St. Jude (Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes)
St. Jude (also known as Thaddeus) was one of the 12 Apostles chosen by Jesus and was actually one of Jesus’ relatives. Not much is known about the life of this saint, but his intercession for hopeless causes is very powerful. His feast day is celebrated on October 28th.
Prayer for St. Jude’s Intercession
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hope. Please intercede on my behalf. Make use of that particular privilege given to you to bring hope, comfort, and help where they are needed most. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven as I work with my challenges, particularly (here make your request). I praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, 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.
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