St. Jude Thaddeus, holy apostle, courageous martyr and faithful witness to Christ, you preached the Good News of Jesus Christ to distant nations and through the power of his message brought many people to faith in Jesus. With trust in the Lord’s promise that whatever is asked in his name will be granted and with faith in the healing power of Jesus, I ask, through your intercession, for the recovery of all those who suffer from addictions, especially (name).

Obtain for (name) the strength and courage to seek the guidance and support needed to regain control of his/her life. I know how this addiction has harmed his/her physical health, damaged his/her relationships and endangered his/her spiritual wellbeing, and I realize that (name) cannot overcome it by him/herself but needs God’s help. Intercede for (name) and ask the Lord to break the chains of this addiction and restore him/her to inner peace and freedom. Amen.


The Saints on Prayer

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. ~Saint Augustine of Hippo

What prayer could be more true before God the Father than that which the Son, who is Truth, uttered with His own lips? ~Saint John Chrysostom

He who prays most receives most. ~Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Without prayer nothing good is done. God’s works are done with our hands joined, and on our knees. Even when we run, we must remain spiritually kneeling before Him. ~Saint Luigi Orione

Have confidence in prayer. It is the unfailing power which God has given us. By means of it you will obtain the salvation of the dear souls whom God has given you and all your loved ones.” Ask and you shall receive,” Our Lord said. Be yourself with the good Lord. ~Saint Peter Julian Eymard