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Does anyone know of any other traditional prayers besides the St. Michael prayer that laity can pray to ask God specifically to dispel evil from a place?
See the FE website articles on blessed salt and holy water: http://www.fisheaters.com/water.html  http://www.fisheaters.com/salt.html
I thought the title said "Living on a prayer" and now I have that song in my head.
ho-hum  :P

here is one from Catholic Doors. http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/eng...p02675.htm Some of the parts I'm not comfortable with (saying "I bind..."&c) but there's some good stuff in there.
I think for me praying Completorium is the best. For instance this is the little chapter;

Short reading
1 Pet 5:8-9
Brothers: Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist ye, strong in faith.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

And this is the prayer;

Prayer
V. O Lord, hear my prayer
R. And let my cry come unto thee
Let us pray
Visit we beseech thee, O Lord, this dwelling, and drive far from it the snares of the enemy let thy holy angels dwell herein to preserve us in peace and let thy blessing be always upon us.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Here's the site which has Completorium (Compline) in several versions, the features which I have pasted are in all of them, but I took them from the Monastic.

http://divinumofficium.com/cgi-bin/horas/officium.pl

tim
From the Great Book of Needs:


O Lord God of our salvation, Son of the Living God, Who is borne by the Cherubim, being above all dominions, principalities, authorities and powers: You are great and fearsome to all around You. You are the One Who set the heavens like a vault and made the earth in Your might; Who directs the universe in Your wisdom. When earthquakes occur under heaven from the foundations, its pillars are unshaken. You speak and the sun does not shine. You sealed the stars. You forbad the seas and dried them up. Authorities and dominions hide from Your wrath, and the rock trembles before You.

You obliterated the gates of brass and demolished the bars of iron. You bound the Mighty One and smashed his vessels. By Your Cross You cast down tyrants and drew in the Serpent with the hook of Your humanity. Having cast him down, You bound him with hooks in the gloom of Tartarus.

As the same Lord, the Hope of those who place their confirmation on You, and the Wall of might for those whose expectation is in You, anathematize, drive away and transform all diabolical actions and all satanic indictments, all slanders of the Adversary, and of the powers lying under this roof. Free those bearing the Sign which is awesome against demons: the Cross of Your victory, and calling upon Your gracious Name, from possession by him and from those wandering about under this roof.

Yea, Lord, You drove away legions of demons, and the demons and unclean spirits by which the deaf and dumb were held. These You commanded to depart and not to return again. You have consumed all the armies of our invisible enemies, and have made wise the faithful who have known You. For You said, "Behold, I give you power to trample underfoot snakes and scorpions, and all the power of enemies" (Luke 10:19).

Preserve, O Master, all who live in the house from all harm and every temptation from below, delivering them from fear of the feeble one and the arrows that fly by day, from things proceeding from the darkness and attacks by demons at midday. Let Your servants and Your children, delighting in Your help, and preserved by armies of angels, faithfully sing with one accord: "The Lord is my Helper and I will not be afraid; what can man do to me?" and again, "I will fear no evil, for You are with me."

As You are my Confirmation, O God, Mighty Master, Prince of Peace, and Father of the age to come, for Your kingdom is an eternal Kingdom, to you alone is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
(06-19-2012, 12:56 PM)aDREfromMI Wrote: [ -> ]Does anyone know of any other traditional prayers besides the St. Michael prayer that laity can pray to ask God specifically to dispel evil from a place?

Have you already thought of having the place blessed by a priest?  I hope so.
Thanks everyone, those are all helpful recommendations, and that is an amazing prayer Silouan!