Santa Muerte

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In 2015 I spent three days in the border town of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. While there I met a man who would pray to a statue of Santa Muerte daily. He allowed me to take a picture of his rosary and provided the following prayer:

“HOLY DEATH

YOU WERE FORMED BY THE HANDS OF THE ALMIGHTY

AND GIVEN GREAT POWER OVER LIFE AND DEATH

GIVEN THE POWER TO CHANGE THE HANDS OF FATE

TONIGHT I COME BEFORE YOU,BROKEN AND BEATEN

BY THE HANDS OF LIFE,TRAMPLED UNDER THE FEET OF FATE

HOLY DEATH

TONIGHT I BEG OF YOU TO LOOK DOWN UPON ME WITH EYES OF PITY

A HEART FULL OF COMPASSION AND HEAR MY CRIES AND PLEAS

AND PLEASE GRANT THIS FAVOR TO ME…[SAY YOUR FAVOR]…AND I PLACE MY WHOLE ENTIRE BEING INTO THY HANDS

WITHOUT ANY FEARS,DOUBTS OR REGRETS,PLACING MY WHOLE FAITH AND TRUST IN THEE

I ASK THIS IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER,SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

AMEN”