The following are broken up into two sections or sets of prayers. It is recommended to do the first set from the Intercessors of the Trinity on some occasions, and the second set from John Eldridge on other occasions, even if done all on same day. To pray them all at once back to back could feel overwhelming. From Ransomed Heart, the Apostolate by John Eldredge. Listen to the Daily Prayer is also available in audio format click here to listen now.
Short Prayers of Healing and Deliverance
Before getting into the main two sets of prayers, these shorter ones may be of great use to you/us.
PRAYER FOR HEALING AT BEDTIME
When we pray this prayer, Our Lord gently and gradually removes layers of emotional scar tissue while we sleep, allowing us to be happier people.
Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, go back into my memory as I sleep. Every hurt that has ever been done to me... heal that hurt. Every hurt that I have ever caused to another person... heal that hurt. All the relationships that have been damaged in my whole life that I am not aware of... heal those relationships. But Lord, if there is anything that I need to do... if I need to go to a person because he is still suffering from my hand, bring to my awareness that person. I choose to forgive, and I ask to be forgiven. Remove whatever bitterness may be in my heart, Lord, and fill the empty spaces with your Love. Thank you Jesus, Amen.
PRAYER OF DELIVERANCE (inspired by St. Alphonsus Ligouri and Hippolitus)
In the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died on the Cross, Who descended into hell; on the third day rose again and ascended into Heaven and is seated the right hand of the Father...
In the Name of Jesus, BEGONE, you, evil spirits of pride, anger, envy, gluttony, sloth, lust, avarice! Get away from each one of us! Get back to hell! Do not disturb us, for we are bought by the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
In the name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who crushed the head of the serpent, do not disturb anyone of us because we are shielded by the blue mantle, scapular and Rosary of the Blessed Mother. Get back to hell!
All hexes, spells, curses, charms, local, and personal infestations - you have no more power over us because Mary has destroyed all these powers.
May the Holy Spirit drive away all the evil spirits in us. May the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit empower us to resist the evil spirits.
May St. Michael protect us all the days of our life from the power of darkness. As we reject Satan and accept Jesus as our personal Savior, may the Almighty God bless us.
In the Name (+) of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
DELIVERANCE PRAYER FOR LAY PEOPLE Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that on the Cross, You took on yourself every curse that could ever come upon me/him/her.
Sp I humbly beg You now to release me/him/her from every curse over my/his/her life - in Your Name, Lord Jesus Christ, through the powerful intercession of the Seven Sorrows of Mother Mary.
By faith, I now receive my/his/her release and I thank you for it.
In the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, I bind now ALL hexes affecting me/my brother/my sister (name).
I now cast them at the feet of Jesus Christ and Mother Mary.
I now break the ties that bind me/my brother/sister to satan and renew the covenant that binds me/him/her to Jesus and Mary relying in your promise that whosoever remains faithful to the covenant, You promise to be their God and they will be Your people. AMEN.
Set 1: Prayers for healing - Intercessors of the Trinity
The following prayers have been recommended by Fr. Gabriel Amorth (Exorcist of the Vatican) out of his book "An Exorcist Tells his story." Find other prayers at the website for the Intercessors of the Trinity in Colorado: http://www.intercessorsofthetrinity.org
POWERFUL DELIVERANCE PRAYER Kyrie eleison. God, our Lord, King of ages, All-powerful and Almighty, You Who made everything and Who transforms everything simply by Your will. You Who in Babylon changed into dew the flames of the "seven-times hotter" furnace and protected and saved the three holy children. You are the doctor and the physician of our souls. You are the salvation of those who turn to You. We beseech You to make powerless, banish, and drive out every diabolic power, presence and machination; every evil influence, malefice, or evil eye and all evil actions aimed against your servant (name). .. Where there is envy and malice, give us an abundance of goodness, endurance, victory, and charity. O Lord, You who love man, we beg You to reach out Your powerful hands and Your most high and mighty arms and come to our aid. Help us, who are made in Your image, send the angel of peace over us, to protect us body and soul. May he keep at bay and vanquish every evil power, every poison or malice invoked against us by corrupt and envious people. Then, under the protection of Your authority may we sing, in gratitude, "The Lord is my salvation; whom should I fear?" I will not fear evil because You are with me, my God, my strength, my powerful Lord, Lord of peace, Father of all ages. Yes, Lord our God, be merciful to us, Your image, and save your servant (name) . . . from every threat or harm from the evil one, and protect(him/her) by raising (him/her) above all evil. We ask you this through the intercession of our Most Blessed, Glorious Lady, Mary ever Virgin, Mother of God, of the most splendid archangels and all yours saints. Amen."
