Prayer to be said in any great necessity
Most holy apostle, St. Jude Thaddeus, faithful servant
and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered the 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 and
of things despaired of. Pray for me; make use I implore you, of that particular
privilege accorded 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
consolations and succor of heaven in all necessities, tribulations and sufferings,
particularly (here make your request) and that I may bless God with
you and all the elect throughout eternity.
I promise you, O blessed Jude, to be ever mindful
of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor you as my special and powerful
patron and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to you. Amen.