St. Jude Novena

st jude relicIn the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

O my God, I believe that You are my Father, / that You created me and love me with a divine love, / and that when I pray, You hear my prayer. / Therefore, my Father, I hope in You, because You are Almighty, and can do all things / I look to you for all my needs / and because of this deep hope I love You with every beat of my heart, / and I am sorry that I ever sinned against You, / and I want to love my brother as I love myself.

Therefore, / with unbounded faith in the Power and in the Mighty Intercession of
Your servant St. Jude, / I do make this solemn novena.

Novena Prayer
Glorious Apostle, and Martyr, St. Jude, / I begin this day of prayer to beg your help / and ask your intercession so that Almighty God, because of you, / will grant me my present need.

(PAUSE Here make known your intention)

Help all of us, Oh Dear St. Jude, in our needs / and inspire us to believe / that there is nothing, / that will be for my good / but that God, through you, will grant me / for Jesus, my Saviour, has said / “if you ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it to you.” / Therefore, in the Name of Jesus and in the name of St. Jude, / I ask Almighty God to grant me my petition, Amen.

(Please stand and pray together.)

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. / In green pastures He makes me lie down. / He leads me to waters where I may rest; / He gives refreshment to my soul. / He takes me along paths that are straight for His name sake / Though I should walk in a dark valley, / I will fear no evil, because You are with me. / Your rod and your staff, / these comfort me. You did prepare for me a table in the sight of my adversaries; / You did anoint my head with oil; / my cup overflows. / Kindness and grace shall follow me and the days of my life / and I shall dwell in the House of the Lord for length of days.

Hymn to St. Jude
We come to your altar, / our faith brings us here. We come to implore you, / may God hear our prayer oh good St. Jude we call on your name. / All your praises your servants proclaim.

Concluding Prayer
O loving and dear St. Jude / look aside from my unworthiness, / and look only to the mercy and the love of Jesus /
and please take to God’s heart this intention for which I pray. I do promise that I will encourage others to seek your aid /and I will do all that I can to tell others how great and good you are. With, this Faith and with this Hope, /
I place myself in your hands through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen.

O Heavenly Father / please place your healing hand upon all who make this novena; / and for the glory of your name, /hear and answer our prayer. Amen.

St. Jude pray for us.