Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Prayer to St. Jude Thaddeus

Recite The Most Holy Rosary.
Father in heaven, we come to you with our friend, Jude Thaddeus, to thank you for the gift of life, for the gift of faith, and especially for the gift of experiencing the love of Christ at work in us. Fill us with a spitit of joyous hope as we search for your will in our lives.
We believe in your fatherly love that has constantly been our source of strength in time of trial. Help us to realize that it is through these trials we triumph by the power of him who loved us and gave his life for us.
As we now ask for your mercy and grace, so we now forgive all who have injured us. We place all our failures to forgive and forget into your healing hands.
St. Jude, pray with us, that our trust in our heavenly Father may be unwavering.
Hear us and help us.
St. Jude, pray with us, that we may receive the gift of faith that moves mountains.
Hear us and help us.
St. Jude, pray with us, that we may persevere in asking for the light of the Holy Spirit.
Hear us and help us.
O God, the Apostle Saint Jude Thaddeus was a faithful servant and friend of your Son and our Lord, Jesus Christ. His name has been forgotten by many because of the name of a traitor who delivered our beloved Master into the hands of his enemies. But your Church honors him and invokes his intercession universally as the patron of those in difficulty who have found no other help. Grant that through Saint Jude's intercession we may know your will for us, have the strength to do it, and enjoy the consolation of your Holy Spirit as well as your blessings in time and in eternity. Heavenly Father, may Saint Jude intercede for us in all our necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (here make your needs known). With him and all the saints may we praise you with your Son and Holy Spirit forever. Amen.
St. Jude Thaddeus, pray for us.
And for all who invoke your aid.

(Cum Permissu Superiorum) Dominican Fathers, Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, 1909 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60608

Monday, April 02, 2007

Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Thou art the Mother of the Americas, the Queen of angels and of men, protectress of all who invoke thy loving intercession. Pray for us, Virgin Mother of Guadalupe, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
O blessed Lady, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we ask thee to make intercession for Holy Mother Church, protect the Sovereign Pontiff, help all those who invoke thee in their needs, and since thou art the ever Virgin Mary, Mother of the true God, obtain for us from thy Son the grace of keeping our faith, a fervent hope in the midst of the trials of life, and charity to love God above all things and to love the least ones of God's flock. Amen

Taken from: Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary