James Duvalier

author, spiritual counselor & paranormal researcher

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Saint Martha

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Peace be with you my friends!  The summer so far and been stiflingly hot and I have been doing little more than going to work, doing my spell work at home and then relaxing with the air conditioner turned on full blast!  My goals for later in the summer and into fall are to get back to a normal writing discipline both for my blog and a book on psychic vampires and how to rid ourselves of them that I have been intending to write for quite some time now.  I also plan on making Voodoo related pieces of art.

Today I wanted to share a little about Saint Martha, one of my personal favorites, on whose help I have called several times with tremendous results.  I have blogged briefly about her in the past, but wish to do so again since she has been incredibly helpful to me and I want to spread devotion to her as much as possible.

There are two versions of Saint Martha found in Voodoo and other Afro-Caribbean religious systems.

Saint MarthaThere are two versions of Saint Martha found in Voodoo and other Afro-Caribbean religious systems, mainly espiritismo and Las 21 Divisiones from the Dominican Republic.  It is important to remember that they are not separate entities, but just different manifestations of the same spiritual being which vary due to people’s culture perceptions.

According to biblical tradition, Saint Martha was the sister of Mary of Bethany and Saint Lazarus, whom Christ raised from the dead.  In one story from the gospel of Luke, Martha receives Jesus into her home and serves him food while he preaches to her sister Mary who sits at his feet.  After the crucifixion, according to medieval legend, Martha, Mary and Lazarus travel to the south of France where they preach the Gospel and help spread Jesus’s message of peace and love. She was also recorded as having rebuked and tamed a dragon-like monster called the Tarasque by sprinkling holy water on it and invoking the name of God.  I personally love Saint Martha because her example shows us that we can receive greatness by doing simple things as long as they are done with love and faith.

Another version of Saint Martha that appears quite often in Afro-Caribbean iconography is that of a light skinned African woman with two large snakes wrapped around her body.  The snakes could be a new world version of the Tarasque from medieval French imagery.  In Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, her devotees believe that she ends her snakes out on your behalf to eat away negativity and obstacles that hold you back in life.  She is also invoked quite often in love spells so much so that she has come to be called Santa Marta Dominadora “The Dominator” due to her ability to make people do your will in matters of love.  Again, I believe that the European and African Saint Marthas are one in the same, but she has just taken on a different form to endear herself to her devotees who themselves are largely of mixed African and European descent.

There is an old tradition of lighting a candle and reciting a prayer to Saint Martha on nine consecutive Tuesdays.  This devotion is known as the Nine Tuesdays of Saint Martha.  I have used this novena on several occasions and have never been let down.  I have not always gotten what I’ve asked for, but each time my request was refused, something better came along!  I can say from personal experience that Saint Martha does look after her devotees!  I am happy to share the prayer I’ve used to invoke Saint Martha and I hope you put it use as well.  When your petition is granted, it is customary to thank her by making a small donation to charity or a church and of course spreading devotion to her by telling others about her.  Here is the prayer:

Saint Martha,

I resort to thy aid and protection.
As proof of my affection and faith,
I offer thee this light,
which I shall burn every Tuesday.
Comfort me in all my difficulties
and through the great favors thou didst enjoy
when the Savior was lodged in thy house,
intercede for my family,
that we be provided for in our necessities.
I ask of thee, Saint Martha,
to overcome all difficulties
as thou didst overcome the dragon
which thou hadst at thy feet.
In the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen

I do hope you try this prayer to Saint Martha and if you do, please share your experiences with me!  Until next time I wish you peace, love and blessings!

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507 Comments
  • Rene

    I asked St. Martha for my boyfriend to stop going out and to be faithful to me. Since the first week I started working with her, he didn’t go out that weekend. With in time I’ve notice more and more that he is kinder and does more of the thing I want him to do. It has been 9 weeks already and I’m so grateful for her help . Thank you St. Martha for helping me.

    • the_doctor

      Yes, Saint Martha can do amazing things! I absolutely love her! 🙂

      • Mag

        How do you know a saint does or doesn’t want to work with you?

        I drew some tarot cards last night and asked her how she felt about me and I got the nine of wands and three of cups. My interpretation is that she really wants me to do the candle novena to her and to keep the faith it may not manifest right away but something good will happen that will be cause for celebration. I felt the cards indicated positive feelings towards me.

        • The saints will always work with you. The way that they manifest change is your life differs from case to case, but with it comes to saints, at least Catholic saints, they don’t refuse to work with you. If you mean “saints” in terms of Orishas, yes, they can be more picky.

        • Mag

          Thanks I thought that too but just wanted to make sure.

          I’ve been talking to her and I’m writing to her in my journal. I find I best express myself writing.

          Do you find in your experience that it’s ok to have more than one request for a novena? Are there only certain areas or things she works well in, like money or love?

          I’m going to start the novena tonight since mornings are really hectic. There is always someone at home and so leaving the candle out should be fine.

          Either way she chooses to answer I will publish here. 🙂

        • Yes, you can definitely as for more than one thing in a novena. It might take a bit longer for them to manifest than doing it one at a time, but it’s totally fine to combine your requests all together.

    • Rosie

      How did it turn out for you?

  • Cindy

    I lit my first very candle to St Martha the recent Tuesday, intending to start a nine week Tuesday novena. I read somewhere that it is ok to light candles everyday but to ensure Tuesday candles are lit as well.

    On Thursday, I felt a need to talk to St Martha and lit a candle to her, praying for her help. I continued doing this on Friday and today. Late afternoon today, I experienced movement – in a very difficult, almost impossible situation that has been plaguing for me for the past 1.5 years. I do have candles set at a professional spiritual altar as well for St Martha for the same situation – these were started only 1 or 2 days ago I believe.

    But it has been less than a week, and I am so grateful to St Martha for hearing and answering my prayer and petition so quickly. I read so much that St Martha will always help before the 9 Tuesdays are up, but the speed with which she has heard and answered me humbles and amazes me.

    Thank you so much St Martha my Mother.

  • Debbie

    I am totally in love with St Martha and so thankful for all she have done for me. She is such a powerful saint and is guaranteed results from past experience. I started a 9 day petition to her today and i know she will show up on my behalf. St Martha is awesome. Is there a specific time she works best at?

    • I absolutely love St. Martha as my special patron saint! She is powerful beyond words and loving and protective of her devotees. You can pray to her anytime. Her traditional day is Tuesday and many people pray her novena each Tuesday for 9 weeks. Her feast day is July 29th. I give her flowers on this day.

      • Debbie

        Thank you so much. The day before I started my st martha prayer I dreamt I was at a red ATM and it just started to throw out loads and loads of 20(green in color) and 50(red in color) dollar bills out. The day after I dreamt that my boyfriend was so drunk and totally helpless and I was the one to take him home. I can strongly feel st martha’s presence on a daily basis. She makes me feel good about myself. Thank you St Martha for your presence.

        • angela

          thank you st martha

      • Mable

        I have the black st martha that I want to use to return my boyfriend and stop him from cheating with a MARRIED woman who knows of me and our children yet she agreed to seeing him. I want this affair STOPPED!! My boyfriend lies about it or doesn’t say anything, this TRASH of a woman left her husband and have my man at her house around her children! REALLY? And they think they’re going to live happy after I given him 21 years I DON’T THINK SO!! This B*tch knows me when she see me when I visit that’s why I have NO PITTY for her because she was never in the DARK about me. I’m doing all the calling he’s either busy or our call is short. We’ve gone from talking every day 20 times to none and they’re are time when I hear a woman and kids in the background when asked where is he again he lies or he’ll once he said over a friend house therefore his BOLD ass must pay too and bought to his knees AND BEG MY FORGIVENESS!!! I don’t know who this man is anymore but I must hurt so shall she. I told they are planting vegetables and chicken coop which NONE WILL PROSPER, HOW he’s feeling so comfortable doing these things in another man house I don’t know but it has to be STOPPED and with st martha help I believe it can and will be done, send my soul mate back and stop his cheating ways and remember our love when he thinks of me I want him to remember all happy memories and the mere thought of that woman be replaced with horrible memories for she wasn’t available to start and to think any good would come from NOT..I plan to start this Tuesday for 9 Tuesdays any suggestions I NEED HELP

        • Trini cindy

          Did your situation solve

  • Gianne Rodriguez

    Hi i missed lighting a candle on my 3rd tuesday but i’ll make sure to light a candle tomorrow. Will this affect my prayer?

    • No. It won’t effect it at all. If you miss a Tuesday, just light the candle the next day and say the prayer. St. Martha knows our intentions and what’s in our hearts so don’t worry if timing is a bit off.

  • St.Martha have Done amazing things for me and my family. I am so thankful that I have found St. Martha to be my patron saint.

    • Amen! She is absolutely amazing!

    • Rosie

      Can u please share some of things she’s helped with please

  • Debbie

    Just want to thank St Martha for all she have done for me. She is awesome, she is the best. Thanks St Martha.

  • sandra

    hello i came across this post, just want to know can i burn any candle or specific colored candle to saint martha

    • I would use either green of a plain white candle. These are most traditional, although I’m sure she would hears your prayers no matter what type of candle you use.

      • JJ

        I’m wanting to start working with saint Martha. Is there somewhere I can go to find instructions from start to finish??

        • It’s very simple. You can just light a candle and pray to St. Martha in your own words. She will hear you!

  • Maria

    I want to say I’ve been working with santa martha for 2yrs now. I love her and appreciates everything she does for me and other people. She never let’s me down. Although tues is her day, I burn her candle everyday. I light on a tues , or whenever then let it burn out. I pray to her 3x a day. In the morning , mid day and night. I talk to her like she’s my friend bc I feel she is. I offer things sometimes in advance so show my good faith. And when she answers your prayer. It’s always good to light her candle to show u haven’t forgot about her, so she doesn’t feel used. Santa Martha La Dominadora , thank for everything u have done for me, and will continue to do for me, I love u and will continue to pass the word.

    • Amen! I always light a candle to her every Tuesday just to thank her for everything she’s done for me. St. Martha is truly amazing!

  • Veronica

    I am going through one of the hardest obsticles of my life and hit the point of God, I can’t take it any more, my resilience is depleting. then I discoverd the existence of St. Martha. Not knowing a thing about her I started surfing the net and came across her prayers and novena. I always promise a thank you and decided that since it wasn’t Tuesday and I summoned immediate help I promised I would light 10 candles for her. I only had enough to light 1 in the chapel so I lit one and promised to come back for the other nine. I then realized that I had 9 candles left and that is the perfect number to fulfill her nine Tuesday novena. I said a prayer tonight (Sunday) and in my popcorn ceiling I swore I saw her image along with a dragon. At 10:00 pm an unexpected stranger rang my bell and this visit was my prayers in fruition. Surfing before bed tonight I decided that I wanted to thank her in some way other than just the 10 candles I promised and ironically I found your site (I’m a first time visitor) with a dedication to no other than St. Martha (amazing). I am a true believer in her love and desire to help me in just a few unscheduled prayers to her. So, I would like to publicly thank her and have discovered she likes small donations as a thank you so I am going to donate some fruit to the Carmelite nuns in the area as they only eat via donations from others. Also I would like to thank you for your perfect timing of this post and look forward to visiting your site in the future. Sending blessings your way……V

    • Rosie

      That’s so awesome! I am encouraged to petition her too.

    • Rosie

      Can u please me….I’m in desperate need

  • Thank you for your beautiful comment! I cannot sing enough the praise of St. Martha. She is amazing and powerful!

  • B

    I am currently reciting a nine-week (on Tuesdays, this is my third week) novena to Saint Martha using a red candle and a nine-day (currently on my fourth or fifth day) novena to Saint Martha using one green and two white candles. I also use the white candles when I light the red candle on Tuesdays but that’s just because I want to. I mean, the more the merrier, right?

    Sometimes I make it a point to communicate with her several times a day, especially if I am feeling low or discouraged. I put fresh flowers in a vase that sits next to the candles on a makeshift altar as an offering to her. I even vowed that once my wish is fulfilled, I will make a charitable donation to a local safe home for battered women… and of course, give her credit!

    I heard that she likes coffee, sweets, and fruits so I think I may leave a little bit of fruit or coffee tomorrow night in her honor.

    I felt compelled to comment on this post because I read all of the positive testimonials that others have left. I figured since I am currently in the process of reciting a novena to her, it may help others to see that miracles take time. I am new to working with Saint Martha; I was advised by someone who has had success and others that she recommended the novena to have had success as well. However, I wholeheartedly believe that she will make my wish come true, even if it is a bit complicated. I would love to come back and comment about the progress I am witnessing with Saint Martha, so I hope that that will be fine with Mr. Duvalier.

    • Thank you so much for you wonderful and informative comment. St. Martha is absolutely miraculous and I am so happy that you are praying her novena!

      • B

        Yesterday evening I said another novena to Saint Martha and I left her a cup of coffee on the altar. When I woke up this morning, it looked like a rosebud or something of the like had formed on the top of the coffee. This morning, I made another fresh cup of coffee for her and while I was praying, it looked like an image of her was forming on the top of the coffee as well! Five petals from the flowers fell off, (three fell down onto the altar) and the white candle began to drip wax onto the three petals that landed on the altar. A picture that I have of Saint Martha (printed on regular printer paper), which leans on one candle to stay propped up, began to stand up on its own.

        Do you Mr. Duvalier, or anyone else for that matter, have any input about this occurrence?

        • It’s definitely a positive sign of something that’s going to happen. A prayer being answered, for example. You might even start to smell flowers and incense and other since smells for no apartment reason.

    • Yvonne

      I am new working with Saint Martha the black one, just starting working last night, asking her to bring my boyfriend back home, do i have to give her all of her offerings one time, e,g wine, flowers, water, cake and flordia water.

  • B

    Mr. Duvalier, that happened last week! I smelled flowers out of nowhere and it only lasted for a moment.

    • scared

      Did your prayer come true….

  • Marie

    Mr. Duvalier,
    Can one pray to “both” St. Martha’s? I know you mentioned that they are essentially both the same woman but I am catholic and already started praying to St. Martha the patron saint of housewives, can I pray to St. Martha Dominadora as well? Can this cause conflict?

    • You can definitely pray to both. Just keep them separate and not on the same altar. They are the same being in many case, but the energy is different. Personally, I only pray to the Catholic St. Martha, the patron of housewives, chefs, servants etc, the one you mention you already pray to. She has done miraculous things for me again and again!

  • Sara

    I am new to this and very interested in trying this. I have heard nothing but amazing things about her and I have to try this. I’m just nervous and keep thinking what if I do it wrong? What kind of candle should I use? I read somewhere that the candle needs to be fixed or loaded. I have also seen oils. Please help me out. Also do I need some sort of big set up, for her alter? how long do you burn the candle for each Tuesday?

    • There is nothing to be nervous about at all with Saint Martha. She is so peaceful and loving and protective of her devotees! You can use any kind of candle. A small plain white or green one will to fine. Just light it each Tuesday and recipe her prayer or just pray in your own words and allow the candle to burn out on its own. Peace and blessings!

      • joy

        I just want to say thank u to Saint Martha. She is my patron Saint. Iam praying to her daily for a situation that has hurt me deeply and i know she is working on my behalf. But even through that even every day needs that i have not asked for she has provided for me. Thank you Saint Martha i love you momma and will forever be indepted to you. Please be devoted to her and keep your promise and she will do the same in return.

  • Rhonda

    I’ve just started my 9 week novena to St Martha and hope she can help me too with something that is important to me that I’ve been struggling with for a long time. I was inspired by reading the testimonials and hope I can share mine by the end of the 9 weeks too.

  • Marie

    I’d just like to post that I have finished my novena to St. Martha and so far she has been a wonderful protector. I have great faith and confidence that she will help me with my situation. She has already shown me she is working on my behalf. Thank you St. Martha!

  • anna

    Hello,
    Just want to tell my story……I´ve have som problems in life to deal with at the moment.
    Early this summer I saw a snake in the sun, right next to my house.( I´ve lived in this house for 15 years & never seen a snake around befor). It really felt like the snake meant something, I just couldn´t figure out what.
    Later on during the summer I went to my summer house, which is right by the sea. One evening I was on my computer and stumbeled over a site about Saint Martha. All of a sudden I felt that maby I should try to contact her to see if she could help me out in life. I did light a candle for her, called her name and told her my story. I also gave her some wine & asked if she please could show me a sign if she is willing to help me out.
    I´m not kidding you, but the day after I was down by the sea & a snake came swimming towards me!!! (I´ve spent all my summers there, since I was a kid & I´ve never seen a snake swim there befor). The day after my neighbour came over & out of nowhere he showed me a picture that he took of a snake eating a frog in his garden……
    I did light a few more candles, talked a bit to Saint Martha & told her that after my vacation was over, I will light candels for 9 tuesdays and ask for her help.
    I also spoke to a reader and asked if Saint Martha is willing to work with me & help me out and he was pretty sure that she is here for me :-).
    I´m really greatful that she showed me some signs and more or less it feels like she reached out to me befor I even knew about her.
    I´m now on my second tuesday & I sure hope that she is here with me.
    I offer her coffe, some wine, roses at her altar and I talk to her every day.
    I´ll keep y´all updated if she´ll be able to help me out with my problems & my wish in life!
    Thank You, dear Saint Martha, for reaching out to me!!!

    • Rosie

      Was she able to help you? How did things turn out

  • Cheryl Grisselle

    St Martha is a wonderful Saint indeed! So happy to come across this site and to read all the praises everyone has for her. I have been praying to St Martha for the past 20 years and she has never failed me. I have so much thanks!!

  • Rhonda

    I would like offer some flowers to st martha tomorrow. Should I leave them in the chapel for her? Please let me know what is best. Thanks

    • Yes that would be absolutely fine. 🙂

      • scared

        I believe because I know she has helped me in the past. But, one time when I was on my weakest, I got upset and said things I should have not said to her. Could I be forgiven by her?

        • Yes. Saint Martha is merciful, loving and forgiving as a devoted follower of Jesus. She only wants what is best for you.

  • Rhonda

    Thanks James.

  • anna

    Hellto,
    I started lightening candles for Saint Martha 4 weeks ago & everything seemed to go very well. She showed me signs & made sure she wanted to work with me & my wish. We get along fine & up until today my situation has really improved. I light the candle & talk to her every day, offer her flowers & coffe & some other treats now & then. Every tuesday I light a special candle for her, dressed with oil and herbs, pray to her and talk to her. To day the situation turned around and it doesn´t look very good at all……
    I don´t know, maby everything will turn around again, but at the moment I feel really devistated.
    Do you have any ideas on this James?
    Thank you for a very nice homepage & great thoughts!

    I really love working with you Saint Martha, you are a fantastic Saint!!!

    • I would just keep praying and see the situation through. Also St. Martha has a way for giving us something better than what we originally asked for so that could be a possible for your situation to sort out. I agree, Saint Martha is truly amazing!

  • anna

    Thank You James, I will continue my prayers & candles & hope for the best!

  • Trini cindy

    Can I lit a tea light candle every Tuesday for her or is their a specific candle to light

    • You can use any kind of candle you have on hand. Green and white are the most traditional colors, but anything will work.

  • Trini cindy

    Can I lite a tea light white candle for her every tuesday

  • Brigett

    Hello to everyone and wish you a blessed day. I just started my novenas to St.Martha. It has been a rough year for me but i have faith that all will turn out in my favor. Reading all of your testimonies helps strengthenmy faith and i too have been keeping a candle going not just for tuesdays but through out the past two weeks for St.Martha. I feel a calm when i speak with her and i know she hears me. I pray that she will stop all the comotion and the people creating such problems for me. Thank you for having this site St.Martha anf alliwing us to post our appreciations. 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your beautiful comment! May God and Saint Martha bless you abundantly!

    • Thank you so much for your beautiful comment! Saint Martha is amazingly powerful and I’m her intercession will work wonders in your life. May God and Saint Martha bless you abundantly!

  • Frances Bampoe

    I’ve started 9week novena to St. Martha. It is the 4th novena today and I had a dream that the two candles I’ve lit for her have both gone out. I thought in dream they’d rekindle but they didn’t. I woke up and feel so distraught. Am thinking its the Saint saying not worth doing novena as my petition will not be granted. Please help if any one has any suggestions

    • I would keep going until the end. She will give you what you request or something better. I’ve seen it work out that way dozens of times!

  • Frances Bampoe

    Thank you. Something amazing happened about five minutes after reading your response encouraging me to continue my Novena. I was feeling very distressed as on the night of 28th sept, just a couple of days ago had dreamt I was in fight and saw a woman who it seemed had her sister with her. She said reason she has not helped a certain girl in her fights is because this is the second time she’s been in trouble. The lady then said she prayed so much and I also offered a lot of intercessions on her behalf but she never said thank you. It’s not fair. Realised its me. Went out and bought flowers with promise of making offerings after novena. Ive apologised and know it was wrong to desert St Martha and God after got what wanted. am so sorry.What an awesome God we have!! Thank you all for support.

