Monday, October 28, 2013

Thank You, Saint Jude



Glorious Apostle, Saint Jude Thaddeus,
I salute you through the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Through His Heart I praise and thank God
for all the graces he has bestowed upon you.
I implore you, through His love
to look upon me with compassion.
Do not despise my poor prayer.
Do not let my trust be confounded.
God has granted to you the privilege of aiding mankind
in the most desperate cases.
Oh, come to my aid that I may praise the mercies of God.
All my life I will be your grateful client
until I can thank you in heaven.
Amen.


Saint Jude, pray for us, and for all who invoke your aid.

Novena to Saint Jude -- Day 9 (Final Day)



Come to my aid, O God.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Almighty God, Father of mercies
and giver of all good gifts,
I come before you to honor you in your saints,
and ask their help in my many needs.
You promised that those who ask, would receive,
those who seek, would find, those who knock,
would have doors opened to them.
Hear the prayers of your church, grant my requests,
and pardon my sins.
Amen

Good St. Jude, chosen by Jesus as a messenger of His kingdom,
and bearer of God's power,
I entrust myself to your care
and place in your hands this request of mine (make your request)
You are a witness that nothing is impossible with God and
that all will be well by God's grace.
Pray that I may have a simple faith
and strong hope to believe and trust in God,
my Master, who makes all things possible
and brings all things to good.
Amen

Day 9

Lord Jesus Christ,
you prepare a place for us in your heavenly kingdom.
Grant me a place at your side and bring us all safely home.
Amen


To conclude this novena, say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be.

Our Father

Our Father
Who art in Heaven
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done.
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
Amen

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of Grace
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
And Blessed is the Fruit of thy Womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now, and at the hour of our death
Amen

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now,
And ever shall be.
World without end.
Amen


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Novena to Saint Jude -- Day 8



Come to my aid, O God.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Almighty God, Father of mercies
and giver of all good gifts,
I come before you to honor you in your saints,
and ask their help in my many needs.
You promised that those who ask, would receive,
those who seek, would find, those who knock,
would have doors opened to them.
Hear the prayers of your church, grant my requests,
and pardon my sins.
Amen

Good St. Jude, chosen by Jesus as a messenger of His kingdom,
and bearer of God's power,
I entrust myself to your care
and place in your hands this request of mine (make your request)
You are a witness that nothing is impossible with God and
that all will be well by God's grace.
Pray that I may have a simple faith
and strong hope to believe and trust in God,
my Master, who makes all things possible
and brings all things to good.
Amen

Day 8

Lord Jesus Christ,
you rose from the dead and brought life to all creation.
I hope in your promise of life.
Bring me the joy of your resurrection.
Amen

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Novena to Saint Jude -- Day 7



Come to my aid, O God.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Almighty God, Father of mercies
and giver of all good gifts,
I come before you to honor you in your saints,
and ask their help in my many needs.
You promised that those who ask, would receive,
those who seek, would find, those who knock,
would have doors opened to them.
Hear the prayers of your church, grant my requests,
and pardon my sins.
Amen

Good St. Jude, chosen by Jesus as a messenger of His kingdom,
and bearer of God's power,
I entrust myself to your care
and place in your hands this request of mine (make your request)
You are a witness that nothing is impossible with God and
that all will be well by God's grace.
Pray that I may have a simple faith
and strong hope to believe and trust in God,
my Master, who makes all things possible
and brings all things to good.
Amen

Day 7

Lord Jesus Christ,
when you died on the cross, all seemed lost and gone,
yet you came to life again.
When all seems lost for me, bring me life again,
O Lord.
Amen

Friday, October 25, 2013

Novena to Saint Jude -- Day 6



Come to my aid, O God.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Almighty God, Father of mercies
and giver of all good gifts,
I come before you to honor you in your saints,
and ask their help in my many needs.
You promised that those who ask, would receive,
those who seek, would find, those who knock,
would have doors opened to them.
Hear the prayers of your church, grant my requests,
and pardon my sins.
Amen

Good St. Jude, chosen by Jesus as a messenger of His kingdom,
and bearer of God's power,
I entrust myself to your care
and place in your hands this request of mine (make your request)
You are a witness that nothing is impossible with God and
that all will be well by God's grace.
Pray that I may have a simple faith
and strong hope to believe and trust in God,
my Master, who makes all things possible
and brings all things to good.
Amen

Day 6

Lord Jesus Christ,
in the Garden of Gethsemane you prayed in fear and sorrow.
Turn to me when I am afraid, and give me strength to bear
my cross.
Amen

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Novena to Saint Jude -- Day 5



Come to my aid, O God.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Almighty God, Father of mercies
and giver of all good gifts,
I come before you to honor you in your saints,
and ask their help in my many needs.
You promised that those who ask, would receive,
those who seek, would find, those who knock,
would have doors opened to them.
Hear the prayers of your church, grant my requests,
and pardon my sins.
Amen

Good St. Jude, chosen by Jesus as a messenger of His kingdom,
and bearer of God's power,
I entrust myself to your care
and place in your hands this request of mine (make your request)
You are a witness that nothing is impossible with God and
that all will be well by God's grace.
Pray that I may have a simple faith
and strong hope to believe and trust in God,
my Master, who makes all things possible
and brings all things to good.
Amen

Day 5

Lord Jesus Christ,
you listen to our prayers, and grant what we ask.
Hear my prayers and listen to my voice,
for I am in need.
Amen

