Anyone can apply this form of prayer for himself, as well as for others who are not present during the prayer. First, one should make the Sign of the Cross using holy water and then say out loud the given prayer, if possible. It is especially helpful in difficult situations, temptations and trials, in time of great fear and confusion, of anxiety attacks and trepidation, when one is in despair, before starting important business or making decisions, when one is confronted with hostile and antagonistic individuals, and primarily in sickness and at the hour of death.
IN THE NAME OF JESUS AND MARY,
I command you, infernal evil spirits, to be banished from him, from his place, and never dare to come back to seek him and harm him in any way!
Jesus, Mary (3x).
Saint Michael the Archangel, fight for us!
Our holy guardian angels protect him from all the snares of the evil adversary!
And may the blessing of the Father, the love of the Son, :1 nd the power of the Holy Spirit, the motherly protection of our Heavenly Queen, assistance of our guardian angel and 11 tercession of all the saints always be with him, everywhere \nd for all ages. Amen! .
Prayer Against Malefice
Kyrie eleison, God, our Lord, Kings of ages, All-powerful and Almighty, You Who made everything and who transform everything simply by Your will: You Who changed into dew the flames of the ‘seven – times hotter furnace’ in Babylon and protected and saved the three holy children. You are the doctor and physician of our soul. You are the salvation of those who turn to You. I beseech You to make powerless, banish and drive out every diabolical power, presence and machination; every evil influence, malefice or evil eye and all evil action aimed against (name). Where there is envy and malice, give (name) an abundance of goodness, endurance, victory, and charity.
o Lord, You who love man, I beg You to reach out Your powerful hands and Your most high and mighty arms and come to his aid. Help (name), who is made in Your image.
Send Your angel of peace over (name), to protect him, body and soul. May he keep at bay and vanquish every evil power, every poison or malice invoked against him by corrupt and envious people. Then, under the protection of Your authority, may I 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:’
Lord, our God, be merciful to (name), made in Your image, and save your servant from every threat or harm from the evil one, protect him and raise him 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.
In an emergency one should make the Sign of the Cross and say with deep faith: (+) In the name of Jesus, begone, impure spirit! Or still:
( +) Behold the cross of the Lord! Flee, (+) enemy powers! The lion of the tribe of Juda has conquered, he the descendant of David.
Or: In the name of the most Holy Trinity ( + ) Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Begone, Satan! By the merits of the Most Precious Blood ofJesus, by the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, of Saint Joseph and of all the saints, of Saint Michael and of all the angels!
To Send Back Poisoned Arrows
When one is subject to punctual attacks and, have the well founded suspicion that they are the result of magical rites, one should say:
By my holy baptism and my confirmation, in accordance with the will of Mary Immaculate, by the intercession of Saint Sebastian and of all the saints of the heavenly court, I return all the poisoned arrows that the devil hurls against (name) to those who have commanded them: not out of revenge, but so they may cease and be converted, (+) in the Name of the ‘:ather, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Blessing Against Storms
Make the Sign of the Cross (+) after each mention of “Christ.” Jesus Christ (+), a King of Glory has come in peace. God
hecame Man, and the Word was made flesh. Christ (+ ) was horn of a Virgin. Christ ( + ) suffered. Christ ( + ) was crucified. :hrist (+) died. Christ (+) rose from the dead. Christ (+) asended into Heaven. Christ (+) conquers. Christ (+) reigns. :11 rist ( +) orders. May Christ ( +) protect us from all storms 11l<.Ilightning. Christ (+) went through their midst in peace,
and the Word was made flesh. Christ ( + ) is with us with Mary. Flee, you enemy spirits, because the Lion of the Generation of Juda, the Root David, has won. Holy God! Holy Powerful God! Holy Immortal God! Have mercy on us. Amen!
Prayer Against Witchcraft
Lord our God, sovereign of the centuries, almighty and all-powerful; You who created all things and who transformed all things by the sheer power of Your will; You who, in Babylon, transformed the heat of flame in the furnace, seven times hotter than usual, into the coolness of dew, and who thus protected and saved Your three holy children; You who are physician and doctor of our souls; You who are the salvation of those who turn to You, we ask and beseech You to confound, drive away and put to flight every evil presence and malignant influence, every curse or evil eye of those who practice witchcraft and all evil deeds committed against Your servant. Grant that wickedness and witchcraft may give way to goodness, blessings, strength, prosperity and charity.
o Lord, who love mankind, stretch out your powerful hands and Your most high and powerful arms over us, visit us and come to the assistance of this servant of Yours, created in Your image, by sending him Your angel of peace, stronghold and protector of body and soul, in order to dispel and keep far from him any form of evil power, poisoning or witchcraft by which corrupt people may have tried to harm him, so that Your servant may be protected and sing with gratitude: “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom should I fear?” (Ps 27). Yes, Lord my God, have mercy on m .. , Your servant, created in Your image, … and save me through the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God, Your glorioLl~ archangels and all the saints. Amen.
