Prayers to special Saints

PRAYER TO MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS
MOST Holy and Immaculate Virgin, Help of Christians, Mother of the Church, we place ourselves under your motherly protection. We promise to be faithful to our Christian vocation and to work for the greater glory of God and the salvation of our souls, and of those entrusted to us.
With faith in your intercession we pray for the Church, for our family and friends, for youth especially those most in need and for all men.
You were St. John Bosco’s teacher. Show us how to imitate his virtues: especially his
union with God, his chastity, humility and poverty, his love for work and for temperance, his goodness and total giving of self to others, his loyalty to the Holy Father and to the Church.
Grant, O Mary, Help of Christians the graces of which we stand in need. (Here mention your intentions). May we serve God with fidelity and generosity until death. Help us and our dear ones to attain the boundless joy of being forever with our Father in heaven.
Amen.

 

PRAYER TO ST. THERESE
O little Therese of the Child Jesus who during your short life became a mirror of angelic purity, love of God whole hearted abandonment to His will, now that you possess the Lord you so deeply loved, plead my case before His Holy Throne.
Make my troubles your own. You promised to spend your Heaven doing good upon earth. Intercede for me in my hour of need (here mention the grace desired) if it is for the greater Glory of God and the good of my soul.
Dear little Flower, obtain for me the blessing that I may have strength in the trials of life and be defended at the hour of my death. Lead me to a happy eternity. Amen.

 

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH
TO YOU, blessed Joseph, we come with confidence in this our hour of need, trusting in your powerful protection. Your loving service to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and your fatherly affection for the Child Jesus, Inspire us with Faith in the power of your intercession before the throne of God.
We pray, first of all, for the Church: that it may be free from error and corruption, and be a shining light of universal love and justice.
We ask your intercession for our loved ones in their trials and adversities that they may be inspired by the love, obedience and affection of the Holy Family and be to each other a mutual source of consolation and Christian fidelity.
We ask your intercession also for our special need (here mention the grace desired) Keep us one and all under your protection so that strengthened by your example and assistance, we may lead a holy life, die a happy death, and come to the possession of everlasting happiness in heaven. Amen.

 

PRAYER TO ST. JUDE
SAINT Jude glorious Apostle and faithful servant of the Son of God, the Church honours and invokes you universally as patron of hopeless cases, I place before you my problems, sure that you will not turn a deaf ear to my request.
Come to my assistance in this great moment of need that I may receive strength and perseverance and that I may ultimately accept God’s Holy will. (Here mention the grace desired)
I promise you O Blessed Apostle, to be ever mindful of this grant favour and never cease to honour you as my special patron. May the Holy will of God be in all things done forever. Amen.

 

PRAYER TO ST. ANTHONY
O GOOD and gentle St. Anthony, your love of God and concern for His creatures made your worthy, whole on earth to obtain many miracles from God. Come to my help in this moment the grace of trouble and anxiety. (Here mention the grace desired)
Your ardent love of God made you worthy to hold the Holy Infant in your arms Whisper to Him my humble request if it be for the greater glory of God and the salvation of my soul, Amen.

 

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Novena To St. Jude

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.

Intercede with God for me that He 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 – (make your request here) – and that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor
granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.

Amen

 
PRAYER
May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, and loved in all the tabernacles until the end of time. Amen.

 
May the most Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised and glorified now and forever. Amen

 

St. Jude pray for us and hear our prayers. Amen.

 
Blessed be the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Blessed be the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Blessed be St. Jude Thaddeus,
in all the world and for all Eternity.
(say this prayer, followed by the Our Father and the Hail Mary)

 
Dear Apostle and Martyr for Christ, you left us an Epistle in the New Testament. With good reason many invoke you when illness is at a desperate stage. We now recommend to your kindness

 
{name of patient}

 
who is in a critical condition. May the cure of this patient increase his/her faith and love for the Lord of Life, for the glory of our merciful God. Amen.

 

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