Novenas

St. Expedite Novena

The St. Expedite Novena is a powerful and timely devotion dedicated to St. Expedite, the patron saint of urgent causes and speedy solutions. Known for his swiftness in answering prayers, St. Expedite is sought after by those facing immediate challenges, …

The St. Expedite Novena is a powerful and timely devotion dedicated to St. Expedite, the patron saint of urgent causes and speedy solutions. Known for his swiftness in answering prayers, St. Expedite is sought after by those facing immediate challenges, pressing deadlines, or urgent needs. In this article, we provide a step-by-step guide on how to pray the St. Expedite Novena.

Whether you are in need of quick assistance or looking to deepen your spiritual practice, this novena offers a focused and fervent way to seek Saint Expeditus’ intercession and experience his miraculous aid.

About Saint Expedite Novena

Novena Starts: April 9th

Feast Day: April 19th

Birth:273

Death:303

Patron saint of urgent causes, emergencies, lawsuits, against procrastination, merchants, programmers, navigators, sailors, students, expeditious solutions, and hackers

How to Pray St. Expedite Novena

How to Pray the Nine Hour Novena to Saint Expedite

The Nine Hour St. Expedite Novena is a powerful and urgent prayer devotion, ideal for seeking St. Expedite’s intercession in critical situations requiring immediate assistance. Here’s how to pray it:

Select Your Intention: Clearly state the urgent need or intention you are praying for.

Set Aside Time: Allocate a quiet space where you can pray without interruptions.

Pray Every Hour: Starting at a chosen hour, pray the St. Expedite Novena prayer once every hour for nine consecutive hours.

Prayer Text: Use the prayers below

Conclude with Gratitude: At the end of the nine hours, thank St. Expedite for his intercession and trust in God’s timing.

How to Pray the Nine Day Novena to Saint Expedite

If you prefer to pray the St. Expedite Novena over nine days, follow these steps:

Select Your Intention: Clearly state the need or intention you are praying for.

Choose a Time: Dedicate a specific time each day to pray, ensuring consistency.

Daily Prayer: Use the prayers below

Reflect and Meditate: Spend a few moments in silent reflection after your prayer, contemplating your intention and trusting in St. Expedite’s intercession.

Conclude with Gratitude: On the ninth day, express your gratitude to St. Expedite for his intercession, regardless of the outcome, trusting in God’s will.

Both forms of the St. Expedite Novena offer a structured and focused way to seek divine assistance through the powerful intercession of St. Expedite, whether your need is immediate or you are dedicating a longer period of prayer.

Day/Hour 1 – St. Expedite Novena

Act of Contrition

My LORD Jesus Christ, Father of endless charity, I am heartily sorry for my sins. Grant me, therefore, pardon of my sins and the grace I ask of You through the merits of the sorrows of Your loving Mother and the virtues of Your martyr, Saint Expedite.

First Prayer

On the first hour/day of the novena, it is recommended to pray for the gift of faith.

O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expedite, through the lively faith which was granted you by Bon Dieu (God), I ask you to awaken the same faith in my heart, that I may also believe wholeheartedly that there is a Good God, but most importantly that I may be saved from offending Him.

Followed by:

Three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

One Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

One Hail Mary in Honor of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen

Concluding Prayer

Oh Saint Expedite, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask Our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace

[Mention Intention]

and I promise to follow your examples and I will recommend your devotion to others.

Day/Hour 2 – St. Expedite Novena

Act of Contrition

My LORD Jesus Christ, Father of endless charity, I am heartily sorry for my sins. Grant me, therefore, pardon of my sins and the grace I ask of You through the merits of the sorrows of Your loving Mother and the virtues of Your martyr, Saint Expedite.

Second Day

On the second hour/day of the Novena, we pray for the gift of hope for ourselves and for those who have trouble believing.

O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expedite, through the admirable hope given you by Bon Dieu (God), pray that those of little belief may be penetrated by some rays of hope so that they also receive eternal blessings; please pray that ardent hope in Bon Dieu be also given me and hold me steadfast in the midst of sufferings.

Followed by:

Three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

One Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

One Hail Mary in Honor of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen

Concluding Prayer

Oh Saint Expedite, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask Our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace

[Mention Intention]

and I promise to follow your examples and I will recommend your devotion to others.

Day/Hour 3 – St. Expedite Novena

Act of Contrition

My LORD Jesus Christ, Father of endless charity, I am heartily sorry for my sins. Grant me, therefore, pardon of my sins and the grace I ask of You through the merits of the sorrows of Your loving Mother and the virtues of Your martyr, Saint Expedite.

Third Day

On the third hour/day of the Novena to Saint Expedite, we pray for freedom from worldly cares, so that we can love Bon Dieu (God) more fully.

My Lord Jesus Christ. . .

O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expedite, through the endless love which Our Lord planted in your heart, please remove from mine all the shackles tied by worldliness, that without them I may love only Bon Dieu (God) in all eternity. Amen. (Note the prayer specially addresses the removal of obstacles.)

Followed by:

Three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

One Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

One Hail Mary in Honor of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen

Concluding Prayer

Oh Saint Expedite, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask Our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace

[Mention Intention]

and I promise to follow your examples and I will recommend your devotion to others.

Day/Hour 4 – St. Expedite Novena

Act of Contrition

My LORD Jesus Christ, Father of endless charity, I am heartily sorry for my sins. Grant me, therefore, pardon of my sins and the grace I ask of You through the merits of the sorrows of Your loving Mother and the virtues of Your martyr, Saint Expedite.

Fourth Day

On the fourth hour/day of the Novena to Saint Expedite, we pray for the strength to carry the cross of our passions.

My Lord Jesus Christ. . .

