St. Jude Thaddeus, glorious apostle and martyr, you are a faithful friend to all who rely on your intercession. Gracious patron and helper in time of adversity, I come to seek your help.
(Mention your request.)
The cross that I carry seems too heavy for me to bear; I feel anxious and discouraged in the face of this difficulty. Intercede for me that I may once again know the power of the Lord’s redeeming love and the shield of his comfort in my life. Teach me, gracious patron, how to live by faith in Jesus’ promise that he is with me always. Teach me how to live in hope, relying on the Lord’s saving power to bring me through this time of pain and suffering. Teach me how to live in love that I may be a light in the darkness for others.
Glory to the Father.