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Prayer Against Satan and the Rebellious Angels
following adapted version of the Prayer Against Satan and the Rebellious Angels is a private
prayer that can be said to curb the power of the devil and prevent him from doing harm. Its use is
recommended whenever demonic activity is suspected. This adapted version can be used safely by the
laity, but only individually and privately and not in a group setting.
Note that the original English translation of this prayer
can be dangerous—and may even lead to a person’s possession by demons—when lay individuals try to
command demons through their own personal power. Accordingly, I have edited the text so that the
laity can say this prayer by calling upon our Lord Jesus Christ to act on our behalf to command the
As powerful as this prayer is, the demons
will just keep coming back unless you close off your openings to evil. Thus it is critical that your
life be governed by chastity, modesty,
humility, and detachment from
social acceptance and approval. Also, attend Mass
with purity and reverence, and pray constantly.
Prayer Against Satan and the Rebellious
THE ORIGINAL VERSION WAS PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF POPE
N the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
glorious Prince of the Heavenly Host, Saint Michael the Archangel, defend me in the
battle against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness,
against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Come to the assistance of me whom
God has created to His likeness and whom He has redeemed at a great price from the
tyranny of the devil. Holy Church venerates you as Her guardian and protector; to you,
the Lord has entrusted the souls of the redeemed to be led into Heaven. Pray therefore
the God of Peace to crush the power of Satan here, that he may be prevented from doing
injury to me. Offer my prayers to the Most High, that they may readily draw His mercy
down upon me; take hold of the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan,
and bind his power so that he may be thwarted in seeking the ruin of my soul.
the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the intercession of the Immaculate Mary
ever Virgin, Mother of God, of Blessed Michael the Archangel, of the Blessed Apostles
Peter and Paul and all the Saints, may the attacks and deceits of the devil be here
God arises; His enemies are scattered
and those who hate Him flee before Him. As smoke is driven away, so are they driven; as
wax melts before the fire, so the wicked perish at the presence of God.
the Cross of the Lord, flee bands of enemies.
R. He has
conquered, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the offspring of David.
V. May Your
mercy, Lord, descend upon me.
R. As great as my hope in You.
The crosses [ ]
indicate that the Sign of the Cross is to be made silently at that time.
May our Lord Jesus Christ drive you from me,
whoever you may be, unclean spirits, all satanic powers, all infernal invaders, all wicked
legions, assemblies, and sects; in the name of and by the power of our Lord Jesus
Christ may you be rebuked and
driven away from me, for my soul was made to the image and likeness of God and redeemed by the
Precious Blood of the Divine Lamb.
Most cunning serpent, may our Lord Jesus Christ command that your power to deceive me,
persecute me, and torment me be bound.
The Most High God commands you, He
Whom, in your great insolence, you defy and resist, He Who wants all mankind to be saved
and to come to the knowledge of the truth. God the Father commands
you. God the Son commands
you. God the Holy Spirit
commands you. Christ, God’s Word made
flesh, commands you, He Who to save
our race outdone through your envy, humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death,
He Who has built His Church on the firm rock and declared that the gates of hell shall
not prevail against Her, because He will dwell with Her all days even to the end of the
world. The sacred Sign of the Cross commands
you, as does also the power of the
mysteries of the Christian Faith. The
glorious Mother of God, the Ever-Virgin Mary, commands
you. The blood of the Martyrs
and the pious intercession of all the Saints
Thus, cursed dragon, and you,
diabolical legions, may you be adjured by the living
God, by the true
God, by the holy
God, by the God Who so
loved the world that He gave His only Son to us, that every soul believing in Him
might not perish but have life everlasting.
May our Lord Jesus Christ command you now to cease deceiving me and pouring out to me
the poison of eternal damnation. May
our Lord Jesus Christ command you now to cease harming me and hindering my
so you must flee, Satan, inventor and master of all deceit, enemy of man’s salvation; you
must give place to Christ in Whom you have found none of your works; you must give
place to the authority of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church acquired by Christ
at the price of His Blood. May our Lord Jesus Christ command you to stoop beneath the
all-powerful Hand of God and to tremble and flee when the Holy and majestic Name of Jesus is
invoked, this Name which causes
hell to tremble, this Name to which the Virtues, Powers, and Dominations of Heaven are
humbly submissive, this Name which the Cherubim and Seraphim praise unceasingly, repeating:
Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord, the God of Hosts.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto You.
Let us pray.—Lord, Holy Father, God of
Heaven, God of Earth, God of Archangels, God of Angels, God of Patriarchs, God of Prophets, God
of Apostles, God of Martyrs, God of Confessors, God of Virgins, God Who has power to give life
after death and rest after work, because there is no other God than You and there can be no other,
for You are the Creator of all things, visible and invisible, of Whose reign there shall be no end,
I humbly prostrate myself before Your glorious Majesty, and I beseech You to deliver me by Your
power from the tyranny of the infernal spirits, from their snares, their lies, and their furious
wickedness. Deign, O Lord, to grant me Your powerful protection and to keep me safe through our Lord
Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
through all the ages of ages. Amen.
From the snares of the devil, deliver me, O
That I may serve You in peace and liberty,
I beseech You to hear me.
That You may cast down the enemies of Your Church,
I beseech You to hear me.
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