Against Satan and The Rebellious Angels
Published by the Order of H.H. Pope
His Holiness Pope Leo XIII exhorts the faithful to offer this prayer,
as any approved prayer, as a simple exorcism to curb the power of the
devil and prevent him from doing harm. Its use is recommended whenever
action of the devil is suspected, causing malice in men, violent
temptations and even storms and various calamities.
+Henri, O.M.I. Vicar Apostolic of James Bay - August 15, 1967
Note: The following prayers are to be pronounced
aloud whenever it is possible.
Prayer to ST. MICHAEL The ARCHANGEL
+In the Name of the Father, and of the
Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen!
Most glorious Prince of the Heavenly Hosts, Saint Michael the
Archangel, defend us in "our battle
against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of
darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places" [Ephes.
Come to the assistance of men and women whom God has created to His
likeness and whom He has redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of
The Holy People of God venerates thee as her guardian and protector; to
thee, the Lord has entrusted the souls of the redeemed to be led into
Heaven. Pray therefore to the God of Peace to banish satan to hell,
that he may no longer retain men captive and do injury to the People of
God. Offer our prayers to the Most High, that without delay those
prayers may draw His Mercy down upon us; through the power of God, take
hold of "the dragon, the old
serpent, which is the devil and satan", bind him and cast him
into the bottomless pit "so that he
may no longer seduce the nations". [Apoc. 20:2]
In the Name of Jesus Christ, our God and Lord, strengthened by the
intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Blessed
Michael the Archangel, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul and all
the Saints, [priests will add: and
powerful in the holy authority of our ministry], we confidently
undertake to repulse the attacks and deceits of the devil.
arises; His enemies are scattered and those who hate Him flee before
v. Behold the Cross of the Lord! Flee bands of enemies! He has
conquered, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the offspring of David.
As smoke is driven away, so are they
driven; as wax melts before the fire, so the wicked perish at the
presence of God.
v. May thy Mercy, Lord, descend upon us. As great as our hope in Thee.
Note: The crosses (+) indicate a blessings to
be given if a priest recites the Exorcism; if a lay person recites it,
they indicate that the Sign of the Cross is to be made silently by that
person and any other present participating in the prayer.
We drive you from us, whoever you may be, unclean spirits, all satanic
powers, all infernal invaders, all wicked legions, assemblies and
sects; in the Name and by the power of Our Lord Jesus Christ, + may you
be snatched away and driven from the People of God and from the souls
made to the image and likeness of God and redeemed by the Precious
Blood of the Divine Lamb. + Most cunning serpent, you shall no more
dare to deceive the human race, persecute and torment God's elect and
sift them as wheat. + The Most High God commands you.
+ He with whom, in your great insolence, you still claim to be equal; "He who wants all men to be saved and to
come to the knowledge of the truth" [I Tim. 2-4].
God the Father commands you. + God the Son commands you. + God the Holy
Ghost commands you. + Christ, God's Word made flesh, commands you; + He
Who to save our race outdone through your envy, "humbles Himself, becoming obedient even
unto death" [Phil. 2:8]; He Who has built His
Church on the firm rock of Christ and declared that the gates of hell
shall not prevail against her, because He Will dwell with her "all days even to the end of the world".
The Sacred Sign of the Cross commands you, + as does also the power of
the mysteries of the Christian Faith. + The glorious Mother of God, the
Virgin Mary, commands you; + She Who by Her humility and from the first
moment of Her Immaculate Conception, crushed your proud head. The faith
of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul and of the other Apostles commands
you. + The blood of the Martyrs and the pious intercession of all the
Saints command you.+
Thus, cursed dragon, and you, diabolical legions, we adjure you by the
Living God, + by the True God, + by the Holy God, + by the God "Who so loved the world that He gave us
His only Son, that every soul believing in Him might not perish but
have life everlasting" [S. John 3]; stop
deceiving human creatures and pouring out to them the poison of eternal
damnation; stop harming the People of God and hindering its liberty.
Begone, satan, inventor and master of all deceit, enemy of man's
salvation. Give place to Christ in Whom you have found none of your
works; give place to thePeople of God acquired by Christ at a price of
His Blood. Stoop beneath the all-powerful Hand of God; tremble and flee
when we invoke the Holy and Terrible Name of Jesus, this Name which
causes hell to tremble, this Name to which the Virtues, Powers and
Dominations of Heaven are humbly submissive, this Name which the
Cherubim and Seraphim praise unceasingly repeating: Holy, Holy, Holy is
the Lord, the God of Armies.
v. O Lord, hear my prayer. And let my
cry come unto Thee.
v. May the Lord be with us [thee]. And with our [thy] spirit.
Let us conclude our prayer - God of Heaven, God of Earth, God of
Angels, God of Archangels, God of Patriarchs, God of Prophets, God of
Apostles, God of Martyrs, God of Confessors, God of Virgins, God Who
has power to give life after death and rest after work, because there
is no other God than Thee and there can be no other, for Thou art the
Creator of all things, visible and invisible, of whose reign there
shall be no end, we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy glorious
Majesty and we beseech Thee to deliver us by Thy power from all the
tyranny of the infernal spirits, from their snares, their lies and
their furious wickedness; deign, O Lord, to grant us Thy powerful
protection and to keep us safe and sound. We beseech Thee through Jesus
Christ Our Lord.
From the snares of the devil, deliver us, O Lord!
That Thy People may serve Thee in peace and liberty, we beseech Thee to
hear us, O Lord!
That Thou may crush down all enemies of Thy People, we beseech Thee to
hear us, O Lord!
[Holy water is sprinkled in the place
where the prayer has been offered.]
Conclude by praying...
Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle, be our safeguard
against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we
humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Hosts, by the Power of
God, thrust into Hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through
the world seeking the ruin of souls.
En Español: Oración
Contra satanás y Toda Influencia Demoníaca
Em Português: Oração
Contra satanás e os Anjos Rebeldes
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