The Prayer to Saint Jude
Most Holy Apostle Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor, who delivered your beloved Master into the hands of His enemies, has caused you to be forgotten by many. But the church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I might receive the consolation and help of heaven, in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (make your request here) and that I might praise God with you and all the elect forever. I promise, o blessed Saint 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.