Prayer Against the “Evil-Eye”
o Lord our God, King of the ages, omnipotent and almighty, who creates all things and who, by your mere desire, transform all things; who changed into dew the sevenfold furnace and its fire in Babylon, and who kept safe your three holy children: physician and healer of our souls, haven of those who hope in You; we beseech You and we implore You; remove, banish, and expel every diabolic energy, every satanic attack and every plot, every wicked curiosity and harm, and the evil-eye of mischievous and evil-minded people from Your servant (name); and if anything has happened because of beauty or because of bravery or because of good fortune or because of jealousy and envy, Yourself, 0 Master who love mankind, extend Your powerful hand and Your mighty and most high arm, and as You look upon everything, look upon this, Your creature, and send him a peaceful and powerful angel, guardian of soul and body, who will reprove and expel from him every wicked intention, every witchcraft, and the evil-eye of ruinous and envious people, and the one who supplicates you, as he is protected by You, will sing to You in thanksgiving: “The Lord be my helper, and , will not fear bad things, because You are with me; because
ou, 0 God, are my strength, a mighty ruler, leader of peace, lu(her of the age to come:’ May You, 0 Lord our God, spare
our creature, and deliver Your servant from every harm and livery influence caused by the evil-eye, and preserve him It 19her than every evil thing; through the prayers of our all- 111!’ssed, glorious Lady Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, of the IllIIlinous Archangels, and of all the saints. Amen.
Prayer for Release from Ancestral Curses
A 144-day novena of this prayer is recommended to remove ancestral curses. Eternal Father, You are the only Immortal God, God Who
is love, merciful and kind. Look at Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and have mercy. I offer You the pains of His scourging at the pillar, His Wounds and Blood, for all Your people who are living under the weight of the curse due to the sins of their ancestors and their disobedience for breaking the covenant they made with You. May You set us free through the scourging of Your Son, heal us through His Wounds and save us through His Precious Blood. Amen
Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, release us from curses.
Holy Wounds of Jesus Christ, heal our wounds. By Your scourging, seal us. Amen.
For the Conversion of Freemasons
This prayer was published on the order of Pope Leo XIII on Aug. 16, 1898. Lord Jesus Christ, You who enjoys giving free reign to Your
infinite power primarily by forgiving sinners; You who have said: “pray for those who persecute you and slander you:’ We implore the clemency of Your Sacred Heart for the souls created to the image of God, those souls who have been wretchedly deceived by the faithless seductions of freemasonry and are rushing to their eternal damnation. We implore You not to allow them any longer to oppress Your Church, Your Holy spouse. But, appeased by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Your mother and by the prayers of the just, deign remember Your infinite mercy. Forget their perversity and lead them back to You, so that they comfort Your Church by a ra· diant penance, make up for their crimes and obtain eternal glory. You who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer for Deliverance
My Lord, You are all powerful, You are God, You are the 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, 0 Lord.
From hatred, fornication, envy.
We beg You. Free us, 0 Lord.
From thoughts of jealousy, rage, and death. We beg You. Free us, 0 Lord.
From every thought of suicide and abortion. We beg You. Free us, 0 Lord.
From every form of sinful sexuality. We beg You. Free us, 0 Lord.
Prom every division in our family, and every harmful friendship.
We beg You. Free us, 0 Lord.
Prom every sort of spell, malefice, witchcraft, and every form of the occult.
We beg You. Free us, 0 Lord.
Lord, You who said, “I leave you peace, my peace I give to 011;’ grant that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, lVi’ may be liberated from every evil spell and enjoy your /lI’:JCC always. In the Name of Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of Liberation from the Spirit of Evil
Jesus, my Savior, my Lord and my God, my God and my all, You who redeemed us by Your sacrifice of the Cross and overthrew the power of Satan, I beseech You to deliver me from the presence of all evil, and from every influence of the Evil One.
I beseech You, grant me this favor in Your Name;
I beseech You, grant me this favor by Your Wounds; I beseech You, grant me this favor by Your Blood;
I beseech You, grant me this favor by Your Cross;
I beseech You, grant me this favor through the intercession of Mary; Immaculate and sorrowful.