    • Amen! It is so very important to always keep the faith in God and His saints!

    • Frances B

      Dear James and all, lets come together to praise God. His mercy is forever sure. I did Novena to St Martha and finished a week ago. On the 8th week I had a dream which clearly showed she’s interceded for and obtained my request from God. BUT I DOUBTED still and went on to do a 9 days Novena to St Jude as well as 3 days to Our Lady!!. Yesterday was 8 days of St Jude’s Novena and a miracle happened which confirmed my dreams. It shows the Saints and all the Heavenly beings care deeply about us. They Will always help! Am in a better place now. Never give up hope. Amen.

      • God be praised! Thank you so much for sharing. Saint Martha is truly miraculous and so is Saint Jude not to mention an example of faith, hope, charity and holiness for us to follow.

      • Just

        Hello Frances B… I will soon start my 9 Tuesdays to St Martha again, I am interested in St Jude is there a Special Prayer & Candle for St Jude?… Also when you say Our Lady, who do you mean?

  • Fari Rose

    Thank you St Martha for saving our home.

  • Just

    Hi… I am new here… And I want to start this prayer on
    Tuesday… My 1st time… Do I light a new candle every Tuesday?… Should it be the St Martha green candle or is any white candle ok?… Any suggestions are helpful… Thank You

    • You can use the green candle with the St. Martha image or just a plain white candle. Once you light it and say the prayer, allow it to burn out completely and light a new candle each Tuesday. St. Martha is truly an amazing and powerful saint and I know she will work wonders for you!

      • Just

        Thank you James… I Appreciate your response… I also would like to know if making an alter for her is nesscesary… I have small kids in the apartment and I’m not sure of where to put it… Is my side table night stand in my bedroom good enough, do I need to dress it up… I just want to do it the Right way… Please let me know… Thank you again

        • You don’t have to have a formal altar, but you can if you want. You can simply light the candle and say the prayer anywhere even without an image of her and she will hear it. You could even carry around a prayer card in your wallet or handbag instead of an altar. People honor her in different ways and it works just fine.

      • Rachel

        Mr Duvalier

        When burning a candle for St Martha, do I need a pic of her. Do I have to set up an Altar. Please advise. I want to start my Novena tomorrow which is Tuesday

        Best

        • You don’t need an altar or a photo. You can just light the candle anywhere and say the prayer or even just pray in your own words and she will hear you.

  • Just

    Hi James, I just started my 1st green candle with the St Martha image on it… Week 1… But I also have across the room a green fixed & prepared candle… To St Martha Dominator… Can this cause conflict?… Also, what does it mean when the glass gets very Black almost burned looking… ( dominator candle)… Please Help Me… I have so much Hope and Faith that this will work for My Relationship… Any Thoughts would be helpful… Thank You

    • No, this should not cause a problem. Saint Martha will hear your prayers no matter what.

    • Rosie

      Did it work please let us know….

  • Frances B

    Hello all, just to say join me in praising God and thanking my blessed mother St. Martha. Today is 6th week of my novena and she has answered part of my problem!!! A reconciliation has started between my beloved and I. He’s invited me to dinner tomorrow evening. This after telling me wanted out of our relationship. I turned to St.Martha and she heard my prayer. Will let you know how things go. Thank you James for your encouragement at time when I was so low.

    • This is truly wonderful to hear. God and Saint Martha be praised!

    • scared

      Frances B, are you still with your beloved?

  • Ronika

    I have read everyone comment and I have to say Saint Martha have work wonders for me as well. I have to say she is great at what she do to help you in your time of need. It’s about faith, prayer and believe. She have help me with my relationship and I have to say Thank You Thank You. But I never did the 9 Tuesday candle burning and I am about to do that today. I normally anoint my Saint Martha candle with Martha picture with Controlling (Dominante) Oil. Is that ok. I also would like to know if I can burn a green devotional candle everyday Tuesday to Tuesday while I am burning my regular Saint Martha candle with her picture.
    P.S. What is the best offering to give to Saint Martha.

    • The best offerings is definitely flowers and also telling other people about her and maybe sharing her prayer card with others. She is truly amazing and will continue to watcher over you long after the 9 week novena is over.

  • Ronika

    Thank you James. I appreciate your responds. and Thanks to Saint Martha for being there..

  • Frances B

    Just want to thank St Martha for everything. Things not worked out completely as hoped but am mop lay on 6th week of Novena so 3 more to go.

  • anna

    THANK YOU so very much, Wonderful Saint Martha, for continuing to help out my situation & my wish in life!!!
    ” weeks ago, I finished my 9 weeks of prayer to Saint Martha. When I reached my 5th week of prayer, my situation became worse & I felt a bit disappointed & nervous.
    However, James encouraged me to continue my praysers & see the situation through…..
    Lately the situation has improved very much & yesterday she gave me a very strong sign ( the exact sign I actually asked her for) & now I know for sure she is still here for me & I have great faith that she will be able to help me out with everything I asked for!!!
    She is absolutely wonderful!!!

    Thank You, very much James for the great advise you gave me when my faith was a bit low, you really gave me the strength to continue my prayers. & thank you for starting this page to honor Saint Martha!!!

  • Rhonda

    I just finished my 9 week novena to St Martha and she has given me a clear sign that my intentions will work out for me. St Martha has incredible powers and I feel so much stronger now that my intentions will work out. I would recommend St Martha and completing the 9 week novena. I’m going to start tomorrow again. Thank you St Martha for your guidance and support.

  • Julie Mae Yanga

    Mr. Duvalier,

    Heres Mae from Philippines, I am new here… And I want to start this prayer on Tuesday right after to finished my novena to St. Archangel Rafael…
    I also owe novena to St. Father Pio of Pietrelcina, Black Nazarene, Senora Virgen dela regla and to St. Vincent de Ferrer.
    I believe in God and to his Angels and Saints that they will give a help whose indeed and have a faith to the lord.

    I read all the comments here about St. Martha.
    I truly found her in some feung shui tips that if you want to return back your lover to be faithful, light a green candle to St. Martha, thats why I find some blogs about her and these what i found.
    It is a very amazing all the glorious did of her, to grant any wishes that came from the heart.
    And I think St. Martha will also help me in my situation. My marriage life was in trouble since Feb of this year, because my husband cheated me onboard.
    And now he is working with that women on same ship.
    It is hurt me this moment to know….that my husband still insisting his feeling to that woman. (i’ve read his message to that girl, without him knowing)
    And he didnt message me at all or even ask how are my kids.
    I keep on fighting through all my prayers that my husband will stop to do cheating…instead give his life dedicate for work and for family.
    And also to the woman of her, to god light her way.
    I know and I believe that god has a purpose why this all happened…and I will surpass this.
    All i need is to trust god and his saints and let them incharge.

    Please let me know If I should need to get the Novena prayer of St. Martha.
    Thank you.

  • Maraming salamat sa komentaryo mo! Yes, Saint Martha is an amazing miracle worker and you can use the following novena prayer to pray to her each Tuesday. Simply light a candle and recite the following prayer and of course prayer from your heart in your own words as well.

    Saint Martha,

    I resort to thy aid and protection.
    As proof of my affection and faith,
    I offer thee this light,
    which I shall burn every Tuesday.
    Comfort me in all my difficulties
    and through the great favors thou didst enjoy
    when the Savior was lodged in thy house,
    intercede for my family,
    that we be provided for in our necessities.
    I ask of thee, Saint Martha,
    to overcome all difficulties
    as thou didst overcome the dragon
    which thou hadst at thy feet.
    In the name of the Father
    and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
    Amen

  • Brie

    Thank you Saint Martha for your unconditional love and hearing my prayers.

  • Just

    Hello again James… Question… what is the difference between reciting a nine-week novena to Saint Martha(on Tuesdays) and a nine-day novena to Saint Martha?… Is there a different Prayer?…or Candle?
    i am on week 3 using the green Saint Martha candle… every tues i leave her a new flower… is that ok?

    • With Saint Martha, the most traditional devotion is the 9 week novena reciting the prayer with a candle each Tuesday, but doing it over 9 days would still work. She hears our prayers no matter what way we chose to pray. You may leave her flowers any time you like. We don’t have to be too rigid in ho we do things. It’s what’s in our hearts that counts.

  • Just

    Thank You again James…

  • Val

    I’ve been saying this beautiful novena for nearly 23 years. Daughter was born with a hip click/hip dislocation & in a body cast from her first few days old to several months. My mother was given this novena by Ursuline nuns and with their help and our prayers, daughter did fine, in fact she was awarded an athletic scholarship. There are always issues I ask for St Martha’s help and guidance (oldest son laid off after 5 yrs at job). I have faith this will improve with St. Martha’s assistance.

    • Thank you for sharing! Saint Martha is truly a powerful patron and protectress!

      • Lady Williams

        Do you light a candle every Tuesday for nine weeks. Does it have to be a fixed green candle or a white candle?

        • Yes, the tradition is to light a candle each Tuesday for 9 weeks. You can use either green or white. A plain candle is fine. It doesn’t have to be fixed.

  • Mae

    Hi James,

    Its me again. St. Martha is very strong and powerful Saint.
    I am done to owe her a 9day novena, but I am also do the 9tuesday novena at d same time. (yesterday is on 3rd tuesday)
    I can say that she helped me to come to our lord into struggling my situation.
    My husband woman now, is totally doesnt want anything to my husband. And she doesnt want to destroy our family.
    Although as of now, my husband still insisting to his feeling to that woman, i know through my prayers..the day will come that he will stop at all.

    Also I wanna thanks also to the saints I asked for helping me. (as follows)
    – St. Father Pio, St. Vincent de Ferrer, Senora dela regla, St archangel rafael, sto nino de cebu, black nazarene, the holy family St. Martha, and to our father God and Lord Jesus Christ.

    Prayer is the most powerful.

  • neesha

    I’ve started working b with St.Martha for some time now. I will continue yo work with her. When I get what I prayed for I’ll come back and let everyone know. I love her.

  • neesha

    I’m starting to smell a flower scent. Can someone tell me why

    • It means that you are under Saint Martha’s protection and many blessings ar coming your way. It’s a very good sign.

  • Just

    i am at week 6 with St Martha…. and last week ( week 5) while laying in bed i also Smelled something SWEET like flowers???… i found myself looking around the room and then knew it was something Special coming from St Martha!… things have gotten much better in my situation thanks to St Martha & although i have a long way to go, im sure St Martha will answer my Prayers!

  • neesha

    I’m smelled my best friend twice.

  • neesha

    James I have a question when the candle burns clear does that mean it’s working. My candle is almost done I did it on Tuesday and I’m thinking that it will be done on Sunday.

  • Willow

    Just started a 9 week novena to St Martha. I had a red and green votive candle and a white tea light candle. I ask for a sign if she was there and if she would help me and what candle to use to make the flame go higher the red candle flame was higher and stronger the red candle also was the last one to burn out and also the candle burn clean and did not leave any black residue on the glass candle holder made for a votive candle and there was very little wax left in the glass. So that is what I am going to use for her the red one but I am also going to burn a white tea light candle with it. The green candle I just had it in a small tin pie plate when it melted down it kinda of looked like a snake but I am not sure I was hoping it was not. I ask for movement of flame also if she will help me I have a difficult situation and not sure if she would help me. The flame danced and there is no air circulating in room. I offer her water and white wine, two days afterwards I removed the white wine and refreshed the water, I am now refreshing the water everyday. Yesterday I thought I smelled white wine in the room but I was not sure I don’t have a good sense of smell. Today I was having a bad day and prayed to her and asked for signs and afterward I turned on the TV and on a commercial they had the name of the person I had petitioned to her. I am new to all of this and any help with this would be appreciated. Should I continue with the red candle from what I read here white and green are the ones to use. Also needed to know is it necessary to use the prayer to St. Martha the one for the return of someone you love that has the words:
    (Holy Virgin Saint Martha,
    Who entered the mountain and tied
    Up the beast with your ribbons,
    I beg you to tie up and dominate [insert name of target].
    This is just part of the prayer somehow I don’t feel right saying this but if it is okay please let me know. I do use the original prayer for her for the 9 day tuesday novena. And had found on line about the other prayer to use with it for a return of a person you love. Sorry this is so long. I wanted to add I am grateful to St. Martha for listening and helping me.

  • Kelly

    Hi James, am I allowed to blow out the light when I am done praying to Saint Martha?

    • You should really let it burn out on its own. If you’re worried about fire safety, you can put it in the kitchen sink of another fire proof location.

  • Kelly

    If I do the nine Tuesdays of saint Martha would I be lighting the candle each Tuesday or just saying a prayer to the already lit candle each Tuesday? Sorry for all the questions, I want to get it right.

  • Kelly

    Just to be clear, so I would light a new candle every Tuesday and keep it lit until the following Tuesday and discard of the old one? If so is there a special way to throw away the old candle? In my mind I thought I would just light the candle, pray to saint Martha and then blow it out each Tuesday. I want to do this correctly.

    • You light a new candle each Tuesday, say the prayer and then allow the candle to burn out on its own however long that takes. Depending on the size of the candle it could be several minutes of several days. You don’t have to keep a candle burning constantly.

  • neesha

    I did a candle last Tuesday and it burned slow. I did a candle this Tuesday and it’s almost gone and the glass is clear. What does this mean. I hope all is in my favor.

    • Generally speaking it’s a good thing when a candle burns clear.

  • neesha

    My candle that I did on Tuesday is almost gone and it’s only Thursday. Does that mean everything is going in my favor

  • neesha

    James I’m smelling cigars and a very heavy spiritual scent. What can that be.

    • It could be a sign from Martha or another saint or spirit. Spirits often like cigar smoke and it’s used quite often in Voodoo and Santeria rituals.

  • JanI W

    I would like to do a St. Martha novena for 9 hours/one day! I need immediate assistance and can not do the 9 day novena because of my situation and the way in which I work! Please help my great aunt suggested St. Martha to myself and my sister years ago and explained she found the novena written in a Catholic Church when she need a job and she was employed from the point of completion until she retired 9 years ago! But, I never used it my sister has used the novena but I have always been afraid but I need help because I have done other novenas and no help and I need financial breakthrough because I am a single parent/widow with three children (young), whose a teacher with fixed income because of employment and I need divine help to turn my finances and monetary life around to better provide for my children! Please help

    • By all means you can do a 9 hour novena to Saint Martha. Present your needs to her with faith and confidence.

  • Dee

    I lit my first candle to Saint. Martha today. Praying that she intercedes in my difficult situation and turns things around for me. I read earlier that someone offered her Florida Water. Do i offer it to her when i light the candle, after she has helped, or does it not matter?. I also saw that she likes white flowers. Is any flower ok, as long as it’s white?. Thanks in advance for your reply

    • You can offer any kind of flower or offering any time you feel inspired to do so. There’s no rigid rules when it comes to St. Martha.

  • Dee

    Someone said they offered her Florida Water. Is this done when the candle is first lit, after she’s answered our prayer or does it not matter?..Does she like any flower, as long as it’s white or is there a particular flower you have to offer her?.. Thanks in advance for your response..I love this site!..So much to learn

  • Just

    Hello James… I’m on my 8th week with St Martha… And last nite I lit her candle & said my prayers… This Morning I went over to Her and I noticed the the Wick was Split!… Almost Flower shape… (So the Wick is still burning straight up and there are 3 pieces around it)… I’m not sure if that Means anything… Do you know, can you Help me?

    • I would take it as a good sign, like your request is flowering into reality 🙂

  • neesha

    Hello James. I did my candle Tuesday night and it burned out last night. Is that a sign that things are working in my favor.

  • catherine

    hi james I could really do with your help….I would really like to pray to saint Martha to return my husband back to me….
    I have been told to do the prayer for 9 days straight rather then every Tuesday as I really want him back for the holidays with me and our children do you have any suggestions? and I have been told to pray to tanned Martha as she is more domineering?
    thank you

    • You can definitely pray to the African Saint Martha. I always invoke the European one with the dragon, but that’s just my person preference. Her most traditional novena is the 9 Tuesday but it’s very much a matter of personal choice. I see no reason why you can do both simultaneously.

    • You can definitely pray to the African Saint Martha. I always invoke the European one with the dragon, but that’s just my person preference. Her most traditional novena is the 9 Tuesday but it’s very much a matter of personal choice. I see no reason why you can’t do both simultaneously.

      • Frances B

        DearJames. Just saw this and want to add a little comment. I prayed the 9 weeks to the European saint and got conflicting dreams. By 8th week a dream came to reassure me of success. I now know looking back that in very first week my prayer and request was guaranteed, but I lacked faith. I later prayed to St. Jude Thaddeus as well. When we invoke the saints asking for intercession we need to do so with ABSOLUTE confidence and TOTAL faith. I also found that when I stopped actually asking The Divine to do things but just prayed for the Grace to endure, all my wishes were granted. Amen.

        • Absolutely wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

        • Rosie

          Can you help me too.

  • catherine

    I just really want my husband back!! yeah I admit that I made a mistake but I am the only one wanting to make things right
    this is why I seek the help of saint Martha

  • Donna C

    I have been wanting to work with St. Martha the Dominator for quite a while now. So Saturday I finally decided to employ her to return my boyfriend back into my arms but better than when he left after I put him out. We have dated 20 years ago we reunited 8 months ago. After my decision of asking St. Martha for help I received such a joy I hope that is saying she will help me. I was in a uproar because he will not call or nothing. Now I’m at peace, calmer and not discussing our situation with anybody. I just want God and St. Martha to handle this with prayer. I have a large amount of faith that he will be returning back home to me real soon. I just want to thank The Lord and St. Martha in advance I them both. I pray she recieve my offering in exchange of returning my boyfriend home to me.

    • Dee

      Hi Donna..Hope u don’t mind me commenting on your post..I’m just so happy i can’t keep my joy to myself, so seeing your post made me want to reply to u..I was married to my ex-husband 29 years ago..We’ve known each other for 31 years..We got divorced a year later (i was only 19)..Naturally we went on with our lives and got married to other people, but for some reason, we were never completely happy, as it felt like a part of us were missing…Our love for each other never faded and have never been the same with anyone else…I knew this for myself and he told me he always felt the same and could never really be happy or at peace…I actually gave 2 of my daughters the same name as 2 of his daughters..That’s how much i loved and missed him..We reunited late last year and now we’re planning to be remarried in a couple of months..I said all that to say this…Love Conquers All”…Here’s a little quote i found online and have fallen in love with it, so i’m sending it to u….”The person who is meant to be in your life will always gravitate back to u, no matter how far or how long they’ve wandered”…I am so extremely happy that i’m getting my true husband and soul-mate back!..I sincerely wish the same joy for u!…All i can say is that Saint Martha is wonderful and i will continue to call on her and give her the utmost respect….I wish u much joy and happiness, Donna!

      • catherine

        hi dee…
        what a lovely story…it gives me such hope that saint Martha will help me in bringing my husband back!!
        how long was you praying for her?? was it just every Tuesday or everyday?
        did you see any signs?

        • Dee

          Hi Catherine..I only lit her candle and have been praying to her for 8 days now…Things were ok before, but since i lit the candle, it’s taken a turn for the better…He calls from work several times a day to check on me….I have her statue on the floor outside my bedroom door since a friend of mine who deals heavily with the Saints told me that Saint Martha prefers to be on the floor, not on a table or altar as other saints..I pray to her candle which is on my kitchen counter above her statue and when i’m at home alone, i pour my heart out to her, telling her exactly what i want in my relationship and all i can say is it’s working and she is answering my prayers..He is so attentive and loving…I thank God for his blessings, this page and Saint Martha!

      • Stephaney

        What a wonderful story.

    • scared

      Donna C – did your husband return?

  • catherine

    hi james
    I have a different prayer compared to the one that you have stated above, does that make a difference?
    and have you know saint Martha to turn even the most complex cases around?

    • No, you can use any prayer you’d like or make on up in your own words. It will work just fine.

  • Willow

    Want to get a statue of St. Martha but the one I want to get has the wording “St. Marta” it does not have the h in Martha. Does that make a difference please let me know. And why would they spell it like that?

    • “Marta” is the Spanish spelling of “Martha” but it’s definitely the same saint. I would go ahead and buy it! 🙂

  • Willow

    I forgot to ask how do you know if you are praying to the African St. Martha or the European with the dragon. I would like to pray to the European St. Martha I have been doing the 9 tuesday novena. Please let me know.

    • The 9 Tuesday novena is for the European St. Martha, she the one I always pray to as well. The African one is usually known as Santa Marta Dominadora and she usually appears in images as a African woman holding two large snakes.

    • Frances B

      I would like to add a little comment. Am african but always pray to the European because that’s the one I was introduced to first. I believe though they’re the same. As long as the intention and need of the person praying is sincere and devout, The Divine can work through any channel. People from different races adapt the saints and their images to suit their cultural orientation. Pray with Faith and conviction and God’s mercy will manifest. Amen

      • Yes, I completely agree. God alone has the power to answer prayers, the Saints and Angels just ask Him on our behalf and he works through them. Of course it’s always good to present our needs and ever more importantly give thanks directly to God as well.

