St. Philomena Prayer
Noteworthy is the fact that despite specific patron attributes and despite popularity as a saint for desperate and hopeless causes, St. Philomena remains the choice of many as one of few saints to plead to for general intercession. A typical prayer used in that regard is:
Novena Prayer to Saint Philomena
We beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant us the pardon of our sins by the intercession of Saint Philomena, virgin and martyr, who was always pleasing in Thy sight by her eminent chastity and by the profession of every virtue. Amen.
Illustrious virgin and martyr, Saint Philomena, behold me prostrate before the throne whereupon it has pleased the Most Holy Trinity to place thee. Full of confidence in thy protection, I entreat thee to intercede for me with God; from the heights of Heaven deign to cast a glance upon thy humble client! Spouse of Christ, sustain me in suffering, fortify me in temptation, protect me in the dangers surrounding me, obtain for me the graces necessary to me, and in particular
(Here a person names a specific petition).
Above all, assist me at the hour of my death. Saint Philomena, powerful with God, pray for us. Amen