May be said anytime you feel like life is at it's worst and many things are going wrong
in your home. A good time to say this would be when your home is filled with tension and family members are fighting constantly,
and bad things appear to be happening around your home and to your family members on a recurring and never-ending basis. Usually
this prayer is said in last resort situations when things seem to be at their worst and the situation with your home and/or
family appears hopeless. NOTE: You may have heard the word "exorcism" in Hollywood movies. Do not be alarmed by the word as
it simply means a prayer used to drive evil out of your home and away from your family. Say it as often as you feel you need
to, it is extremely effective! Many say they notice immediate peace in their homes after saying this prayer.
Part 1: Prayer to St. Michael
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Most glorious Prince of the Heavenly Armies, 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” (Eph., 6,12). Come to the assistance of men whom God has created to His likeness and whom He has
redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Holy Church 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 the God of Peace to crush Satan beneath
our feet, that he may no longer retain men captive and do injury to the Church. Offer our prayers to the Most High, that without
delay they may draw His mercy down upon us; take hold of “the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan”,
bind him and cast him into the bottomless pit ... “that he may no longer seduce the nations” (Apoc. 20, 2-3).
Part 2: Simple Exorcism Prayer
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, we
confidently undertake to repulse the attacks and deceits of the devil.
God arises; His enemies are scattered and those who hate Him flee before Him. 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. Behold the Cross of the Lord, flee bands of enemies.
R. The Lion of
the tribe of Juda, the offspring of David, hath conquered.
V. May Thy mercy, Lord, descend upon us.
R. As great as our hope in Thee.
(The crosses below indicate a blessing to be given if a priest recites the Exorcism; if a lay
person recites it, they indicate the Sign of the Cross to be made silently by that person.)
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 Church
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 the Church,
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. “God 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, “humbled Himself, becoming
obedient even unto death” (Phil.2,8); He who has built His Church on the firm rock 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” (Matt. 28,20).
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 up His only Son, that every soul believing in Him might not perish but have life everlasting”
(St.John 3, 16); stop deceiving human creatures and pouring out to them the poison of eternal damnation; stop harming the
Church and hindering her 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 the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church acquired by Christ
at the 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 Hosts.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
May the Lord be with thee.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
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. Amen.
V. From the snares of the devil,
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
V. That Thy Church may serve Thee in peace and liberty:
We beseech Thee to hear us.
V. That Thou may crush down all enemies of Thy Church:
We beseech Thee to hear us.
(Holy water is sprinkled in the place where we may be.)