Please Give Me Strength

by M.T. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

O most holy apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the true Church honors and invokes thee universally as the patron of hopeless cases and of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, who am so miserable.

Make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded to thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of. Come to mine assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolations and succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly with blessing me with the strength, energy and determination to make myself healthy again.

The strength and energy to exercise every day and the determination to not give up as I usually do, and that I may praise God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity. I promise, O blessed Jude to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor thee as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.