This particular Saint and his prayer has been a hot topic as of late. With people losing their jobs, money, houses, etc. Saint Expedite apparently is the one to pray to when you need something done FAST.
His history is somewhat muddled and he is not an official Catholic Saint, meaning that he is not canonized but is somewhat recognized but largely as a Folk Saint.
Heck, I don't care what his history is... If he can produce a miracle in record time (he has come through for me in the past), I'm all for it!
Here is a version of a prayer that is being circulated heavily at the moment:
"St. Expedite Prayer to Get Things Fast
Light a red candle in a glass jar. Place a Holy Card of St. Expedite on your altar and set a glass of water next to his image. Write your petition on a piece of paper and place it under the candle. Then, say the following prayer:
Saint Expedite, you lay in rest.
I come to you and ask that this wish be granted.
____________ (Express exactly what you want, a
And ask him to find a way to get it to you.)
Expedite now what I ask of you.
Expedite now what I want of you, this very second.
Don't waste another day.
Grant me what I ask for.
I know your power, I know you because of your work.
I know you can help me.
Do this for me and I will spread your name with love and honor
so that it will be invoked again and again.
Expedite this wish with speed, love, honor, and goodness.
Glory to you, Saint Expedite!
Recite the prayer once a day until your prayer is answered. Allow the candle to burn down. When your request is granted, pour the water into the empty glass candle holder, and place fresh cut flowers in the candle glass. When your request is granted, thank St. Expedite by offering him a piece of Sara Lee pound cake (In New Orleans we are rather adamant about this, but I have heard reports from others that using any brand of pound cake will do) and be sure to tell someone how he has helped you. If you do not thank him in this manner, he will take back your request and then some, so be sure to remember this step."
A dear friend of mine just lost her job today, so I immediately went to petitioning this Saint. Keep in mind he does not work for everyone, and he only gives what you NEED rather that what you want. Unless the two go hand in hand. In this case I feel that he will see this as just and hopefully grant my request.
Just recently I have found that he is particularly fond of Florida Water. I cannot keep enough of it on his altar... Even my Ancestor Altar doesnt go through as much as this guy! I have to top off his bowl 2 times a day but I have a soft spot for him so he can have all the Florida Water he likes :)
*Crosses Fingers* Hang tight Erika... Help is on the way!
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