Many saints will help if you ask it of them. Some saints have been known to be extremely even more helpful when a real crisis happens. No doubt they lived more strenuously for God and so are now more powerful than other saints in heaven. I also notice the more affection you have for a saint the more powerful your prayers are. The saints seem to respond so much more if you praying from your love of them. I love the practise of the communion of saints, not only do they intercede for you on your behalf, sometimes they will even show themselves to you and directly communicate to you. Like when I asked Mary and Sr. Josefa Mendendez to help me learn humility, they both assured me they will. And I had a picture of Sr. Josefa and I saw in this picture how kind her eyes were in the supernatural realm. Jesus intercedes on our behalf all the time, so it is only natural that all heaven wants to join in and help out too. We will be all like Him in heaven.
Saint Jude is one of the most known, because he was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. And one of the authors of the New Testament.
Glorious apostle, St. Jude Thaddeus, true relative of Jesus and Mary. I greet you through the Sacred heart of Jesus. Through this Heart I praise and thank God for all the graces he has bestowed upon you. Humbly prostrate before you, I implore you, through this Heart, to look down upon me with compassion. Despise not my poor prayers; let not my trust be confounded! God has granted you the privilege of aiding mankind in the most desperate cases. Come to my aid that I may praise the mercy of God! All my life I will be grateful to you and will be your faithful devotee until I can thank you in heaven. Amen.
She was only 14 when she was martyred for Christ in most cruel ways. She wanted to give her life up to Jesus and refuse to marry this man, who wouldn’t take no for an answer. So he keep finding ways to torture her and then she was finally was beheaded. She died I think approximately in the third Century.
We beseech Thee. O Lord, to grant us the pardon of our sins by the intercession of Saint Philomena, virgin and martyr, who was always pleasing in Thy sight by her eminent Chasity and by the profession of every virtue. Amen. Illustrious virgin and martyr, Saint Philomena, behold me prostrate before the throne whereupon it has pleased the Most Holy Trinity to place thee. Full of confidence in thy protection, I entreat thee to intercede for me with God, from the heights of Heaven deign to cast a glance upon thy humble client! Spouse of Christ, sustain me in suffering, fortify me in temptation, protect me in the dangerous surrounding me, obtain for me the graces necessary to me, and in particular (Here specify your request). Above all, assist me at the hour of my death. Saint Philomena, powerful with God, pray for us. Amen. O God Most Holy Trinity, we thank, Thee for the graces Thou didst bestow upon the Blessed Virgin Mary, and upon Thy handmaid Philomena, through whose intercession we implore Thy Mercy. Amen.
Saint Rita of Cascia
Her body is still intact. It is displayed in a glass case in the Basilica of St. Rita in Cascia, Italy. She died in 1457; her body has shifted positions several times, plus the eyes have opened and closed unaided. While alive she implored God for some participation in Christ’s sufferings and was divinely accorded a thorn wound in her forehead, which festered and produced such an offensive odour that for fifteen years she was spent in reverential seclusion in the convent that she was in. She now has another title The Miracle Worker of Cascia.
Holy Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, so humble, pure and patient, whose pleadings with your divine spouse are irresistible, obtain for me from your crucified Lord the request I make of you. Be propitious towards me for the greater glory of God, and I promise to honour you and to sing your praises for ever. Glorious St. Rita, who shared in a marvellous manner in the sorrowful passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, obtain for me the grace to suffer with resignation the troubles of this life, and protect me in all my needs. Amen. St. Rita, pray for me.
Saint Gregory of Neocaesarea
He is a very interesting character that I have just found out about. And I am asking his intercession on some things and I feel he is answering them now. And I haven’t even finish the nine days that we usually say when we are doing a novena. I will continue, with the novena until I have finished the nine days. He is another very early saint of the early Centuries. He was converted to Christianity with his brother at the age of fourteen and became a bishop at the age of forty years until another thirty years. He converted so many souls that it was incredible, with his words and miracles. St. Basil, said he was comparable to Moses, the prophets and the apostles.
There is no prayer that I can find for him, but I also have been using the same prayer format as the novena for Sr. Josefa Mendendez. I am using this prayer format for a quiet a few saints at the moment, because there are many things on my mind. And things are happening. Of course you can always use your words with any of the saints. Sometimes I do and at other times I prefer to write my prayers down so I don’t forget anything. I ask each saints for many things not just one thing and they are helping me out, I can see progress.
The important things when praying is always pray with a humble and sincere heart. Don’t make the mistake of just reciting a prayer. You are talking to somebody who is all there for you, you got their whole attention, so you have to make sure your attention on them is one hundred percent also.