For Desperate Situations and Hopeless Cases
Prayed anytime of year, but especially October 19–27 in preparation for the Feast of Saints Simon and Jude on October 28.
Pray the following each day for nine days in a row. This is the traditional Novena to Saint Jude and can be prayed any time of year:
Most holy Apostle Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.
Intercede with God for me, that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly:
(Make any other personal requests now.)
May I and all people praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed Saint Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen
May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored and loved in all the tabernacles until the end of time.
May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised and glorified now and forever.
Saint Jude, pray for us and hear our prayers.
Blessed be the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Blessed be the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Blessed be Saint Jude Thaddeus, in all the world and for all Eternity.
(Now pray the Our Father and Hail Mary.)