Saint Erasmus, also known as Saint Elmo, is a revered saint in the Catholic Church who is often invoked as a patron of sailors, navigators, and those who work at sea. His prayer is a plea for protection and guidance during perilous journeys across the waters. The prayer begins by asking for the intercession of Saint Erasmus and acknowledging his role as a protector of those who travel by sea. The supplicant then prays for safe passage through stormy seas and asks for the guidance and wisdom to navigate through the treacherous waters. The prayer ends with a plea for Saint Erasmus to watch over and protect those who work at sea and to bring them safely back to their loved ones. The Saint Erasmus prayer is a powerful expression of faith and trust in the protection of a holy saint, particularly in times of great danger and uncertainty.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Saint Erasmus Prayer. May God Bless You!
Saint Erasmus Prayer 1
Grant us through the intercession of Thy dauntless bishop and martyr Erasmus, who so valiantly confessed the Faith, that we may learn the doctrine of this faith, practice its precepts, and thereby be made worthy to attain its promises. Through Christ our Lord.
Saint Erasmus Prayer 2
Holy martyr Erasmus,
Who didst willingly and bravely bear the trials and sufferings of life, and by thy charity didst console many fellow-sufferers; I implore thee to remember me in my needs and to intercede for me with God. Staunch confessor of the Faith, victorious vanquisher of all tortures, pray Jesus for me and ask Him to grant me the grace to live and die in the Faith through which thou didst obtain the crown of glory.
Saint Erasmus Prayer 3
My LORD and my God,
I offer up to Thee my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, together with the merits of His immaculate and blessed Mother, Mary ever virgin, and of all the saints, particularly with those of the holy Helper in whose honor I make this novena. Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Thy grace and Thy love, and graciously hear my prayer.
Saint Erasmus Prayer 4
Almighty and eternal God,
With lively faith and reverently worshipping Your Divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before You and invoke with filial trust Your supreme generosity and mercy. Illuminate the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Your Heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Your Divine Love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the Saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following their example imitate, as they did, the life of Your Divine Son. Moreover, I beseech You to graciously grant me, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through them I humbly place before You, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it is to Your greater glory and the salvation of my soul.
Saint Erasmus Prayer 5
Holy martyr Erasmus,
Who willingly and bravely bore the trials and sufferings of life, and by your charity consoled many fellow sufferers, I implore you to remember me in my needs and to intercede for me with God. Fearless confessor of the Faith, victorious conqueror of all tortures, pray to Jesus for me and ask Him to grant me the grace to live and die in the Faith through which you obtained the crown of glory.