      • Dee

        Amen, Frances…I completely agree…I just bought her statue two days ago….I’m African-American..The only one they had was the European one and i had no problem buying that one whatsoever…I just asked for her statue, the salesperson pointed to where they were and i just purchased it without a second thought, because to me they are the same..The Saints will work on our behalf, no matter what image they or we are…God bless….Thanks for this awesome page where we can all connect, James..This is such a great place for everyone to connect, share our personal experiences and learn so much from one another..Thank u

        • catherine

          I light a tea light every morning and speak to her….im just worried that all, I heard so many things that if believes that you don’t deserve your ex she will favour them and not bring them back to you….I made a mistake so to speak….only by words but maybe she will decide that im not worthy of my husband!!

        • Dee

          @ Catherine, we have all made mistakes at one point or another..Pray without ceasing and as Frances stated above, if your intent is sincere, chances are, she’ll work on your behalf, but u have to have faith…Ask forgiveness from God for whatever u did or said that was wrong or hurtful and just pour your heart out.. Saint Martha is a wonderful Saint who more than likely will work on your behalf.. She knows your heart and just like God, she also sees your tears… Keep the faith, ok…Don’t forget to offer her something in appreciation for her hard work..Some Florida Water, white flowers, coffee…Google her name and you’ll see what she likes..I am praying for u, Catherine…We all deserve to be happy and to love and be loved in return…Stay blessed

  • catherine

    thank you dee….im intentions are truly sincere…I want my family back together, not just for me but for my children, they want there dad back with there mum….they even said that if they could have one thing…one wish…it would be for the dad to come back for Christmas!! brings tears to my eyes
    I have already a red and white rose, florida water and even a honey jar made just for her, I also have a picture of her, well the African saint Martha, not sure if that makes a difference, have recently read that she prefers to be on the floor so may need to change where she is postioned!
    does it matter on the colour candles I use or what kind? I really want to get this right

    • Dee

      It doesn’t matter which image of her u have..Just pray with constant heartfelt sincerity and i’m sure she will work for u…My statue is only 2 inches tall, but i have her on the floor outside my bedroom door, and under my kitchen bar….My friend does readings and she has all her Saints…She told me Saint Martha does not like being on a table or altar,,She prefers to be on the floor, so that’s where i have her statue, but i also placed a picture of her on the wall above the statue, directly behind her candle…I write my petition to her on a piece of brown paper, and place it under the candle (the candle is in a bowl with water) I write exactly what i want and each time i walk out my bedroom door, i say a short prayer to her, and thank her for what she’s doing….I have complete faith in her that she’s working on my behalf and everything is going so smoothly, it’s unbelievable…I will offer her some white flowers on Friday, but right now i’m just putting a few drops of the florida water in a tin cup behind her candle..She likes tin cups..Later today i will brew some strong coffee and place it in front of her, as she loves coffee also…When i’m home alone, i’m sitting at my bar, in front of her candle and pray to her until i end up crying…I cry because i’m thankful for having my husband back and for all that her and God are doing in my favor…U don’t have to do these things exactly, but that’s what i do…Do what feels comfortable for u, but do pray to her with faith and conviction…Trust me, she hears u and it will all work out in time..Some people see results right away, as i have and some take a little longer, but she does work…One more thing..She’s not only for love…U can also call on her to dominate other situations in your life as well…I dressed her candle and gave to my 22 year old daughter and told her how to pray to her for a situation on her job..She has an elder on the job who abuses her authority and constantly stresses my daughter out..She will be lighting her candle on Tuesday and asking Saint Martha to intervene and calm that elder down so my daughter can do her job in peace….There is no right or wrong way to pray, ok…If u can’t get her candle, a white candle will do, but i’m gonna try to buy them 2 at a time, that way i won’t be without…As a token of my appreciation, i also lighted a small while candle for her and told her that was just a thank u for her work…Again, Pray Without Ceasing..She will help u..I’m so glad we can all share with each other, as we all have stuff that we go through..Be well

      • catherine

        thank you again for sharing it has definitely helped me!!
        the only problem I have is I live in the uk so can not really get hold of a saint Martha candle
        like I said I have the florida water and will make her a cup of coffee before I go to bed and say my prayer….is it black coffee??
        how many Tuesday did you pray or shall I say how long until your husband came back to you??

        • Dee

          I should explain that we live in 2 different places at the moment…I live in The States and he lives in the Caribbean…I lit her candle for 2 weeks last October.. He started calling that first week….I didn’t burn the candle after those 2 weeks, but he came to visit in December and we decided to get back together… He’s been traveling back and forth to see me ever since and he proposed to me again this September…I started lighting her candle and praying to her last week Tuesday and now he’s calling and saying he’s ready to move back to the States and get married now….It’s only been one week since i lit her candle, but it has made a big difference!..He no longer wants to wait until June, which is when he was originally supposed to be moving back here…It seems as though praying to her is putting some speed on things….He calls constantly checking up on me, and he’s taking care of the finances here..He’s always been a loving person but he’s even better now..So much more attentive to my feelings, needs and wants…She likes black coffee..I sprinkle a little florida water on her statue and in her cup while thanking her…There are other offerings u can present to her….I ask my friend and google as much as i can, as i want to make sure i’m doing all i can to thank and please my Saint for her assistance.

  • neesha

    I have a question James am I doing something wrong cause I haven’t seen any changes for what I’m asking for but my candles are burning out in 2 and a half days. I’m asking for my love to return to me like he was with me before.

    • You’re not doing anything wrong. Sometimes prayers are answered at different times and in different wants than we expect, but you are doing it exactly as you should.

  • Dee

    James, i just wanted to say thank u for this page and your help with all our questions and concerns….There truly is a sense of love, peace and togetherness here, that is so hard to find nowadays….Thank u

  • catherine

    thanks dee did you just decide to part ways last year or was there some kind of misunderstanding??
    like I said I do not have saint Martha candle so will have to burn a white or green spell candle and I do not have a tin cup so will have to use a normal cup

    • Dee

      No misunderstanding..We’ve been (divorced and away from each other) with hardly any contact for 29 long years…I lit her candle and prayed for his return and within the first week, he started calling again….I have always loved him, but i believe we got married way too young and weren’t ready for what a marriage entails…(I was only 19 when we got married)…He started calling after i lit the candles in October last year, came to visit in December, and has been visiting every 2 months since then…He asked me to marry him again this September and i gladly accepted, so if she can bring him back after 29 long and painful years, just imagine what she can do for u and others….Keep the faith….I know for a fact she works…Our love for each other played a big role, but i have no doubt that God and Saint Martha had a hand in it…i love my husband and sincerely want him back 1000%…Please don’t give up, ok…She will help, but u also have to have Faith…No doubts!

      • Dee

        I haven’t been able to find a tin cup as yet, so i used a tin from a can of corn..Just washed it clean and poured her florida water in that and i’m doing the same today with her coffee, apologizing to her of course, for using the tin can until i can find an tin cup

  • anna

    Dear James,
    I´ve been working with Saint Martha for a while and did my 9 weeks of candles and prayers for her. She has given me clear signs and I´ve seen movements.
    I wonder how long it usually takes befor she grant petitions?
    Is it like spell work, around 3 months or does it normally take longer time for her to help you out?
    She is really wonderful & I´m so happy to have her in my life!
    Thank You very much James for being so helpful & answering all our questions!

    Love & Blessings to all of you

    • There is no set rule in terms of timing and she definitely works in mysterious ways. Usually within a few months seems to be the norm, but sometimes it’s immediate. It just depends of each individual situation.

  • Alex

    I started my Saint Martha novena on Tuesday and I’ve been talking and praying to her everyday. However, today when I was praying, I became extremely tired and lethargic – it actually felt like I almost wasn’t even in my body anymore, everything just got really fuzzy and I felt really disconnected. I literally couldn’t keep my eyes open, felt absolutely exhausted and actually did fall asleep for about fifteen minutes. I didn’t feel tired at all before I prayed and I’ve felt normal since praying. It was just during the time I was praying that I literally fell asleep. I’ve never experienced that before when I’ve prayed at all. Do you have an insight about what could have caused that?

    • Dee

      Hi Alex, that happened to me two days ago while praying to her in the middle of the day…I don’t know if it had anything to do with her candle or the praying, but i did have to go right to bed and take a nap, because i was feeling so very lightheaded…One thing i can say is that when i woke up, my mind was clear, my spirit was free, i had renewed energy and i went right to starting several novenas to a few other saints for situations that other members in my family are going through…It actually felt like some sort of awakening or enlightenment so to speak..I have no idea what it was….I pray James can shed some light on it…Be blessed

      • Alex

        Hi Dee,

        That’s so interesting that you experienced the same thing that I did. I also had to lay down in bed and take a nap after, which I never do during the day. I also felt really good when I woke up and have felt really good since then. I feel lighter, stronger (emotionally/mentally) and much more empowered. I’ve also seen the name Martha appear several times today, which is a first for me. I finished praying to her today about fifteen minutes ago and it all went totally fine.

        I’m glad to know I’m not the only person who has experienced that sensation of becoming so incredibly tired while praying to her. All the best.

  • catherine

    so I lit another tea light for saint Martha and said my prayers….I also lit another this morning and spoke to her and actually burst in to tears…you know when you want something soooo bad it hurts!!

    • Rosie

      I know exactly how that feels… Any luck? Please let me know

  • neesha

    I’m on my 3rd week candle. The first candle took 7 days to burn and it was clear. 2nd candle burned out in 3 days and the 3rd candle burned out in 2 days. And they all were clear. I hope this is a great sign

  • Willow

    Please if someone could answer this for me I would appreciate it. I am praying to the european St. Martha. Would seeing a snake be a sign from her. Please let me know thank you!

    • Yes, that could definitely be a sign from her. Snake eat up negativity and remove blockages in many cultures and magical tradition. Not that I’m a big fan of snakes, they kind of scare me. 🙂

      • Willow

        I am not a fan of snakes either that is why I wanted to ask the question thank you for answering

  • Willow

    Thank you St. Martha for showing me signs.

    • Donna C

      That petition was from another candle i had started for love since i had to wait and start St. Martha on a Tuesday. What do I do with those petitions?

  • neesha

    James what should I do with the empty glass from the candles? Should I throw them in the river or just trash.

    • You can just dispose of them in the trash once the candles burn out.

      • Donna C

        What should I do with the petition paper?

        • I usually burn it after the 9th Tuesday. For me this is symbolic of releasing the petition to St. Martha, but you can just throw it away if that’s better for you. It’s doesn’t really matter since she has already heard your request.

  • Donna C

    I have been calling my boyfriend for about a month now with answer. Well today I called him private he picked up and I texted him no reply then I called from my same number(not private this time) and he picked right up. I am so excited about what St. Martha is doing for my relationship I can cry. Yesterday I thought things turned for the worse because the top half of my candle was black. But it was just stating that she cleared up a lot of negativity around us! So I want to believe since he answered that was the go ahead a to give him a call. I so scared to call him back it not funny…..he makes me so shy. I just prayed to her early to open up our communication and she did, now I’m scared. Lol. She have done a lot in the last 4 days that makes me truly excited about her being apart of my life. She is not going nooooo where I’m in this with her for the long hall. Thank you so much St. Martha and I love you from the bottom of my repairing heart!!!!!!

  • Willow

    I would like to know if it would be okay to offer St. Martha instant coffee. I read where she likes coffee so I was not sure if instant coffee would be okay rather than the brewed coffee. Please let me know. Thank You!

  • Willow

    Forgot to add to my other post where can I purchase a St. Martha statue. The one without the snakes. Thank you!

  • Just

    Hello James… Good Morning Everyone…
    I just want to speak my story as i Promised St Martha…
    I just finished My 9 week novena to St Martha (Yesterday) was our last tues. week 1-5 my situation was the same… (im trying to get my ex back…we have small babies and i really want to work things out for my family)…about my 6th week i smelled flowers or something sweet in my room and knew it had to be coming from St Martha… it was a good feeling!… my comunication with him was a little better… (we were at least able to talk with out arguing on the phone, and on two different days he picked us up and we took care of things we needed to do as a family, even taking us back to his mothers house for a while, things seemed ok)… one nite i had a dream with a snake and my 8th week candles Wick split in 3 pieces the day after i lit it!?!?… im not sure what that ment but i still continued to pray…
    this last… week 9 was also the same as every other week, no big change for us… and last night (my last night with st martha) i saw that he changed his relationship status to being “in a relationship” with this women, that i knew all along wanted him back (his ex)!…im so hurt, i cant stop crying!!! i know st martha will give you what you want or something better, but does this mean that she didnt want to work with me to get my relationship back?

    i have to say that all along i always asked st martha to help ME!… and there has been a big change in ME from week 1…i feel more at peace inside…i even stopped calling him to ask questions and cry and it didnt bother me!?!?!
    im also going through with my plans to go ahead and paint my apartment, (something we decided together we were going to do before he left)…i wanted a change i can see and feel good about to make it a place of our own…and the painters will be painting TODAY!
    Im not sure if St Martha helped MY Relationship or if I will ever get MY Family back…but i do know she helped ME for sure
    THANK YOU ST MARTHA FOR GETTING ME THROUGH THESE VERY HARD 9 WEEKS AND MAKING ME STRONGER THAN I WAS… I LOVE AND APPRECIATE YOU
    THANK YOU JAMES FOR THIS SITE AND ALL YOUR HELP!

    I will start another novena to St Martha…(at some point)…I still have HOPE & FAITH that things will work out for MY FAMILY TO BE TOGETHER AGAIN

    can Anyone let me know if i should do anything different… im open to any suggestions that have helped anyone else… THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH

    • catherine

      ahh im sorry to hear this…I am also trying to get my husband back as we also have children…the thing we have to remember is yes he will help us and we will always be in their lives because we have children
      did you only pray to her every Tuesday or did you also pray during the week??
      did you offer anything to her also

      • Just

        Hi Catherine… Yes, I Prayed just about Everyday or Night to St Martha… I read her Prayer and also prayed out loud from My Heart & Soul!… I did offer her Fl Water & White Flowers… Which I did deliver on… I also got her White Flowers just as a Thank You… I’m not sure what happened?!?!

  • Mae

    Hi JUST,

    I am so sorry about ur story.
    Likewise were almost same situation …(my husband cheated me a few months ago, were married for 7yrs w/ 2 little angels, as of now he still insisting his feeling to that young women, but u know whats hurts me most? to know everything from my husbands mouth that he was hurt by being avoided now that girl) but for that I’ am so blessed bcoz god hear my cries…
    And that women didnt accepted my husband anymore…until now I keep on praying…
    I’ll never lose hope that someday…somehow…he will realized what he done to me…and to our family.
    And one day he will come back to me…and love me like I do to him.

    Yesterday is my 7th tuesday to St. Martha.
    But I also offer her a 9days novena the past month.
    All I can say is… Keep on praying…Believe her and give ur trust to her…That she will help u to our lord.
    Unload everypain you feel , talk to her with all ur heart and let her incharge.

    Don’t give up.

    -mae

  • Gee

    I have worked with Saint Martha, and I have to say that she is amazing. You have to faith. I talk to her as well. She will never fail. Just prayer until something happens. I love her!

  • Fari Rose

    Thank you St Martha!!!!

  • Just

    hello James, hello All….i hope all are well… i will be starting another Novena to St Marta the 1st Tuesday of the New Year!… can anyone recommend anything that has helped them???

    James, what is the best time of day to light her candle on a tuesday?

    • I usually light the candle when I get up in the morning and allow it to burn throughout the day until it goes out on its own. But there is no real rule. Any time is fine. I know people who light their candles at night and it works just fine. It jut has to be sometime on Tuesday.

  • Just

    Oh Great!…Thank You James

  • Willow

    Thank you St. Martha for answering my petition you truly are amazing. My petition was answered in the 7th week of my novena. More amazing on Christmas Day. For those of you who petitions have not been granted yet don’t give up she hears your call she does it in her own time. And don’t turn your back on her once she answers your petition. I will be starting a new novena once this is done and she will always have a place no matter where I am at. St. Martha I am blessed you heard my call and even more blessed you granted my petition even with my difficult situation.

    • catherine

      hi willow may I ask what your petition was?

      • Willow

        My petition was for contact.

  • Cecile

    Saint Martha definitely delivers and will make a man’s life very difficult if he’s being stubborn lol. Thank you Saint Martha for listening to my prayers and helping me with my petition! I will definitely continue to praise you and provide offerings. It’s a wonderful feeling to have saints on your side.
    I’d also like to thank Saint Jude for providing hope and comfort in times of hopelessness. He does make miracles happen and loves especially when you give to charity, even if it is only change.
    And of course Saint Michael. Who doesn’t want an archangel’s help? He helps you keep strength of spirit in the face of difficulties.
    Saints definitely work in mysterious ways and will deliver on your petition in whatever way they see fit. Even if sometimes it seems a little extreme.
    It is absolutely important to not doubt. You cannot doubt whether they hear you or will help. They do hear you and they want to help.
    Thank you!

    • maxine

      Thank you for posting , you have just given me the hope to believe.
      Thank you again.

  • angela

    thank you st martha i love you

  • thank you

  • catherine

    I think I have ruined everything!!!
    I was praying and talking to our saint Martha daily for 3 weeks then the festive season was fast approaching which got me down and sad and with family around I found it difficult to pray….so I stopped!!
    I have started a new novena today and will continue again for the next 9 weeks, I just hope she will forgive me and still help me?

    • You definitely haven’t ruined anything. Saint Martha knows we’re human and not robots and that life can sometimes get in the way of spiritual devotions, but she has heard your prayers all along and will continue.

  • catherine

    I really hope so….I was doing so well….well I think I was lol..
    do I need to speak to her everyday and pray or can I just do it every Tuesday?
    I really want to get this right

    • There’s really no set rule. Personally, I just say the prayer each Tuesday, put my request in Saint Martha’s hands and then let it go and leave it for her to handle. Even when Im not requesting anything, I still light the candle each Tuesday to say thank you. Ive been doing Saint Martha’s Tuesdays for almost 10 years now and she never ceases to amaze me.

  • Diana

    Hi, I just found your page. it is so helpful, thanks. i have started to petition to st.martha yesterday and i know she does hear me. i started to get signs here and there right away. i have seen like atleast 4 snakes on tv, games i play, once my targets/crush name, and her name. thank you saint martha for hearing my problems & showing me signs. i told her if the petition was granted id give her either white or red roses. I currently use red tealight candles and heard its alright to use, have white martha picture printed, glass of water, black coffee, petition paper underneath candle, and her prayer. Im also trying to build up my faith and be patient. being patient is so hard :(. i would give up right away in the past and now im trying not too, to give myself and her a chance to complete 9 tuesdays atleast.im praying to her to get my crush to contact me first because in the past i always had to be the one to initiate stuff, ask him out,etc. he does respond,never ignores which is nice. he would act in a way he likes me, wished me a happy birthday. i Have had feelings for him for 6 months now, and only once he talked to me first in July.

    • scared

      Hi Diana, your petition paper.. did you just write what you wanted on a piece of white paper using a pen or pencil? And you just left it under the candle?

  • Frances B

    Never give up. Patience is a very necessary virtue. Sometimes if The Divine knows you need the gift of Patience( one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit) you’d not get what you ask for straight away. How else will you learn? If need be tell St Martha you’re prepared to repeat another marathon of novena if that’s what it takes. I myself am on the 6th week of a second set of novena to Staint Martha. Pray for the Grace to trust Him more. He, The Divine Lover, is actually the one who grants the favours. The Saints only present our needs and intercede for us. Pray for the Grace to endure. I get a very strong feeling you’d be alright. I’d be praying for you too. Amen

    • catherine

      may I ask why you are on your second novena?? I would of been near the end of my first if I hadn’t of lost focus….the festive season really got on top of me and I was near a break down x

      • Frances B

        In the 4th week of my first novena I had a clear dream in which St Martha was displeased and warned that I was not going to get results because almost nine years ago I’d not been appreciative when she petitioned for me!! A very clear dream. I wept when woke up and pressed on with a vow to give a small amount to charity in her name if she helps. In the 6th week I dreamt again but misinterpreted the dream and acted too hastily by reaching out to my lover before the time dream had warned. The relationship floundered again and I realised I should have waited. After the 9 weeks I was lead to repeat in order to learn patience!! As I went to bed last night I wrote this and placed under my pillow: INTO YOUR HANDS O LORD, I ABANDON MYSELF WITH TOTAL CONFIDENCE. My dreams now tell me I will be victorious. This guy has called me 3 times in last 4 days and is taking me to dinner today. As soon as you start to pray for the Grace to endure, you’d see the power of the Living God at work. Amen

      • Frances B

        Yes. Have been with a guy for 9 years. On 9th sept last year told me fallen in love with a married woman and so wants a split.

