SACRAMENTALS - Powerful tools for Protection & Deliverance
Due to the extent of evil harassing us in our daily lives and our modern society, we wish to offer you the following prayers. These exorcism prayers should be recited by a Catholic priest, so take them to your local Catholic priest to have them recited over your container of Salt, Water, Candles, St Benedict Medal/Cross and Brown Scapular.
EXORCISM PRAYERS FOR BLESSING OF SALT AND WATER FROM THE ROMAN RITUAL
1. When you see this symbol ‘†’, make the Sign of the Cross.
2. R: means response and this is what the lay people are to respond.
3. P: means the Catholic priest is to read aloud.
Exorcism of Salt:
P: God’s creature, salt, I cast out the demon from you by the Living † God, by the True † God, by the Holy † God, by God who ordered you to be thrown into the water spring by Eliseus to heal it of its barrenness.
May you be a purified salt, a means of health for those who believe, a medicine for body and soul for all who make use of you. May all evil fancies of the foul fiend, his malice and cunning, be driven afar from the place where you are sprinkled. And let every unclean spirit be repulsed by Him who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire.
P: Let us pray, Almighty everlasting God, we humbly appeal to Your mercy and goodness to graciously bless † this creature, salt, which you have given for mankind’s use. May all who use it find in it a remedy for body and mind. And may everything that it touches or sprinkles be freed from uncleanness and any influence of the evil spirit; through Christ our Lord.
Exorcism of Water:
P: God’s creature, water, I cast out the demon from you in the name of God † the Living Father Almighty, in the name of Jesus † Christ, His Son, our Lord, and in the power of the Holy † Spirit. May you be purified water, empowered to drive afar all power of the enemy, in fact, to root out and banish the enemy himself, along with his fallen angels. We ask this through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire.
P: Let us pray, O God, who for man’s welfare established the most wonderful mysteries in the substance of water, hearken to our prayer, and pour forth your blessings on this element now being prepared with various purifying rites. May this creature of yours, when used in your mysteries and endowed with your grace, serve to cast out demons and to banish disease. May everything that this water sprinkles in the homes and gatherings of the faithful be delivered from all that is unclean and hurtful; let no breath of contagion hover there, no taint of corruption; let all the wiles of the lurking enemy come to nothing. By the sprinkling of this water may everything opposed to the safety and peace of the occupants of these homes be banished, so that in calling on your holy name they may know the wellbeing they desire, and be protected from every peril; through Christ our Lord.
Blessed Salt - can be any type of salt that has been blessed by a priest.
Catholic Priest pours the salt into the water in the form of a cross, saying:
P. May this salt and water be mixed together; in the name of the Father and of the Son, † and of the Holy Sprit.
P. The Lord be with you.
R. May He also be with you.
P. Let us pray: God, source of irresistible might and king of an invincible realm, the ever glorious conqueror; who restrain the force of the adversary, silencing the uproar of his rage, and valiantly subduing his wickedness; in awe and humility we beg you, Lord to regard with favour this creature thing of salt and water, to let the light of your kindness shine upon it, and to hallow it with the dew of your mercy; so that wherever it is sprinkled and your holy name is invoked, every assault of the unclean spirit may be baffled, and all dread of the serpent’s venom be cast out. To us who entreat your mercy grant that the Holy Spirit may be with us wherever we may be; through Christ our Lord.
Christ’s faithful are permitted to take holy water home with them to sprinkle the sick, their homes, fields, vineyards and the like. It is recommended too that they put it in fonts in the various rooms of their homes, so that they may use it to bless themselves daily and frequently.
Blessing of Candles
Lord Jesus, You are the Light of the world:
we praise You,
and ask You to guide our steps each day.
Help us to love You and serve You faithfully,
and to carry our daily cross with You.
Bless † this candle,
and let it always remind us
that You are our Light in darkness,
our Protector in danger,
and our saving Lord at all times.
we praise You and give You glory,
for You are Lord for ever and ever. Amen.
Approved Blessing of the Medal of St. Benedict
Medals of Saint Benedict are sacramentals that may be blessed legitimately by any priest or deacon - not necessarily Benedictine (Instr., 26 Sept. 1964; Can. 1168).
P. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who made heaven and earth.
In the name of God the Father † almighty, who made heaven and earth, the seas and all that is in them, I exorcise these medals against the power and attacks of the evil one. May all who use these medals devoutly be blessed with health of soul and body. In the name of the Father † almighty, of the Son † Jesus Christ our Lord, and of the Holy † Spirit the Paraclete, and in the love of the same Lord Jesus Christ who will come on the last day to judge the living and the dead, and the world by fire. Amen.
Let us pray. Almighty God, the boundless source of all good things, we humbly ask that, through the intercession of Saint Benedict, you pour out your blessings † upon these medals. May those who use them devoutly and earnestly strive to perform good works be blessed by you with health of soul and body, the grace of a holy life, and remission of the temporal punishment due to sin.
May they also with the help of your merciful love, resist the temptation of the evil one and strive to exercise true charity and justice toward all, so that one day they may appear sinless and holy in your sight. This we ask though Christ our Lord. Amen.
The medals are then sprinkled with holy water. You can use the same wording for blessing St Benedict Crosses.
Nihil obstat and Imprimatur, Saint Cloud, 24 April 1980.
Brown Scapular Blessing and Enrolment
Our Lady gave the Brown Scapular to St. Simon Stock on July 16, 1251. She promised that those who wear it would gain salvation, protection, and peace. In a dream the Blessed Mother appeared to Pope John XXII and said,
‘I, the Mother of Grace, shall descend on the Saturday after their death and whomsoever I shall find in Purgatory, I shall free, so that I may lead them to the holy mountain of life everlasting.’
(Priest vests in surplice and white stole)
P: Show us, Lord, thy mercy.
R: And grant us thy salvation.
P: Lord, hear my prayer.
R: And let my cry come unto thee.
P: The Lord be with you.
R: And with your spirit.
Brown Scapular Blessing
P: Let us pray. Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of mankind, sanctify † by thy power these scapulars, which for love of thee and for love of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, thy servants will wear devoutly, so that through the intercession of the same Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and protected against the evil spirit, they may persevere in thy grace until death. Thou who liveth and reigneth world without end.
(Priest sprinkles scapulars with holy water and distributes them)
Brown Scapular Confraternity Enrolment (Enrolment is for life)
P: Receive this blessed scapular and beseech the Blessed Virgin, that by her merits, you may wear it without stain. May it defend you against all adversity and accompany you to eternal life.
P: I, by the power vested in me, admit you to participate in all the spiritual benefits obtained through the mercy of Jesus Christ, by the Religious Order of Mount Carmel. In the name of the Father (†), and of the Son (†), and of the Holy Ghost (†).
P: May God Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, bless you (†); he who has deigned to join you to the Confraternity of the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel. We beseech her to crush the head of the ancient serpent, so that you may enter into possession of your eternal heritage. Through Christ our Lord.