St. Jude, I am in need of physical, spiritual, and emotional healing. I seek the gifts of hope and perseverance bearing life’s disappointments and crosses. I ask for strength and courage to finish the race well for my husband and our nine children. I ask for protection for my family of mind, body, and spirit and the uniting of our will to God’s will that one day we may become saints. Thank you, St. Jude. Amen.