ST. JUDE THADDEUS, Patron Saint of hopeless Cases, Pray for us
St. Jude is celebrated as the patron saint of hopeless cases, and in things almost despaired of. He is usually pictured with a book or pen because of his epistle in the New Testament, the club indicates his martyr's death and the flame above his head the inspiration and assistance of the Holy Spirit. Many have had their desperate pleas answered by the faithful devotion to St. Jude..
St. Jude Thaddeus
Blessed Apostle, St. Jude, We call upon you for help in hope and utmost confidence.
St. Jude, renowned help of the hopeless, come to our aid in this time of distress.
St. Jude, cousin of our Lord, obtain from our savior the favors we now need and seek...Amen
Daily Prayer to St. Jude
Glorious St. Jude, with faith in your goodness, we ask your help today. Sone of Christ's chosen Apostles, you remain a pillar and foundation of his Church on earth. You are counted, we know, among the elders who always stand before God's throne.
From your place of glory we know you do not forget the needs and difficulties of Christ's little ones here, still struggling. Like me, on the way home to God. Please intercede for us all. gracious St. Jude, and be with us in our daily toil and in all our necessities. In Christ's name. we appeal to you again today...Amen.
Glorious St. Jude Thaddeus, you are renowned among the holy apostles for your kinship with Christ and your remarkable physical resemblance to our savior. Help us, St. Jude, to remain always close to Christ, and to resemble Him also, as you did, in our outlook and actions..Amen.
Holy Apostle, St. Jude Thaddeus, you are rightly venerated for your work of preaching the gospel and for your faithfulness to christ by a martyr's death, assist us, St. Jude, to preach the good news of Christ by our example and to remain steadfast in his service, as you were in all our earthly trails.
You are celebrated, St. Jude Thaddeus cousin of our Lord and Savior, as the Patron of hopeless cases, and in things almost despaired most pressing need. By your goodness give us prompt relief in tribulation and suffering. We glorify your name always for your mercy and compassion to those in difficulty..
V. May the mercy, peace, and love of God
R.Always be yours in fullest measure.
St. Jude Thaddeus, holy apostle, and cousin of Christ, we venerate your name and honor you for fidelity to God's call and for your labor of teaching and reaching his word. By your powerful intercession, please assist us in our pressing needs, help us grow in the likeness of Christ, and keep us faithful to Him until death..Amen
Oh Lord, this is all desire--to walk along the path of life that Thous hast appointed me
even as Jesus my Lord would walk along it, in steadfastness of faith, in meekness of spirit.
in lowliness of spirt, in lowliness of heart, in gentleness of love. And because outward events have so much power in scattering my thoughts and disturbing the inward peace in which alone the voice of Thy spirit is heard, do Thou gracious Lord. calm and settle my soul by that subduing power
which alone can bring all thoughts and desires of the heart into captivity to Thyself. All I have is Thine: do Thou with all as seems best to Thy divine will: for I know not what is best. Let not the cares or duties of this life press on me too heavily: but lighten my burden, that I may follow Thy way in quitness, filled with thankfulness for Thy merxy, and rendering acceptable service unto Thee.
Maria Hare (1798-1870)
Prayer for Thrust in Jesus
O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in your protecting love
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for. living close to You,
we shall see your hand,
Your purpose.Your will through all things.
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Breath in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be Holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.
Strenghten me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is Holy.
Guard me, then,O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.
your Love and Your Grace
Take, O Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding and my will: all that I have and possess. You have given them to me: to you, O Lord, I restore them. all things are yours: Dispose of them according to your will. Give me your love and your grace: for this is enough for me
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Give Us Grace
Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his body to be whipped and his face to be spit upon: Give us grace to accept joyfully the sufferings of the present time, confident of the glory that shall be revealed: through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Source: The Book of Common Prayer 1979
Prayer to St. Dymphna
Lord God, Who has graciouly chosen St. Dymphna to be the Patroness of those afflicted mental and nervous disorders, and has caused her to be an inspiration and symbol of charity to the thousands who suffer from these distrubances, and especially to those for whom we now pray. (Here mention those for whom you wish to pray.) We beg You to accept and grant the prayers of St. Dymphna on our behalf. Grant to those we have particularly recommended patience in their sufferings and to Your Divine Will. Fill them with hope and, if it is according to Your divine Plan, bestow upon them the cure they so earnestly desire, Grant this through Christ Our Lord..Amen
Source: Catholic Doors Ministry
Prayer For Our Men And Women In Military Service
O Prince of Peace, we humbly ask Your protection for all out men and women in military service. Give them unflinching courage to defend with honor, dignity and devotion the rights of all who are imperiled by injustice and evil. Guard our churches, our homes, our schools, our hospitals, our factories, our buildings and all those within from harm and peril. Protect our land and its peoples from enemies within and without. Grant an early peace with victory founded upon justice. Instill in the hearts and minds of men and women everywhere a firm purpose to live forever in peace and good will toward all. Amen.