ANIMA CHRISTI Soul of Christ, sanctify me; Body of Christ, save me; Blood of Christ, inebriate me; Water from the side of Christ, wash me; Passion of Christ, strengthen me; O good Jesus, hear me; within Your wounds, hide me; let me never be separated from You; from the evil one, protect me; at the hour of my death, call me; and bid me come to You; that with Your saints, I may praise You forever and ever. Amen.
PRAYER AGAINST EVERY EVIL Spirit of our God, Father, Son , and Holy Spirit, Most Holy Trinity, Immaculate Virgin Mary, angels, archangels, and saints of Heaven, descend upon me. Please purify me, Lord, mold me, fill me with Yourself, use me. Banish all the forces of evil from me, destroy them, vanquish them, so that I can be healthy and do good deeds. Banish from me all spells, witchcraft, black magic, malefice, ties, maledictions, and the evil eye; diabolic infestations, oppressions, possessions; all that is evil and sinful, jealousy, perfidy, envy; physical, psychological, moral, spiritual, diabolical ailments. Burn all these evils in hell, that they may never again touch me or any other creature in the entire world. I command and bid all the powers who molest me -- by the power of God all powerful, in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, through the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary -- to leave me forever, and to be consigned into the everlasting hell, where they will be bound by Saint Michael the archangel, Saint Gabriel, Saint Raphael, our guardian angels, and where they will be crushed under the heel of the Immaculate Virgin Mary.
PRAYER FOR INNER HEALING Lord Jesus, You came to heal our wounded and troubled hearts. I beg You to heal the torments that cause anxiety in my heart; I beg You, in a particular way, to heal all who are the cause of sin. I beg You to come into my life and heal me of the psychological harms that struck me in my early years and form the injuries that they caused throughout my life. Lord Jesus, You know my burdens. I lay them all on Your Good Shepherd's Heart. I beseech You -- by the merits of the great, open wound in Your heart -- to heal the small wounds that are in mine. Heal the pain of my memories, so that nothing that has happened to me will cause me to remain in pain and anguish, filled with anxiety. Heal, O Lord, all those wounds that have been the cause of all the evil that is rooted in my life. I want to forgive all those who have offended me. Look to those inner sores that make me unable to forgive. You Who came to forgive the afflicted of heart, please, heal my own heart. Heal, my Lord Jesus, those intimate wounds that cause me physical illness. I offer You my heart. Accept it, Lord, purify it, and give me the sentiments of Your Divine Heart. Help me to be meek and humble. Heal me, O Lord, from the pain caused by the death of my loved ones, which is oppressing me. Grant me to regain peace and joy in the knowledge that You are the Resurrection and the Life. Make me an authentic witness to Your Resurrection, Your victory over sin and death, Your living presence among us. Amen."
PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE My Lord, You are all powerful, You are God, You are Father. We beg You through the intercession and help of the archangels Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel, for the deliverance of our brothers and sisters who are enslaved by the evil one. All saints of heaven, come to our aid. From anxiety, sadness, and obsessions, We beg You: Free us, O Lord. From hatred, fornication, envy, We beg You: Free us, O Lord. From thoughts of jealousy, rage, and death. We beg You: Free us, O Lord. From every thought of suicide and abortion. We beg You: Free us, O Lord. From every form of sinful sexuality. We beg You: Free us, O Lord. From every division in our family, and every harmful friendship. We beg You: Free us, O Lord. From every sort of spell, malefice, witchcraft, and every form of the occult. We beg You: Free us, O Lord. Lord, You Who said, "I leave you peace, my peace I give you," grant that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, we may be liberated from every evil spell and enjoy Your peace always. In the Name of Christ, our Lord. Amen."
Healing for your sexuality is available; this is a very hopeful truth!
But you must realize that your sexuality is very deep and core to your nature as a human being. Sexual brokenness can be one of the deepest types of brokenness a person can experience. You must take your healing and restoration seriously. This guided prayer will help immensely. You may find you need to pray through it a few times in order to experience a lasting freedom.
A bit of explanation on the reasons for the prayer: First, when we misuse our sexuality through sin we give Satan an open door to oppress us in our sexuality. A man who uses pornography will find himself in a very deep struggle with lust; a woman who was sexually promiscuous before marriage may find herself wresting with sexual temptation years afterward. So it is important to bring our sexuality under the Lordship (and therefore protection) of the Lord Jesus Christ and seek his cleansing of our sexual sins. Second, sexual brokenness, whether through abuse of our sexuality by our own actions or by the actions of others, can create sexual difficulties, and also opens the door for the enemy to oppress us. Quite often forgiveness is needed both the confidence that we are forgiven by the Lord and the choice we make to forgive others. This will prove immensely freeing.
