Most holy Apostle Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered the 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 despaired of. Pray for me who am so miserable; make use I implore you, of this particular privilege accorded to you, to bring visible and speedy help, where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolations and succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly
(here make your request)
and that I may bless God with you and all the elect forever.
I PROMISE you, 0 blessed Saint Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor and I will never cease to honor you as my special and powerful patron and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to you. Amen.
May the most just, most high and most adorable Will of God be in all things done, praised and magnified, forever and ever.
(To be said in great affliction, for desperate cases or when one seems to be deprived of all visible help.)