POWERFUL NOVENA TO SAINT JUDE THADDEUS, PATRON OF HOPELESS AND DESPERATE CASES: DAY 5

(For married couples seeking the ‘fruit of the womb’)

O God, come to my aid+
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Hymn

Apostle of Jesus, a martyr-saint of old
The cousin of our Saviour, of Whom thy love hath told;
A writer of the scriptures, with tongue of fire aflame,
The worker great of wonders, in Jesus’ Holy Name,
The worker great of wonders, in Jesus’ Holy Name.

St. Jude, though oft-forgotten, thou shalt remembered be,
We hail thee now in glory, and have recourse to thee;
For help for the despairing, when hopeless seems the task,
And from the Heart of Jesus, through thee, we favours ask,
And from the Heart of Jesus, through thee, we favours ask.

Daily Prayer to St. Jude Thaddeus

Most holy Apostle Saint Jude Thaddeus, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered the beloved Master into the hands of His enemies, has caused you to be forgotten by many but the Church honours and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases, of things despaired of. Pray for me who am so miserable; make use I implore you, of this 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 necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (here, make your special request) and that I may bless God with you and all the elect forever. I promise you, O Blessed Saint Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour and I will never cease to honour you as my special and powerful patron and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to you. Amen.

Scriptural Meditation
(Introduction to the Epistle of St. Jude)

Jude verse 1-4

From Jude, servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James; to those who are called, to those who are dear to God the Father and kept safe for Jesus Christ, mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. My dear friends, at a time when I was eagerly looking forward to writing to you about the salvation that we all share, I felt that I must write to you encouraging you to fight hard for the faith which has been once and for all entrusted to God’s holy people. Certain people have infiltrated among you, who were long ago marked down for condemnation on this account; without any reverence, they pervert the grace of our God to debauchery and deny all religion, rejecting our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

                                                            The Word of the Lord…

Exegesis:

First, since the epistle of Jude is only a chapter, it is biblically reasonable to go ahead and cite the epistle without really mentioning chapter one; for instance, when citing a passage, let’s say in verse 3, we could say Jude verse 3.

In verse 1, the identity of the author is clearly seen – “Brother of James.” This must be understood as “James the less,” known as the son of Alphaeus (cf. Mat. 10:3), the Bishop of the Church of Jerusalem (cf. Acts 15:13; 21:18), spoken of by St. Paul as “the brother of the Lord” (Galatians 1:19), who was the author of the Epistle of St. James.

In his relationship with James, a piece of contrasting information seems to be the case in Luke 6:16 where Jude is referred to as the “Son” of James. It is pertinent to note that in the original manuscript, the term “son” does not appear, it rather illustrates, thus: “Jude of James,” indicating that they’re brothers; that is, Jude, brother of James.

In verses 3 to 4, Jude states the reason for his letter: two reasons, precisely – First, “about the salvation that we all share – “common salvation”: this is rooted in the teachings of the Christian faith derived from the apostolic preaching and meant to be kept by the Christian community. Here, we see why doctrines are really important. Second, Jude writes to warn the Church against “certain infiltrators” who tend to mislead many, and “rejecting our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”

Points for reflection:

–       How do we cherish and safeguard our “common salvation” – the Catholic faith/doctrine?

–        Do we take cognisance of the infiltrators in our midst who tend to preach a different gospel and deceive many? Do we follow these infiltrators and their messages?

Pause for a moment…

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.

St. Jude Prayer Circle - Franciscan Friars of the AtonementDAY 5 PRAYER

St. Jude, apostle of Christ and helper in despairing cases, hear the prayers and petitions of those who are gathered here online in your honour. In all our needs and desires may we only seek what is pleasing to God and what is best for our salvation. Today, we bring in the petition of those seeking for the ‘fruit of the womb,’ especially those among them that are close to despair with the fear that they might not be able to bear any child of their own. We place them all in your loving care, o Patron of despairing cases, asking you to heal their despair and intercede for them especially if it be for the good of their souls. We are resigned to God’s holy will in all things, knowing that he will leave no sincere prayer unanswered. Amen

Our Father…3 Hail Marys…Glory be…

LITANY OF ST. JUDE

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us!