Let us begin by bringing our lives and sexuality under the Lordship of Jesus Christ:
Lord Jesus Christ, I confess here and now that you are my Creator and therefore the creator of my sexuality. I confess that you are also my Savior, that you have ransomed me with your blood. I have been bought with the blood of Jesus Christ; my life and my body belong to God. Jesus, I present myself to you now to be made whole and holy in every way, including in my sexuality. You ask us to present our bodies to you as living sacrifices and the parts of our bodies as instruments of righteousness. I do this now. I present my body, my sexuality ["as a man" or "as a woman"] and I present my sexual nature to you.
Next you need to renounce the ways you have misused your sexuality.
The more specific you can be the more helpful this will be. Your sexuality was created by God for pleasure and joy within the context of the marriage covenant. Sexual activity outside of marriage can be very damaging to a person and to their relationships. What you want to do in this part of the prayer is confess and renounce all sexual sin for example, sexual intimacy outside of marriage; not only intercourse, but other forms of sexual intimacy such as mutual masturbation or oral sex. Many people assume these "don't really count as sin because they didn't result in actual intercourse; however, there was sexual stimulation and intimacy outside marriage. Keep in mind there is the Spirit of the law and the "letter of the law. What matters are issues of heart and mind as well as body. Other examples of sins to renounce would be extramarital affairs, the use of pornography, and sexual fantasies. You may know exactly what you need to confess and renounce: you may need to ask Gods help to remember. Take your time here. As memories and events come to mind, confess and renounce them. For example: Lord Jesus I ask your forgiveness for my sins of masturbation and using pornography. I renounce those sins in your name. After you have confessed your sins and don't get tied up trying to remember each and every one, just trust God to remind you then go on with the rest of the prayer.
Jesus, I ask your Holy Spirit to help me now remember, confess and renounce my sexual sins. [Pause. Listen. Remember. Confess and renounce.] Lord Jesus, I ask your forgiveness for every act of sexual sin. You promised that if we confess our sins you are faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I ask you to cleanse me of my sexual sins now, cleanse my body, soul, and spirit, cleanse my heart and mind and will, cleanse my sexuality. Thank you for forgiving me and cleansing me. I receive your forgiveness and cleansing. I renounce every claim I have given Satan to my life or sexuality through my sexual sins. Those claims are now broken by the Cross and blood of Jesus Christ.
Next comes issues of forgiveness.
lt is vital that you forgive both yourself and those who have harmed you sexually. LISTEN CAREFULLY: Forgiveness is a choice; we often have to make the decision to forgive long before we feel forgiving. We realize this can be difficult, but the freedom you will find will be worth it! Forgiveness is not saying, it didn't hurt me. Forgiveness is not saying, "It didn't matter." Forgiveness is the act whereby we pardon the person, we release them from all bitterness and judgment. We give them to God to deal with.
Lord Jesus, I thank you for offering me total and complete forgiveness. I receive that forgiveness now. I choose to forgive myself for all of my sexual wrongdoing. I also choose to forgive those who have harmed me sexually. [Be specific here; name those people, and forgive them.] I release them to you. I release all my anger and judgment toward them. Come Lord Jesus, into the pain they caused me, and heal me with your love.
This next step involves breaking the unhealthy emotional and spiritual bonds formed with other people through sexual sin.
One of the reasons the Bible takes sexual sin so seriously is because of the damage it does. Another reason is because of the bonds it forms with people, bonds meant to be formed only between husband and wife. One of the marvelous effects of the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ is that it breaks these unhealthy bonds. "May I never boast except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world".
I now bring the Cross of my Lord Jesus Christ between me and every person with whom I have been sexually intimate. [Name them specifically whenever possible. Also, name those who have abused you sexually.] I break all sexual, emotional, and spiritual bonds with [name if possible, or just "that girl in high school" if you can't remember her name]. I keep the Cross of Christ between us.
RELEASING CONSEQUENCES and AGREEMENTS:
Many people experience negative consequences through the misuse of their sexuality. Those consequences might be lingering guilt (even alter confession) or repeated sexual temptation. Consequences might also be the inability to enjoy sex with their spouse. lt will help to bring the work of Christ here as well. Many people end up making unhealthy agreements" about sex or themselves, about men or women or intimacy, because of the damage they have experienced through sexual sin (their sin, or the sin of someone against them). You will want to ask Christ what those agreements are, and break them!
