Prayers Invoking Saint Jude Thaddeus

“The Apostle of Hope”


Most holy Apostle, SAINT JUDE THADDEUS, friend of Jesus, I place myself in your care at this difficult time. Pray for me. Help me know that I need not face my troubled alone. Please join me in my need, asking God to send me: consolation in my sorrow, courage in my fear, and healing in the midst of my suffering. Ask our loving Lord to fill me with the grace to accept whatever may lie ahead for me and my and my loved ones and to strengthen my faith in God’s healing powers. Thank you, SAINT JUDE THADDEUS, for the promise of hope you hold out to all who believe and inspire me to give this gift of hope to others as it has been given to me.


Most holy Apostle, SAINT JUDE THADDEUS, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor, who delivered the beloved Master into the hands of many, but the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases and things despaired. 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. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and support of heaven in all my necessities, evils, and sufferings: particularly…

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… and that I may bless God with you and all the elect throughout eternity.

I promise you, O blessed SAINT 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.

V. SAINT JUDE, Apostle of Hope:
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SAINT JUDE THADDEUS is the saint that is called upon when situations arise that seem to be beyond any hope of positive resolution.

Danny Thomas, popular comedian- entertainer of the 80’s and 90’s, had a great devotion to the saint since his early days as a night club performer in Chicago. The story is that Thomas’ devotion was in return for a petition granted early in his entertainment career. Thomas directed a extensive campaign for the building of Saint Jude’s Hospital in Memphis TN.

Devotion to SAINT JUDE continues to grow each day because people with desperate cases find solace and strength through his intercession on their behalf with Our Lord.

Every day in newspapers throughout the world it is possible to find the recognition of a favor granted through SAINT JUDE THADDEUS.

In churches, SAINT JUDE prayer cards, booklets containing devotions to SAINT JUDE, or information about SAINT JUDE are left by people whose prayers have been answered.