2. Prayer for spiritual help: Glorious apostle, martyr, and servant of Jesus, St. Jude Thaddeus, grant, I beg you, that from this day forth I may renounce my sinful habit(s) of (here state your problem), that I may be preserved from all evil thoughts, that I may always obtain your assistance, particularly in danger and difficulty, and that I may reach heaven with you to adore the Most Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen.
3. Prayer for help in trials: Most holy apostle St. Jude Thaddeus, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered your beloved Master into the hands of His enemies has caused you to be forgotten by many. But the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases -- of things despaired of. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege accorded you of bringing 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 succor of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (here make your request), and that I may bless God with you and all the elect throughout eternity. I promise you, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor you as my special and powerful patron and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to you. Amen.
4. Prayer for grievous affliction: St. Jude Thaddeus, relative of Jesus and Mary, glorious apostle and martyr, renowned for your virtues and miracles, faithful and prompt intercessor for all who honor you and trust in you! Powerful patron and helper in grievous affliction, I come to you and entreat you with all my heart to come to my aid, for you have received from God the privilege of assisting with manifest help those who almost despair. Look down upon me -- my life is a life of crosses, my days are full of tribulation, and my paths are strewn with thorns -- and scarcely one moment passes but is witness of my tears and sighs. My soul is enveloped in darkness, disquietude, discouragement, mistrust -- yes, sometimes even a kind of despair preys upon me. Divine Providence seems lost to my sight, and faith seems to falter in my heart. 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! Oh! hasten to my aid. I will thank God for the graces bestowed upon you, and will propagate your honor according to my power. Amen.
Links relating to St. Jude:
National Shrine of St. Jude
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Links not relating to St. Jude:
ebear's home page