May the Blood and Water that gushed from Your side descend upon me and cleanse me, deliver me and heal me. Amen.
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, come to my aid.
Purify me, Lord, mold me, fill me with Yourself, use me.
Banish all the forces of evil from me, destroy them, vanquish them, so that I can be healthy and do good deeds.
Banish from me all spells, witchcraft, black magic, black masses, superstitions, addictions, curses, ties, malefice, maledictions, and the evil eye; demonic infestations, oppressions, possessions; all that is evil and sinful, jealousy, perfidy, envy; physical, psychological, moral, spiritual, diabolical ailments. Burn all these evils in hell, that they may never again touch me or any other creature in the entire world.
By the power of almighty God, in the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour, through the intercession of the Immaculate
Virgin Mary, I command and bid all the powers who molest me 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. May they be crushed under the feet of the most Holy Immaculate Virgin. Amen.
Prayer of Renunciation I
In the Name ofJesus I renounce Satan, all dealings with the occult, all action of Satan on my spirit, my soul and my body, and all connections with his servants.
I renounce in Particular the Spirit:
of Superstition, of Disobedience, of Anger, of Sacrilege, of Division, of Violence, of Curse, of Family Discord, of Vengeance, of Malediction, of Weakness, of Hatred, ofBlasphemy, of Injustice, of Rancour, of Pride, of Untruthfulness, of Refusal to forgive, of Haughtiness, of Dissimulation, of Spitefulness, of Domination, of Hypocrisy; of Stinginess, of Vanity, of Curiosity, of Covetousness, of Contempt, of Scandal, of Envy, of Agitation, of Calumny, ofJealousy, ofConfusian, of Criticism, of Intemperance, of Depression, of I ndiscretion, of Alcoholism, of Fear, of Gossip, of Drug Add iction, of Anguish, of Laziness, of Bulimia, of Despair, of 1,lIst, of Anorexia, of Suicide, of Fornication, of Sorcery, of IIOlly, of Adultery, of Evil Spells, of Rebellion, of Irritation, Ilf Diviation, of Ra’we
And all other Spirits of Destruction such as:
The Spirit that hinders prayer, the Spirit causing sleepIl’ssness, the Spirit causing aversion to study, the Spirit provoking illnesses, the Spirit exacerbating illnesses, the Spirits ,llIncking parts of my body.
Prayer of Renunciation II
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I renounce all the workings of Satan in my life in all its forms, whether brought into my life by my actions or by others.
I break all attachments, ground, curses, spells, malefice, evil eye, and rights Satan may have in my life whether such ground was gained through my actions or through others.
Strengthened by the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, Blessed Michael the Archangel, the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the saints and angels of Heaven, and powerful in the holy authority of the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I ask you Lord to command Satan and all his minions, whomever they may be, to get out of my life and stay out.
With that authority I now take back the ground in my life gained by Satan through my sins. I reclaim this ground and my life for Christ. I now dedicate myself to the Lord Jesus Christ; I belong to Him alone. Amen.
Prayer of Surrender
o Lord, cleanse me from everything that is not Yours. I want to be a pure vessel of Yours and I offer myself unconditionally to You. I want to be thoroughly Yours; cleanse me from every obstacle that prevents me from serving You without fear. Implant in me, Lord, the seed of Your love so that I may love everyone and burn with love for others. Lord, save me from myself, from my selfish ‘I’ that is always rebellious, so that I may peacefully navigate with You the ocean of Your love. I want Your love to transform me into You, so that 1 may not live anymore, but You, Christ, live in me. I surrender my heart, soul, body, mind, my memories and my will to
You; I put them at Your disposal, into Your hands and Your holy will. Do with me whatever pleases You, guide me, strengthen me, restore me and invigorate me. I surrender and entrust to You my family and my everything. I consecrate myself to Your Precious Heart and to the Immaculate Heart of Your kind Mother. I want to renew this prayer of surrender every day and thus remain aware of Your love and mercy. Lord, You are my safeguard, my mercy and love that cover all of my faults. Amen.
Prayer for the Acceptance of God’s Will
My Lord, let Your will be done. Let it be done unto me according to Your will, not mine. I worship You and exalt Your holy will. Let my desires be in accordance with Your desires, let everything be done in the manner that You wish for me. I desire it because it is what You desire for my life and I love You, Lord. Make me more like Jesus, my Redeemer and Savior. Amen.
Act of Abandonment
My God, I trust in Your immense goodness, not just in (he goodness that You graciously manifest to the whole world, but in particular the goodness that You show to me, Your poor creature, and how You wisely bestow everything I()r the greater good of all.
