The following is the same prayer being said during the Novena at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy. Prayer to Saint Jude Good Saint Jude, you were called by our Lord, Jesus, to be one of His chosen apostles, and you labored to bring knowledge and love of Him to others. The faithful invoke you as the patron of difficult, indeed, of hopeless cases! Attend with your renowned compassion to the petitions which, with faith, we now entrust to your intercession. (Here mention your needs and intentions:) In this troubled world of ours we are exposed to many temptations, trials and difficulties. May it please God to answer your prayers on our behalf in the way that will magnify His glory, bring us relief in our needs, and fill our hearts with ever-deeper gratitude for His most tender mercies. Amen.