Glorious St. Jude, with faith in your goodness, we ask for your help today. As one of Christ's chosen Apostles, you remain a pillar and foundation of His Church on earth. You are counted, we know, among the elders who always stand before God's throne.
From your place of glory we know you do not forget the needs and difficulties of Christ's little ones here, still struggling, like me, on the way home to God. Please intercede for us all, gracious St. Jude, and be with us in our daily toil and in all our necessities. In Christ's name, we appeal to you again today. Amen.
St. Jude is celebrated as a patron of hopeless cases, and in things almost despaired of. He is usually pictured with a book or pen because of his epistle in the New Testament. The club indicates his martyr's death and the flame above his head the inspiration and assistance of the Holy Spirit.
Many have had their desperate pleas answered by faithful devotion to St. Jude.