Sunday, December 11, 2011
Song, Video & Prayer Interlude
While not specifically dedicated to St. Jude, this beautiful song, The Prayer, by Andrea Bocelli & Heather Headley and accompanied video on YouTube is inspirational, passionate and pleasing. Sometimes, songs like this can inspire and strengthen our prayer life. I included it as an interlude in our blog, and hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Perhaps, as you watch, say and pray:
Most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of.
Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use I implore you, of that particular privilege given 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 consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (here make your request) and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.
I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.