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us!

God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us!

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us!

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!

All you heavenly powers and saints of God, pray for us!

St. Jude, relative of Jesus and Mary, pray for us!

St. Jude, raised to the dignity of an apostle, pray for us!

St. Jude, who had the honour of beholding the Divine Master humble Himself to wash his feet, pray for us!

St. Jude, who at the Last Supper received the Holy Eucharist from the hands of Jesus, pray for us!

St. Jude, who after the profound grief which the death of your beloved Master caused you, had the consolation of beholding Him risen from the dead and of assisting at His glorious Ascension, pray for us!

St. Jude, who was filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, pray for us!

St. Jude, who preached the Gospel in Persia, pray for us!

St. Jude, who converted many people to the Faith, pray for us!

St. Jude, who performed wonderful miracles in the power of the Holy Spirit, pray for us!

St. Jude, who restored an idolatrous king to health, both of soul and body, pray for us!

St. Jude, who imposed silence on demons, and confounded their oracles, pray for us!

St. Jude, who foretold to a weak prince an honourable peace with his powerful enemy, pray for us!

St. Jude, who took from deadly serpents, the power of injuring men, pray for us!

St. Jude, who, disregarding the threats of the impious, courageously preached the doctrine of Christ, pray for us!

St. Jude, who gloriously suffered martyrdom for the love of your Divine Master, pray for us!

Blessed Apostle, with confidence, we invoke you!

Blessed Apostle, with confidence, we invoke you!

Blessed Apostle, with confidence, we invoke you!

St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress!

St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress!

St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress!

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us!

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord!

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace!

Pray for us o most gracious St. Jude, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

LET US PRAY:

O, Saint Jude Thaddeus, cousin of Jesus Christ, glorious apostle and martyr, renowned for virtues and miracles, faithful and prompt intercessor of all who honour you and trust in you. You are a powerful patron and helper in grievous afflictions. I come to you and entreat you from the depths of my heart to come to my aid with your powerful intercession, for you have received from God the privilege to assist those who almost despair of all hope. Look down upon me, my life is a life of crosses; my days are days of tribulation; my paths are strewn with thorns, and scarcely one moment passes but is a witness of my tears and sighs.

Overwhelmed by these thoughts, I see myself surrounded by a dark cloud. You cannot forsake me in this sad plight. I will not depart from you until you have heard me. O hasten to my aid. I will be grateful to you all my life. I will honour you as my special and powerful patron, I will thank God for the graces bestowed upon you and will propagate your honour and devotion according to my power. Amen.

PRAYER TO SAINT JUDE THADDEUS FOR URGENT FINANCIAL HELP (Optional)

Prayer to Saint Jude Thaddeus for Urgent Financial Help - YouTube

Saint Jude Thaddeus, Apostle of Christ and glorious Martyr, great intercessor in all difficult problems. Today I turn to you with great faith to ask for your generous assistance for I am afflicted and tormented by the lack of economic means. You who are my beloved saint, my blessed patron and noble protector welcome my soul and my body, my mind, and heart; I humbly prostrate before you, ask by the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, that you cast me a compassionate glance and despise not my heartfelt prayer, so my confidence be not in vain. You who, in addition to a singular love, were united with links of kinship to the Divine Redeemer Jesus Christ, source of all good, and are a powerful aid of the desperate. Pray for me my patron saint, my aid, so that, assisted by your precious intercession, I may receive a prompt and efficacious solution for my overwhelming needs. Make it so that I can obtain urgently, needed cash to meet all my expenses, payments, debts, and have peace of mind and tranquillity. Make it so, I beg you, with the certainty of being heard, that I obtain what I need so much: (Ask for everything that you want to attain) Blessed Saint Jude, I honour you with special affection and devotion, hand me the presence and strength of God. Protect me in all circumstances, may your help and consolation never cease. Obtain for me by the grace of the Lord Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the grace to embrace the cross and challenges when they come inasmuch as we pray for deliverance, prosperity, work, and health; make it so that well-being is installed in my home. As an expression of my affection and gratitude, I promise you I will promote an authentic devotion to you, and already from this moment, I infinitely give you thanks for all your favours. So be it. Amen.

