When we think of novenas, we think of a 9-day act of devotion. St. Expedite is known to petitioners to address requests very quickly, and for this reason his novena lasts 9 hours instead. It was a sweet day of contemplation. For each hour there is a separate prayer associated with a special theme, such as faith, hope, strength, purity of heart, and perseverance. After reciting the hourly set of prayers, I would journal about what that topic meant to me, and then I created a question structured around that same focus area, and drew a card from my Thoth deck for deeper insights. By the conclusion of the day I had created a spread based on these themes, and I want to share it here:
|Artist: D. Alvarado, Crossroads University|
Novena Spread for St. Expedite
1: How can I experience faith more fully?
2: How can I work to manifest my hopes in the world?
3: How can I rise above the limitations or bonds of material reality in order to live my purest truth?
4: What is my greatest source of strength?
5: How can I release attachments to expectations, outcomes, and desires?
6: How can I most effectively deal with negative emotions so that they don't hold me hostage?
7: How can I best seek guidance from my higher power?
8: In what manner can I share my good intentions with the world?
9: How can I be my best self, no matter the circumstances?
I offer this to the world, and I hope you enjoy it! Working with St. Expedite was a heart-warming, special experience and I hope you should find the same if you ever decide to incorporate him into your practice. For general information about this Saint, click here.