The church in Egypt is known as the Coptic Church. We have all seen the news and heard the reports, they are facing murderous persecution. From now until the Feast of St. Jude I will post the complete novena for each day. While I am asking that we all pray for the Coptic Church, that does not mean you should omit your own prayer concerns. The entire point of a novena is to pray! For those who do not pray regularly novena’s are a good way of getting into the practice of daily prayer. Lift all your needs to God, including your praises.
DAY 2 – ST. JUDE NOVENA PRAYERS
O St. Jude, holy Apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, you are honored and petitioned by the universal Church, as the patron of desperate, hopeless and impossible cases. Pray for me. I am so very helpless and I feel alone.
Intercede for me that Almighty God may bring swift aid where it is needed most. Come to my assistance in my great time of need!
Pray for me that I may be given the comfort and help of Jesus. Most importantly, I ask that you pray that I may one day join you and all of the saints in heaven to praise God in consolation, rest and joy for all eternity.
I will remember your prayers, O Holy St. Jude. I will honor you as my patron as so many have before me because of the graces God deigns to give freely at your request.
O blessed apostle Jude, who answers hopeless causes, grant that I will always serve Jesus Christ with fervor and zeal. Grant that I may give my best efforts in living His will every day. Please pray that I will turn my heart and mind such that God will always be first in my life. May my love of God be first above all things, all desires and even all my intentions today.
(State your intentions) The Coptic Church and all our personal requests.
St. Jude, please grant that I may be enlightened as to what is best for me! Pray for my intentions today and especially pray for me to receive the grace to love God more than what I seek from Him.
St. Jude, pray for me!
Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!
May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, and loved in all the tabernacles until the end of time. — Amen.
May the most Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised and glorified now and forever. — Amen.
St. Jude pray for us and hear our prayers. — Amen.
Blessed be the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Blessed be the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Blessed be St. Jude Thaddeus, in all the world and for all Eternity.