Spiritual warfare

Spiritual Warfare and Protection

Spiritual warfare is not just about prayers to pray off evil spirits. Its also about closing the openings in which evil gain legal access. This access is gained through our personal sins, partaking in evil or occult practices, past wounds that need healing, and ancestral/generational spirits/curses like freemasonry. My book "Healed by the Grace of God" is a great book to lead you to deep inner healing to begin to close the doors that evil otherwise may gain access. Once you are healed and living a more virtuous life, especially with the assistance of the Sacraments of the Catholic Church you will, over time, find a greater freedom and peace.

Jesus set me free, He can help you also.


The Spiritual Armour Prayer is the corner stone of spiritual warfare prayers. Based on the admonition St Paul gives in his letter to the Ephesians Chapter 6 verse 10-18: It is helpful when you wake up to put on this Spiritual protection Armour to protect you throughout the day...

Lord, I place upon my head the helmet of salvation as a protection against all thinking, speaking, seeing, hearing, and feeling, which is not of you.

I place upon  my chest the breastplate of righteousness as a protection against all unrighteous thoughts, all fear and anxiety, all sickness and all harm to the body.

I place round my waist the belt of truth that I may be truthful at every level of my being.

On my feet the sandals of the gospel of peace that I may be the messenger of your Good News to others.

I take in my left hand the shield of faith with which to quench all the flaming darts of the enemy.

In my right hand the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, with which to attack the strongholds of the enemy. 



1Prayer Against Malefice from the Greek Ritual:

Kyrie eleison. God, our Lord, King of ages, All-powerful and All-mighty, Thou Who made everything and Who transformeth everything simply by Thy will. Thou Who in Babylon didst change into dew the flames of the ‘seven-times hotter’ furnace and didst protect and save the three holy children. Thou art the doctor and the physician of our soul. Thou art the salvation of those who turn to Thee. We beseech Thee 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 Thy servant [name of person/s].

Where there is envy and malice, give us an abundance of goodness, endurance, victory, and charity. O Lord, Thou Who lovest man, we beg Thee to reach out Thy powerful hands and Thy most high and mighty arms and 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 Thy authority may we sing, in gratitude, ‘The Lord is my salvation; whom should I fear? I will not fear evil because Thou art with me, my God, my strength, my powerful Lord, Lord of peace, Father of all ages.”

Yes, Lord our God, be merciful to us, Thy image, and save Thy servant [name of person/s] from every threat or harm from the evil one, and protect him/her by raising him/her above all evil. We ask Thee this through the intercession of our Most Blessed, glorious Lady, Mary ever Virgin, Mother of God, of the most splendid archangels and all Thy saints. Amen!

2. 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 Thy wounds, hide me; let me never be separated from Thee; from the evil one, deliver me; at the hour of my death, call me and bid me come to Thee, that with Thy saints, I may praise Thee forever and ever. Amen.

3. Prayer Against Every Evil: Spiritual warfare

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 Thyself, 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, jealously, perfidy, envy; physical, psychological, moral, spiritual, diabolical aliments.

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 power 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. Amen.

4. Prayer for Inner Healing:

Lord Jesus, Thou came to heal our wounded and troubled hearts. I beg Thee to heal the torments that cause anxiety in my heart; I beg Thee, in a particular way, to heal all who are the cause of sin. Come, I Beg thee, into my life and heal me of the psychological harms that struck me in my early years and from the injuries that they caused through my life.

Lord Jesus, Thou knows my burdens. I lay them all on Thy Good Shepherd’s Heart. I beseech Thee – by the merits of the great, open wound in Thy 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. Thou 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 Thee my heart. Accept it, Lord, purify it and give me the sentiments of Thy 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 Thou art the Resurrection and the Life. Make me an authentic witness to Thy Resurrection, Thy victory over sin and death, Thy living presence among us. Amen.

5. Prayer for Deliverance: Spiritual warfare

My Lord, Thou art all powerful, Thou art God, Thou art Father. We beg Thee 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 Thee. Free us, O Lord,

From hatred, fornication, envy, we beg Thee, Free us, O Lord,

From thoughts of jealousy, rage, and death, we beg Thee, Free us, O Lord,

From every thought of suicide and abortion, we beg Thee, Free us, O Lord,

From every form of sinful sexuality, we beg Thee, Free us, O Lord,

From every division in our family, and every harmful friendship, we beg Thee, Free us, O Lord,

Deliver us from every sort of spell, malefic, witchcraft, and every form of the occult, we beg Thee,

Free us, O Lord,

Lord, Thou 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 Thy peace always. In the name of Christ, our Lord. Amen.

6. Perimeter Prayer: Spiritual Warfare and protection

A. I adjure all you evil spirits, in the name of the spotless Lamb of God, Jesus of Nazareth to depart from here. I cast you out, every unclean spirit, every phantom, every encroachment of the devil. Yield then to God! You are vanquished in your citadel, all you vile demons. The most Sovereign Queen of Heaven, the glorious and ever Virgin Mary, through her immaculate purity drives you out; before her countenance you must flee. Give way, you evil spirits, to the Queen of Heaven. She is destined by Almighty God to crush your head with her heal.

B. Lord Jesus Christ, in thy love and mercy establish a perimeter of protection around N.... and myself and all our loved ones, those who pray for us and their loved ones. May the Holy Angels guard him/her/us and all our possessions, establishing a perimeter of protection around N...., rendering him/her/us immune from any kind of demonic influence. I ask that no demonic bondage, door, portron, demonic entity, portal, astral projection, or disembodied spirit may enter the space of 100 yards in all directions of him/her/us. I ask that any demons within this vicinity or any that should try to enter here be rendered deaf, dumb and blind; that Thou would strip them of all weapons, armour, power, illusions, and authority; that Thou would bind, rebuke and disable them from communicating or interacting with each other in any way.