So, my Lord, even when I do not see or understand or feel, I believe that everything that befalls me is an act of Your love. I desire Your will in my present circumstances over any other 1I1ore pleasing outcome which does not come from You. I
IIITender myself into Your hands. Mold me in a way that pleases You, and grant that I may find consolation in my Ih:llldonment to You. Amen.
Prayer for Sanctification and Renewal
Lord, grant me a pure and obedient heart, a simple and humble heart, dedicated and honest. I want to be honest, simple, humble and full of love for others, but I fail. Lord, break down all the barriers, rend all the bonds inside me so that I may fight them with Your Mercy. I want to love, I want to he healed, I want to become a better person, changed and more like You!
Come, Lord Jesus; come, Lord, and tear down all the barriers and all the bandages in me. Deliver me from every evil of the body and soul, heal me! I renounce every evil doing and I firmly believe that You will free me and cure me. Let Your holy will be done unto me. Grant me the grace to fight! I want to love, I want to be healed, I want to become a better person and changed more unto Your image.
Come, Lord Jesus, and with Your almighty power and Your love crush down all the walls, all that prevents me from coming to You. Jesus, seal with Your Blood every evil that threatens me, heal my wounds, cleanse all the destruction and debris inside me, I want to be holy! I want to cooperate with You; I want Your Holy Spirit to lead me into the whole truth. May You grow in me Lord. My ‘self’ is big, I want it to disappear. I want to be little, simple, I want to become holy.
Help me, Lord, to obtain with Your mercy all that I desire.
Grant me the grace, Lord, to fight; to always be aware of Your love, patience, mercy and forgiveness. Give me the grace of true repentance, that in every moment I confess to myself and to You, God, that I repent with a contrite heart every time for offending and wounding Your Heart. Repentance, repentance, grant me contrite repentance so that I do not abuse Your mercy anymore.
Without Your mercy, Lord, I cannot do anything right, nor can you, Lord, pour Your grace on me, in don’t open up myself to You, if I don’t cooperate with You. Open my heart Lord, always be in my thoughts, my words and my deeds. Strengthen me, cleanse me, deliver me, enable me, renew me, heal me, heal my soul, heal my body, purify my thoughts, wash me with Your Blood! I am poor, I am weak, miserable and inconstant. I say one thing and do another. Spirit demands what is of spirit and flesh demands what is of flesh: I fight back poorly, I despair. When things go wrong I do not accept myself. Grant me the grace of accepting myself and others! Grant me the grace to forgive myself and others! Lord, embrace my heart with Your Spirit! Enlighten my reason; strengthen my will to accept Your will. Pour Your holy Spirit on me! Bring me peace and love, firm faith, alive and adamant hope!
Come, Holy Spirit; come, Holy Spirit and restore my spirit so that I may fulfill the will of the Father through You and with You! Come, Holy Spirit; come, Lord Jesus and burn up with Your love everything that is in me! Come, Lord Jesus; come, Lord Jesus and let the fire of Your love burn everything (hat is in me, come Lord Jesus, come Lord Jesus, come Lord jesus, do not be late! May Your precious Blood boil, circulate I h rough my veins, through my heart and thoughts! Every(h i ng that is in me, Lord, You renew and sanctify! You called lIS to be holy. Thank You for wanting to sanctify us all.
Be blessed, Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament! Be blessed, I(‘sus, in every soul! Change, Jesus, all of us, our families; deliver, renew us all; heal us, Lord, in our bodies and souls!
Jesus, liberate me from every fear, consideration, pride, (,I r. love, anxiety, anger, unforgiveness, from every evil of
body and soul! Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, open up my heart, open up my heart! Open, Lord, and call all hearts to come back to you! Jesus, Jesus, Jesus I want to live only in Your presence; I want to cooperate with You and unite myself to You forever!
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus thank You for everything that You gave me, that You are giving me right now and what You will give me! Thank You for Your Holy Spirit who is teaching us how to pray! Thank You for sending us Your Spirit to teach us, guard us, defend us, enlighten us, sanctify us and lead us to Your Father!
Come, Jesus! Come, Jesus! Come, Holy Spirit! Come, Holy Spirit, into every heart and soul! Come, Lord Jesus!
Maranatha! Maranatha! Maranatha! Amen! Alleluia! .
