St. Jude, friend to those in need,
I am weary from grief, without joy,
struggling to find the light I know is in my soul.
I turn to you, my most trusted intercessor.
Take away this emptiness and the pain of my broken heart.
In your compassion,
help my tears to lead me to a place of peace in my heart.
Too long have I forgotten the goodness of God’s world.
Heal me. I yearn to feel light, to feel joy.
Envelop me in brightness, and do not hold back.
And I promise, if I receive these gifts, I will share them always in your name.