Learning How to Pray |
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Use this prayer for personal
protection against evil.
It is not a formal exorcism.
Kiss your Cross and
make the sign of the Cross wherever you may be while saying the prayer
ET GOD arise and let His enemies be
scattered, and let them that hate Him flee from before His face. As smoke
vanishes, so let them vanish; as wax melts before the fire, so let the demons
perish from the presence of them that love God and who sign themselves with
the sign of the Cross and say in gladness: Rejoice, most venerable and
life-giving Cross of the Lord, for Thou drive away the demons by the power
of our Lord Jesus Christ Who was crucified on Thee, Who went down to hell
and trampled on the power of the devil, and gave us Thee, His venerable Cross,
for the driving away of every adversary. O most venerable and life-giving
Cross of the Lord, help me together with our most pure Lady, the Mother of
God and Ever-Virgin Mary, and with all the saints, unto the ages.
Adapted from a traditional Russian
The Cross will protect you
when you stop wearing it around your neck like a piece of jewelry
and start carrying it in your heart.