What are some good Deliverance Prayers for the laity?
I know the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel is a powerful one; what are some others?
Father Ripperger actually has an entire book on this:

Deliverance Prayers: For Use by the Laity https://www.amazon.com/dp/154105671X

Also includes the prayers for Auxilium Christianorum
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened, save us.

“It is my design to die in the brew house; let ale be placed in my mouth when I am expiring, that when the choirs of angels come, they may say, “Be God propitious to this drinker.” – St. Columbanus, A.D. 612
[-] The following 1 user Likes GangGreen's post:
  • Magdalene
I will list five that Fr. Gabriele Amorth (RIP), who was the chief exorcist of the Vatican, lists as approved for use by the laity.  He has some really good books that I have read, if you are interested in the topic I would recommend them. 

An Exorcist Tells His Story and An Exorcist Explains the Demonic.  

And here are the prayers:

1. Prayer Against Malefice from the Greek Ritual

Kyrie eleison. God, our Lord, King of ages, All-powerful and All-mighty, You Who made everything and Who transform everything simply by Your will. You Who in Babylon changed into dew the flames of the ‘seven-times hotter’ furnace and protected and saved the three holy children. You are the doctor and the physician of our soul. You are the salvation of those who turn to You. We beseech You 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 Your servant [name of person/s]. Where there is envy and malice, give us an abundance of goodness, endurance, victory, and charity. O Lord, You Who love man, we beg You to reach out Your powerful hands and Your 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 Your authority may we sing, in gratitude, ‘The Lord is my salvation; whom should I fear? I will not fear evil because You are with me, my God, my strength, my powerful Lord, Lord of peace, Father of all ages.”

Yes, Lord our God, be merciful to us, Your image, and save your 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 You this through the intercession of our Most Blessed, glorious Lady, Mary ever Virgin, Mother of God, of the most splendid archangels and all Your 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

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 yourself, use me.  Banish all the forces of evil from me, destroy them, vanish 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, You came to heal our wounded and troubled hearts. I beg You to heal the torments that cause anxiety in my heart; I beg You, in a particular way, to heal all who are the cause of sin. I beg You to come 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, You know my burdens. I lay them all on Your Good Shepherd’s Heart. I beseech You - by the merits of the great, open wound in Your 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. You 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 You my heart. Accept it, Lord, purify it and give me the sentiments of Your 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 You are the Resurrection and the Life. Make me an authentic witness to Your Resurrection, Your victory over sin and death, Your living presence among us. Amen.

5. Prayer for Deliverance

My Lord, you are all powerful, you are God, you are Father. We beg you 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 You. Free us, O Lord. From hatred, fornication, envy, we beg You, Free us, O Lord. From thoughts of jealousy, rage, and death, we beg You, Free us, O Lord. From every thought of suicide and abortion, we beg You, Free us, O Lord. From every form of sinful sexuality, we beg You, Free us, O Lord. From every division in our family, and every harmful friendship, we beg You, Free us, O Lord. From every sort of spell, malefic, witchcraft, and every form of the occult, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.  Lord, You 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 your peace always. In the name of Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Of course, I wouldn't go praying willy-nilly for every person you meet who might have demonic problems, but these would be great for you to use if you feel the need.
Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, o Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee! Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, for thou hast borne the Saviour and the Redeemer of our souls!

                                                      [Image: hailmary.jpg]
[-] The following 1 user Likes Justin Alphonsus's post:
  • FultonFan
(01-22-2018, 09:40 AM)GangGreen Wrote: Father Ripperger actually has an entire book on this:

Deliverance Prayers: For Use by the Laity https://www.amazon.com/dp/154105671X

Also includes the prayers for Auxilium Christianorum

I recently spoke to an FSSP priest about this.

He told me that the superiors said that this book was not be be recommended, nor were any of its prayers to be used by FSSP priests.

Firstly, Fr Ripperger did not seek out the required Imprimatur and Nihil obstat (CIC/83 Canon 826 §3, 839 §2) for the prayer book (which is surprising seeing Fr Ripperger himself said one has to be very careful with devils because they are legalists, and will jump on any even minor infraction of the law to exploit their advantage). 

At the vert least he should have provided the assurance that the prayer was approved by the Church, and that the text accords with the original approved prayer.

Secondly, most of the prayers are not in the older Raccolta. While that was not an exhaustive collection of prayers, it certainly is the most common approved prayers.

Thirdly, the interest in the demons by the laity is already troubling, and usually shows a lack of proper ordering in one's spiritual life. If one is really doing all the basics of the spiritual life (daily Rosary, daily morning and evening prayers, some meditation, spiritual reading and scripture, regular confession), and then wants to add in some particular extra prayers and devotions and traditional prayers which are approved and happen to be in Fr Ripperger's book are used, more power to you.

But to presume to get involved in "binding" and "delivering" without having the rest of one's spiritual life immaculately in order is asking for serious trouble from the very demons and vicious spirits that he hopes to bind and from whom he wishes to be delivered. There is a reason that the ritual demands for an exorcism that only a priest who is known chiefly for his holiness is supposed to be charged with performing the exorcism.

Even if there are analogous things that are permitted the laity, it should be also analogously used only by the laity whose house in order.
[-] The following 2 users Like MagisterMusicae's post:
  • jovan66102, Justin Alphonsus

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)