There may be times when you will need to actively protect yourself. This may happen because of the “feeling” that something is not right or because of an outright attack on you or your family. There are several different methods you can use to protect yourself and the use of these will depend on what is taking place in your house. You must do what we do in situations like this, do ONLY the minimum of what you think is required to rectify the situation, too much too fast may do more harm than good. Start with simple prayers and work up if necessary. Below, you’ll find a few common prayers that typically help, as well as other methods of self-protection. Each of these, individually or as a whole, is usually fairly effective in helping to neutralize an immediate threat. Please keep in mind that these protection methods are focused mainly along a Catholic/Christian point of view and if you are of a different denomination, use methods equal to these that you subscribe to.
“Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen”
“Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen”
Glory Be To The Father
“Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen”
Saint Michael The Archangel
“Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray. And do thou, O’ Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits, who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen”
The prayers listed above are typically very good in helping to relieve the beginning phases of an infestation stage. That is, when you start to feel like something “is not right”, saying these prayers, one or all, may help clear out what is beginning to build in the house. You may need to recite these prayers numerous times though, not stopping until YOU feel it is safe to stop. Reciting the Rosary Beads from start to finish is also a powerful form of clearing a house.
If activity has already started and you find the need to try to decrease the activity, there are a few other methods that can be used. As always, first try the simplest forms first and if they don’t work, go to the next step. These methods; Commanding in Christ’s name and Using Holy Water, can be much more personal to the attacking spirit so you must use your judgment as to know when to stop if these methods are not working.
Commanding in Christ’s name
Speak, out loud, in a commanding voice: “In the name of Jesus Christ, I command you to leave and go back to where you came from.” Remember, YOU are not the one doing the commanding, it is Christ’s name being invoked, His power and the power of Goodness is what is actually doing the commanding.
Another version of this command is: “In the name of Jesus Christ, all the Martyrs and Saints, and Saint Michael, the Archangel, I command you to leave and go back to where you came from.” This version is a little more powerful than the first one mentioned. You’re invoking, or asking for the help from, not only Christ, but all the powers of goodness and Saint Michael, God’s Warrior.
Sprinkling Holy Water while making this command typically works very well.
Using Holy Water
Holy Water is a very powerful tool of goodness. You can get it an any church or you can bring in a bottle for a priest to bless. I’ve seen people bring in two or three gallon jugs for priests to bless… sometimes they’ll get strange looks from the priest… but that’s of no concern. Remember this though, the more Holy and pious a priest is, the more effective and powerful the Holy Water will be. Usually, but not always, if you can have your water blessed by a Bishop, that would be even better and more effective.
Holy water can be used whenever you’d like. If it makes you feel better and more at ease, use it… when you run out, get more. Typically though, to best use the effect of Holy Water, “Bless” your entire house. Start in the basement or lowest level of the house, sprinkle Holy Water in every room, working up to the highest level of the house. In theory, the reason for this is: by starting at the lowest point in the house, filling it with holiness and goodness, and working your way up, you force any negative spirit out of the top of the house, leaving it no where to go but out. Using Holy Water in conjunction with a prayer or command is a very powerful tool of self-protection.