  • diana

    Thank you so much for your kind words. the guy I’m petitioning for sometimes disrespects women and calls them bad names. I feel so upset with myself why I want to petition guys like that :(.also I heard if things don’t work out god and martha are saving us from further heartache with the wrong guy or girl..plus this guy is acting kinda selfish. He wants women to chase him but he won’t do nothing to initiate first. He is only nice when I approach him but that gets tiring too. We all want to be appreciated.

    • Frances B

      Don’t worry. I’ve just sent reply to Catherine which partly concerns you as well. Patience is the key and TOTAL confidence in the Living God. As he said to Jeremiah, ” Behold, I am The Lord. The God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for me?” The guy could be the biggest rouge, womaniser, anything. The God whom you’re begging St Martha to petition created his heart and can in a split second change him. Only believe. He can say and do what he wants. When the time comes He would conform to the will of his creator. Amen

      • catherine

        thank you frances….I will continue to pray to our saint Martha and if need be I will repeat it but im worried that she will not grant me my petition…I am not nor is my husband church people and like I have said before it was my mistake for the reason that my husband left and yet I have tried everything to get him to come back, yet now it is him that is being stubborn and not willing to at least try to make it work!! how would she get through to someone like him??

        • Frances B

          As I said don’t worry. We are helped whether or not we are church going people. The key is trust. Please try to believe that a higher power is at work and as I said The Divine is able to change any situation any time. Am myself facing a very difficult set of circumstances but I’ve no choice but to continue to pray. If need be, I’d do a third set of novenas. I will continue to ask for help until I get help. I’d be praying for you as well. Adamant faith is what we need. Don’t worry. His mercy will see you through. Amen

      • Rosie

        Thank u for being so helpful….

  • Dee

    Thank you Saint Martha for all that you’ve done and all that you continue to do. I will forever be grateful

  • catherine

    Frances….you said that Saint martha helped you before? Was it to do with your ex? I will continue to pray for the return of my husband….For his heart to heal and feel the love for me again…..has Saint martha ever brought a stubborn man back? 1

  • Frances B

    Yes. A few months after I met him I made a mistake of telling him about some other guy and he left me in anger. I prayed the Novena and St Marta responded in the 8th week. That was 9 years ago. My ex is the most stubborn man on earth!!!! But as I know no power can withstand that of the Divine. St Martha dominated a fierce dragon in legend and tamed it. So she’s very good at taming stubborn cases. She’d definitely help you through the power Christ has bestowed on her. Amen

    • catherine

      And that man still come back?? And it is he you a praying for now?? Thank you

      • Frances B

        Yes. He came back after novena to st Martha- in the 8th week. We ve been together 9 years. Only 4 months ago he left for a married woman!! Am doing this novena to get him back. Am also praying since the 10th January to St. Rita. She’s the saint of impossible cases. I’d pray to her for 9 days. I’ve already seen positive signs.

        • catherine

          hi frances….the saint rita novena is over 9 days yes?? I may also try this….I am currently praying the emergency novena or saint Teresa, I will also add this in aswel…may I ask what signs you have asked for with the saints you are praying for?

        • Frances B

          St Rita’s body is still incorruptible after over 500years after her death. It still lies in a perfect state in a her convent in Casia. It’s said to give off sweet smell like perfume. Also Rose is her symbol. You can ask for dreams of these. I started her novena because I was actually led to her through dream symbols. Am on the 3rd day. Am trusting God.

  • Debbie

    Today i just want to thank Saint Martha for all she have done for me in the past. Help with my difficult relationship, help with my job. She is my best saint. Thank you Saint Martha. You are awesome!!!

  • Debbie

    Today i just want to thank Saint Martha for all she have done for me in the past. Help with my difficult relationship, help with my job. She is my best saint. Thank you Saint Martha. You are awesome! I am going to start a petition to her this week for the next 9 weeks and i am expecting great things. Thanks again Saint Martha.

    • catherine

      hi Debbie
      can I ask how she helped you with your relationship?

      • Debbie

        She made him really nice to me and he always wanted to be around me. I have started another novena to her for bigger things and i know she will do great things for me. You just have to be patient and i also use a picture of her on my alter.

  • Veronika

    Hi…..

    The next Tuesday is gonna be my 3rd candle for st. Martha,,,
    During these past 2 weeks I have seen few good signs that she might be want to work with me….

    I must admit I am new in this kind of service and I am not that religious and spiritual kind of person….but for what I have experiences amazed me in many ways!!! Sometimes i still need to contact jamie to ask him about the signs that happen to me because it is still blurry for me…

    I am lacking in patience but from what I have learned from this kind of service ….only patience is ALL you need…..

    Hope my petition will come in fruitition soon….

    V..

  • scared

    Does it matter where I buy the candles from. Can it be from a supermarket or does it have to be from a botanica spiritual store?

    • You can get them anywhere.

      • scared

        Thank you so much for your rapid responses. I have another question, I am sorry, but I tend to repeat st. Martha’s prayer Over and over because I feel so desperate and it gives more strength. but I feel maybe she will feel as if I’m driving her crazy or in bring impatient but I’m just looking for comfort in such a desperate time in my life.

        • It’s totally fine to do the novena continuously. I’ve been doing it each Tuesday for almost 10 years, even when I’m not asking for anything, I do it just to thank her.

  • scared

    Hi James, I have one last question, when you do the novena, every Tuesday, is there a particular prayer that should be said on each Tuesday or a different prayer each Tuesday?

    • I would use the same prayer each Tuesday. Or simply pray in your own words. It will work either way.

    • Frances B

      We met up last for dinner. We’re not back as before but I’ve no doubt whatsoever that he’d be back. Am going on my eighth week of St Martha novena tomorrow-20th jan

  • catherine

    james have you always been spiritual? has she ever helped you in regards to relationships? tomorrow will be my 3rd Tuesday…although I do not know if she hears my prayers and is willing to intercede for me but I will continue to have faith in her
    I am not a church going person this is the only thing that’s goes against me

    • I’ve always been spiritual and gone to church but there are many ways to be spiritual. Some of the most kind, charitable people I know don’t practice any formal religion. St. Martha definitely hears the prayers of those who invoke her. She may answer in unexpected ways, but she always hears and takes up our cause. I’ve never asked her for help in terms of relationship. I leave that up to chance, but of course there’s nothing wrong with prayer for matters in one’s personal life and I’ve seen St. Martha help many people with these issues as well.

      • scared

        James, when you have St. Marthas candle in a table stand – does her candle have to be by itself… I have another candle lit for St. Jude.. Should I put the St. Jude candle on another table separated?

      • catherine

        ok thank you james…I want to ask st Martha for a sign but not sure how to go about it??

        • You can just ask her directly when you do your Tuesday prayer.

  • Cecile

    I asked saint Martha and saint Jude for signs that things were getting better for me and my significant other last night. I had a dream where he was there and was telling someone we were in a relationship. I woke up very surprised. My question is, does she/he sometimes show us the true heart of a matter through dreams? I was quite down last night and prayed to them, so that’s why I was so surprised to have that dream. I believe I’ll be entering my 5th week of petitioning Saint Martha and she truly is teaching me patience.

    • Cecile

      And the person saying we were in a relationship was my significant other.

  • scared

    James, when you have St. Marthas candle in a table stand – does her candle have to be by itself… I have another candle lit for St. Jude.. Should I put the St. Jude candle on another table separated?

  • scared

    Hi James, should her coffee be with sugar or just black?

    • Either way is fine. There’s no set rule. I usually use plain black coffee.

  • Stephanie

    OMG!!!!! That’s all I have to say. I stumbled across this website while going through a difficult time in my life looking for prayer petitions. Today is the 8th novena to St. Martha I was praying. I do read through all of the posts from time to time. Today I decided to add a cup of black coffee to my altar. I said my novena and sadly thought does she really hear me. I did ask her for a sign today. Literally within 30 minutes. She gave me a definite sign that left no room for doubt or disbelief. I am still in shock as I type this post. Please keep praying your novenas to St. Martha. Thank you St. Martha! Forever Grateful!

    • scared

      Stephanie, that is how I am. I question if she is listening… I think as if I do see signs but then I do not know if it is just coincidence or I am seeing more to it than there is because I am desperate. I then feel guilty because I do not want her to think that I doubt her so I apologize. I put coffee, white wine, candies, and white flowers for her. I pray the novena every Tuesday (this was just my first Tuesday) but I also do it every morning because it makes me feel at ease and I feel like she is with me and gives me patience to wait if something will happen with my situation.

      • Stephanie

        Scared,
        Please continue your Novenas. I was on Novena number 8 and I faithfully burned my candle every Tuesday and consecrated my home altar. I made an offering every Tuesday also. Yes sometimes I was discouraged because I didn’t see any signs at all. I slept with her pray card under my pillow. I even changed my phone wallpaper to see her daily. I thought that she has to be working out something for my good. As the weeks went by the pain and suffering I was going through softened. When my prayer petitions were answered, I was in a better mindset to see things clearer then before. The time that had went by made me stronger and I was able to deal with the situation differently. I was no longer the victim. I didn’t see that very thing that I desired, cried about, and longed for the same anymore. I felt victorious.

        • scared

          Stephanie, I realize that as the days pass the pain and despair does softened; but do you believe that it has to do with her helping us get stronger and simply because time cures the pain? You say your prayers were answered, did you receive it with open arms or at this point did you no longer want it and you rejected it?

          Also, thank you so much for responding. I find that when one is at their lowest – we seek for comfort and I am thankful for people like you that take the time to help.

        • scared

          Stephanie, I find that when we have no other choice but to accept reality and that what we so much desire is not going to come through; we learn to accept it and what we consider getting stronger is simply that the pain and suffering and the depression is lessening because time makes pain heal. I also realize that we have no other choice but to accept what we do not want, we learn that we find the patience that we thought we never had. Each night seems an eternity because you are awaiting and eventually you stop waiting when you realize it is not going to come. I fear that having all these questions will make it seem as if I do not have faith; but when I pray to her – I tell her that it is not that I do not have faith in her but that I feel that my petition will not be granted because she might not think is the best for me; but I will continue my novena because I would not turn back on what I promised that I was going to do for her. I think that I am scared of putting all my trust and trusting her blindly to the point that I make myself believe that what I petition for will be granted – that I fear putting my hopes up and then getting disappointed.

        • catherine

          can I ask what you petitioned?? I did our Martha grant your wish?

  • Cecile

    I’m on the 5th week of my novena and thank you Saint Martha for your help so far! Teaching me patience as well as hope. Coffee was mentioned as something she liked. Well I decided to offer her some dark coffee yesterday with her candle and boy did she make something happen fast. She obviously liked starbucks instant dark roast 🙂 may add sugar next time. I couldn’t believe it. So I have very high hopes that by her 9th novena major things will have happened. I also received a thank you card from a charity by her name I donated to and placed it next to her. It’s a battered women’s shelter that is named after her. I think she appreciated it. I will continue to praise her beyond the novenas since she is so loving and giving, and a protector of women.
    But don’t doubt her. Just because you aren’t seeing much movement doesn’t meant she’s not listening. Be open to signs. I talk to the saints every day. I touch base. They were people after all when they roamed this earth. It’s hard but try and go with the flow. Speak your prayer and your wish with conviction and let them do their job. Have faith.

    • Stephanie

      I also used Starbuck’s on my 8th novena and it amazed me on what happened Tuesday. I think she’s like Starbuck’s too. I didn’t use dark roast. I also give her dozen of fresh white roses every week next to her picture. I am really so grateful to her for turning my situation around. I will complete my 9th novena next Tuesday. I will continue to honor her in a big way for helping me out through a tough time. I surely didn’t I would have the opportunity posting my experience here with her expressing my gratitude.

  • Debbie

    Wow, just read here that St Martha loves dark coffee. I have started my 9 day petition to her and i want my boyfriend to move in with me, stop cheating and propose marriage. I am definately adding coffee. St Martha is a great Saint ans she have helped me in the past with my almost 3 years relationship. I want to thanks her in advance for what i know she will do for me. Thank you Saint Martha you are the best.

    • catherine

      hi Debbie are you a spiritual person? and the relationship from the past is it the one you are petitioning help for now?

      • Debbie

        Yes i am spiritual and it’s the same relationship.

  • scared

    James, I started on Tuesday doing the novena to St. Martha. I put coffee, white flower, candy, and white wine in her little altar that I did for her and her candle. I also pray the novena every morning as comfort and also it gives me patience knowing that I did my prayer to her. My question is that I find myself doing everything but because I have not seen any indication I tend to feel as it is not going to happen because maybe it was just not meant to be. Is this being negative or doubting her? I want to feel as if I trust her completely but I think I fear being disappointed but something just keeps me having to do her novena and make sure I keep my word to give her the things she likes.

  • scared

    I envy the faith that you have and it seems that you also have the patience. I try to look for signs to know if she is even listening to me. I “think” I see signs but then I question if they are just coincidence or just me wanting to see it as of sign because I want it so bad and feel so desperate and at my lowest. I feel that all this might influence in her listening because maybe she feels that I am doubting her. Anything that you may suggest that could help.

  • Lindsay

    I’m beginning my second novena to st. Martha. The first, the situation improved, but still work to be done. I previously used tea light candles and allowed them to burn out. I now have a green religious candle. My question is should I let the candle continue to burn or extinguish it each day. What would be the appropriate way to extinguish it? Another question I have is how do I know if she is working with me or saying no? Thanks.

    • Rosie

      What happened? Please let me know I’m so interested

  • diana

    Thank you saint martha for granting my petition! Even if its just alittle bit for a start it will help build up my faith.I bought her beautiful dozen ivory roses. A thank you gift :)it was the closest to white flowers that I saw. They didn’t have red, just ivory, peach, pinks. I know she won’t mind any color of them. Anyways it was kinda weird how it happened.in jan 3 I started the novenaand lit up a red candle! Had everything out for her black coffee,water,her pic, petition paper. I did her prayer, have seen signs but then I stopped and skipped one or two tuesdays after that not because I was mad but I thought what if I’m praying for something that won’t happen? Also I was just so mad why I like guys who hardly pursue me, sometimes name call women?. After 3 or 4 weeks I started the first candle he contacted me finally just like I told martha in petition. He finally complimented my fb pic and messaged me.so even if I stopped the novena she still helped me, I’m so thankful. She’s trying to say miracles can happen, I want to help, stay positive. I had such a hard time because he hardly initiated anything until now. So yesterday I lit up second candle I’m sure I don’t need to start all over, I just apologize n try do the best I can :).

    • catherine

      are you petitioning to get ur partner back? how has she helped for you so far and when did it start changing for you?

  • Debbie

    I just want to thank St Martha for all these changes that she have brought about. She is the best. Love you St Martha and thank you so much.

  • scared

    St. Martha – I am on my second novena and I am not sure if my petition will be granted or not; but I have to thank you because regardless; it is in you that I am leaning on when I feel that I am falling. I need to something to give me the strength and hope that I will be okay. I pray that as you have made miracles before to many; you make a miracle happen with me as well so I can find happiness once again. If what I petitioned is not what is meant to be for me; I than ask that you please provide me with the resignation and peace to accept that I have to let it go and that I once again at peace within.

  • neesha

    Hello James. I started doing my candle again. Inhad a dream with my Lover for 2 nights in the row. What does.that symbolize. one day I was in a relaxed state of mind I closed.my mind and I closed my eyes and a quick flash of him was there. I started my candle after that flash. What is that about? Do you know and can you help

    • You’re probably just picking up on him psychically. It’s a good sign meaning you’re in tune.

  • catherine

    So today is my 5th week…I have yet to see a sign…I have given our Saint martha white flowers and coffee every now again….I feel really low like she doesn’t want to help me…If anything things are getting worse…If feel not to continue

    • scared

      Hi Catherine. I know exactly how you feel. I feel the same. I read of all these posts of how she helped others so quickly but for some reason that is not my story. I felt like giving up last night and just burning out the candle. But I chose not to. I made a promise to finish my 9 week and that is what I am going to do. Everyone talks about being patient and not getting desperate but I find that so difficult. That is like asking someone not to cry when you just lost a loved one. I was told that if you are sad, crying, she will not help because it is negative energy. But how can you smile and be happy when the point of you looking for her is so she can help you either recover what you lost or give you strength to stop the pain and let go. I just feel very confused at times. Then I had a weird dream that I literally said “St. Martha did listen to me and she is helping me” – – that was very weird. But I do not know if it was just because I was having such an easy night thinking why can I not get some sign that things will get better – then I question if the dream was a sign and I am not picking it up because I am being inpatient or was it just because I kept thinking about it? Is it my mind playing games on me? Finish what you started; even if you do not do it again. Keep your promise and if it does not work out – see it as it was not meant to be and God has better plans for you.

      • catherine

        I do understand what you are saying….I have done my 6th this week and still nothing but she is meant to provide miracles!! I have been with my husband for almost 12 years so it not something I am willing to give up on…but we will see, I hope she hears me and helps me

  • D Edwards

    Thank you saint Martha you are a glorious saint I thank you for all that you have done for me and I hope you are not angry with me for not thanking you earlier, Thank you saint Martha

  • Hi James, I started doing the 9 days prayers with lighting a candle to Santa Martha Dominador. Not sure if I should do the 9 weeks novena. I asked her to bring back my ex of 15 years. I love him very much and I feel he love me too. It been two months we broke up but we still keep in touch. Most of the time is me doing the communicating. I hope she can help me. I hear so many good things about her.

    • I would do the 9 week novena too. It definitely won’t hurt.

  • Thanks James, This is the prayer I did for nine days. Would like to share with the rest of the group.

    Oración Milagrosa:
    Confió en ti mi Dios, Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo mi Señor Jesús mi único Salvador con todas las fuerzas te pido me concedas la gracia que tanto deseo Que …(Nombre de la persona) esté pensando en mí, queriendo a toda costa estar a mi lado, queriendo verme, abrazarme, besarme, que su boca tenga muchas ganas de besarme y que en su mente solo me tenga a mí. Amen.

    Oración a Santa Marta La Dominadora:
    Santa Marta Virgen por Caramanchel vas a consumir hoy por la llama con que se enciende esta vela y por el algodón con que se limpiaron los santos oleos.Te enciendo yo esta vela para que remedies mis necesidades, socorras mis miserias y venzas todas las dificultades como venciste la fiera brava que tienes a tus pies, para ti no hay imposibles,dame suerte y dinero para cubrir mis miserias y necesidades. Así Madre Mía concédeme que …(Nombre de la persona) no pueda estar ni vivir tranquilo hasta que a mis pies venga a parar, así Madre Mía concédeme lo que te pido para aliviar mis penas por el amor de Jesús, Santa Marta Virgen que al monte entraste,las fieras bravas espantaste,con tus cintas las ataste y con los hisopos las amansaste, así Madre Mía si esto es verdad concédeme que …(Nombre de la persona) venga a mi para siempre.Santa Marta que no lo dejes en silla sentar ni en cama acostar ni tenga un momento de tranquilidad hasta que a los pies míos venga a parar. Santa Marta escúchame ampárame por el amor de Dios. Amen.

    Oración al Espíritu Del Dominio:
    Tu que dominas todos los corazones, domina el corazón de …(Nombre de la persona) Con el poder infinito que tuvo Santa Marta para amansar al dragón, así yo quiero que amarres a …(Nombre de la persona). Oh! Espíritu Dominante! Con tu divino poder que Dios te ha dado haz que …(Nombre de la persona) sea dominado en cuerpo y alma por mí, que mi presencia le haga falta donde este, que no pueda estar tranquilo sin mí. Espíritu Dominante, domina mis enemigos, con tu divino poder que Dios te ha dado. Amen.

    Se reza 9 Ave Maria y 1 Gloria al Padre durante 9 días y luego al noveno día simplemente compartes la oración con otra persona a quien creas que le puede servir y espera a haber lo que pasa al 4to día de haberla compartido. Reza con mucha fe!

    • Hopeful

      Carmen how did this 9 day Novena work for u? Do you think you can translate this in English?

  • James, I would do the 9 weeks novena too.

  • Cecile

    On this tuesday I thank you Saint Martha for all the help you have given, the love and your lessons. I cannot remember if this is my 8th or 9th novena but there is finally serious movement. You have been teaching me patience, perspective and to not give up hope. That life is not black and white and that we are never alone. And I hope you help me not screw up the good you have made possible in my life.
    I will continue to burn a candle for you every Tuesday beyond my 9 novenas as I want you as part of my life.
    I also want to thank saint jude for not letting me give up and for showing me that miracles can happen. And saint Michael, the angel who loves and protects and will fight for the light to shine through.

    • Sara

      Cecile, I’m glad to hear that and good luck to you. Would you mind sharing some info on Saint Jude?

      • Cecile

        Saint Jude is the patron saint of lost causes. He’s the one you go to when you’ve lost all hope in a situation. He performs miracles. But most importantly he helps you not give up. Some people petition him for work related issues. He likes to be thanked publicly and when you give to charity. Saint Jude’s children’s hospital is a good one.
        The need for him to be thanked publicly stems from people confusing him with Judas when they’re not the same person at all! So often you’ll see in his prayers allusions to this issue and to help clear his name. He is comforting.

