St Jude Prayer

The St. Jude Prayer or the Prayer to St. Jude is recited by many Catholics when they are praying for something that they think are impossible to get.

St. Jude is the Patron Saint for lost causes.  Saint Jude, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus, is also known as Thaddeus.  He is the brother of Saint James.  His name was mentioned in the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Matthew.  His prayer can be recited when faced with a very difficult situation.


St. Jude Prayer:


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. 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 receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly – (here make your request) 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.



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