Prayers for Healing
Prayer for Inner Healing I
Jesus, by Your love, goodness and mercy, I beseech You to enter into the root cause of my present state. I beg You to enter into the roots of all my traumas, fears, shock that I have experienced in my mother’s womb, in my childhood and in my life. Come, Lord Jesus, in that wounded area. Drench me with Your Precious Blood; cleanse me, deliver me, heal me. Come, Lord Jesus, fill my heart with love and faith so that I may believe You, Jesus, that you were present in all those moments of wounding and all those situations. Grant me the ~race to be able to feel Your embrace, warmth, and holy presence. Soothe my entire being that was in turmoil, scared, wounded and inflicted.
Christ, my God, bring peace into my heart. May Your peace take over my whole being, the peace that only You can give. Christ, my God, heal me, heal in me that area of my wounded childhood. Free me from the pain that was caused I hen; from fear, shock, anxiety, hatred that was poured down 1111 me. Banish all that back then deeply wounded my heart Illd negatively burdened my mind.
You, Jesus, can do everything. You were present then, let IIll’ believe You, that in those moments You were present IIH’re, when I was afflicted by and angry at those who hurt 11!1′. Hanish, Lord, all the wrath, unforgiveness, rejection, sorIIIW which filled my heart then. Jesus bring into that place IIIVt” peace and joy of Your presence. Fill me with the Holy ;I’lrii. Heal me from unforgiveness and ‘unacceptance: Fill lill’ wilh forgiving and healing power. Let Your love infuse
my heart and penetrate every corner of my heart so that I may always, with a prepared heart, love others and forgive, give myself and be at Your disposal Lord, the way You want me to be.
Thank You, Jesus! Thank You, Jesus! Thank You, Jesus!
I praise You, Jesus! I glorify you, Jesus! I honor Your Name! Jesus, I love You! I surrender myself to You! Do with me what You desire. I surrender myself to You through Mary, guide me through her. Amen.
Prayer for Inner Healing II
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 that is the cause of sin. I beg You to come into my life and heal me from my emotional traumas that came upon me in my early years and from the wounds caused by these traumas throughout my whole life! Lord Jesus, You know all my burdens. I entrust them to 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, 0 Lord, all those wounds that have been the cause of all the sins that are rooted in my life. I want to· forgive all those who have offended me. Tend to those inner sores that make me unable to forgive. You, who came to heal afflicted hearts, please heal my own heart.
Heal, my Lord Jesus, those intimate wounds that are the cause of my physical illness. I offer You my heart. Accept il, Lord, purify it and give me the sentiments of Your Divine Heart. Help me to be meek and humble.
Heal me, 0 Lord, from the pain caused by the death of my loved ones, which is oppressing me. Grant that I may 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 and Your living presence among us! Amen.
Prayer for Physical Healing
Lord Jesus, through that faith which You gave to me at Baptism, I worship You and thank You. You are the Son of God who became man. You are the Messiah, the Savior. At this moment I want to say to You like Peter did: there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we are to be saved. I accept You, Lord Jesus, in my heart and in my life; I want You to take absolute lordship over my life. Forgive me my sins just like You forgave the sins of the paralytic in the Cospel. Cleanse me with Your divine Blood!
I lay down at Your feet all my sufferings and infirmities.
Ileal me, Lord, by the power of Your glorified Wounds, by I he power of Your Cross and Your Most Precious Blood! You d re the Good Shepherd and I am but one of the sheep from
our flock: take pity on me!
Jesus, You are the One who said: ask and it will be given 10 you. The people from Galilee brought their sick before You lilld You healed them. You never change. Your power is the line. I believe that You can heal me for You have the same I ompassion for me that You felt towards the sick whom You Dilcountered because You are the Resurrection and Life. ‘!’hank You, Jesus, for what You will do for me.
I accept the plan of Your Love for me. I believe that You will reveal Your glory to me. Before even knowing how You 1\ III come to my aid, I praise You and thank You. Amen.
Healing Prayer to the Infant of Prague
o merciful Infant Jesus! I know of Your miraculous deeds for the sick. How many diseases You cured during Your blessed life on earth, and how many venerators of Your miraculous image ascribe to You their recovery and deliverance from most painful and hopeless maladies. I know, indeed, that a sinner like me has merited his sufferings and has no right to ask for favors. But in view of the innumerable graces and miraculous cures granted even to the greatest sinners through the veneration of Your holy infancy, particularly in the miraculous statue of Prague or in representations of it, I exclaim with the greatest assurance: 0 most loving, most pitiful Infant Jesus, You can cure me if You will! Do not hesitate, 0 Heavenly Physician, if it be Your will that I recover from this present illness; extend Your most holy hands, and by Your power take away all pain and infirmity, so that my recovery may be due, not to natural remedies, but to You alone. If, however, You in Your inscrutable wisdom have determined otherwise, then at least restore my soul to perfect health, fill me with heavenly consolation and blessing, that I may be like You, 0 Jesus, in my sufferings, and may glorify Your providence until You, at the death of my body, bestow on me eternal life. Amen.