  • I wanted to share this novena with everyone. I just finished doing it for the love of my life. I did this novena but with 9 white candles. I hope Santa Marta accept it.

    NOVENA CON SANTA MARTA DOMINADORA
    Necesitas:
    9 VELITAS VERDES
    9 VELITAS ROJAS
    18 VELITAS EN TOTAL
    Se encienden dos velas por día al mismo tiempo una verde y una roja.
    El chiste de esto es que no lleguen a pasar 24 horas sin el fuego de una vela prendida entiendes?
    Si no se llegan a acabar, aun así necesitas hacer cambio de vela.
    Si tu vela es pequeña (ejemplo) dura como 2 horas prendida, y la prendes a las (ejemplo) 12 del día, tienes hasta el día siguiente antes de las 2 de la tarde para prender la otra.
    REZA UN PADRE NUESTRO, LUEGO:
    (ORACION MILAGROSA):
    Confío en ti mi Dios, padre, hijo, y espíritu santo. Mi señor Jesús mi único salvador con todas mis fuerzas te pido la gracia que tanto deseo: Que________________________regrese a mi nuevamente. Señor date cuenta que yo puedo darle la felicidad que el necesita. Remueve señor de nuestro camino todo aquello y a aquellas personas que nos han querido separar. Sana su corazón señor para que vuelva a ser conmigo como lo era al principio de nuestra relación. Ayúdame señor a recuperar a __________________para poder hacerlo feliz y serlo yo también. Confío en ti señor, AMEN.
    ORACION A SANTA MARTA:
    OH! Santa Marta, Virgen Dominadora de la serpiente, Virgen por caramanchel vas a consumir hoy por la llama con que se enciende esta vela y por el algodón con que se limpiaron los santos oleos te enciendo yo esta vela para que remedies mis necesidades, socorras mis miserias y venzas todas mis dificultades como venciste la fiera brava que tienes a tus pies. Santa Marta para ti no hay imposibles, dame suerte, y dinero para cubrir mis miserias y necesidades. Vos que salvasteis a un niño de segura muerte envuelto por una serpiente y al cual Dios, por intercesión de Santa Marta, le concedió al niño, por medio del toque de un clarín o silbato se acercaran respetando su inocencia.
    Así mismo deseo Santa Marta mía, que por intercesión de San Cipriano, me libres de toda maldad y castigues a todo aquel que pretende hacerme daño, permitiendo que la serpiente que arropa a Santa Marta los domine enredándosele en su cuerpo hasta que se arrepienta y me pida perdón de rodillas.
    Así mismo encomiendo en mi fe a San Wenceslao y San Cipriano para que_______________ (sea mi marido), me atienda y no me desampare en mis necesidades, de lo contrario Santa Marta lo domine con la serpiente, para que venga manso a mis pies.
    AMEN.
    Así madre mía concédeme que ________________________no pueda ni vivir tranquilo hasta que a mis pies venga a parar. Así madre mía, concédeme lo que te pido para aliviar mis penas por el amor de Jesús. Santa Marta virgen que al monte entraste, las fieras bravas espantaste, con tus cintas las ataste y con tu hisopo las amansaste, así madre mía si esto es verdad, por favor concédeme que _______________ regrese a mí para siempre. Santa Marta quiero que________________ regrese a mí_________________ para que me haga feliz y hacerlo feliz yo a él.
    Santa Marta concédeme que_____________________ no pueda ni vivir tranquilo, ni con amigos ni con amigas hablar ni socializar, ni en silla sentarse, ni en mesa comer, ni en cama acostarse, ni que tenga un momento de tranquilidad ni que encuentre satisfacción ni felicidad en nada ni con nadie, hasta que a mis pies venga a parar. Santa Marta no permitas que___________________se enamore de ninguna mujer ya sea joven o vieja, guapa, fea, blanca, o negra. Santa Marta, tampoco permitas que ninguna mujer ni vieja ni joven, guapa, fea, blanca, o negra se enamore de_______________________ porque él es mío.
    Que cada minuto que________________________ pase en su lugar de trabajo siempre piense en mí y solo en mí. Santa Marta que cuando_________________ se encuentre en su hogar piense en mí y me recuerde y me extrañe todo el tiempo. Que cuando______________________ se acueste a dormir, cuando se levante, cuando se este bañando, se encuentre en un bar, una fiesta, una reunión entre amigos, en el supermercado, caminando por la calle, o simplemente viendo televisión o una película, me extrañé, piense en mí y me recuerde con nostalgia a mi ________________________, y se sienta solo y se arrepienta de haberme dejado.
    Que cuando_____________________ vea parejas de enamorados se sienta solo y aburrido, y recuerde todo el amor que yo le di y el que todavía tengo para darle y lo desee tener de nuevo. Santa Marta que nadie acepte las invitaciones de__________________para ir a su casa, que siempre lo rechacen. Que_________________se sienta entristecido y arrepentido por haberme dejado, y atormentado por los remordimientos por haberme hecho sufrir. Que___________________sienta celos pensando que otro hombre me quiera tener y que solo piense en llamarme para reconciliarnos porque desea regresar conmigo_________________.
    Que__________________ se sienta solo y abandonado por todos y se de cuenta que nadie lo va a aceptar tal cual es él como lo hice yo. Que _________________sienta en su corazón que nadie esta más dispuesta que yo____________________a dejarlo todo y correr a su lado. Que _______________ no sienta satisfacción con nada ni con nadie ni en ningún lugar. Santa Marta que_____________________vuelva a sentir la atracción, el gusto, necesidad, y amor que sintió por mí al principio de nuestra relación y quiera volver a intentarlo conmigo que soy________________________. Santa Marta ampárame y ayúdame por el amor de Dios. Amén.
    Santa Marta por favor, concédeme el deseo que te pido, Domina y tráeme enamorado a_________________, por el amor de Dios, Amen
    Santa Marta por favor, concédeme el deseo que te pido, Domina y tráeme enamorado a_________________, por el amor de Dios, Amen
    Santa Marta por favor, concédeme le deseo que te pido, Domina y tráeme enamorado a_________________, por el amor de Dios, Amen
    ESPIRITU DEL DOMINIO
    En el nombre de Dios yo te invoco, Espíritu del Dominio, Espíritu Intranquilo, Espíritu del Desespero, Espíritu de Don Juan de la Conquista, Espíritu del Amor, Espíritu de Don Juan de los Caminos, Espíritu de San Juan Minero, Espíritu de San Juan de la Calle, Espíritu de los 4 vientos, sendas y lugares, Espíritu del Encanto, Espíritu de San Marcos de León, Espíritu de Santa Marta y Santa Elena de Jerusalén, Espíritu de San Salvador de Horta, Espíritu de Santa Inés del Monte Perdido, Espíritu de María de la Cabeza, Espíritus benéficos todos, yo los conjuro para que me ayuden a dominar los cinco sentidos, pensamientos, juicio, espíritu vivo y la voluntad de _________________, ofrezco este Conjuro al Santo Ángel de la Guarda de _____________________, por el santo día que lo bautizaron, por el día en que nació ____________________, y por el día en que ha de morir.
    Estoy conjurando el espíritu vivo, cuerpo, mente, cerebro, sexualidad, miembro sexual, cabeza, ojos, pies y manos, pensamiento, juicio y voluntad de ___________________. Espíritus del dominio que ninguna mujer joven o vieja, linda o fea blanca o negra ni se interese en, ni se enamore de______________, pues él es solo mío.
    Concededme Espíritus del Dominio que ______________________ no pueda estar, ni vivir tranquilo, que no pueda comer, ni dormir, ni beber, ni recibir visitas en su casa, ni visitar a ningún amigo o amiga, ni ver televisión, ni ver películas, ni andar en la calle, ni ir al supermercado, ni ir de compras, ni ir a barras, ni ir a fiestas, ni oír música, ni bailar, ni cantar, ni sentirse feliz, ni trabajar, ni conversar con amigos, ni amigas, ni compañeros de trabajo, ni con sus hermanos, primos, y demás familia sin el pensamiento puesto completamente en mí que me llamo _______________ hasta que a mis pies venga a parar, rendido de amor, de interés y deseo por verme, celoso y desesperado por tenerme, atraído por mi sexo, ofreciéndome el suyo, deseoso, sintiendo de nuevo lo que sintió por mí al principio de nuestra relación, arrepentido por haberme dejado y humilde, halagándome con besos y caricias, arrastrándose a mis pies, sintiéndose solo, ignorado y abandonado por todos quienes lo rodean, suplicante y manso, siendo yo su dueña, para mí y por mí que me llamo ___________________.
    Con dos te veo, con tres te ato, la sangre te bebo y el corazón te parto, Cristo valedme y dadme la paz. Ven _______________ dominado en cuerpo, pensamiento y voluntad, y sexualidad. Ya no puedes mirar a nadie más que a mí, no puedes enamorarte de ninguna mujer ni vieja, ni joven, ni linda, ni fea, ni blanca, ni negra, tu amor y tu cariño solo son para mí. Recuerdas mi presencia y te es atractiva y necesaria, recuerdas mi mirada y te sugestiona, recuerdas mi voz y te domina, recuerdas mis ojos y te ciegan, solo tienes en tu corazón el deseo de regresar conmigo y mi voluntad es la tuya, así sea, así sea, así sea, , Amen.
    Santa Marta, por favor, concédeme el deseo que te pido, Domina y tráeme enamorado a__________________ Por el amor de Dios, Amén
    Santa Marta, por favor, concédeme el deseo que te pido, Domina y tráeme enamorado a ___________________ Por el amor de Dios, Amen
    Santa Marta, por favor, concédeme el deseo que te pido, Domina Y tráeme enamorado a ___________________ por el amor de Dios, Amen
    Se reza 9 Ave Marías y 1 Gloria al padre durante 9 días y luego al 9no día se publica la oración y se cumplirán tus deseos observa lo que ocurre al 4 día de su publicación

  • I am also doing the Tuesday’s candle for 9 weeks. I believe in you Santa Martha and St. Jude.

  • Cecile

    I have completed my 9 novenas and so much has happened over these 9 weeks! He’s finally going to move back in for a month to see if we can fix things. There’s no guarantees that we will be romantically involved again, but it’s a definite start when 9 weeks ago he was refusing to work on anything.
    Thank you saint Martha for your love, your kindness, your patience, your lessons, your support and listening to my prayers and tears.
    You have given me perspective, taught me patience, taught me not to be afraid, and to feel whole again.
    Since he left his life and health took a turn for the worst, and even now it has not improved. He’s supposed to move back in on the 1st of March. But something incredible happened. Up until Tuesday, the last novena, he had been very angry and aggressive towards me. We had two massive arguments over the weekend which got me very depressed and I was ready to just walk away. Then suddenly tuesday he did a 180. He stopped being horrible to me, stopped being angry with me. When I asked him how he could have changed overnight, he said he just did and couldn’t tell me why. This is very out of character for him. Well I guess saint Martha the dominator did finally break him down.
    It doesn’t change all the horrible things he said to me over the last 7 months, but maybe now he sees the dedication and love I have for this family and for working on keeping it together.
    Thank you saint Martha. I will continue to burn novenas for you on tuesdays as you have given me so much.

    • catherine

      That’s wonderful…again I messed up and will have to restart my petition to Saint martha….This time though I will have the European Saint martha picture…how many petitions did you do to her and with Saint jude what day and prayer is needed?…is it another 9 week novena?

  • randi

    I want to thank james so much for introducing me to St Martha. She is AMAZING and wonderful. I owe so much to her. There are not enough words to describe how terrific she truly is. I thank you st martha for everything. You have blessed me so much and my gratitude is eternal. Thank you st martha, thank you so very much. I love you 🙂

  • Kat

    St. Martha has been calling to me, so glad I found this site! Are there any herbs I can dress my candle with? Thank you so much :))))

    • You could use spearmint or regular mint as they are both sacred to St. Martha in the 21 Divisiones practice in the Dominican Republic, but St. Martha is a very welcoming and easy saint to work with and she doesn’t require elaborate services or ceremonies at all, but I would always give her an offering of flowers of her feast day, July 29th.

  • Kat

    You’re so right, Saint Martha is truly amazing. She has already helped me immensely! My Mother’s name is Martha and when I found your page with all the testimonials and positive stories I strongly felt a connection. Thank you Saint Martha and thanks again James!

  • James, I finished my 9 weeks Tuesday novena to St. Martha. I have a question? Twice I have lighted a green candle and it has turn black. Do that mean anything? I am still waiting for the love of my life to return to me. As it today, he doesn’t want to hear from me. I am heart broken but I continue my faith and keep praying to St. Martha.

    • Sometimes it can mean that there was a blockage or negativity in a situation that needed to be removed. I would just light a white candle and ask that any blockages be cleansed away and I sure it will things will more forward in a positive direction.

  • catherine

    So I am on my 8th week and I think that she isn’t going to help me??….I’ve not seen any signs of my situation getting better…If anything nothing has changed and my husband is distancing himself some more…I’ve not got very high hopes now 🙁

    • Im sorry to hear that, but Im sure she is listening. Sometime it takes longer than 9 weeks for a situation to be resolved and sometimes it manifests in a way different than what we ask.

      • Frances B

        10 years ago I was in difficulty and prayed the St. Martha Novena. I got what was looking for by end of week 8. Last sept was in trouble again and did 2 sets of 9 weeks Novenas to St Martha and two to St Jude but the problem persisted. One night I decided to pray to St. Padre Pio. The next morning I was so overcome with grief and was in such emotional pain I thought was going to die. I was asking who to turn to and what more to do when I clearly heard an inner voice say “The Rosary”. At first I was dismissive but hours later decided had nothing to lose so started to pray to The Blessed Virgin Mary. Am now 2 weeks into a 54 days Rosary Novena. This consists of 27 days of petition and 27 days of thanksgiving. The turn around in my situation is AMAZING!! All the signs I asked for have manifested and I know am onto victory. I would humbly suggest you try Her. She’s our Advocate. Christ himself, from the Cross recommended her to us when he said ” behold thy mother” to the apostle John. She’s a wonderful mother, whose intercession is most powerful before the Throne of God. Please try her. Good luck.

  • catherine

    What was ur situation and how did it change?

  • Frances B

    My partner of almost 10 years left for a married woman. She’s a very wealth jewish woman- a millionaire!! Taking him on exotic holidays; and has now left her husband. He’s planning to go live with her. I started Novenas and slowly he’s made contact again. I can see the attraction is sex( which he said is best he’s ever had) and of course the money!!!!!! Am not wealthy, so am up against a GOLIATH!! I’ve only got my Rosary but I know it will bring me victory.

    • Hopeful

      Frances B Thank you for suggesting the 54 Day Rosary. I am currently on day 25….I just wanted to know how it is working for you ?

      • Frances B

        Am glad you’re on this Novena to the Blessed Mother. Am on day 51. I finish on Wednesday the 27th may. I am totally confident that nothing I’ve asked will be denied. Am also very confident that you too will receive the desired results of your Novena. I’d keep you posted.

        • Hopeful

          Frances thank you for your reply. I am so excited to hear your wonderful news! Thank you for being so positive and confident. I cant wait to hear the wonder news of your desired results…

  • Rosie

    I’ve just received my St. Martha statue I love it! She looks so beautiful I was so drawn to the statue that I had to purchase it. It’s been about 2 weeks now that I haven trying to get to know St. Martha & have prayed & spoken to her about my situation. I will start my 9 week novena to St Martha this Tuesday 4/21 and I hope she can help me too. I am TRUELY inspired by reading ALL testimonials THANK U * if u have any suggestions or comments please do not hesitate to reply or comment.

  • Barbara

    James,
    I ordered a statue of St. Martha the Dominator. Today, I was in a store and I saw a large rubber snake in the isle. When I got home my statue had been delivered. Do you think the snake was some kind of sign?

    • Yes, I would say it’s definitely some kind of message she’s sending you. That her intercession is coming through.

  • Hopeful

    I just started my 1st candle yesterday. I have been praying everyday 3x a day. Today as I was teaching a student showed me a snake in a magazine & as I was teaching my coworker told me to check for something outside and when I did I made contact with my x after a month of no contact what so ever. My candle is 1/2 of a 1/2 should b done by tomorrow….thank you st. Martha PTL

  • Hopeful

    Thank u St Martha for intercession & signs that it is coming through PTL

  • catherine

    Well…I finished my novena on Tuesday to Saint martha….However what I was asking for has not happened!!..now I know some things take more time, so I will start a new novena on Tuesday again for 9 weeks and also start another for saint jude!…If by the end of this one nothing has changed then I will truly believe that what I have asked for will never happen

  • Thankful

    Thank you St. Martha for your message that your intercession is coming through. I am very grateful.

  • Hopeful

    James thank u so much for this site it so helpful & very encouraging. I want to know the symbolism of a snake? Is it a good or bad thing to come across a real one when you’re praying this Novena for St. Martha’s intercession? Thank you once again for this site & all you do.

    • Well, the snake is mostly associated with Santa Marta Dominadora from the 21 Divisiones of the Dominican Republic. The snakes eat negativity and remove obstacles from people’s paths and seeing one can be a good sign when working with her. Not that I am a big fan of snakes 🙂

  • Lindsay

    Thank you St. Martha for helping me with the first part of my petition. I didn’t know what to expect and was fearful you would not help because the lack of signs others have spoken of. But I see a difference. Things that I know you have helped make happen. Thank you.

  • J

    I would like to start working with St Martha but I’m not understanding the candle. Do I light the candle on Tuesday and snuff it out late evening and relight the following Tuesday or allow it to burn out entirely and light a new one every Tuesday I’m use to the 7 day candle so I’m guessing a smaller one is what I should use. Please help I know its an easy answer but I’m just not getting it. Thank you

    • You should light a new candle each Tuesday and allow it to burn out on its own. You can use smaller candles, white or green are her traditional colors.

  • Hopeful

    Thank u St. Martha for helping….had contact today… On my 2nd week decided to get her Starbucks coffee to show my trust I’m so excited to see what’s in store ..PTL

  • Hopeful

    Thank u St. Martha I really appreciate everything u have done. Made contact today I got hug & kiss on forehead. PTL

  • catherine

    I don’t understand why she doesn’t want to help me?…I have already completed I novena and got nothing…If anything things got worst…is it the coloured candle I used or is my case really unfixable?..I leave her coffee

    • It could be a few different reasons. Maybe she has something better in store for you than what you’re asking for or maybe your situation is complex and needs more time to be sorted out. It’s definitely not related to the type of candle you used.

  • catherine

    I use red candles. …The colour of love…I want my husband of 8 years to come back to our children and I…yes the break up was done to both of us but how can that not be worth helping…its to reunite a family!…I understand that it indeed may need more time but on my prayer card it states that she grants everything before the Tuesday are up no matter how difficult?

    • I never like to put a time limit on any Saint or Spirit or people for that matter. Just because it didn’t happen within that times period doesn’t mean she doesn’t hear your prayers or will not answer, but I know waiting is frustrating especially in such deeply emotionally charged situations.

  • Marie

    I had been trying to sell my house for a long time and after the 3rd Tuesday I got an offer and the sale is going through at the present time. Thank you St Martha. I’m not a practising catholic.

  • Hopeful

    3rd Tuesday today I woke up to dreams of snakes. I had contact today

  • Hopeful

    3rd Tuesday today I woke up to dreams of snakes. I had contact today

  • Hopeful

    There was a computer glitch… What I meant to say is this was my 3rd Tuesday of my St. Martha novena. I am trying ALL the efforts mention by bloggers on here. On Monday I slept with a card under my pillow (as mentioned by fellow blogger) & I woke up twice with dreams of snakes. I am currently also doing the 54 day Rosary & am on my 8th day. In my dream I saw myself praying & my rosary turning into snake. Then the 2nd dream was completely forgotten but in the morning my daughter mentioned that I woke her up telling her & grabbing her hand that there was a snake under my pillow. ( I wonder if there is any significance?)Tuesday I had contact with my love one. THANK YOU ST.MARTHA PTL! I have donated here and there in honor of St. Martha & have thanked her by posting here how she has helped me & praising her on other sites so she is known & to help inspire others PTL! I thanked her this day by buying her my favorite cinnamon roll. On Wednesday my love one called me for the 1st time after a month and half. I am using red candles on Tuesdays and my candles are burning out fast by Thursday night. On Friday mornings I light a white candle in her honor. .. I am constantly praying and reading scripture. Most importantly “I AM FOCUSING ON GOD NOT MY CIRCUMSTANCE” & trying to live by FAITH NOT sight. It’s so hard when your circumstances seem HUGE & you are a very emotional, analytical person. THANK GOD HE IS BIGGER THAN ANYTHING THAT COMES AGAINST US!! I will continue posting to thank & praise St. Martha, to encourage & inspire and to ensure those here that St. Martha really does help & to see my prayers being answered by hope, faith, LOVE & PRAYER PTL! Please DONT GIVE UP!

