St. Jude

I have to say, all kudos to St. Jude. I had a prayer that needed to be answered, and had needed to be answered for a long time, but I always procrastinated on praying to St. Jude, despite how desperate the situation was getting. Finally, I did it, and of course, he answered my prayer on the day that the novena ended, several days after I thought that there was no more hope. As part of the prayer, I'm supposed to spread devotion to him and distribute the novena, so here it is.

Novena to St. Jude
Most Holy Apostle St. Jude Thaddeus, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered your beloved Master into the hands of the 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 who am so needy; 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 consolations and succor of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings particularly (here mention your petition) . . . 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.

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