I renounce [name what the struggle is - "the inability to have an orgasm" or "this lingering shame" or "the hatred of my body"] I bring the Cross and blood of Jesus Christ against this [guilt or shame, every negative consequence]. Lord Jesus, I also ask you to reveal to me any agreements I have made about my sexuality or this specific struggle. [An example would be "I will always struggle with this" or "I don't deserve to enjoy sex now" or "My sexuality is dirty." Pause and let Jesus reveal those agreements to you. Then break them.] I break this agreement [name it] in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ, and I renounce every claim I have given it in my life.
Finally, it will prove helpful to consecrate your sexuality to Jesus Christ once more.
Lord Jesus, I now consecrate my sexuality to you in every way. I consecrate my sexual intimacy with my spouse to you. I ask you to cleanse and heal my sexuality and our sexual intimacy in every way. I ask your healing grace to come and free me from all consequences of sexual sin. I ask you to fill my sexuality with your healing love and goodness. Restore my sexuality in wholeness. Let me and my spouse both experience all of the intimacy and pleasure you intended a man and woman to enjoy in marriage. I pray all of this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen!!
We could report many, many stories of stunning redemption that have come as a result of individuals and couples praying through this type of prayer. Now remember - sometimes the wounds and consequences take time to heal. You might want to revisit this prayer several times over if lasting healing has not yet taken place. You may recall actions that need confess soon long after you finish this book; return to this prayer, and confess those as well. Some of you will also benefit from seeing a good Christian counselor. Hold fast to these truths:
You, your body, and your sexuality belong to Jesus Christ. He has completely forgiven you. He created your sexuality to be whole and holy. He created your sexuality to be a source of intimacy and joy. Jesus Christ came to seek and save what was lost, including all that was lost in the blessings he intended through our sexuality!
Prayer of St. Patrick
Prayers of and to St. Patrick Patron of Ireland. The Breastplate of St. Patrick
As I arise today, may the strength of God pilot me, the power of God uphold me, the wisdom of God guide me. May the eye of God look before me, the ear of God hear me, the word of God speak for me. May the hand of God protect me, the way of God lie before me, the shield of God defend me, the host of God save me. May Christ shield me today. Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit, Christ when I stand, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me. Amen
Binding the enemy's plans; loosing God's plans
This is based on the Lord's prayer in Matthew 6:10. First we bind the plans of evil in the situation we are facing in the name of Jesus Christ. Then, we call forth God's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.
"Father in heaven, I stand in faith on the authority I have as a believer in Jesus Christ, and a co-heir to his kingdom. In the name of Jesus Christ, I bind every evil spirit and every evil plan made in this situation. I cancel the enemy's plans and call forth God's plans for this situation. God's word says that God has plans for good and not evil (Jeremiah 29:11) for us and I claim those plans now. Father, I ask that your will be done in this situation, as it is done in heaven. I give thanks and praise to you. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."
Simple Binding Prayer:
"Father God, I thank you for sending your Son Jesus to die for me, and resurrecting him to sit at your right hand in Heaven right now. I thank you for bestowing upon Him all power and authority over evil. In the name of Jesus Christ, I speak to any evil spirits, especially spirits of *___________ (fill in the blank), I bind you from attacking me now and throughout this day. Leave me now and go straight to Jesus Christ who will deal with you. I am covered and protected by the blood of Jesus Christ. Amen."
*Note that evil spirits often have specific functions and names. Examples of evil spirits include lust, adultery, pride, despair, strife, discouragement, condemnation, shame, hate, envy, covetousness, idolatry, homosexuality, suicide, obsession, control and witchcraft. These are just a few of the many possible spirits.
The "Industrial Strength" Binding Prayer: This prayer is used at Christian Healing Ministries. You will notice that we bind spirits associated with the elements, and we bind them from drawing power from other spirits. Also, notice that this prayer addresses curses and other satanic assignments sent against us. Our authority in Christ gives us power over all of these things (Psalm 91:13, Luke 10:19).
"In the name of Jesus Christ, by the power of His cross and blood, we bind the spirits, powers and forces of the earth, the underground, the air, the water, the fire, the netherworld and the satanic forces of nature. We rebuke any curses, hexes, or spells sent against us and send them directly to Jesus for Him to deal with as He will. Lord, we ask You to bless our enemies by sending Your Holy Spirit to lead them to repentance. We bind all interplay, interaction and communication of evil spirits. We claim protection of the shed blood of Jesus Christ over us. Thank you for your protection, Lord. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. "*
* Prayers borrowed from Christian Healing Ministries