  • klfed

    Hi James, I am starting my first Tuesday this week. For the past few days I have talked to her and even before the 9 weeks have started my target has been in touch … amazing! To say thanks I lit a small white candle and have continued this everyday, I plan to light a white candle/tealight for her everyday (without praying/petitioning for anything) Is that okay to do? Obviously on Tuesdays though I will be lighting a different candle and saying her prayer etc.

    I have said to her that I will light a small white candle everyday so if this is wrong to do, how would I stop as I have already promised her?

    Thanks! 🙂 x

    • It’s absolutely find to light a candle to thank her everyday or whenever you want.

  • Living In hope

    Hello James I have a few questions .. Yesterday I started my first tuesday, I only had a red taper candle and no oils or anything.. I have pictures of both the black and white St Martha’s on my altar (which is on the floor) I hope to purchase some oils and maybe a st martha candle too for my next 8 tuesdays. I think Im working with the black st martha but not certain so is it ok to keep the white st martha pictures up too until I’m certain?

    Before tuesday I was seeing lots of signs (snakes everywhere!) but not so much anymore .. I’m wondering if St Martha didn’t like one of my offerings? Also yesterday I saw my target was with another girl (who had played him) and immediately jumped to conclusions that they would make up etc leading me to get panicky and ask St Martha to remove her as a romantic threat, for him to contact me, for him to visit me etc which I know was wrong to do – it came across greedy and desperate and I was living by sight not faith in that moment.

    If I have offended or disrespected St Martha in anyway because of this, will she forgive and continue to work with me if I apologise? (which I have)

    Finally I am currently getting some magick done on my target to rekindle/make him remember his feelings for me – it is definitely okay to use this alongside St Martha isn’t it? My thoughts are that the spell will soften him up slightly alongside St Martha then dominating him to return.

    thank you James

  • It’s okay to keep your altar set up the way you’ve described and I’m sure you did the offerings just fine. St. Martha is incredibly peaceful and gentle and not at all picky about offerings. She’s also very protective and Im sure the signs will start again.

  • Hopeful

    4th Tuesday of my St. Martha novena. I offered her some fruit… Today, Wednesday I saw my love one & he gave me the BIGGEST SMILE EVER that totally brighten up my day… Thank u St. Martha PTL!

  • Hopeful

    James I’m seeing that people are putting altar on floor… Is it best that I put mine on floor too? What does it mean if a moth got caught in one of my candles and burn in there and candle completely burned out too? Thank you …

    • I’m sure the moth was just a coincidence and I wouldn’t worry about it. You can have your altar on a table or shelf or anywhere really and it will work just fine.

  • living in hope

    One more thing.. as someone is casting a black/dark magick spell for my target to remember his feelings for me . is it definitely okay for me to be working with saint Martha and using her oil, domination oil, bend over oil etc – or will using the oils at all offset the spell?

    • As long as it’s all working towards the same goal, it totally fine to have multiple spells from various people in place.

  • Questions?

    I have noticed some people have sectioned off their candle into 9 and light every tuesday then put it out when its burnt the designated amount – I have been lighting a new taper candle every tuesday and letting it burn out completely , is that okay to do or should it be the same candle every week?

    • The traditional way is to light a new candle each Tuesday. This is what I’ve always done. I’m sure other methods will work as well, so it probably doesn’t matter but I’ve always used as fresh candle each week.

  • Hopeful

    THANK YOU ST. MARTHA MY LOVED ONE CALLED ME ON THURSDAY. SO THRILLED. PTL!!!!! I WILL CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON MY GOD NOT MY CIRCUMSTANCES.

  • fra

    Ive done two back to back novenas and from i started the first novena my life has been turned upside down for the worse. Today is my last tuesday. I pray she helps me out in my situation. I just need happiness now for me right now. I hope your listening to my prayers. Please st martha help me out and show me a sign. I will donate to charity today in your name.

  • Hopeful

    5th Tuesday offered a cupcake. On Wednesday I saw my love 1 from a distance but no contact or nothing. I was really bummed & was feeling a little hopeless about the situation so I prayed & asked for a sign showing she is working on my behalf I lid a candle today & offered a “Mazapan” (Mexican candy) As I was driving to work praying & listening to Joel Osteen sermon ” Even Now Faith” which was surprisingly talking about St. Martha I realized my love one was driving in front of me for the past 20 minutes. Writing this even AMAZES ME! Thank u St. Martha. PTL! There was no contact or interaction between us as I am leaving it all to her & TRUSTING GOD. As I read this I cannot fathom this. I know that even now God is in control & he is defensive against my prayers. FOR GOD HAS NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, & OF LOVE & SOUND MIND 2 Timothy 1:7…. LOVE NEVER FAILS

  • Ann

    today is my 30th Tues and I hope st martha will intercede for me and help me meet my love soon.i was very confident in the beginning but now im not very sure if my prayers will be answered. I am struggling to have faith , hopefully things will fall into place very soon.

    • Frances B

      Am so sorry you’re struggling with Faith. I completely understand!! I lost faith several times since September when my world fell apart. I’ve been through Hell and back but have also grown closer to The Divine. Right now am in the final stages of The 54 days Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ. I did Two sets of nine weeks Novenas to St Martha but couldn’t quite get what I wanted. In sheer despair one day I cried out for help and an inner voice said: “The Rosary”. Please pray the Rosary. It’s very powerful. I’d be praying for you as well. Mary is the final advocate. She answers all prayer.

  • Ann

    Thank you for your prayers… its been seven years … since I started longing to start a family. .. no luck as yet…praying to st jude, st Raphael, mother mary …I still see a lot of positive signs after st marthas novena…lik seeing a particular guys name all over the place in billboards or tv. Hearing his mums name….. seeing snake pics ..but no results… which leaves me confused and frustrated … if its not him… then y not some one else… if its him..then y only signs…..all my friends are having there sec baby. And im still at the very beginning. …but im hopeful. … all things work together for good and god will restore the years I lost….

  • Lee

    Hello, I’m trying to learn all I can about Saint Martha. I started burning the green colored candles for my ex- boyfriend. I decided to end things with him about 3 weeks ago because of the things that he was/wasn’t doing. He’s extremely stubborn, selfish at times, defensive, defiant and headstrong. We’ve spent hours talking about some of the things that he does which upsets me, he’ll agree that he’s wrong and the next week, he’s doing the same thing that upset me initially. My first candle burned clear and I saw my ex-boyfriend about two days afterward. He didn’t speak to me, so I didn’t speak to him. He continued talking to a male friend, so I kept walking.

    There’s been no contact from him at all. Usually when we have a disagreement, I’m always first to reach out to him but this time, I’m not doing it.The second candle that I lit and said the prayer, burned black at the top, but the rest of the candle burned clear.

    Since I began praying to St Martha and lighting a green candle every Tuesday, I’ve noticed that I’m much more at ease. I will admit that at first I felt hopeless that she wouldn’t help me. Lately, I’ve been dreaming about my ex and I smell his cologne at any time. No one is around me when I smell his cologne.

    When I lit the second green candle, and talking to St Martha I said that my ex-boyfriend is extremely stubborn so he won’t easily be tamed. A few days later, I saw his car parked at an mechanic shop. He’s had trouble in the past with his car, but this time the car was parked there over-night. That has never happened before. He’s a cab driver so his car is his money.

    I just lit my third candle on Tuesday along with my offering of flowers, and black coffee in a tin cup. Today I saw a picture of a snake which lets me know that Saint Martha is working on my behalf.

  • cynthia

    Can i leave tthe candle burning straight threw?

    • Yes, absolutely. In fact this is what’s recommended and works best

  • cynthia

    ? I didn’t light it on a Tue does that matter, I ask st Martha for a sign last night I had a dream that he told me ( my boyfriend) that his old girlfriend ( the one that is trying to take him complete away from me) he said to me in the dream that she has a boyfriend and she is happy with him is this a sign.

    • The traditional day to pray to her is a Tuesday, but you can pray any day and it will work just fine.

  • cynthia

    Is my dream a sign ?

    • It’s definitely could be. Dreams usually are manifestations of what will happen in our lives. I would say yes.

  • cynthia

    Am just a few mins ago I just asked her give me a,sign mother as I go to the train to go home I see an apple on the train track , I know she loves apples could this be a sign and if so what does it mean ?

    • Yes. That is absolutely a sign. I would take it to mean that she is hearing your prayer and willing to help.

  • cynthia

    Your so much of a great help thank you, ? Why do I feel scared?

    • Thank you! It’s totally natural to feel scared of anxious when dealing with emotional of stressful situations. We’ve all been there. All we can do is pray, work through it and hope for the best.

  • cynthia

    I played her music by her and the flame went crazy, is that a good thing ?

  • Gee

    St. Martha is really powerful. She never fails me. I started praying to her just this morning without my alter set up with a picture of her plus goodies (I’m moving) and my loved one has contacted me.
    St. Martha and I have been really close of the past 2 years and she has never failed. Gotta have faith!

  • Hopeful

    THANK YOU GEE for sharing its so encouraging to hear your great news . I sstarted my 2nd St Martha Novena & 54 day Novena. I am hopeful and persistent . PTL

  • cynthia

    Hey ? I been light st Martha candle praying my boy has showed that he loves me but is still hesitanthesitant on moving back and that’s what I been praying for , why hasnt it happened ?

    • It can be any number of reasons. He’s just stubborn and hard to ware down, maybe St. Martha has something better in store for you or sees the situation from a different angle. Sometime I’ve had to pray for over a year for different things.

  • yoly

    I have been using Saint Martha the Dominator for about 2 months now for a difficult situation in my life. I had what I believed was a perfect marriage with an amazing man. We have a 1 year old daughter and I had a 13 year old daughter from my first marriage. He loved her as if she was his own child. From one day to the next he just left us stating that he could not take my attitude anymore. I had been suffering from depression for a couple of weeks but was already working on getting better. After he left, he admitted that he still loved me and was blocking out all the good memories to make it easier for him to walk away. I met a wonderful lady a couple of days after he left who introduced me to Saint Martha the Dominator. I have been working with her ever since. Even though at times it seems like our relationship is not going to get fixed and he become distant to the point that he doesn’t even bother to call or see our daughter or even help with child support, Saint Martha always sends me a sign that she is working on my problem. Out of nowhere he will reach out to me and become the man I knew and loved. He shows interest in my girls and me, then fades away again. I believe that he is going through problems himself and might not want for it to affect me and my girls. All I know is since I have started working with Saint Martha, my life is getting better and better everyday! We are still not together but she shows me signs that we are getting closer to that day. I just want to thank Saint Martha for all she has done and continues to do for me and my family!

  • greta

    I pray to St. Martha everyday. On her feast day which is on July 29 pl pray for the successful recovery of Mr. Gladwin who is on Life support in UK.

    Please also pray for the successful completion of our financial job.

    • Amen! May God and Saint Martha be with you and Mr. Gladwin!

  • Rachel

    Hi James

    I am very much interested in St Martha. When praying to her do I need to set up an alter? Do I need to buy a statue. And if so which one the Black or White St Martha. I need help with love. Which do you prefer? Also, Do I have to give an offering to her before or after prayer was answered? Please help

    Thanks

    • You can make it as simple for elaborate as you’d like. The most basic way is to light the candle each Tuesday and recite the prayer, no statue or altar is necessary, although by all means you can set one up. It’s also traditional to thank her in some way once your prayer is answered. The image that I have is of the white Saint Martha with the dragon at her feet, but it really is the same saint and she will hear your prayer either way. I have a booklet I’ve written about Saint Martha which I will email to you now.

  • Cheryl

    I would like to thank Santa Marta for all her good works and all she has done to help me.

  • adrian

    hello, just need to know do you blow the candle out after the prayer or let it burn down completely, do you use a different candle every week

    • Allow the candle to burn out completely on its own and also use a new candle each week, one that is small enough to burn out completely in one day.

  • adrian

    hello, does the candle have to be a particular colour, I see green ones being mentioned

  • nay

    Hello James I just love your site everything about it make’s me feel to humbly 😁 I have some questions if you would answer them please as you always do I see you have help other what a very nice man. 1.is it ok if I bake my own bread to give to saint Martha jiffy I would say or can I give her pepperidge farm swirl raisin cinnamon bread 2. If my tea light goes out ahead before Tuesday is over do I light another. 3 do I have to have a tin cup or can I use a coffee cup 4.do I have to have a statute or picture because I have one big nosey roommate in 5.if I don’t use the picture or statute will I just say to her out loud this is for her.

  • Of course you can bake or make anything you’d like for Saint Martha. Whatever offering that comes to mind would be a nice tribute and sign of your devotion. You just need to light one candle and allow it to burn out. You can use a coffee cup. You don’t need a statue, she will hear your prayer no matter what. Just light the candle and pray to her in your own word or recite the Tuesday prayer.

  • adrian

    hello, can I have a few requests , I have 3 in mind to say at the same time, is that acceptable, thank you

  • nay

    Hello James if I was to just ask Saint Martha if she would help me can I burn a tea light any day in ask her. How would I no for a sign in if I do see a sign can I put the candle out in start Tuesday or just let it burn out in start Tuesday also

    • You can light candles any time you like. Tuesday is just the most important day to do so, but you can pray anytime and she will hear you.

  • nay

    Hello James thank you so much for your help so far. One more question I plan on asking saint Martha for her help do I put candy down the same day if I do when can I take them up I’m in Florida in the summer here is very hot in full of sweet ants lol so how long can I have it down.

  • lin

    On my 2nd green candle to St. Martha. I have seen several changes in my bf. He has contacted me more. He is more loving. He tells me he misses me that he lives me truly. He has given me a present. I didn’t even ask for it. I still am waiting on what I would love from him. Still praying multiple times daily. I offer her coffee and wait for her miracle.

  • lin

    Just wondering James. I felt something in my sneaker yesterday before jogging, removed shoe and out came a sm lizard. That had never happened to me ever!!! Is that a sign St. Martha is working with me and telling me my petitions will come forth?

  • RIa

    I am at the bottom of my relationship in marriage of 14 yrs and I am burning candles for Saint Martha and praying for her help
    .I am sure she will help me

  • lin

    Hello James. I just want to ask you, if I have seen some changes in my boyfriends positive behavior towards me, does that mean that eventually all my desires and prayers to St. Martha will come to me? Does is mean she is dominating him to me? He used to be very cold and distant with me. Would sometimes go wks w out ever contacting me. He made promised to me he wouldn’t keep. I’m nervous to get my hopes up on only several positive behaviors towards me. I wonder if this is only the beginning of St. Martha coming to my rescue?

    • It definitely means she’s taking up your cause and working on your behalf. It’s hard to predict how things will develop, but what you have experienced up until now is a good sign.

  • lin

    Thank you James for responding to me so soon. I want to give thanks to St. MARTHA. She has helped me see some wonderful behaviors in my bf. Just this morning while praying to her the novena, I got a text from my bf . He is coming around on his own. I must admit, I do pray constantly to her. I offer her coffee. I am so glad I was introduced to her and will continue praying to her daily. Thank you St. Martha. Thank you.

  • lin

    Hi James. I am worried. I have been praying to St. MArtha and have lit her candles. I’m also doing the novena. But I’m confused. I read there’s two st. Marthas. One is represented by snakes. And she is very scary and careful to work with. Almost like evil. I don’t want any harm. Please help me understand. Thank you.

    • Yes, I always work with the European Saint Martha as opposed to the African one. She’s more my style as well. The other one isn’t evil, just a different energy. The 9 Tuesday ritual is for the European Saint Martha.

  • lin

    Thank you very much. Good day and blessings. Will continue praying.

  • lin

    Just want to say Thank you thank you thank you to St. Martha. I have been blessed so much by her. My situation has turned around for the best. It is miraculous. I am so thankful to her. She came to help me within a wk after I started praying to her. Continue praying even if things don’t seem like they’re working at the moment, St. Martha hears us and helps us. Stay in prayer and in faith.

  • Cab

    Hi James. I have something to ask you. I have been praying to St Martha. 3rd tues of 1st novena today. My partner told me he saw a md sized snake and he killed it w stones. What does this mean? Does it have anything to do w prayer to st Martha?

    • I don’t think it has anything to do with Saint Martha. Snakes are only associated with the African Santa Marta dominadora and she usually does not send snakes as a sign.