Concluding Prayer

O admirable St. Jude Thaddeus, you who, by trusting in the providence of God, has made you an intercessor in the most difficult cases, teach us today the way of solid faith, confident without reservations. May we believe in the miracle of love present in our lives at every moment, in the smallest things on a daily basis. Grant that as we go to bed tonight, we may be filled with joy and peace of one who has already received favours from God through your intercession. I promise you, O blessed Saint Judas Thaddeus, to always remember this grace and never fail to praise and honour you. I will do everything to spread through my life and my testimony the love taught by Jesus and lived by you. Amen

(If possible, kindly accompany this novena with the Holy Rosary at any hour of the day, either 5 or 10 or 15 or 20 decades…)

May the Divine assistance remain always with us, and may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Blessing+
Through the intercession of the holy Apostle and martyr, St. Jude Thaddeus, may the Lord bless + us, keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

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Shalom!

Compiled by Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
Paroquia Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição, Paulo Ramos, Maranhão, Brazil
nozickcjoe@gmail.com / fadacjay@gmail.com

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Michael Umande
Michael Umande
1 year ago

St. Jude Thaddeus! Pray for us. I commend to you the health challenge of Mr. Augustine Peter. Through your intercession, may he receive healing from God. Amen

Dinma Anekwe
Dinma Anekwe
1 year ago

St. Jude Patron of despairing cases please pray for me for this despair case I have at hand in my family and work…

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 year ago

Dear St. Jude, please protect me in all circumstances, may your help and consolation never cease. Amen.

Ifeyinwa
Ifeyinwa
1 year ago

St. Jude Thaddeus, pray to liberate, heal, and restore Nigeria. Amen

Nneka Casmira
Nneka Casmira
1 year ago

Amen

Michael Umande
Michael Umande
1 year ago

St. Jude Thaddeus! Pray for us. I commend to you the health challenge of Mr. Augustine Peter. Through your intercession, may he receive healing from God. Amen.

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 year ago

 I will do everything to spread through my life and my testimony the love taught by Jesus and lived by you. Amen

njideka Ihionu
njideka Ihionu
1 year ago

Thank you st Jude Thaddeus for your help and all you did you are doing, what you doing and what you will do in my family at large.amen

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
3 months ago

To your fraternal intercession dear Patron Saint I entrust the following children and God Children.
Osi and Bimbo
Jude and Judith
Chidinma and Chukwuma
Aimanehy
Obioisẹoye

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
3 months ago

Blessed Apostle with confidence we invoke you

Benjamin Adewale Ajai
Benjamin Adewale Ajai
3 months ago

These verses further solidified my knowledge of Jesus as the only child of Mary and explained the relationship between Jude and Jesus as “cousins” not “brothers”.

Thanks for sharing, Father.

St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress!

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
3 months ago

May the Divine assistance remain always with us, and may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Elizabeth Orbanga
Elizabeth Orbanga
3 months ago

St Jude intercede for my husband financial challenge, my daughter Mrs Abbah wandoo to get pregnant, my daughter Steph to walk with her legs again, in Jesus name Amen

Uba Susanna Chiebone
Uba Susanna Chiebone
3 months ago

St Jude Thaddeus , Saint of desperate cases, pray for me

Tee Terver Norbert
Tee Terver Norbert
3 months ago

St Jude of an undying Faith, increase my Faith and service to you, Jesus and God the Father and Holy Ghost Amen

Doris Okoh
Doris Okoh
3 months ago

Oh Saint Jude intercede in my financial battles and also intercede for Agatha Okoh in her private intentions..Amen

Henry
Henry
3 months ago

Pray for us o most gracious St. Jude, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Anyanwu Akachi Kizito
Anyanwu Akachi Kizito
3 months ago

ST Jude,
Pray for us.

