During holy week, I read from one of my favorite bloggers, Cecile of Chuvaness.com, about this prayer about Saint Expeditus. She wrote the story of how she got this from a friend and that Saint Expeditus is the Saint of urgent causes. She said that her immediate prayers were answered, and if anyone who prays this and their plea gets solved, they should share the prayer. I didn’t even know that there was a Saint Expeditus but I immediately copied the prayer in my phone and also wrote it in a small piece of paper of verses that I keep in my wallet.
I have a lot of pleas, but none of them realistically, are urgent. But this week, there was a specific incident that scared me and needed to be solved. I took out my little piece of paper with the novena and prayed on the spot.
Here I am writing a blog post about it, on the actual feast day of Saint Expeditus. Today, I lit a candle in his honor and prayed the novena as gratitude.
I googled Saint Expeditus and found other novena prayers about him. This is what he looks like:
But the prayer is the one that I used during my urgent time of need. Let’s pray:
My Saint Expeditus, saint of fair and urgent causes,
Help me in this time of affliction and despair.
Intercede for me with Our Lord Jesus Christ!
You who are a warrior saint
You who are the saint of the afflicted
You who are the saint of the desperate
You who are the saint of urgent causes,
Protect me, help me, give me strength, courage and serenity.
Hear my plea … (say your plea here)
Help me through these difficult hours
Protect me from all those who want to hurt me
Protect my family
Respond to my plea with haste
Bring me peace and tranquility.
I will be grateful to you for the rest of my life
and speak your name to all those who have faith.
Many thanks, my Saint Exeditus.
Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and make the sign of the cross.
This prayer was approved by the Church.
Pray especially on the feast of St. Expeditus on April 19.
Ms. Cecile said her friend found the Novena in a church in London. I wonder where in London. I’m adding that to my mission the next time I visit London.