Novena to La Santa Muerte: Day 4

The fourth day of the Novena to La Santa Muerte should occur on a Friday. If you’ve been paying Her proper homage all this time, you should definitely be experiencing a shift in energies surrounding the areas in your life for which you’ve been petitioning Her help. In my experience, She responds to prayers pretty swiftly, especially when it comes to addressing injustice: Gracías, Mi Flaquíta! As with other Virgin Goddesses I venerate (such as Artemis), I find that La Santa Muerte paradoxically exudes a fierce maternal protectiveness towards Her devotees. She is so deserving of our thanks and praise! Be generous with your offerings for Her. The great Irish writer Oscar Wilde is said to have quipped, “I have very simple tastes: I simply demand the best of everything!” Let that be your guide in the quality of the heartfelt offerings you give to the Bony Lady!

 

Detail of my La Santa Muerte Roja shrine. I beaded the main rosary draped across Her shoulder myself.

Detail of my La Santa Muerte Roja shrine. I beaded the main rosary draped across Her shoulder myself.

 

As before, when you’re ready to begin, make the Sign of the Cross and say the Prayer of the Holy Death:

 

Lord, before Your Divine Presence,

God Almighty,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

I ask for Your permission to invoke the Holy Death.

Oh, Pretty Girl! Hermosa Niña Blanca!

I want to humbly ask that You break and destroy all spells and darkness that may present themselves

before my person, in my home, and on my path.

Holy Death, please relieve me of all oppression, poverty, and despair.

I ask that You please grant me_________.

Enlighten, with Your Holy Presence, my home, my workplace, and the environments of my loved ones.

Award us health, love, prosperity, and well-being.

Blessed and praised be Your charity, Holy Death.

Lord, I give you infinite thanks because I see Your charity.

The challenges I face every day are perfecting my spirit.

La Santísima, I give You thanks because in the midst of these challenges

I always have Your Holy Blessing.

Amen.

 

The main prayer of this day’s Novena once again gives a tighter turn of the “control and command” magical screw that began twisting on day two. The emphasis is on not allowing your enemy to have a moment’s peace until he or she is brought low before you. Again, La Santa Muerte Negra’s ears are the most ideal ones for such a petition.

 

Oh, Most Holy Death,

Empress of the Darkness,

Given the incredible Power You wield over all mortals,

I earnestly ask of You with all my heart

That [NAME] not be given shelter on this earth,

Nor a seat at any table,

Nor one moment of peace

Until (s)/he is brought to my feet, trampled under Your foot and wholly subdued.

If [NAME] ignores Your injunction toward humility, 

Then let [NAME] feel Your scythe bear down upon her/his head, La Santísima!

Engulf [NAME] in Your maze of never-ending shadows, Powerful Death!

So it must be for all who come against me; they will lose.

Amen.

[Again, follow with “The Lord’s Prayer” three times.]

 

As you did the previous day, conclude with:

 

In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Immaculate Being of Light,

I implore that You grant me these favors that I ask of You.

Until the last day, hour, and second when Your Divine Majesty orders me to be at Your feet,

Dear Death of my heart,

Do not ever leave me unprotected.

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