The Novena of St. Jude is one of the most powerful ways to get this miraculous Spirit to intercede on your behalf. Typically we will do a novena with a 7 day glass encased Green Candle or one bearing St. Jude’s Image.
We will also place a bunch of fresh basil in a cup of water next to St. Jude and the candle. This is done to bring about prosperity, success and to attract St. Jude’s Attention.
In case you are unaware, a novena is a prayer that is said each day over a nine day period. So you would say the prayer and make your petition each day to St. Jude for 9 days.
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.
Follow this prayer by saying Three Our Fathers, Three Hail Marys and a Glory Be.