Personal Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
o most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the source of every goodness, I adore You, I believe in You, I trust in You, I love You and I am sorry for all my sins. I give to You this poor heart of mine. Make it humble, patient, pure so that it may comply with all Your desires.
Let me, 0 good Jesus, live in You and You in me. Protect me in dangers, comfort me in hardships and pains, and grant me health of soul and body, bless all my work and grant me Ihe grace of a holy death. Amen.
Consecration to the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ Conscious, merciful Savior, of my nothingness and of Your sublimity, I cast myself at Your feet and thank You for Ille many proofs of Your grace shown unto me, Your ungrateIIII creature. I thank You especially for delivering me by Your Precious Blood from the destructive power of Satan. In the pl’csence of my dear Mother Mary, my guardian angel, my 11111 ron saint, and of the whole company of heaven, I dedicate Illyself voluntarily with a sincere heart, 0 dearest Jesus, to
I H I r Precious Blood, by which You have redeemed the world II OIl! sin, death and hell. I promise You, with the help of Your 1\1 lire and to the utmost of my strength, to stir up and foster tI”volion to Your Precious Blood, the price of our redempIltll1, so that Your adorable Blood may be honored and gloI illl’d by all. In this way, I wish to make reparation for my “I’ll oyalty towards Your Precious Blood oflove, and to make
iI!sl:lction to You for the many profanations which men
commit against that precious price of their salvation. 0 would that my own sins, my coldness, and all the acts of disrespect I have ever committed against You, 0 Holy Precious Blood, could be undone. Behold, 0 dearest Jesus, I offer to You the love, honor and adoration, which Your most Holy Mother, Your faithful disciples and all the saints have offered to Your Precious Blood. I ask You to forget my earlier faith- 1essness and coldness, and to forgive all who offend You. Sprinkle me, 0 Divine Savior, and all men with Your Precious Blood, so that we, 0 Crucified Love, may love You from now on with all our hearts, and worthily honor the price of our salvation. Amen.
Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary This consecration is actually a renewal of baptismal promises and a consecration to Our Lord through the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Louis De Montfort recommends a period of33 days of prayers, readings and spiritual exercises in preparation for making this consecration.
I, (Name), a faithless sinner, renew and ratify today in thy hands, 0 Immaculate Mother, the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before.
In the presence of all the heavenly court I choose thee this day for my Mother and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate 10 thee, as thy slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full righl of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without ception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glorI’ of God, in time and in eternity. Amen
Personal Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary o most Holy Virgin Mary, my Mother and my Queen, I consecrate and give to your Immaculate Heart my whole being: my thoughts, words and work; my spirit, soul and body. Dispense with my entire being and with everything that lawn, now and in eternity, for the praise and glory of the Holy Trinity, for the consecration of the Church and the salvation of the world.
My Immaculate Mother, help me to live a life worthy of my baptismal sanctification so that I may belong irrevocably 10 my Redeemer. Let me be like you, willing to hear the promptings of the Holy Spirit! May God’s will be fulfilled in me and through me always. Amen.
Act of Consecration to the Two Hearts
Hail, most loving Hearts of Jesus and Mary! We venerate You. We love and honour You. We give and consecrate our-
elves to You forever. Receive us and possess us entirely. PuI’if y, enlighten and sanctify us so that we may love You, Jesus, with the Heart of Mary, and love You, Mary, with the Heart n/’}esus. Amen.
Examination of Conscience
Preparation for a good confession
First of all we should be asking ourselves the following questions:
When was my last confession? Was my last confession valid? Did I perform the penance I was given in my last confession? Did I make up for the evil that I did to my neighbor? How often do I go to confession? Have I been living for a long period of time in the state of grave sin causing me to feel weighed down and lifeless?
(To live a deep spiritual life, frequent confession is advised, for example, once a month, and to receive Holy Communion every Sunday, as well as on important feast days).
Do I approach the Sacrament of Penance with a sincere intention to clean my soul and relieve it from the burden of sin, to renew my life and to turn to and deepen my friendship with God, or do 1 perhaps partake this sacrament out of habit, without real zeal to repair my life?
Do 1 truly repent of my sins? Do they cause me sorrow and remorse because they are ruining my life?