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Novena to Saint Jude -- Day 4



Come to my aid, O God.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Almighty God, Father of mercies
and giver of all good gifts,
I come before you to honor you in your saints,
and ask their help in my many needs.
You promised that those who ask, would receive,
those who seek, would find, those who knock,
would have doors opened to them.
Hear the prayers of your church, grant my requests,
and pardon my sins.
Amen

Good St. Jude, chosen by Jesus as a messenger of His kingdom,
and bearer of God's power,
I entrust myself to your care
and place in your hands this request of mine (make your request)
You are a witness that nothing is impossible with God and
that all will be well by God's grace.
Pray that I may have a simple faith
and strong hope to believe and trust in God,
my Master, who makes all things possible
and brings all things to good.
Amen

Day 4

Lord Jesus Christ,
no one comes to you, even those desperate and poor,
whom you do not welcome and refresh,
I come tired and burdened, make my spirit light.
Amen

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Novena to Saint Jude -- Day 3



Come to my aid, O God.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Almighty God, Father of mercies
and giver of all good gifts,
I come before you to honor you in your saints,
and ask their help in my many needs.
You promised that those who ask, would receive,
those who seek, would find, those who knock,
would have doors opened to them.
Hear the prayers of your church, grant my requests,
and pardon my sins.
Amen

Good St. Jude, chosen by Jesus as a messenger of His kingdom,
and bearer of God's power,
I entrust myself to your care
and place in your hands this request of mine (make your request)
You are a witness that nothing is impossible with God and
that all will be well by God's grace.
Pray that I may have a simple faith
and strong hope to believe and trust in God,
my Master, who makes all things possible
and brings all things to good.
Amen

Day 3

Lord Jesus Christ,
In the storm at sea you told you disciples not to fear
but to believe in your power to calm the winds and the sea.
Speak to my troubled spirit, and calm my fears.
Amen

Monday, October 21, 2013

Novena to Saint Jude -- Day 2



Come to my aid, O God.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Almighty God, Father of mercies
and giver of all good gifts,
I come before you to honor you in your saints,
and ask their help in my many needs.
You promised that those who ask, would receive,
those who seek, would find, those who knock,
would have doors opened to them.
Hear the prayers of your church, grant my requests,
and pardon my sins.
Amen

Good St. Jude, chosen by Jesus as a messenger of His kingdom,
and bearer of God's power,
I entrust myself to your care
and place in your hands this request of mine (make your request)
You are a witness that nothing is impossible with God and
that all will be well by God's grace.
Pray that I may have a simple faith
and strong hope to believe and trust in God,
my Master, who makes all things possible
and brings all things to good.
Amen

Day 2

Lord Jesus Christ,
You taught that God who cares for the lilies of the field
and the birds of the air, also cares for those of little faith.
Lord, come and care for me.
Amen

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Novena to Saint Jude -- Day 1



Come to my aid, O God.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Almighty God, Father of mercies
and giver of all good gifts,
I come before you to honor you in your saints,
and ask their help in my many needs.
You promised that those who ask, would receive,
those who seek, would find, those who knock,
would have doors opened to them.
Hear the prayers of your church, grant my requests,
and pardon my sins.
Amen

Good St. Jude, chosen by Jesus as a messenger of His kingdom,
and bearer of God's power,
I entrust myself to your care
and place in your hands this request of mine (make your request)
You are a witness that nothing is impossible with God and
that all will be well by God's grace.
Pray that I may have a simple faith
and strong hope to believe and trust in God,
my Master, who makes all things possible
and brings all things to good.
Amen

Day 1

Lord Jesus Christ,
you promised that mountains would move for someone with faith
the size of a mustard seed. Plant the seed of faith in my
heart and help me believe in the power of your promises.
Amen

Monday, October 14, 2013

Starting Sunday, October 20: Novena To Saint Jude


On Sunday, October 20, 2013 I will be praying a Novena To Saint Jude the Apostle, which will end on the feast day of Saint Jude and Saint Simon, on October 28.

Saint Jude is the patron of lost or desperate causes, and several reasons are given for this patronage. The first, is that early Christians often confused him with the traitor Judas, and as a result of the confusion between the names, never prayed to him, and devotion to him became something of a lost cause. The second comes from his Epistle where he stressed that the faithful should persevere in the harsh and desperate environment faced by Christians in those times. You can read more about Saint Jude in a post I made several years ago here.

Certainly all of us have faced or are facing desperate events in our lives, and many are facing desperate situations, be it of a personal nature, or a moral or political nature in our communities and nations.


During this novena the prayers for each day will be posted here on "Favorite Prayers and Scripture". Please join with me in praying this Novena to Saint Jude, Apostle, and relative of Joseph and Mary, and of Our Lord and Savior. You can go the comments area of this blog, and leave your intentions if you'd like.

Friday, October 11, 2013

USCCB: pray, fast for conscience rights : News Headlines

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:

  • The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking Catholics to pray, fast, and abstain from meat on Friday, October 11, “that everyone may recognize the importance of laws upholding conscience protection.”
  • In a reflection published along with the announced intention, the USCCB cited Dignitatis Humanae in saying that “the foundation of the principle of religious freedom is rooted in the dignity of the human person, who is endowed with reason and free will.” The reflection observed that leaders of the US bishops’ conference have written to Congress to insist that “government cannot mandate the purchase of healthcare if it means violating one's conscience.”

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USCCB: pray, fast for conscience rights : News Headlines

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