THE NOVENA TO SAINT JUDE
Prayed either once a day for nine days,
or traditionally, nine times a day for nine days.
This is a novena known and loved by millions of souls who have turned
to Saint Jude to intercede with his kinsman, Jesus Christ, who is
God. It is one of several, but is my favorite, as it enables me
to speak from my heart. Other prayers will be included below which
can be used instead if they speak more personally for you.
"O most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant
and friend of Jesus, people honor and invoke you universally, as
the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray
for me, for I am so helpless and alone. Please help to bring me
visible and speedy assistance. Come to my assistance in this great
need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all
my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (state
your request) and that I may praise God with you always."
-Say at this time 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys and
3 Glory Bes. (I also add the Fatima Prayer to Jesus, but this is
-Finish with the following prayer:
"I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever
mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and
powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you by
publishing this request. Amen."
publishing spoken of here is usually an ad taken in the personal
section of the classified ads in the local newspaper, thanking Saint
Jude in just so many words..."Thank you Saint Jude."