  • Cab

    Voy a compartir esta oracion que estuve rezando por 9 dias. No use lllkas velas, espero de todas maneras que Santa Marta escuche mis suplicas yNo me conceda lo que le he estado pidiendo.
    Novena a Santa Marta Dominadora
    9 velitas verses
    9 velitas Rojas
    18 velitas en total
    Dr enciendendos Velas por dia al mismo tempo una Verde y pna roja.
    El chiste de esto es que no llegues a pasar 24 hrs sin el fuego de de una vela prendida. Entiendes?
    Si no se llegan acabar aun asi necesitas hacer cambio de vela.
    Si tu vela es pequena, ejemplo, dura 2 hrs prendida y las prendes a k as ex 12 del dia, tienes hasta el dia siguiente antes de las 2 de la tarde para prender la otra.
    Reza un PADRE NUESTRO LUEGO
    (ORACION MILAGROSA)
    Confio en ti mi Dios, padre, hijo, y espiritu Santo. Mi Senor Jedud, mi unico Salvador con todas mis fuerzas te pido la gracia que tanto deseo.
    Que __________ regrese a mi nuevamente. Senor date cuenta que yo puedo darle la felicidad que el necesita. Remueve Senor de NUESTRO Camino todo aquello y a aquellas personas que nos Han querido separar. Sana su corazon Senor para que vuelva a Ser conmigo como lo era al principio de nuestra relacion. Ayudame Senor a recuperar a ___________ para poder hacerlo feliz y serlo yo tambien. Confio en ti Senor Amen.
    ORACION A SANTA MARTA
    Oh! Santa Marta, Virgen Dominadora de la setpiente, Virgen por Caramanchel
    Vas a consumir hoy por la llama con que se enciende esta vela y por el algodon con que se limpearon los Santos oleos te enciendo esta vela para que remedies mis necesidades, socorras mis miserias, y venzas todas mis dificultades como venciste la fiera brava que tienes a tus pies. Santa Marta para ti no hay imposibles, dame suerte y dinero para cubrir mis necesidades. Vos que salvaste a un Nino de segura muerte envuelto por una serpiente y al cual Dios, pot intersecion de Santa Marta, le concedio al Nino, por medio del toque de in clarin o silbato se acercaron respetando su inoncencia. Asi mismo deseo Santa Marta mia, que pot intercesion de San Cipriano, me libres de toda maldad y castigues a todo aquel que pretende hacerme dano, permitiendo que la serpiente que arropa a Santa A Marta los domine enredandoseles en su cuerpo hasta que se arrepienta y me pida perdon de rodillas.
    Asi mismo encomiendo en mi fe a San Wenceslao y San Cipriano para que _________ (sea mi marido), me atienda, y no me desampare en mis necesidades, de lo contrario Santa Marta lo domine con la serpiente, para que venga manso a mis pies. Amen.
    Asi Madre mia concedeme que _________ no pueda hi vivir tranquilo hasta que a mis pies venga a parar. Asi Madre mia concedeme lo que te pido para aliviar mis penas por el Amor de Jesus. Santa Marta Virgen que al Monte entraste, las fieras bravas espantaste, con tus cintas las ataste y con th hisopo las amansaste,asi Madre mia, si esto es verdad, porfavor concedeme que _______ regrese a mi para siempre.Santa Marta quiero que __________ regrese a mi ________ para que me haga feliz y hacerlo feliz yo a el.
    Santa Marta concedeme que ________ no pueda ni vivir tranquilo, hi con amigos hi con amigas hablar ni socializar, ni en silla sentarse, ni en mesa comer, ni en cama acostarse, ni que tenga un minuto de tranquilidad ni que encuentre satisfaccion ni felicidad en nada ni con nadie, hasta que a mis pies venga a parar. SANTA MARTA no permitas que _________ se enamore de ninguna mujer ya sea joven o vieja, guapa, fea, blanca o negra. Santa Marta, tampoco permitas que ninguna mujer ni vieja ni joven guapa,fea blanca o negra, se enamore de ________ porque el es mio.
    Que cada minuto que _________ pase en su lugar de trabajo siempre piense en mi y solo en mi. SANTA MARTA, que cuando ________se encuentre en su hogar piense en mi y me recuerde y me extrane todo el tiempo. Que cuando _______se acueste a dormir, se levante, cuando se este banando, se encuentre en un bar , una fiesta, una reunion entre amigos, en el supermercado, caminando por la calle, o simplemente viendo television o una pelicula, me ectrane, piense en mi,y me recuerde con nostalgia a mi ________ y we siento solo y se arrepienta de haberme dejado.
    Que cuando ________vea parejas de enamorados, se sienta solo y aburrido, y recuerde todo el amor que yo or di, y el que todavia tengo para darle y lo desee tener de nuevo. Santa Marta, que nadie acepte las invitaciones de _______ para ir a su casa, que siempre lo rechazen.
    Que ________ se sienta entristecido y arrepentido por haberme dejado y atormentado por los remordimientos por haberme hecho sufrir.
    Que _______ sienta celos pensando que otro hombre me quiera tener y que solo piense en llamarme para renconciliarnos porque desea regresar conmigo ________.
    Que ________ se sienta solo y abandonado pot todos y se de cuenta que nadie lo va aceptar tal cual es el como lo hice yo. Que _______ sienta en su corazon que nadie esta mas dispuesta que yo _______ a dejarlo todo y correr a su lado. Que ________ no sienta satisfaccion con nadie no en ningun lugar. SANTA MARTA, que ________ vuelva a sentir la atraccion, el gusto, necesidad, y amor que sintio pormi al principio de nuestra relacion y quiera volver a intentarlo conmigo que soy _______.
    Santa Marta amparame y ayudame por el amor de Dios, Amen.
    SANTA MARTA porfavor concedeme el deseo que te pido. Domina y traeme enamorado a _______ por el Amor de Dios, Amen
    Santa Marta porfavor concedeme el deseo que te pido. Domina y traeme enamorado a _______ por el Amor de Dios. Amen.
    Santa Marta porfavor concedeme el deseo que te pido. Domina y traeme enamorado a _______ por el Amor de Dios. Amen.
    ESPIRITU DEL DOMINIO
    En el nombre de Dios te invoco. ESPIRITU DEL dominio, espiritu intranquilo,Espiritu del Desespero, Espiritu de Don Juan de la Conquista, Espiritu del Amor, Espiritu de San Juan Minero, Espiritu de San Juan De la Calle, Espiritu De los 4 vientos, Sendas y lugares, Espiritu del Encanto, Espiritu de San Marcos de Leon, Espiritu de Santa Marta y Santa Elena de Jerusalen, Espiritu de San Salvador de Horta, Espiritu de Santa Ines del monte perdido, Espiritu de Maria de la Cabeza, Espiritus benificos todos, yo los conjuro para que me ayuden a dominar los cinco sentidos, pensamiento, juicio espiritu vivo, y la voluntad de ________ ofrezco este conjuro ante el Santo Angel de la Guarda de ________ por el Santo dia que lo bautizaron, por el dia en que nacio _______, y por el dia en que ha de morir.
    Estoy conjurando el Espiritu vivo, cuerpo, mente, cerebro,sexualidad,miembro sexual, cabeza,ojos pies y Manos, pensamiento, juicio,y voluntad de ________. Espiritus del Dominio, que ninguna mujer, joven o vieja, linda o fea,blanca o negra, ni se interese en ni se enamore de ________ pues el es solo mio.
    Concedeme Espiritus del Dominio, que _______ no pueda estar, ni vivir tranquilo, que no pueda comer, ni dormir,ni beber, ni recibir visitas en su casa, ni visitar a ningun amigo amiga,ni ver television,ni ver peliculas ni andar en la calle, ni ir al supermercado ni ir de compras, ni ir a barras, ni ir a fiestas, ni oir musica, ni bailar, ni cantar, ni sentirse feliz, ni trabajar, ni conversar con amigos, ni amigas, ni companeros de trabajo, ni con sus hermanos, primos, y demas familia sin el pensamiento completamente puesto en mi que me llamo _________ hasta que a mis pies venga a parar, rendido de Amor,de interes , y deseo por verme, celoso y desesperado por tenerme, atraido por mi sexo, ofreciendome el suyo, deseoso, sintiendo de nuevo lo que sintio por mi al principio de nuestra relacion, arrepentido por haberme dejado y humilde, halagandome con besos y caricias, arrastrandose a mis pies, sintiendose solo, ignorado y abandonado pot todos quienes los rodean, suplicante y manso, siento yo su duena, para mi y por mi que me llamo ________.
    Con dos te veo, con tees te ato, la sangre te bebo y el Corazon te parto, Cristo valedme y dame la paz. Ven ________ dominado en cuerpo, pensamiento y voluntad y sexualidad. Ya no puedes mirar a nadie mas que a mi,no puedes enamorarte de ninguna mujer ni vieja ni joven, ni linda ni fea, ni blanca ni negra, tu amor y tu carino son solo par a mi. Recuerdas mi presencia y te es atractiva y necesaria, recuerdas mi Mirada y te sugestiona, recuerdas mi voz y te domina,recuerdas mis ojos y type ciegan, solo tienes en tu corazon el deseo de regresar conmigo y mi voluntad es la tuya, asi sea, asi sea, asi sea, Amen.
    Santa Marta porfavor concedeme el deseo que te pido. Domina y traeme enamorado a _______ por el Amor de Dios, Amen.
    Santa Marta porfavor, concedeme el deseo que te pido. Domina y traeme enamorado a _______ por el Amor de Dios, Amen.
    Santa Marta porfavor concedeme el deseo que te pido. Domina y traeme enamorado a _________ por el amor de Dios Amen.
    Se reza 9 Ave Marias y 1 Gloria al Padre durante 9 Dias y luego al 9no dia se publica la oracion y e e cumpliran tus deseos. Observa lo que accure al4to dia de su publicacion.

  • Cab

    James,
    Hope you are doing well. Today I felt like I’ve done everything and I don’t see what I’ve been desiring in my heart. I thought to myself, I’m done. I’ve done too much. Praying in faith, trying to stay in faith specially when things are tough. I want commitment, not just a once in a while encounters. I’m ready to just rationalize everything I’m doing. So I go outside to my bkyard and on the wall I look up and see this beautiful silhouette which to me was SANTA MARTA face. Made up of sunlights shadows and tree limbs reflections. It looked just like her face. What does this mean?

    • I would take it as a positive sign that she has something good in store for you. It’s sounds amazing.

  • Cab

    Good morning James. Yes!!! Amazing! But do u think she has something amazing with what I’ve been praying for with my boyfriend? My petitions to her? About my relationship w my boyfriend?

    • It possible. I can’t speak for Saint Martha though, but I would take the “vision” as a good sign.

  • Cab

    Thank u for responding. 🙂

  • Mel

    Hi james, I have started my novena today to bring back my ex partner whom left our 14 year relationship 5 months ago. I got a white candle, wrote my petition on parchment paper & got a picture of us. I placed the photo on top of petition & candle on top. I lit candle & read out aloud the novena followed by my petition then let the candle burn out all day. Have I done this correctly? I can’t set up a permenant alter as my partner comes everyday to see our son & would think I’m mad. How do I offer saint Martha a offering without an alter? Do I put it next to my candle & picture? Is it best to light a candle everyday while I pray to her & not just on Tuesdays? This is all new to me. Thank you

    • You can pray every day if you like with or without a candle, but lighting the candle each Tuesday is the traditional format for the novena. The way you described it is perfect. You can leave the offering next to the photo, that is fine, or ever outside somewhere in nature.

  • Mel

    How do you give an offering? Are you meant to say anything?

    • You just present the offering to her in front of her statue or images if you have one or just on a table or flat surface and tell Saint Martha that you are making the offering to her in thanksgiving for her help. Flowers make an great offerings and you can also donate money to charity in her name.

  • Cab

    Good morning. I am on my 3rd wk of my novena. I must admit, HUGE change in my boyfriend’s attitude towards me. More loving, more in tune w me. This was a guy who would only contact me if I initiated. He’d only mimic my love language and to a certain extent, if any. Now, he initiates, he contacts me without me looking him up first, sorta like he needs to hear of me! Sweet, giving, loving. Thank you thank you St. Marta. Forever grateful and thank ful. I do offer St. Marta coffee every day and pray to her daily sometimes multiple x’s per day. At times when I’m praying to her, a text or call from my bf comes in. Wow!!! Love St. Marta. Thank you.

  • kim

    Hello, I was wondering if I could set a run of candles at a church and have them light the candles for me.
    Can someone light the candles on my behalf?
    I can light tea.candles on every tuesday and I can give her an offering I thought you dont give an offering until ur desire has been met?
    Right now im just praying to a picture on my phone to her, im kind of stuck until I can get to a printer with color. Where can I pick up the cards with her picture on it?

    • Sure, you can have people light candles and pray on your behalf and it will be just as effective. Most people leave offerings when they receive what they’ve asked for and especially on Saint Martha’s feast day, July 29th, but there is no set rule and it can be done anytime to show gratitude and devotion. As for finding an image of Saint Martha, you can order statues of printed images from a variety of sources online just google her.

  • Cab

    Hi James,
    Not sure what happened. Everything was going so well w my bf. I saw a huge change in him towards me when I started praying to Saint Martha. I was doing novena. Yesterday was my 4th week. Yesterday he let me go. He says our relationship is a big challenge. Not sure why things went sour when it seemed everything was going well. Does this mean it’s over? What do I do? Please help, I don’t want to be away from him. Why would I see a positive change in him after started working with Sain Martha and now he’s letting me go?

    • It could just be part of the of the process, some negativity that he needs to work out of his system. I would continue with the prayers.

  • Faith

    Hi James, thanks for this wonderful & helpful blog. I have a couple questions:
    1) Can I have multiple petitions at the same time?
    2) Can I start the novena any Tuesday or is it best on 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th Tuesday of the month?
    3) I have multiple saints on my altar. Can U offer flowers in 1 vase for St. Martha, St. Jude, St. Joseph or does it have to be separated meaning 1 vase for each saint?
    4) If i put the statue on the floor is it just when Im praying, then, put it back in the table when Im done?
    5) Should i decide to leave the statue on the floor outside the bedroom, is tgat permanent or only during praying the novena?
    Thanks in advance for helping me.

    • 1) Can I have multiple petitions at the same time?

      Yes, you can ask for as many things as you’d like. Just make sure to thank her when your petitions are granted and spread the word about her.

      2) Can I start the novena any Tuesday or is it best on 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th Tuesday of the month?

      Any Tuesday at all.

      3) I have multiple saints on my altar. Can U offer flowers in 1 vase for St. Martha, St. Jude, St. Joseph or does it have to be separated meaning 1 vase for each saint?

      You can offer flowers to all your saints. In fact I do this once a month myself. But on their respective saints days, you should give them a bouquet of their own.

      4) If i put the statue on the floor is it just when Im praying, then, put it back in the table when Im done?

      That’s fine. Of you can just leave it on the table at all times. There is no need to move it.

      5) Should i decide to leave the statue on the floor outside the bedroom, is that permanent or only during praying the novena?

      I wouldn’t leave it on the floor permanently.

  • Faith

    One more thing. What is the best type of candle to use? I’m thinking of using the tea candle so it’s small enough to burn quickly. But Id like to do the PREFERRED candle if you could pls. Let me know. Thanks much!

    • I usually use small taper candles. The Jewish Shabbos candles work nicely and they burn within 2-3 hours but any kind will work.

  • Faith

    Thanks for all the info it’s very helpful. I want to start tomorrow.
    By the way, what should I do with my paper where i wrote my petitions when it’s all granted?

  • Darline

    Hi my name is Darline I’m a married separated woman, me and my kids father separated since November 2013 I use to pray to Saint Martha asking her to bring him back to me and the kids. But in my heart I really wanted to let go the marriage and let him be happy with someone else, now his with another woman don’t know if his happy because we don’t talk anymore. So for me I’ve been in a couple relationships that didn’t work. I recently met this talk black chocolate dude I fell in love with him. But there was something about him that wouldn’t allow me to trust him. I didn’t believe anything he say, people and my friends tell me to leave him alone but my heart wouldn’t allow me to do so. One day I begin to do a little investigation on my own because I wanted to know what exactly he was hidden from me and why I couldn’t trust him. First I find out where he stay than I went to knock on his door. He’s father answer the door and we had a talk about him, he told me that he’s son was married and it’s best for me to let go. I talk to him after that he told me that he wasn’t happy with his wife that he was filling for a divorce. I really do love him and if his telling the truth about going for a divorce I still want to talk to him and make things work….I’m coming to saint Martha for help, I need advice, please someone tell me what you think about my situation and what you think I should do. Please help me and I’m also praying that saint Martha help my situation…. Thank you saint Martha if you want me to continue talking to this man please show me a sign. Love you Saint Martha.

  • Gee Rocks

    I want to give a testimony. St. Martha is amazing, she truly is. I have started praying to her again because of relationship problems. The situation seemed impossible to fix but I said let me resort to her for aid. I asked her for a small sign if she could that she is helping….and she sent me one, I got an short but cute email from my ex that I have not talked to or seen since July ’15. My faith just jumped another 100 notches- I will keep praying in faith. I know that my ex is coming back and this time it will be the last time, and is going to be perfect.

    For all of you out there, just keep the faith. Let St. Martha guide you, she will never fail as she brings you closer to your faith and creator. God bless her!

    Keeping the faith,

    Gee Rocks

  • Melissa

    Thank you, St. Martha, for your intercession on my behalf!!
    She truly hears our prayers
    Last night was my 4th Tuesday, and I saw real movement
    after the 3rd. I have left her perfume and made a donation
    to a women’s shelter in her name, any suggestions for
    other small tokens I can give?

    • She loves all kinds of flowers and also you can pass the word about her to other people. Maybe make some photo copies of her prayer and leave them in a church or public place where people can take them as they go by.

      • Melissa

        Thank you, Mr. Duvalier. I will do both 🙂 St. Martha is amazing!!!

  • Darline

    Please give me your honest opinions I need to hear it.

    • Coming to Saint Martha is a good start. I’ve seen her sort out similar situations time and time again.

  • mel

    Advise required. I am 6 weeks i to my novena & pray to st martha everyday sometimes twice a day & give her regular offerings of coffee. I brought from a church a prayer card of her with medal. I have so far seen no change in my situation or result & have even asked her for a sign she is hearing my prayers and nothi g. Am i doing sonething wrong?? I want my partner of q5 years to come home to me and our son to reconcile our relationship, he walked out 6 months ago. I ask her daily to bring him home so we can be a happy family again! Any suggestions would be much appreciated-thank you

    • You’re definitely doing everything right. All Saints just work in their own time and way. I would continue even beyond the 9 weeks if necessary. I’ve been praying to Saint Martha for over 10 years and at this point many times I just ask her to watch over me and give me what she knows I need.

  • Darline

    Thank you so much James I really appreciate it…..

  • NICOLE

    I am trying to find out the correct way to do this prayer. I have used it in the past and St. Martha has always answered my prayer. But, I would like to be able to start it again with the intentions of doing it correctly.

    Please let me know the correct steps to be able to use this prayer correctly.

    • Thank you for stopping by. The St. Martha novena is very easy. Simple light a candle and recite the prayer each Tuesday. That is all. Some people make it more elaborate by offerings flowers and other items and creating ornately decorated altar dedicate to Saint Martha, but the novena just requires that you recite the prayer and light a candle. It’s also nice to promise her something once the your request is granted, for example a small donation to charity, some flowers or letting other people know about her.

      • NICOLE

        James,

        Thank you so much for answering me. I am going through so much right now. I just am hoping and praying that St. Martha can intercede and answer my intention. I don’t know what else I can do??

        I started praying her novena today and I am hoping she will answer me.

        If, you have any insight you can offer I am willing to listen.

  • NICOLE

    James,

    Can you tell me the correct prayer also. There are so many versions out there. I was told so many different things. I am just trying to see if there is a correct one.

    • You can use the prayer listed in this post. It will work fine. 🙂

  • Joanna

    Thank you st Martha for granting my prayer so promptly regarding the property request! You truly are a miracle!!!

  • Erika

    I have this really interesting situation happen to me. I’m not typically a person of faith but St. Martha appeared to me. I was walking home one day and in a hedge there was her rosary just presented beautifully in the hedge. Nothing around it just a pink and clear beaded rosary with her picture. Didn’t even know what saint it was but I felt that I needed to take her home. I had the rosary for a couple of months and yesterday I called my healer to go on a deep spiritual journey to cleanse my mind and spirit of anything I’m holding onto I planned it for two months from now.Today, I decided to look up her name and then I found her. Martha, the destroyer. beautiful. And then I saw the 9 Tuesdays that will line up perfectly with my healing ceremony. I will call on her and meditate with the intention of her to help me dominate my internal battles which will help me in my physical ones. Such a blessing to live the life I am living!

  • Caroline

    I am where I am today because of St Martha. I am a grown adult but having been doing her novena since I have been 12.
    I trust in her so much. She has granted me so much in the past few years. I would be lost without her. She has helped me through all my ups and downs. My second name is Martha and I suppose that I got use to that since I was a child that she’s always been part of my life.
    I am asking her for a favour at the moment. I’m not sure if I’m been unfair, but it’s a really big favour. I often cry myself to sleep at night but console myself in the fact I know she will be beside me and won’t let me down.
    How can I thank her for all she has done for me?

  • K

    About a year ago I started a novena to return an ex, during this I realised that he was not actually what I wanted and although I said I would finish the novena without petitions I let myself and St Martha down by not completing it.

    I have just lit a red tealight tonight, said her prayer and apologised to her, and vowed to finish a 9 week novena of lighting a candle in way of apology to her (without petitioning for anything)

    Is this enough?

    • That is perfect. Saint Martha is incredibly loving and gentle and only wants what’s best for you. Of course it is important for us to respect her and honor our promises to her, but in the end she only wants us to have a holy and happy life. I would finish the novena, thank her for her help and guidance and ask for her continued blessings and protection.

  • Dana

    Today I am asking st martha to grant me a favor with a relationship that i am going through I have heard of so many great things about her and I pray for her help and admire st martha for all she has done .She is truly a remarkable saint

  • Blessed1

    I just lit a candle & recited prayer to St. Martha it’s not Tues its Sunday but I am in desperate need of a spiritual break through! I first learned of St. Martha years ago when I was married living far from any family and suffering in a horrible union to a drunk liar and cheater. Each time I petitioned St. Martha things improved. Eventually exhausted over constantly praying over the same issues over and over I just decided not to ask St. Martha to intercede to save a marriage that was fraudulent. That was quite a few years ago. Today I pray for ALL of u suffering with broken hearts and longing to restore your broken unions. Many marriages CAN be saved I pray ALL of yours can and will be. As for me I pray for the supernatural protection over my son & brother. I also pray for a financial miracle break through cause I am a single mom facing unbearable obstacles & blocked roads. I also asked St. Martha to heal my broken heart & give me this time the courage and strength to walk away from a man I thought I’d marry! I don’t want him to change or stop I just want this over peacefully! I don’t doubt her ability to make him change should I ask I just can’t accept and continue to respect someone who has treated me bad anymore! I do still love him so its hard but I don’t LIKE him at all! I am struggling so hard financially & dealing with so many difficult family dynamics that for someone to claim to love me and hurt me at such an hour is cruel & evil!
    I wasn’t aware til finding this site that I could or should offer coffee, flowers or other items to St. Martha. I am broke and had no coffee so I placed candy around the dish I sat that tea light candle on. Its all I have to offer I can’t buy groceries til Wednesday so I think she will understand. I hope she likes hot chocolate cause I have some of that. Anyhow i was encouraged by all of your post may all of your hearts desires be answered!

    • Thank you do much for your visit to the site and for commenting. May God and Saint Martha be with you!

  • Blessed1

    Its Tuesday I initially began my novena to St. Martha on Sunday. There was a change in the atmosphere as of yesterday my soon to be x & came to a peaceful agreement over transportation until I can obtain my own. There was good news with my son at his school. These are all positive signs. I am so grateful. Will keep u all posted as I realize our testimonies encourage one another increases our faith and gives thanks to our saint! Thanking God continually! Keep the faith!

  • Thank you Saint Martha is all I can say. I have received so much in the past from her I can only say ” thank you” to her every chance I get. I have two things I am requesting her help with and I am just going to thank her in advance. Thank you Saint Martha for your help and guidance.

  • Blessed1

    Two peculiar incidents occurred. I poyred the black coffee iffered to St Martha in a metal insukated cup the next day it leaked. Thinking the cup was cracked i switched to a coffeee mug & same thing hsppened again. Then i woke up smelling cinnamon. It was very brief but the room filled with this scent for a moment. One of my prayers was answered yesterday! I am giving thanks to my lord and savior…Christ Jesus and forever grateful for St Martha for her intercession on my behalf!!!! Any ideas abiut tge leaking ciffee or the cinnamon scent? If anyone has any idea wgat this means please post! Thank u St. Martha

    • I am so happy one of your prayers was answered. Praise God and Saint Martha! I’m sure the cinnamon smell was a positive sign. Saint and good spirits often perfume the air with the smell of flowers and other pleasant scents.

  • Belle

    Hi James (and everyone else here),

    I was hoping you might be able to provide me with some insight as to what to do.

    My now ex-boyfriend and I had been together for almost a year. He’s struggled with depression for most of his life, and he called me up late one night and said that he wanted to take a break. Prior to that phone call, there really hadn’t been any indication that he wanted to separate. We are still in regular contact, our communication is positive, and the feelings and love are still there for both of us. He still tells me that he loves me but he doesn’t want to talk about getting back together now. I don’t know at this point if it’s a break or a breakup, but to complicate matter further, we’re now living (temporarily) in two different states as I’m completing my last semester of school. He wants to wait to talk about us until I move home for good.