Do 1 sincerely renounce every sin? Have I sincerely resolved nol to sin any more or do 1 plan to commit the same sins again?
(If there is no true contrition in the penitent and a firm desire to stop sinning with deliberate concealment of a grave sin, then the sacrament is not valid and the sins are not forgiven. Thus we just add on a new sin, that is, we blasphemously confess our sins without an earnest intention of receiving the holy sacrament of Christ in contrition. Every confession is an act of conversion and renouncement of every – even the smallest – sin and a complete adherence to Christ and to life in
His love and mercy.)
“How many have perished for faulty confession?” – This is one 01
the famous quotes from St. Teresa of Avila.
Sins Against the Ten Commandments
1. I am the LORD your God!
You shall have no other gods before Me!
Does God have the first place in my life? (liMy God, my all;’ as St. Frances of Assisi would say).
Do I have any other gods besides Him (money and material goods, career, fortune, respect, power, desire to be liked by others, absorbed with fashion and physical appearance, preoccupation with body and flesh, social prestige among family and friends, self-love, etc.)?
Do I have other idols or gods like sport celebrities, rock stars, politicians and actors, or perhaps things like my electronic devices (computers, smart phones, tablets, video qames, tv, etc.), cars, houses, or other items?
Do I have any doubts concerning the faith? Do I dedicate enough of my time to God? Do I pray regularly or do I skip my prayers on occasion orfor a long period oftime?
Ilo I have a superficial approach to faith?
Do I put enough effort into reading about God (the Bible, religious material and hooks) and working on strengthening my faith, or am I lazy and indifferent?
Do I earnestly search for God – real Truth and true Joy – with an open heart? Do I truly believe that God will help me in my life? Am I superstitious? Do I practise Iulollow superstitions such as: black cat or the number 13, astrology, palm reading III lilly occult or similar practice?
Do I knock on wood three times in order for the good things in my life not to get 1I1111(1d? Do I visit psychic healers, therapeutic touch healers, self-named prophets, dllw~(‘rs and others? (Many chiropractors are involved with energy healing; some hld\ of acupuncture treatments are of magical origin … ).
!lId I take courses in transcendental meditation or yoga, or did I participate in any 1111hll~ of oriental sects, like Hare Krishna, Vipassana Buddhist (mindfulness meditation)?
WIi\ I involved in Sai Baba’s movement, Baha’i movement or other oriental or II~II’II\ religious movements?
WtI\ I a member of some sect or secret society (Masons)? Did I perform any 1IIIIIdiion myself (divination from coffee grounds, palm reading or tarot card 111111(/)1 Did anybody else perform something for or on me? Do I read horoscopes, ‘I dill )(‘lieve in astrology?
Do I love God, praise Him and glorify Him?
Was I thankful to God for all the good things in my life, thus becoming more open to receiving greater gifts?
Was I silent about my faith for my benefit, profit, consideration, or due to embarrassment or fear? Did I keep company with people who derided the Faith or religious truths, or with anyone who showed an anti-religious attitude?
Have I been a member of some socially liberal party that relativizes moral issues, or of a (communist) party that denies God?To whom and to what do I give first place in my life? Who is my god?
2. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain!
This includes swearing, the breaking of vows, taking the name of God and/or the saints in vain, showing a lack of respect for the sanctity of God’s name, using profane language, cursing and frequent and unnecessary mentioning of Satan’s name.
3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day!
Failing to attend Mass on Sundays and/or official Feast Days is a grave sin. Working on Sundays or on official Feast Days. Doing regular everyday chores on Sundays. (The Lord’s Day must be different from other days of the week, and has to be more dedicated to God.)
Studying on Sundays and on official Feast Days without some great need. Being late for Mass and conversing during Mass. Being distracted at Mass. Attending Mass out of habit. Not believing in the validity, greatness and spiritual benefit of the Holy Mass. Shunning of religious devotions, like Stations of the Cross and similar devotions …
Minimalism in faith. (That is, doing the bare minimum required by the norms of the Church and nothing more.)
Not giving any charity or alms for the purposes of the Church or the poor. Eatinrl meat on Fridays and not observing the fast on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday or any other days mandated by the Church.
4. Honor your father and your mother!
This includes showing disrespect or disobedience to parents, elders, teachers alii! superiors. Disrespect for parental authority. Neglecting parents and showlllil ingratitude towards them. Parents shouldn’t make children’s life bitter or hinder God” will for their lives. They should ask themselves whether they give a good exampl(l 01 Christian love and virtue to their children. Do they take care oftheir children’s physl( III
material and spiritual needs? Do they teach their children how to pray? Do they impart religious truths and Christian morals? Do they pay attention to what their children do, whom they associate with and where they hang out? Do they monitor their activities to ensure that the content entering their minds is of sound Christian morals?
