtain your assistance *
particularly in every danger and difficulty and
that we may safely reach the heavenly country
with you * to adore the Most Holy Trinity, the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, forever and ever.
Amen

St. Jude, Pray for us.
St. Jude, Pray for us.
St. Jude, Pray for us.

PRAYER FOR LASTING PEACE IN
OUR HEARTS — OUR HOMES
OUR NATION — OUR WORLD

Give peace, 0 Lord, in our days, for there is
none other that fights for us, but only you, our
God.
V. Let there be peace in Your strength, 0
Lord
R. And plenty in Your strong places.
Let us pray: 0 God, from whom proceed all
holy desires, all right counsels and just works;
grant unto us your servants that peace which the
world cannot give; that our hearts may be de-
voted to Your service, and that, being delivered
from the fear of our enemies, we may pass our
time in peace under Your protection. Through
Christ Our Lord. Amen

PRAYER FOR THE SICK

For those who most need our prayers –
those who will die today. For the poor, the
sick, the jobless, for those in jail, for those
suffering from loneliness or depression. For
those suffering with marriage or divorce problems.
For those suffering from life threatening
illnesses such as cancer, heart diseases,
diabetes, leukemia or AIDS. For those suffering
from addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling or
gluttony. For all of these we offer our prayers.

Let us pray:

Consider, Oh Lord, Your faithful ones,
suffering from bodily and mental affliction,
and refresh the lives which You have created,
that by being bettered by suffering, they may
ever be conscious of Your merciful salvation.

May the Lord, Jesus Christ, be with you to
guard you, within you to preserve you, before
you to lead you, behind you to watch you,
above you to bless you. Who lives and reigns
with the Father in the Holy Spirit in Eternity.
Amen.

May the blessing of Almighty God, Father,
Son and Holy Spirit descend upon you
and remain for all time. Amen.