Chaplet of St. Jude Starting Prayer
Saint Jude Thaddeus Most Holy Apostle, Saint Jude Thaddeus, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered your beloved Master into the hands of his enemies has caused you to be forgotten by many. But the Church honors you, and I invoke you as the special advocate of those who are in trouble and almost without hope. Help me to realize that through our faith we triumph over life's difficulties by the power of Jesus who loved us and gave his life for us. Come to my assistance that I may receive the consolation and succor of heaven in all my needs, trials, and sufferings, particularly (Here Make Your Request) and that I may praise God with you, and all the saints, forever. Saint Jude, apostle of the Word of God, pray for us. Saint Jude, follower of the Son of God, pray for us. Saint Jude, preacher of the love of God, pray for us. Saint Jude, intercessor before God, pray for us. Saint Jude, friend of all in need, pray for us. Saint Jude, pray for us, and for all who invoke your aid.
On the 40 beads
Please recite on each bead a Hail Mary followed by this Invocation:
Dear Saint Jude, Apostle, martyr and relative of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and relative of Our Blessed Virgin Mary, and relative of Saint Joseph, intercede for us.
O Holy Saint Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, relative of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg of thou whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return I promise to make your name known, and cause you to be invoked. Saint Jude, pray for us and all who invoke your aid.