A Prayer to St. Jude

by Ms. Margaret Davis

The longer I have my website the more I hear of people going through desperate times. Privately I tell them about this prayer that always works for me. Maybe not right away but always in due time. It’s a bit awkward for me to put this on a scene website but this is where my friends are, so this is the easiest way to make help available. I’d like to know if it helps.

—Margaret Davis

This is from the back of a holy card I’ve had since high school:

To be said where problems arise or when one seems to be deprived of all visible help or for cases almost despared of.

Most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered your beloved Master into the hands of His enemies has caused you to be forgotten by many, but 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. Make use I implore you of that particular privilege given to you, to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may recieve the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly [Here make your request] and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever. 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. Amen.

(To encourage devotion to St. Jude, distribute these prayers or acknowledge in writing favors received.)