We are witnessing darkness trying to overcome the light. The invisible war is becoming increasingly more visible, and people are choosing sides. It is important to remember what scripture says, “Our battle is not against human forces but against the principalities and powers, the rulers of the world of darkness, the evil spirits in regions above.” Eph 6:12 This is a spiritual battle that is being fought. Satan is the one who incites violence, anger, hate, and unrest. It is people who choose to participate in it. Jesus taught us how to live. He did not teach and “eye for an eye” Math 5:38, He taught “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Math 5:44
The spirit of God is a spirit of peace, and what is happening now has nothing to do with peace. In the name of justice people riot in the cities of this country. Whose justice do they live by, God’s or men? For God says “vengeance is mine.” Rom 12:19 Scripture also says “He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.” Math 12:30 You either follow one spirit or another, but you can’t follow both. I feel pretty confident saying that every life matters to Jesus. He isn’t swayed by the color of one’s skin, nor by their age, sex, or religious affiliation. Jesus loves you even if you don’t love Him. There is nothing you can do to stop God from loving you. Not the murder of an innocent man, or burning up the communities you live in. But be assured that He is a just God, and every person will atone for the sins they commit in this life. “The lives of all of us are to be revealed before the tribunal of Christ so that each one may receive his recompense, good or bad, according to his life in the body.” 2 Cor 5:10
It is hard not to have some level of fear and sadness in the wake of such tumultuous times. We haven’t even had the chance to recover from the pandemic, which may possibly have been used as an experiment in oppressing the people. Now, while some say the virus is still a threat, people are gathering by the thousands, some are protesting peacefully, which is a good thing and can bring about positive change. But many are determined to provoke violence, destruction, and even death. Suddenly, the virus is on the back burner as the majority of the mainstream media spews propaganda, fueling hate, increasing racial discord, and creating dissension among the people in an effort to push forward their preferred agenda.
For those people who recognize this evil and want peace in such a divided world, we can unite together in prayer and fasting. If you are someone who has been away from God, but you find yourself thinking about Him more now than you have in a long time, know that there is a reason for that. God is calling you back to Him through these difficult times. You may say, I don’t know how to pray. Yes, you do. All you have to do is tell God how you feel and ask Him for help. That is the beginning of prayer, the beginning of a friendship with Jesus, and the beginning of empowering yourself to crush the enemies of your soul. As your relationship with God grows, so too will your prayer life.
There are ways to protect yourself spiritually. I learned years ago through Marian Conferences to bury 4 saint benedict medals that have been blessed with an exorcism blessing on the four corners of my property. One for each corner. Anyone can do this. You can also sprinkle salt with the same blessing around the perimeter of your home. It has been on my mind a lot in the last few days to pray a specific prayer from Father Ripperger’s book and sprinkle the blessed salt around my property, so I did it this morning. Father Chad Ripperger is an exorcist priest, and he has a book called Deliverance Prayers: For Use by the Laity. I encourage everyone to get this book. It is filled with powerful prayers that shut the devil down. There is a prayer called the Perimeter Prayer. I am going to write it out for you here so you can use it right away to protect yourself, your family, and your property.
If you don’t already have salt and medals blessed with an exorcism blessing, you’ll need to find a priest who will do that for you. I know many churches are closed, but priests are still working. Call your church and ask to speak with a priest. You will need to specify on the phone that you want your items blessed with an exorcism blessing. If the priest can’t do that, then thank him for his time and call another church. You can also contact your diocese to find a priest that does the exorcism blessing. I suggest having him bless water, candles, sea salt, olive oil, and religious medals including the Saint Benedict medals, the miraculous medal, and any other medals or religious items you’d like blessed. These are sacramentals and they protect us from demons.
In the prayer below there are blank spaces, all you need to do is insert your name, the names of your loved ones, your home, or your business. How ever you want to word it is fine. Just read through the prayer first so you get an idea of how to pray it. Don’t let the devil confuse you, it isn’t hard to pray. As long as you include the names you want and your property within the context of this prayer, you and those you pray for are covered.
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 heel.
B. Lord Jesus Christ, In Thy love and mercy, establish a perimeter of protection around __________ and myself and all our loved ones, those who pray for us and their loved ones. May the Holy Angels guard ___________ and all our possessions, establishing a perimeter of protection around ____________ rendering __________ 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 __________. I ask that any demons within the vicinity or any that should try to enter here be rendered deaf, dumb, and blind; that Thou would strip them of all weapons, armor, 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. Amen.