Saturday, April 13, 2024

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. -Begin:

“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 not necessary.)

-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.”

The 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.”