O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expedite, who knew fully well the teaching of the Divine Teacher to carry the cross and follow Him, ask Him for the graces I need that I may fight my own passions.

Follow with:

Followed by:

Three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

One Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

One Hail Mary in Honor of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen

Concluding Prayer

Oh Saint Expedite, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask Our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace

[Mention Intention]

and I promise to follow your examples and I will recommend your devotion to others.

Day/Hour 5 – St. Expedite Novena

Act of Contrition

My LORD Jesus Christ, Father of endless charity, I am heartily sorry for my sins. Grant me, therefore, pardon of my sins and the grace I ask of You through the merits of the sorrows of Your loving Mother and the virtues of Your martyr, Saint Expedite.

Novena Prayer

On the fifth hour/day of the Novena to Saint Expedite, we pray for the grace of detachment (an oddly Buddhist concept but very worthwhile nonetheless).

My Lord Jesus Christ. . .

O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expedite, through the bountiful graces you received from Heaven that you may conserve all your virtues, grant also that I may get rid of all the feelings that block my way to Heaven. (Note this is a road opening prayer)

Followed by:

Three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

One Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

One Hail Mary in Honor of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen

Concluding Prayer

Oh Saint Expedite, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask Our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace

[Mention Intention]

and I promise to follow your examples and I will recommend your devotion to others.

Day/Hour 6 – St. Expedite Novena

Act of Contrition

My LORD Jesus Christ, Father of endless charity, I am heartily sorry for my sins. Grant me, therefore, pardon of my sins and the grace I ask of You through the merits of the sorrows of Your loving Mother and the virtues of Your martyr, Saint Expedite.

Novena Prayer

On the sixth hour/day of the Novena to Saint Expedite, we pray for freedom from anger.

My Lord Jesus Christ. . .

O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expedite, through the sufferings and humiliations which you received for the love of Bon Dieu (God), grant me also this grace which is very pleasing to Bon Dieu, and free me from anger and hardness of heart which is the stumbling block of my soul. (Note this is a road opening prayer through the invocation for the removal of emotional obstacles)

Followed by:

Three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

One Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

One Hail Mary in Honor of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen

Concluding Prayer

Oh Saint Expedite, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask Our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace

[Mention Intention]

and I promise to follow your examples and I will recommend your devotion to others.

Day/Hour 7 – St. Expedite Novena

Act of Contrition

My LORD Jesus Christ, Father of endless charity, I am heartily sorry for my sins. Grant me, therefore, pardon of my sins and the grace I ask of You through the merits of the sorrows of Your loving Mother and the virtues of Your martyr, Saint Expedite.

Seventh Day

On the seventh hour/day of the Novena to Saint Expedite, we pray for the grace to pray well.

My Lord Jesus Christ. . .

O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expedite, you know that prayer is the golden key that will open the Kingdom of Heaven, teach me to pray in a manner which is desirable to Our Lord and to His Heart, that I may live only for Him, that I may die only for Him, and that I may pray only to Him in all eternity.

Followed by:

Three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

One Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

One Hail Mary in Honor of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen

Concluding Prayer

Oh Saint Expedite, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask Our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace

[Mention Intention]

and I promise to follow your examples and I will recommend your devotion to others.

Day/Hour 8 – St. Expedite Novena

Act of Contrition

My LORD Jesus Christ, Father of endless charity, I am heartily sorry for my sins. Grant me, therefore, pardon of my sins and the grace I ask of You through the merits of the sorrows of Your loving Mother and the virtues of Your martyr, Saint Expedite.

Novena Prayer

On the eighth hour/day of the Novena to Saint Expedite, we pray for purity of heart.

My Lord Jesus Christ. . .

O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expedite, through the clean desire that reigned in all your feelings, word and actions, please let them guide me also in my endless search for the glory of Bon Dieu (God) and the good of my fellowmen. (Note this is a cleansing prayer)

Followed by:

Three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

One Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

One Hail Mary in Honor of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen

Concluding Prayer

Oh Saint Expedite, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask Our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace

[Mention Intention]

and I promise to follow your examples and I will recommend your devotion to others.

Day/Hour 9 – St. Expedite Novena

Act of Contrition

My LORD Jesus Christ, Father of endless charity, I am heartily sorry for my sins. Grant me, therefore, pardon of my sins and the grace I ask of You through the merits of the sorrows of Your loving Mother and the virtues of Your martyr, Saint Expedite.

Novena Prayer

On the ninth hour/day of the Novena to Saint Expedite, we pray for the grace of final perseverance.

My Lord Jesus Christ. . .

O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expedite, who was so much loved by the Queen of Heaven, that to you nothing was denied, ask her, please my advocate, that through the sufferings of her Divine Son and her own sorrows, I may receive this day the grace I ask of you; but above all the grace to die first before I commit any mortal sin. Amen. (Note this is a prayer that appeals to St. Expedite to specifically petition Mother Mary in the form of Our Lady of Sorrows on our behalf.)

Followed by:

Three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

One Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

One Hail Mary in Honor of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen

Concluding Prayer

Oh Saint Expedite, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask Our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace

[Mention Intention]

and I promise to follow your examples and I will recommend your devotion to others.

Alternative Saint Expedite Novena Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

I call forth the Power and presence of Saint Expedite in my time of financial trouble.

I offer my body, heart, mind and soul upon your altar of light.

I have faith, trust and complete confidence that you will be my strength in this time of need.

Quickly come to my assistance. Bring to me…

[Mention Intention]

My financial need is urgent.

Be my light and guide in this situation so that I may live with peace, love, prosperity and abundance and in the Praise of God.

(Now promise to give Saint Expedite a specific offering when your desire is granted.)

Amen.

Pray Our Father

Pray Hail Mary

Pray Glory Be