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Catholic Prayer: Litany of Saint Jude Thaddeus

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This litany is approved for private use, and appears in many devotional books. This copy is from a booklet of the Benedictines of Clyde, Mo., with imprimatur.

Prayer:

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of heaven, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.

Saint Jude, relative of Jesus and Mary, Pray for us. St. Jude, while on earth deemed worthy to see Jesus and Mary, and to enjoy their company, Pray for us. St. Jude, raised to the dignity of an Apostle, Pray for us. St. Jude, who hadst the honor of beholding thy Divine Master humble Himself to wash thy feet, Pray for us. St. Jude, who at the Last Supper didst receive the Holy Eucharist from the hands of Jesus, Pray for us. St. Jude, who after the profound grief which the death of thy beloved Master caused thee, hadst the consolation of beholding Him risen from the dead, and of assisting at His glorious Ascension. Pray for us. St. Jude, who wast filled with the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost, Pray for us. St. Jude, who didst preach the Gospel in Persia, Pray for us. St. Jude, who didst convert many people to the Faith, Pray for us. St. Jude, who didst perform wonderful miracles in the power of the Holy Ghost, Pray for us. St. Jude, who didst restore an idolatrous king to health of both soul and body, Pray for us. St. Jude, who didst impose silence on demons, and didst confound their oracles, Pray for us. St. Jude, who didst foretell to a weak prince an honorable peace with his powerful enemy, Pray for us. St. Jude, who didst take from deadly serpents the power of injuring man. Pray for us. St. Jude, who, disregarding the threats of the impious, didst courageously preach the doctrine of Christ, Pray for us. St. Jude, who didst gloriously suffer martyrdom for the love of thy Divine Master, Pray for us.

Blessed Apostle, With confidence we invoke thee! Blessed Apostle, With confidence we invoke thee! Blessed Apostle, With confidence we invoke thee! St. Jude, help of the hopeless, Aid me in my distress! St. Jude, help of the hopeless, Aid me in my distress! St. Jude, help of the hopeless, Aid me in my distress!

That by thy intercession, both priests and people of the Church may obtain an ardent zeal for the Faith of Jesus Christ, We beseech thee, hear us. That thou wouldst defend our Sovereign Pontiff and obtain peace and unity for the Holy Church, We beseech thee, hear us. That all heathen and unbelievers may be converted to the true Faith, We beseech thee, hear us. That faith, hope and charity may increase in our hearts, That we may be delivered from all evil thoughts and from all the snares of the devil, We beseech thee, hear us. That thou wouldst vouchsafe to aid and protect all those who honor thee, We beseech thee, hear us. That thou wouldst preserve us from all sin and from all occasions of sin, We beseech thee, hear us. That thou wouldst defend us at the hour of death, against the fury of the devil and of his evil spirits, We beseech thee, hear us. Pray for us, that before death we may expiate all our sins by sincere repentance and the worthy reception of the holy sacraments, We beseech thee, hear us. Pray for us, that we may appease the Divine justice, and obtain a favorable judgment, We beseech thee, hear us. Pray for us, that we may be admitted into the company of the blessed, to rejoice in the presence of our God forever, We beseech thee, hear us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Have mercy on us.

V. Saint Jude, pray for us, R. And for all who invoke thy aid.

Let us pray. O God, Who through Thy blessed Apostle Jude Thaddeus hast brought us unto the knowledge of Thy Name: grant us both to celebrate his eternal glory by making progress in virtues, and by celebrating his glory advance in virtue. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who with Thee and the Holy Ghost art one God, now and ever and to ages of ages. R. Amen.

Prayer Source: Kyrie Eleison — Two Hundred Litanies by Benjamin Francis Musser O.F.M., The Magnificat Press, 1944
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