St. Jude

Have you ever been a little down and out about something and you needed help but didn’t know who or where to turn to? Have you ever been stuck in an impossibly hard situation?

I recommend praying to St. Jude Thaddeus. He is the patron saint of impossible causes and is said to help those in need of urgent assistance.

Saint Jude is one of the twelve apostles seen at the Last Supper depiction. He is said to be the bridegroom actually of the Wedding at Canaan. He is also the patron saint of other things like the Armenian Church and after the death/resurrection of Jesus, he preached the gospel throughout many areas of the Middle East along with Simon the Zealot.

Saint Jude is also a martyr.

You may have heard of him before here in America because he is associated with the St. Jude’s Hospital that helps families with children that are very sick. The national shrine to St. Jude is located in Chicago.

Recently, my family was having some trouble and I found a little prayer to St. Jude online. I didn’t really know much about him before this. So I prayed to St. Jude for a few days for help.

A few days later, my husband received a bonus from work, enough to pay off some long standing credit card debt that we had been burdened with for three years. That is why I had started writing in the first place, to help my family out financially.

Due to this bonus, we are doing much better financially. The word Jude actually means “bringer of joy.” I believe that St. Jude has brought much joy to our family today.

So, if you are ever in trouble and need some assistance, I recommend him personally.

Here is a link to the prayer I found online to St. Jude Thaddeus. I promised through this prayer that I would spread the message about St. Jude, so here it is:

There is an interesting story associated with St. Jude. Supposedly during Jesus’ lifetime, he corresponded with a King Abgar of a nearby kingdom called Edessa. The king was personally afflicted with leprosy. The King requested that Jesus come to his Kingdom for sanctuary and the King asked Jesus to cure him of his illness. Jesus declined the offer in the letters because he said his mission on Earth was not there but in Jerusalem. But Jesus promised the King that after his death, a messenger would arrive to cure the King of his leprosy. And Jesus thanked the King for his faith.

Jesus took a cloth and imprinted an image of his face on the cloth. Much later afterwards, during St. Jude’s travels, he visited the Kingdom of Abgar and presented the cloth to the King to help him with his illness. This is called the Abgar Legend.


Author: J. Speer

I like to write. I have 5 books currently on Amazon, mostly fiction. I try to write positive and uplifting children's stories, expressive poetry for women, and interesting articles about personal growth, alternative medicine, and spirituality. My stories are often about diverse people but with human connection in mind through inner perspective. I love my characters especially the ones from my first book, Searching for Fire. I moved recently to Vermont. I live in the North Country region near Lake Willoughby, one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. My heart will always be with Kansas but I love travel and meeting new people with diverse perspectives on life. I have found Vermonters to have many admirable qualities like stoicism and a love and stewardship of nature. My hobbies are writing, gardening, outdoor activities like kayaking, fishing, and hiking. I am an amateur herbalist. Many years ago, an alternative medicine doctor cured me of a respiratory illness by teaching me about vitamins and for that, I owe her a debt of gratitude. I recently bought a Jeep Wrangler that fits my personality and love for adventure. Associated with the military in my younger years, I have lived in Israel, Germany, and Virginia as well - all of which I loved in different ways. I thoroughly believe in the military spouse phrase, "bloom where you are planted" and endeavor to carry a positive optimism wherever I roam. Most days are good but admittedly I get down sometimes. I am prone to sadness or severe cynicism at times, so I turn to music as my consolation and source of expression or inspiration. My favorite songs currently are "How Deep is Your Love" by the Beegees, "La Vie en Rose", "A Million Dreams" or maybe Karen Carpenter singing "Close to You" or Elton John singing "Your Song." I also like "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" by Starship or "I'll Stand by You" by The Pretenders. "Faithfully" by Journey always reminds me of rollerskating with friends in the 1980s. My favorite quotes are from the Velveteen Rabbit, Steve Jobs, and this one..."To the caterpillar it was the end of the world, but to the butterfly it was merely a beautiful beginning." Or there is the quote from Peter Pan teaching Wendy..."What if I fall? But, oh my darling, what if you fly?" I also believe in being a pearl - graceful on the outside but full of grit and gratitude on the inside. My favorite women of the Bible are Ruth, Hannah, and Hagar. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Cheers, friend.

3 thoughts on “St. Jude”

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