Remove them, sending them directly to the foot of Thy Cross. Jesus Son of the Most High, I ask this in Thy Glorious and Most Holy Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

7. I bind in the blood of Jesus all your hooks, lines and tentacles, your roots, attachments and attenuations and I command you in the Name of Jesus to remove them now completely and entirely: in the Name of Jesus, remove them now (3 times)

8.  Invocation of the Entire Heavenly Court. Spiritual warfare

O Glorious Queen of Heaven and earth, Virgin Most Powerful, thou who hast the power to crush the head of the ancient serpent with thy heel, come and exercise this power flowing from the grace of thine Immaculate Conception.

Shield us under the mantle of thy purity and love, draw us into the sweet abode of thy heart and annihilate and render impotent the forces bent on destroying us.

Come Most Sovereign Mistress of the Holy Angels and Mistress of the Most Holy Rosary, thou who from the very beginning hast received from God the power and the mission to crush the head of Satan.

We humbly beseech thee, send forth thy holy legions, that under thy command and by thy power they may pursue the evil spirits, encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks and drive them far from us, harming no one on the way, binding them immobile to the foot of the Cross to be judged and sentenced by Jesus Christ Thy Son and to be disposed of by Him as He wills.

Saint Joseph Patron of the Universal Church, come to our aid in this grave battle against the forces of darkness, repel the attacks of the devil and free your son (daughter) N., from the strong hold the enemy has upon his (her) soul.

St. Michael, summon the entire heavenly court to engage their forces in this fierce battle against the powers of hell.

Come O Prince of Heaven with thy mighty sword and thrust into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits. O Guardian Angels, guide and protect us. Amen 

st michael


The Chaplet of St Michael is extremely powerful in spiritual warfare. Invoking protection from the choirs of Angels in Heaven if said daily.

One day, Saint Michael the Archangel appeared to Antonia d'Astonac, a most devout Servant of God and told her that he wished to be honoured by nine salutations corresponding to the nine Choirs of Angels, which should consist of one Our Father and three Hail Marys in honour of each of the Angelic Choirs.

Promises of St. Michael
"Whoever would practice this devotion in his honour would have, when approaching the Holy Table, an escort of nine angels chosen from each of the nine Choirs. In addition, for the daily recital of these nine salutations, he promised his continual assistance and that all the holy angels during life, and after death deliverance from Purgatory for themselves and all their relations."

How to pray the Chaplet of Michael Archangel

The Chaplet is begun by saying the following invocation on the medal:

O God, come to my assistance!
O Lord, make haste to help me!

Glory Be...

1. By the intercession of St. Michael
and the Celestial choir of Seraphim,
may the Lord make us worthy
to burn with the fire of perfect charity.

Amen." Say 1 Our Father...   and 3 Hail Mary...

2. By the intercession of St. Michael
and the Celestial choir of Cherubim,
may the Lord vouchsafe to grant us grace
to leave the ways of wickedness
and run in the paths of Christian perfection.

Amen." Say 1 Our Father...   and 3 Hail Mary...

3.  By the intercession of St. Michael
and the Celestial choir of Thrones,
may the Lord infuse into our hearts
a true and sincere spirit of humility.

Amen." Say 1 Our Father...   and 3 Hail Mary...

4.  By the intercession of St. Michael
and the Celestial choir of Dominions,
may the Lord give us grace
to govern our senses
and subdue our unruly passions.

Amen." Say 1 Our Father...   and 3 Hail Mary...

5. By the intercession of St. Michael
and the Celestial choir of Virtues,
may the Lord preserve us from evil,
an suffer us not to fall into temptation.

Amen." Say 1 Our Father...   and 3 Hail Mary...

6. By the intercession of St. Michael
and the Celestial choir of Powers,
may the Lord vouchsafe to protect our souls
against the snares and temptations of the devil.

Amen." Say 1 Our Father...   and 3 Hail Mary...

7. By the intercession of St. Michael
and the Celestial choir of Principalities,
may God fill our souls
with a true spirit of obedience.

Amen." Say 1 Our Father...   and 3 Hail Mary...

8. By the intercession of St. Michael
and the Celestial choir of Archangels,
may the Lord give us perseverance in faith
and in good works,
in order that we gain the glory of Paradise.

Amen." Say 1 Our Father...   and 3 Hail Mary...

9. By the intercession of St. Michael
and the Celestial choir of Angels,
may the Lord grant us to be protected by them
in this mortal life
and conducted hereafter to eternal glory.

Amen." Say 1 Our Father...   and 3 Hail Mary...

At the end, say 1 Our Father... on each of the 4 beads in honour of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, our Guardian Angel.

The Chaplet is concluded with the following prayers:

"O glorious Prince St. Michael,
chief and commander of the heavenly hosts,
guardian of souls,
vanquisher of rebel spirits,
servant in the house of the Divine King,
and our admirable conductor,
thou who dost shine with excellence and superhuman virtue,
vouchsafe to deliver us from all evil,
who turn to thee with confidence,
and enable us by thy gracious protection
to serve God more and more faithfully every day.


V. Pray for us, O Glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ.
R. That we may be made worthy of His Promises.

"Almighty and everlasting God,
who by a prodigy of Goodness
and a merciful desire
for the salvation of all men,
has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael,
Prince of Thy Church,
make us worthy,
we beseech Thee,
to be delivered by his powerful protection
from all our enemies,
that none of them may harass us
at the hour of our death,
but that we may be conducted by him
into the august presence of Thy Divine Majesty.
This we beg through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord.


I highly recommend Father Chad Rippergers book. Deliverance Prayers for the laity. It is the most comprehensive deliverance and spiritual warfare book in the world.