Ujumax
Ujumax
3 months ago

Amen amen and amen

Mike-kusah, Vickie
Mike-kusah, Vickie
3 months ago

St. Jude, Pray for us!
This Novena is so inspiring and a great share.

Thank you Fada CJAY always.

Adeyanju Adenike Regina
Adeyanju Adenike Regina
3 months ago

St. Jude, relative of Jesus and Mary, pray for us Amen

Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
3 months ago

St Jude… Pray for us

Aromashodu Bisi
Aromashodu Bisi
3 months ago

Saint Jude Thaddeus pray for us. Amen

Amaka anachusi
Amaka anachusi
3 months ago

St Jude who converted many people to the faith pray for us Amen

Chidimma Nwaeze
Chidimma Nwaeze
3 months ago

AMEN

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
3 months ago

St Jude Thaddeus Pray for Us Amen

Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
3 months ago

Blessed Saint Jude, I honour you with special affection and devotion, hand me the presence and strength of God. Protect me in all circumstances, may your help and consolation never cease in my life and family and all those that I pray for Amen.

Seember Tsevende
Seember Tsevende
3 months ago

Thank you so much Father for this Novena may you continue to be blessed

Mrs. Olachi Peters
Mrs. Olachi Peters
3 months ago

May our Patron saint intercede for us, and may the Lord answer all our prayers, grant our good heart desires and intentions through Christ our Lord Amen.

Agatha
Agatha
3 months ago

St Jude Thaddeus pray for us

Sule Adanu
Sule Adanu
3 months ago

May St Jude take our prayer requests to God our father particularly those in need of the fruits of womb. Amen

Blessing Thompson #821
Blessing Thompson #821
3 months ago

St. Jude the apostle pray for us. Amen

Aondover Demvihin scholarstica
Aondover Demvihin scholarstica
3 months ago

Saint Jude, pray for us.

John Nwaokolo
John Nwaokolo
3 months ago

St Jude Thadeus grant us special graces especially the intention I put before you this day. May it be for the glory of God amen.

Comfort Edewor
Comfort Edewor
3 months ago

St Jude, helper in hopeless cases, listen to the cries of couples looking up to God for the fruit of the womb and intercede for them

christiana
christiana
3 months ago

Amen

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
3 months ago

St. Jude Thaddeus, may you intercede for my daughter Judith Nyiekaa for the fruit of the womb

Anthonia Nwidadah
Anthonia Nwidadah
3 months ago

St Jude, Patron of desperate cases, intercede for all couples seeking the fruit of the womb, Amen!

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
3 months ago

St. Jude, who imposed silence on demons, and confounded their oracles, pray for me, my husband, my children and my siblings through Christ our Lord. Amen

Oby Ralph
Oby Ralph
3 months ago

Through the intercession of the holy Apostles St Jude and martyr may God bless and keep us from evil

Justina Akende
Justina Akende
3 months ago

St Jude Theadeus,intercede for us.Amen

Rumeh
Rumeh
3 months ago

St Jude pray for us

Ezeugwu Eucharia
Ezeugwu Eucharia
3 months ago

St Jude Thaddeus, pray for us. #G63 Done.

Franca Ekhosuehi
Franca Ekhosuehi
3 months ago

St jude.pray for us

Leticia Otomewo
Leticia Otomewo
3 months ago

St Jude Thaddeus, please Pray for Me that GOD Almighty will hear and answer all my Petitions, Amen!!

Ayaka Daniel Esekwe
Ayaka Daniel Esekwe
3 months ago

St. Jude Thaddeus pray for us

SCHOLASTICA
SCHOLASTICA
3 months ago

O Patron of hopeless and desperate cases, St Jude Thaddeus pray for us! That He may grant our prayers if it be His holy will, Amen!

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
3 months ago

Saint Jude Thaddeus, Pray for us Amen.

Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
3 months ago

Saint Jude thaddeus patron of hopeless and desperate cases help us in our despair and bring speedy help to us

Margaret Wada
Margaret Wada
3 months ago

Thank you St Jude Thaddeus for always interceding for us. I am really grateful to be part of this praying family. Amen

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