(To be said when problems arise or when one seems to be deprived of all visible help, or for cases almost despaired of.)
Most holy apostle, St. Jude,
faithful servant and friend of Jesus,
the Church honors and invokes you universally,
as the patron of hopeless cases,
of things almost despaired of.
Pray for me,
I am so helpless and alone.
Make use I implore 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 consolation and help of heaven
in all my necessities,
tribulations, and sufferings, particularly –
(Here make your request)
and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.
I promise, O blessed St. Jude,
to be ever mindful of this great favor,
to always honor you as my special and powerful patron,
and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.
(To encourage devotion to St. Jude, acknowledge in writing to newspapers favors received.)