S. You shall not kill!
Murder. Abortion. Suicide. Fights. Conflicts. Quarrels. Offenses. Immoderate con-
umption offood and beverages. Giving bad examples. Drugs. Excessive smoking and drinking. Damaging the health of oneself and others. Menacing and torturing others. Humiliating and accusing others. Wishing evil or death to oneself or others. Revenge. Ilatred. Unforgiveness. Grumpiness. Pessimism. Self-pity. Participating or persuading ilnother to have an abortion (the severity of guilt is equal for both a father and a mother) or to commit murder. Infanticide. Anger, wrath, fury. Pride. Envy. Egoism. Avarice. Excessive self-centricity. Excessive selectiveness and gourmet disposition in l(lod. Damaging one’s health with excessive dieting forthe sake of outer appearance.
Showing disrespect for God’s natural laws, for example for the natural cycle of dtlys and nights. (For example, going late to bed and oversleeping until after 10 a.m.) II,tnging out in gloomy, dark, smoky and noisy disco clubs or bars; staying up late IIlItil early morning. Lewd parties of any kind. Dancing in close, intimate, contact with 1IIlters or erotic disco dancing. Excessive time spent in pubs and neglecting family Ii”ponsibilities. Gambling for money of any kind. Avoiding any type of ascetic d”‘c Ipline. Laziness and erratic behavior of any kind. Excessive watching of TV JlI 0v.rams. Failing to study/work adequately or meet school/work obligations. Ignoring 111111 ~ family or one’s family obligations.
‘I, You shall not commit adultery!
Iinpure lustful thoughts, words and deeds. Lascivious gaze. Reading and watching 1’IIIIIOqraphic and shameful films, books and magazines.
IlIc)aging in French kissing (so-called movie kisses), petting, indecent and immoral 11I·litlvlor, sexual intercourse – before marriage.
AdUltery. Masturbation. Homosexual relations. Using any type of artificial ‘1IIIIItI(C’ption including abortifacients (morning after pill), mechanical devices like iii'” IlIld diaphragms and condoms which prevent conception. Interruption of inter’1111’,” III marriage (marital onany – Gen. 38, 9). For planning a family, the method 1IIIIIIIItli family planning (NFP) using fertile and non-fertile days is allowed, which tilt, 11I()\t recommended for edifying marital love.
‘dl’lllI/ation and artificial insemination are also grave sins.
Excessive sensuality and obsession with sex and with the opposite sex, perverse marital acts, avoiding and being fearful of having children, prideful attitude in either husband or wife.
Living in an unsacramental (common law) marriage is also a great sin. Frequenting nudist beaches.
Indecent or provocative dress, like too tight, too short or too revealing clothing; everything that accentuates the body figure too much.
7. You shall not steal!
Stealing. Stealing things from businesses, individuals or public places. Destroying public property and social assets.
Fraud of any kind. Money earned through corrupt and dishonest practices and the exploitation of others (unjust profit, shady business practices), damaging others, not paying one’s debts (We are to return whatever amount has been stolen, or we are to give to the poor the closest equivalent amount of money.) Avarice, greed for money and material goods. Envy. Receiving bribes. Showing dim in ished respect for the work and efforts of others. Freeloading train and bus rides, if we have the money to buy a ticket. Insufficient effort and irresponsibility in work.
8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor!
Small and big lies. Dishonesty. Bragging. Unnecessary and excessive talking.
Derogatory conversation. Dirty jokes. Frivolity. Calumny. False promises. Vanity. Gossiping. Criticizing. Objecting. Accusing and judging others. Damaging the good reputation of others. Irresponsibility. Indifference. Lacking compassion for the suffering of others.
9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife!
Desiring your neighbor’s spouse, committing adultery with him or her. Being too intimate and seeing too often a neighbor’s spouse. Failing to avoid such sinful occasions. Scandalizing any member of one’s own or a neighbor’s family, especially the children. Participating in any way in offending the sanctity of marriage. Causlllll discord in a marriage or a marriage breakup.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods!
Envying others or being jealous about their possessions or trying to comp(‘1 materially with them. Being obsessed with making or spending money and Iii accumulation of wealth and material goods. Spiritual envy. Slander against the 9011I1 reputation of others out of malice, jealousy or imprudence.
Neglecting the spiritual dimension of man, which man in fact lives on.