Novena prayer 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 enemy has caused you to be forgotten by many but the church honours and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases and things despaired of. Pray for me who am so miserable, 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 succour of heaven in all my difficulties, tribulations and suffering particularly(name your request) and that I may bless God with you and all the elects forever. I promise you o blessed Jude to be ever mindful of this great favour and to honour you as my special and powerful patron and also to encourage devotion to you.
St Jude Thaddeus…pray for us and those who honour and invoke your aid!