Prayer in Physical Sickness
Saint Jude, I have not the strength to pray as I ought. Nothing is able to give me any relief. My courage is faltering, impatience and loneliness are clouding my mind and my heart. Obtain for me, Saint Jude, the courage and resignation to accept all these trials from the hand of God with faith and patience. If it is for the good of my soul, grant that I may recover my former health so that I may be of assistance to others.
Prayer for Special Request
St. Jude, glorious apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor has caused you to be forgotten by many. But the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of difficult and desperate cases.
Pray for us who are so miserable. Make use, we implore you, of that particular privilege accorded to you to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of. Come to their assistance in this great need that they may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all their necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly – that even in this desperate and seemingly hopeless situation amongst us on earth, that you as you have before reverse this affliction of the mother who is so dear to her daughter and all around her, through the special favour you have with God intercede for this dying woman – and that they may praise God with you and all the elect throughout all eternity. I promise you, O blessed JUDE, to be ever mindful of this great favor. I will honor you as my special and powerful patron and encourage devotion to you. AMEN.
Remember, St. Jude is recognized by the Catholic Church as the patron saint of hopeless cases, when things are dire, he works best. Let us pray.