To formalize a contract with the Santa Muerte.
One of the ways you can ask the Santa Muerte for help is to make a contract with her - a promise that would come due upon the granting of a miracle. Contracts can be made privately in your own heart, but if you would like something tangible to represent your promise to the Santa Muerte, or perhaps to place on your altar to remind you of your promise, then this is for you.
Requests for Miracles
So what kinds of things can you ask for with this contract? Anything you can articulate, really. Small to large, the trick is to be direct and clear. Asking for specific solutions, rather than general help, is also advised. The more specific you make your offer, the more certain you can be about when your offer comes due. In other words, if your contract is just for "money", then it wouldn't be clear if you were asking for $1 or $1,000.
On the other hand, if you asked for something like, "that I may get 10 hours of overtime at work" or "the strength to cut my smoking habit in half for 30 days" or "that I get the job with XYZ Corporation", then there's a clear point at which your promise would come due - a concrete point in time after which certain conditions have been met.
Paying Your Due
So what kinds of things can you offer as promises on this contract? Only offer what you know you can deliver. It should be something of value or effort, but value and effort are very subjective. Value and effort mean different things to different people. Offer an effort that is valuable to you. If you feel guilty about your promise, or like you know that you're not being honest about how much you can offer, then you should consider offering more. But only you can determine what a suitable promise is for what you're asking. Your ability to follow through as well as the magnitude of what you're asking for should guide what you decide to promise.
Examples of things you might promise in return for a miracle would be things like, "I promise to recite the Santa Muerte rosary every day for 100 days" or "I promise to donate $1,000 to a Santa Muerte altar" or "I promise to offer one 7-day candle every week for 10 weeks at a Santa Muerte altar", etc. Again, these are just examples.
Creating Your Contract
To use this contract, print it out or recreate it on a piece of paper by hand. Whether using the above prepared contract or creating one of your own, you may further focus your magickal intent by using a pen / Sharpie color corresponding to what you're asking - gold for money, red for love, etc. See a list of Santa Muerte magick color correspondences in my post titled: Santa Muerte Cloak Color Magick.
At your Santa Muerte altar, fill in the contract with your request and what you're willing to offer if the Santa Muerte delivers. There is a short prayer just above your signature line, which reads:
"Santa Muerte, Holy Saint Death,
look favorably upon this request.
A promise made by ink and pen,
for a miracle granted by your hand."
Recite this prayer, then sign and date your contract. You may continue to recite the above prayer over your contract, at your Santa Muerte altar, as you visualize your miracle being granted and visualize yourself fulfilling your end of the bargain. This will further focus your magickal intent.
You may then leave the contract on a Santa Muerte altar or in another safe place - somewhere where you can regularly see it would be great.
Your promise comes due if the Santa Muerte grants your request. You may back out of the contract at any time before the request has been granted by simply destroying the contract. You alone are responsible for the consequences of a broken promise with the Santa Muerte, so don't offer what you can't deliver.