Queen of the Holy Rosary, we implore you to bless our military forces at home and abroad. Guide their steps into the way of peace. Amen.
Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.
by Pope Pius VII
V. Lord, have mercy on us.
R. Christ, have mercy on us.
V. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
R. 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 Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us.
Mother of the Crucified, [etc.]
Mother most sad
Mother set around with anguish
Mother overwhelmed by grief
Mother transfixed by a sword
Mother crucified in thy heart
Mother bereaved of thy Son
Mother of Dolors
Fount of tears
Sea of bitterness
Field of tribulation
Mass of suffering
Mirror of patience
Rock of constancy
Remedy in perplexity
Joy of the afflicted
Ark of the desolate
Refuge of the abandoned
Shield of the oppressed
Conqueror of the incredulous
Solace of the wretched
Medicine of the sick
Help of the faint
Strength of the weak
Protectress of those who fight
Haven of the shipwrecked
Calmer of tempests
Companion of the sorrowful
Retreat of those who groan
Terror of the treacherous
Standard-bearer of the Martyrs
Treasure of the Faithful
Light of Confessors
Pearl of Virgins
Comfort of Widows
Joy of all Saints
Queen of thy Servants
Holy Mary, who alone art unexampled
V. Pray for us, most Sorrowful Virgin,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
O God, in whose Passion, according to the prophecy of Simeon, a sword of grief pierced through the most sweet soul of Thy glorious Blessed Virgin Mother Mary: grant that we, who celebrate the memory of her Seven Sorrows, may obtain the happy effect of Thy Passion, Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.
Litany composed by Pope Pius VII while held in captivity by Napoleon.
1. The Prophecy of Simeon
2. The Flight into Egypt
3. The Loss of Jesus in the Temple
4. Mary meets Jesus Carrying the Cross
5. The Crucifixion
6. Mary Receives the Dead Body of Her Son
7. The Burial of Her Son and Closing of the Tomb.
V: O God, come to my assistance;
R: O Lord, make hast to help me
V: Glory be to the Father.....
R: As it was in the beginning....
1. I grieve for you, O Mary, most sorrowful, in the affliction of your tender heart at the prophecy of the holy and aged Simeon. Dear Mother, by your heart so afflicted, obtain for me the virtue of humility and the gift of the holy fear of God.
2. I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the anguish of your most affectionate heart during the flight into Egypt and your sojourn there. Dear Mother, by your heart so troubled, obtain for me the virtue of generosity, especially toward the poor, and the gift of piety.
3. I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in those anxieties which tried your troubled heart at the lost of your dear Jesus. Dear Mother, by your heart so full of anguish, obtain for me the virtue of chastity and the gift of knowledge.
4. I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the consternation of your heart at meeting Jesus as He carried His cross. Dear Mother, by your heart so troubled, obtain for me the virtue of patience and the gift of fortitude.
5. I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the martyrdom which your generous heart endured in standing near Jesus in His agony. Dear Mother, by your afflicted heart, obtain for me the virtue of temperance and the gift of counsel.
6. I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the wounding of your compassionate heart, when the side of Jesus was struck by the lance before His Body was removed from the cross. Dear Mother, by your heart thus transfixed, obtain for me the virtue of fraternal charity and the gift of understanding.
7. I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, for the pangs that wrenched your most loving heart at the burial of Jesus. Dear Mother, by your heart sunk in the bitterness of desolation, obtain for me the virtue of diligence and the gift of wisdom.
Let Us Pray
Let intercession be made for us, we beseech You, O Lord Jesus Christ, now and at the Hour of our death, before the throne of Your mercy, by the Blessed Virgin Mary, Your Mother, whose most holy soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow in the hour of Your bitter Passion. Through You, O Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world, Who with the Father and the Holy Ghost lives and reigns world without end. Amen.
I want to say to all who read this, that when you feel like all is lost, it isn't, because if you truly believe. And you give all your trust to God, anything is posible, even invoking the name of jesus, and telling him you offer up all your sufferings. God loves us so much he gave us his only beloved son, our lord Jesus Christ.. I dedicate this site to our Lord and our Blessed mother Mary, All the Angels and Saints, That when I am feeling lost, I too come here and remind myself, That I am not along).
Life is what you make it, So it makes no sence to complain when things don't go exactly as you planned it, You need to pay close attention to yourself from as young as you can recall.. How? We all remember from a certain point in life, There are the times we felt the happiest, sadest, most comfortable.It might be a certain sent, A Phrase from some loved one that has stuck in our mines..What ever the case may be only our individual self knows what there are, If they are unpleasent, Talk about it, get to the Root, If they are pleasent, and loving memories share then. Remember when as children we looked to our Parents for answers? Well just remember that God is our creator, He send us His only Begotton Son, Who Shad His Blood for us, We turn to Him and as a good and loving father, God Guides Us Though Life. The answers are there we just have to listen. Except his help, you will not be sorry