I feel a divine jealousy for you, for I promised you in marriage to one husband, to present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by its cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. 2 Corinthians 11:2-4
If you are like me, you have been awake and seeing the train wreck of our society for a long time. I have pondered how Saint Paul went into all these Gentile churches and spoke to them about the unknown God they had an altar to, and he pointed them towards Christ, even in his own peril. Corinth was worshipping Aphrodite with orgies and temple sex slaves. Saint Paul is not unfamiliar in dealing with the sins we see rampant today.
There are days that the onslaught of sin can seem overwhelming and that we are incapable of winning this battle. But we know that isn’t true and that the battle is not in the physical plane. It is a spiritual battle and we need to be warriors of prayer. We fight, as Paul tells us, Powers and Principalities. We fight on our knees in prayer. The corruption of our children is the final phase of corruption that began long ago. This century escalated our moral degradation. Divorce, contraception, pornography, abortion, homosexuality, transgenderism, all of it, a moral abyss. It actually leads to violence because people do not understand the dignity for which we were made.
Speaking this truth does not mean condemnation of the persons who have committed these things. On the contrary, speaking this truth is meant as a call back to dignity, purity, and holiness. Dignity, purity and holiness usher in true charity. There is nothing you have done that God cannot heal in a way you never thought possible. Saint Paul told Corinth, even after all they had done, that he promised them to one husband, to be presented as a chaste virgin. God can restore all things. We are in a battle for our identity. We need to reclaim ourselves as children of God.
Though in the past we had more protection prayed for us by the clergy, we don’t always have that luxury today. Many inside the church are corrupt, the sex scandals and cover up have shown us that, But we are not helpless. We have a God who told us to ask, seek and knock. I wrote this prayer to do just that.
I followed the template provided here. I do not have the authority to cast out demons, that is reserved for the exorcists, but I do have courage to ask God the Father to do this for us. This is my plea to God the Father.
God the Father in Heaven from whom all authority comes, we come before you today to implore you, in the Most Holy Name of Jesus Christ to protect your family here on earth.
Deal aggressively with the enemy who tries to steal, kill and destroy the innocence of children and the love of the family.
Help us Lord to resist the devil. Set the enemy to flight. Give us a deep desire for the Most Holy Trinity alone.
God the Father, through your authority and in the Holy Name of your Son, Jesus Christ, we ask for the Sword of the Holy Spirit to be brought upon your people to bind and cast out;
the spirit of homosexuality
the desire for homosexuality
the spirit of transgenderism
the desire to be transgender
the spirit of fornication
the desire to fornicate
the spirit of pornography
the desire to view pornography
the spirit of divorce
the desire to divorce
the spirit of contraception and lifelessness
the desire to bear no fruit
the spirit of murder and abortion
the desire to murder and abort
the spirit of violence
the desire to commit violence
the spirit of envy
the spirit of pride
the spirit of all lust and sexual perversions, disordered desire and unchastity.
God the Father we ask you to cast them out, abolish and remove them in the name of your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, whose blood was poured out for us to be redeemed.
We ask that the stronghold of these perversions that permeate our society be broken and rendered powerless and void in our universal church, in our Dioceses (name yours), in our parish (name yours), in our families and homes.
We ask that all forms of retaliation be blocked from harming us.
Make our hearts burn with the fire of true charity and make our families holy families. Heal us Lord.
We ask this through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, all the choirs of Angels, and all the Saints in Heaven.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Thank you for this powerful prayer! And thank you so much for the link to the First Things article!! So, so true! With the loss of many of the exorcist prayers, we can see the evil one’s rise in the Church since 1965. It is getting close to 60 years…I know–I was born in 1965. God bless you for your faithfulness!
Amazing prayer! Thank you for composing it and posting it. I will pray it whenever I can. God bless you.
To continue the fight, ensure you are in a state of grace and then start praying the Auxilium Christianorum prayers.
Do you have a link to those prayers?
Yes. This is the prayers recommended by Fr Chad Ripperger. http://auxiliumchristianorum.org.
There is also an app you can download.
Thank you for this beautiful prayer! Would you permit it to be copied and shared? These are the exact things we need to pray against in our world today.
Sure. It’s meant to be prayed!
Thank you so much, and God’s blessings continue to be on you and your family!
God Bless you too.
Amen! Thanks be to God for this powerful prayer!
Really needed to read this today…a reminder and a rallying cry to God in prayer . You may have attended the online monthly deliverance prayer sessions offered by exorcist Msgr. Stephen Rossetti. The one this Monday has filled up but one can sign up for these powerful opportunities to pray with others under the direction of this priest and exorcist in Washington DC. We heard him present at a Eucharistic Congress last October in Miami. The amount of people these exorcists are ministering to is rapidly increasing. God bless you and thanks again for your writing and prayers.
“The love of money is the root of all evil” in the Church, in America, and in the world.
My bible translation says, “the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.” Love of money is certainly one of the egregious sins, also a disordered desire to obtain fleshly and worldly things. Desiring wrongly leads us to perdition, it is why we should desire God alone.
But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. 1 Timothy 6:9-10 NRSV
The original literal Greek is: “For a root of all evils is the love of money.” ‘kinds’ is not in the original Greek. ‘all kinds of evil’ is not as encompassing as ‘all evils’. To say that love of money is certainly ‘one of the egregious sins’ diminishes the fact that Jesus has said that we cannot serve both God and mammon. The love of money is the supreme antithesis of loving God.
To ‘love the things of the world’, which are ‘the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life’ are promoted and sold by lovers of money. All of which are contrary to the love of God and to the will of God. (1 John 2:15-17)
I wonder why so many translations say “kinds”?
Loving anything more than God is idolatry but yes I can see how it’s a root for the rest of the tree, whatever it may be, to grow.
“Thou shall love the LORD your God with all our heart, with all our mind, with all our soul, and with all our strength” Do any of us?
Only God knows the interior of someone’s heart. It’s why it’s a battle and we are the church militant, fighting the devil and cooperating with grace so God can divinize us with his love.
Wow, very powerful. It’s easy to feel like we’re sinking in quicksand, but with prayer we can get in the Devil’s face.
This is one of the best articles I’ve seen concerning the onslaught of diabolical evil that has totally permeated our society and our Church. That is also a great prayer, and one I will add to my daily list of prayers. Thank you for standing up for the truth!
Veilofveronica: It is one of those verses where the Greek word, πάντων was translated by many of the N.T. translations as ‘all kinds’, rather than as ‘all’. Not being a linguist, it has something to do with whether the verse should be translated as ‘the’ root, rather than ‘a’ root. Nevertheless, it is a valid question, and God loves humble hearts, which all of us need in order to receive His saving grace.