    I feel like because the love is still there, the feelings are still there, and we do have this daily (sometimes multiple times a day) communication, we don’t need to wait until I finish this semester to talk about us.

    I’ve been petitioning St Dymphna for her help in dealing with his depression. I’ve also been petitioning her on my behalf because this situation has left me very upset and confused. I do plan to continue to work with her and am constantly encouraging my ex to seek professional and medical treatment to help him deal with his depression. While I believe that we can be healed spiritually, I think we also need to be healed physically and mentally and he needs to seek out a doctor and therapist to help him with that, otherwise the problems will reoccur.

    Is it also okay to petition St Martha for his return? I feel like I have positives on my side, but I also feel like he needs a push to get us back together.
    His family and friends are extremely upset by this situation as well and he’s admitted recently that by breaking up, he made a big mistake. I believe his hesitation has a lot to do with his highs and lows of his depression.

    I want him back – I want us back because I know that we are really good together and I know that we would have a really good future together.

    • It’s absolutely fine to petition Saint Martha for help in the situation. I would continue the prayers to Saint Dymphna as well. In situations like these faith and patience solves the problem most of the time. It sounds like he is taking a step back to sort out his own emotions and me fully prepared mentally and emotionally to be involved in a relationship. I would keep the communication up with him as much as possible and start a weekly novena to Saint Martha.

      • Belle

        Thank you for this!

        I started my novena to St Martha on Tuesday night. The candle that I lit melted down and the wax that was left over was almost exact replica of the St Martha pendant that I have (the wax puddle formed a human shape – head, shoulders, dress). I was holding the pendant while I was praying and I was shocked by the wax shape – the left over wick even fell at the feet and formed the shape of a snake, just like the St Martha on my pendant. The next day at work, the first referral I got was for a new patient named Martha. While I was praying, I had asked St Martha to show me signs if she was able to work with me. I’ve been happy with the signs so far! I’m continuing with my prayers to Saint Dymphna as well.

  • k

    Hi James, back again with more questions as I’m a little confused/unsure of things .. I’m scared incase I’ve done someone wrong or if i have upset St martha.

    As I’ve mentioned before I started a petition to bring back an ex about a year ago, I did receive signs from St Martha but halfway through realised that he wasn’t who i wanted and that it wouldn’t work so I stopped without finishing the 9 weeks. During the time I was petitioning however he did start contacting me more and over the past year we’ve built things up to considering eachother as friends, and he has apologised for some things he did wrong in the relationship – I believe that St Martha helped by ‘dominating’ him to apologise for how he treated me as she knew the relationship was a no-go.

    Now I am about 6 weeks into an ‘apology’ novena where I’m lighting a candle every Tuesday to apologise for not finishing the novena previously. There has been 1 day where I forgot and lit on the Wednesday instead and once or twice I haven’t managed to light the candle until after midnight (does this still count as tuesday?) During this time though I believe I have had no signs from St Martha, does this mean she isn’t accepting of my apology or am I doing something wrong?

    Fairly recently a guy who I had admired for a while from afar approached me and we had a week of being close with him telling me he needs to focus on exams so he doesn’t feel he can be a good boyfriend right now but he’s very interested in me and hopes we can date and then try things together properly after his exams. This was short lived as he was then haunted by memories of a girl he had been trying to get over and told me that he can’t date me whilst he’s still hurting and confused over a past lover as he needs a clear head, but if the situation was different he would jump at the chance – we have agreed to see what the future brings. Would St Martha help with this sort of thing ie helping him to move on and turn to me (as he does have an interest in me unlike my ex! haha) or would someone else be better suited to work with? Also how will I know if St Martha would be willing to work with me as I would hate to ask her for help again if I have not been forgiven :/

    Thank you!

    • Always approach Saint Martha from a place of trust and faith. Don’t worry about being to formulaic with the rituals and prayers. As long as you prayer with faith, she will hear your and help. It’s true that God and Saint Martha do not answer every prayer exactly as we ask, but what he receive is always for the greater good.

  • Tina

    James, there is no way I. An leave a candle burning until it goes out on its own. Can I just wet my fingers and out the flame out and relight as time permits? Obviously I would be praying to her also. I’m just not in a position to leave a candle burning

    • It’s not really a good idea to extinguish candles that you light for spiritual purposes. You could use a very small candle and just allow it to burn out. Even a birthday cake candle that will burn out in a few minutes is fine.

      • You don’t have to give her all the offerings at once. Making one small offering when you make the petition is enough. You can also thank her with another offering when you receive that you’ve asked for.

  • Anne

    Can you ask her to help ypu with more than one thing at a time?

  • Ray

    Hi James,

    I was wondering how long should the coffee be left as a offering and what to do with the coffee afterwards. Should I pour it in sink, offer to someone else or consume it?

    Thanks

    • I would leave it overnight and then dispose of it the next morning either by pouring it directly into the ground outside or in the sink.

  • Ray

    I asked for a sign and after few hours I saw a tattoo of a dragon and big tattoo of snake on tv. Is seeing the dragon tattoo a good sign?

    • Yes, that’s is definitely a good and very direct sign!

  • Tina

    Yesterday was day 1 of the 9 Tuesday novena. However I’ve been lighting the novena candle talking to her before that just so she can get to know me and vice versa. Did the prayer yesterday. Today when I lit the candle, novena not white or red one, I talked to her. At certain points the flame would go haywire dancing all around. There is zero draft where I have it Am I reading too much into this or is it some sort of sign? It would go it when I would talk to her about what I asked her to help me with

    • It’s definitely a sign of spiritual energy. Most likely a physical manifestation of your prayers rising up.

  • sandy

    Hello James,
    I’m back working with Saint Martha…This is my second Tuesday…
    last time (2 yrs back) when I petitioned Saint Martha I asked her to bring back ex or definitely do what is right and not forced her that I just wanted what I prayed for (as i taught prayer is not just demanding what we want rather ask for courage to face whats rite for us bad or good)..definitely she gave me courage and made me realize ex was not right for me..and helped me to get out of the tough situation.. Thanks to her…shes just been my guide and supported me to trust every time I was weak..
    This time I’m praying over someone and hope she stays by my side.

    Is it fine if she is placed on my alter where I have Jesus, Mary.. I have her picture as I have still not found her statue…and I just work with her picture…

    • It’s perfectly fine to have her on the altar with other saints. I know she will do amazing things for you!

      • sandy

        Thanks James… You always answer to any queries e have here…thank you again.

  • sandy

    Hello James need your help…Today was my 5th novena to saint Martha I spoke to her and asked her to show me some sign…n not leave her child in time of need…. I would always burn a t light above my small petition paper and it would burn down leaving some wax covering the petition paper, today I burned 6″ green candle with my intention above the same wax….it burned down fully and as I was checking every now and then was quite supersized there was no wax that dropped down or nothing…I said a prayer as it was coming to an end and left the alter as there was someone at my door when I was back the whole plate was on fire…wax was cleared and the intention paper was on fire…I, in panic state dint know should I put it off or what..so I just said a prayer that’s when I heard crack on plate. Even the plate has a crack no…what is it? can you please enlighten me on this….

    • I would take it as a sign that there is going to be a “break” in your situation soon. It’s a good sign. Of course keep praying the novena each Tuesday as your normally would and as always with candles exercise caution. For example, if I have to leave the house while a candle is burning I always put it in the kitchen sink as a safety measure and I’ve never had a problem and I’ve burned A LOT of candles over the years.

  • Sandy

    Thank you..James I never leave candles unattended I usually be around doing some work here n there but never leave home when candle is burning…I was worried coz this never happnd earlier…but still after all this I don’t feel its bad sign…my gut said she just made her presence felt…coz always when I start my prayer I say I know ur watching over me.

  • MCel

    Im sorry to ask such a auestion out of blue, but wantto start my petition to St. Martha. I understand you recite her Novena each Tuesday for 9 consecutuve weeks. But what about the prayer you would like to ask her to. helpyou with? do you write it down and put under the candle? Or just say your wish/prayer after finishing reciting a novena?

    • That’s a very good question. You can do it either way. I do both. I write my petition out on paper and keep it next to her statue where I burn the candle but also recite it aloud each Tuesday when I light the candle and say the prayer.

  • roslyn

    hello James , I just started my novena to Santa Marta la dominadora today , and I wanted to know if my candle burns out before the next Tuesday, do I have to burn another one immediately or just wait until Tuesday , to sum it up does their need to be a candle burning countinuously or just wait until every Tuesday

    • You can just wait until the next Tuesday. The candle just needs to be lit on Tuesdays.

  • Roslyn

    thank u, it’s shocking just worked with her yesterday and I asked her for signs and just today I saw a big snake on a billboard outside oddly next to the persons nick name I’m petitioning for and also heard a woman mention a snake

  • Nay

    Hello James I just did a tea light candle to saint Martha to speak to a lover in for a sign of her working with me I did speak to her as I told her I have made mistakes in the relationship her also but I really miss my lover the tea light candle is done but still have little wax left over please help. What does this mean?

    • It’s completely fine. A little wax left over will not affect the efficacy of the novena.

  • Geraldine

    My husband and I have done the novena to St Martha and continue to pray to St Martha, we would just like to thank her and give praise to her name. Amen

  • Geraldine

    My husband and I have done the novena to St Martha and continue to pray to St Martha, we would just like to thank her and give praise to her good name. Amen

  • Just a thank you to St Martha from me and my husband now that we have finished our novena amen

  • Caroline

    I would just like to thank St Martha for everything she has done for me especially in the last few months. I’ve a beautiful healthy baby boy andi thank St Martha for that! I trust in her and am so grateful to her. I cannot thank her enough.

    What other ways can I show her that I am thankful and grateful.

    All comments really appreciated!

    Thank you Dearest St Martha.xx

    • Amen! God and Saint Martha be praised! She is truly amazing. The best was to show your gratitude is to tell others about her and spread the word about her miraculous intercessory powers. I’ve had prayer cards made up that I give to people.

  • Yoly

    I would like to take some time and thank Saint Martha for everything she has done for me and my family. A year ago, my marriage had fallen apart and even my daughters were feeling the pain. My mind was in turmoil as I didn’t see the separation coming. He blamed me for everything that was wrong in our relationship. Thanks to Saint Martha I can say that we have rekindled our relationship and our love is stronger than ever. He came back to me and admitted that 99% of the problems we had were his fault. I too admitted some mistakes I had done. We both agreed that our love and family is stronger than anything else and so we are taking it day by day and listening to each other through the process. Thank you so much Saint Martha for being there for me and continuing to stand by my side through everyday life.

    • Nicole

      Yoly,

      I’m going the same situation… Can you help with what exactly did you do? And how you did it? I have a candle for her which I light every day… How long did it take for you?

  • Lauren

    I just found out today that my petetion Saint is Saint Martha I lit a candle for her today and BEGGED for her help in my problem from what I understand she has a special hold on me from what i understand if I’m saying it right I prayed with my heart that this works. I setup an alter for her I lit her candle set up a bowl with coffee grounds and a egg along with her picture as I was told to do I couldn’t find any toys snakes but I hope she answers my prayer anyway

    • Saint Martha is truly amazing and general and protective with her devotees. I know she will bless you abundantly if you come to her with love and faith.

  • Michele

    Thank you St Martha for favours granted.

  • Thank you St. Martha for granting a special favour.

  • Lauren

    I haven’t gotten what I asked for yet I’m trying hard to be positive because I know she delivers. Any advice?

    • I would keep praying no matter what even past the 9 weeks. Just present your needs with faith and trust and let St. Martha take over.

  • Lauren

    I’ve made a small offering for her of Mexican sweet bread, a glass of white wine, coffee grounds and an egg at first I had it on top of a table and then I was told to place it on the floor. Where is the proper place it put it? Is there anything g else I can offer her to please her?

    • Those offerings sound amazing. I would also recommend flowers. You can leave the offerings either on the altar table or on the floor. Those who invoke the African Santa Marta often place her altar and offerings on the floor, I work with the European Saint Martha image with the dragon so I just place everything directly on the altar, but either way will work.

  • Susana

    You have given me great comfort st.martha. thank you for your help.
    James there are no by accidents in this world. I had come across a web site that put the fear of god in me on how st.martha would punish you. I kniw now after finding you, she is kind,patient,loving and if she does not give you what you ask for,it truly is better. Bendiciones

  • Yvonne

    This is my first day working with Saint Martha and the Florida water that I put for her she is using it up really fast, do this mean that she is working for me.
    I am burning her candle until it burn down, start it yesterday, Tuesday.

  • Diana

    Hello I lit a small candle today. It’s about to go out. What do I do with it once it goes out? Thank you. God bless! Praise Jesus, St. Jude and St. Martha

    • You can just clean out the candle holder and save it for the next time you’re ready to light St. Martha a candle.

  • Debbie

    Today I just want to remind St Martha that I love her and I thank her in advance for all what she is about to do and what she has done for me. I started my petition today and I am excited. Thank you Saint Martha.

  • Victoria

    Hello. Today is my last Tuesday of the 9 day novena to Saint Martha. I have been praying for my children’s father to return home and reestablish our relationship. I think it’s a huge request which is why my prayers have yet to be answered. From my understanding, the woman he was with has been going to some type of witch to keep us apart and it has definitely worked, which is why it would be a true miracle if he was to return to me wanting to actually reconcile and beg for forgiveness. Has anyone dealt with a complicated case that seems like only God himself would be needed in order to improve the situation? Thank you for your time.

    • Thank you for sharing! I have seen many complicated cases such as this resolve themselves and I can assure you Saint Martha is way more powerful than any type of witchcraft.

      • Victoria

        Thank you for your encouragement. I do have a question. I’ve been reading that you must give St. Martha some kind of offerings after she completes your request. Is this true or should I have been giving her things throughout the novena? I just find it weird that a saint want something from the material world. What’s that all about?

        • This is not totally necessary and such traditions are more in line with the African Santa Marta is who part of the Dominican 21 Divisiones. You can always give her flowers, which is a nice gesture, but more importantly when your prayer is answered you can make a small donation to charity or help somebody in another way and of course spread the word about Saint Martha.

  • Mag

    Just wanted to share my experiences with St Martha.

    It’s been 5 Tuesdays since I started my novena to St Martha. I did one a year ago but never completed it. However she came back into my life. I see a holy card of her in a Catholic bookstore with the 9 Tuesday novena to her on the back. I decided to give her a try again and this time complete her novena.

    There is a man around me that I am interested in and at first I thought he was interested in me but suddenly he withdrew and was acting cold towards me.

    So I am praying for him to return to me and become my boyfriend. I know that ultimately he has free will but I trust God and St Martha to answer my prayer for our highest good. Even if the answer is a no. I’ve even asked that if not as a boyfriend perhaps as a good friend.

    After the first Tuesday, on Sunday, I came to a powerful reliazation about myself, that I am truly and attractive person and that I’m worthy of romantic love like someone who is skinner than me. I believe St Martha tapped me on the shoulder and reminded me of the men that have come into my life in the past and also the blessings that just abound in my life.

    Since then, I’ve been getting messages on my dating apps and I’ve met a couple of men. There were even men from my past who reached out to me and asked me out. There is a man in a local pizza shop in downtown who seems to show interest in me and I hope to explore that further.

    Perhaps this is a sign that the answer to my prayer is a no but there is someone better. I’m not sure. But I’ve been blessed to have St Martha in my life again.

    I will update when something new comes up. Just wanted to thank St Martha from the bottom of my heart for being my companion along the way and praying for me! I also want to thank St Joseph, St Therese, St Rita, St Anne and Our Lady, Star of the Sea for their prayers some the beginning of the year.

    Blessed be God in his angels and saints!

  • disqus_i94C9KdLyH

    I recently discovered St Martha and at the lowest point in my life with no hope I have turned to her. Started lighting a candle for someone who I don’t know shares my feelings. He reconnected with me but has suddenly withdrawn again. I got a statue and picture of St Martha and waiting for a sign
    Does the fact that he was connecting and withdrew mean I should give up. Hope is one of the few things holding things together

    • I would keep praying no matter what. Sometime it takes time for things to sort out, but the fact that he reached out to you does imply interest on his part. I’m happy you found Saint Martha. She is truly amazing!

  • disqus_i94C9KdLyH

    Thank you so much for your response. I am definitely praying

  • disqus_i94C9KdLyH

    Last night the guy I liked purposely told me he was with his girlfriend. He previously used to call me since he was having problems. He suddenly stopped I bought a statue of St Martha and a pic and have a small altar. This happened the day after I lit my second set of candles. I am so heartbroken. Is this is a sign I should
    stop and she won’t listen to my petition. Can you please help me? I feel
    very helpless. Is St Martha angry with me. I really like this person and don’t have much else to hang on to?

    • While it’s true that we don’t always get what we pray for, Saint Martha does have a way of bringing us something better. In this case though, it’s very early on and I would continue praying and asking for what you want. Also, the fact that he’s in communication with you does imply some sort of interest otherwise, in my experience, contact would be completely cut off.

  • disqus_i94C9KdLyH

    Greatly appreciate your response. Thank you so very much

  • disqus_i94C9KdLyH

    Am I doing something wrong? I am praying to St Martha and she is my only hope. Does she give signs?

    • I would keep praying with faith and trust no matter what. St. Martha does do amazing things and yes she does give signs.

  • disqus_i94C9KdLyH

    Do things get worse before getting better? Do you do readings?

    • Sometimes things need to evolve and can get worse before they get better and also information that you need to know is often exposed. I’ve seen that happen quite a bit. I do perform readings. Right now the best thing to do is continue with the prayers each week.

  • Dee

    Hello today I would like to gives thanks to saint martha, saint jude, and our holy mother they have helped me out. I give thanks to them for help me so much and will continue to call upon them my situation was nor easy and they are helping me a great deal amen.In the name of Jesus I thank you once again pray to them

  • disqus_i94C9KdLyH

    Thank you for your encouragement

  • Dee

    How long do I leave a offering out .

    • I leave it overnight and then dispose of it the next day, ideally somewhere in nature, but if this isn’t possible, it’s fine to just dispose of it in the trash.

  • Dee

    Thank you god bless

  • dee

    Santa Marta is the best when it comes to signs. I have been praying to her regularly and the other day while walking in the park I ran into a lit green candle on a bench. It was a sign from her. She is the absolute best. She may not always give you exactly what you are praying for, she may give you something even better. Stay positive and thank her. Tell whoever you come in contact with how amazing she is.

    • Amen! Saint Martha is truly amazing. I often have prayer cards with her image and prayer printed up and leave them in churches to spread the word about her.

  • Ivy

    Hi! First and foremost I’d like to give many thanks and praise to St. Martha! She truly is loving, gracious and amazing!

    St. Martha was presented to me at a time when I had decided to give up on trying to reconcile with an ex after not having any communication with him in months. I received sign after sign that she was making her presence be known to me. I had lost all hope in reconciling with him, it seemed impossible, but because St. Martha was so present, i decided to do a novena to her in hopes of getting him to communicate with me.

    During the second week of the novena he reached out to me. He apologized for his part in our break up. From that point in he was constantly in touch with me, we spent much time together and decided to take things slow and see if we could make things work. It was wonderful. We were even discussing moving to a warmer climate together. All of my glass encased candles burned for eight days and very clear with little to no wax.

    During the ninth week of the novena I decided to discuss some mixed messages I was getting from him. I did so in a non-judgemental way without arguing. He blew up and misunderstood me and thought I was giving him an ultimatum, this was not the case.

    I decided to continue with her novenas. Since the fallout my candles are burning very fast 4/5 days and are sooty at the top, clearing towards the bottom. I’m going into my fourth Tuesday and he and I have not spoken.

    I don’t understand what happened. I pray to her twice daily and light a tealight for her on the days leading up until Tuesday when I light another candle for her. I believe I’m still receiving signs from her. I believe and have so much faith in her.

    Just wondering what your thoughts are?

    Thank you Jesus and St. Martha for all you’ve done for me!

    • Thank you for sharing your experience. St. Martha is truly amazing and I know she will bring tremendous blessings to your life. I would continue with the weekly prayers. Sometimes situations need to be resolved in various stages but it’s important to continue to pray with faith and hope and also in thanksgiving when we receive blessings.

      • Ivy

        Thank you for your kind words!

  • Kel

    I’ve prayed many novenas to St. Martha over the past few years and she has never let me down. Sometimes in different ways than asked and took longer than I thought which always turned out to be for the best! I want to thank her for always listening to and granting my petitions. I continue to spread the word of her power and my faith in her prayer to family and friends and firmly recommend anyone to do the 9 week novena. I’m just finishing my nine weeks tonight asking St. Martha to help me meet a nice boyfriend after being single for the past 4 years. Xx

    • Thank you so much for sharing! St. Martha has done wonderful things for me over the years as well and for some many other people I know. She is amazing!

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