If St. Jude has always answered your prayers and given you consolation, you might consider making an act of Consecration to him as a sign of thanksgiving and gratitude. Consecrating yourself helps you to grow in faith, love and hope for God. You promise to entrust your heart, mind, soul and body to God through Christ, in the Holy Spirit with the help of the intercession of a saint.
Saint Jude, Apostle of Christ and glorious martyr, I desire to honor you with a special devotion. I choose you as my patron and protector. To you I entrust my soul and my body, all my spiritual and temporal interests, as well as those of my family. To you I consecrate my mind so that in all things it may be enlightened by faith; my heart so that you may keep it pure and fill it with love for Jesus and Mary; my will so that, like yours, it may always be one with the Will of God.
I beg you to help me to master my evil inclinations and temptations and to avoid all occasions of sin. Obtain for me the grace of never offending God, of fulfilling faithfully all the duties of my state of life, and of practicing all those virtues that are needful for my salvation.
Pray for me, my holy patron and helper, so that, being inspired by your example and assisted by your prayers, I may live a holy life, die a happy death, and attain the glory of heaven, there to love and thank God forever.
O God, you made your Name known to us through the Apostles. By the intercession of Saint Jude, let your Church continue to grow with an increased number of believers. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
You can make your act of Consecration to St. Jude at any time. You will say the same prayer everyday at first, until it becomes part of you, in thought and in action, and then just once a week or month so as not to forget your engagement. You can remake it as many times as you wish as each time it helps you to deepen your faith and renew your engagement to God. In the Catholic tradition, you have many different types of consecrations.
If you feel the need to pray with others but you don’t know where to look, join one of the prayer communities of Hozana and feel the support of other Christians praying with you. Hozana is a platform that offers a very wide selection of prayer communities where Christians worldwide can gather in prayer. You can even leave a prayer intention online and others will be joining you immediately in prayer.