Articles of Protection From Negative & Demonic Forces

The Holy Bible.

Because we believe that the Bible is the Word of God, the Scriptures are not only a source of comfort and inspiration but also of protection.  When facing demonic forces, the reading of Sacred Scripture is most helpful in repelling evil and invoking the Divine Presence.  Some Bible verses that are particularly powerful are Psalms 23, 91 and 121.  Putting on the Armor of God with St. Paul’s words in the Letter to the Ephesians, chapter 6 is good protection as is Luke, Chapter 10, verses 17-20.

The Wearing of black/dark clothing.

This comes from the tradition of Wicca because black is a color of protection.

Catholic Sacramentals. 

What are Sacramentals?  Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia explains about these Catholic tools: “Sacramentals consist of material things or of actions that the Church uses after the manner of Sacraments, so as to achieve though the merits of the faithful certain effects, primarily of a spiritual nature.

Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Catholic Doctrine edited by Russell Shaw.(Huntington, IN.: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, 1997)

Holy Water.

Blessed water has been a part of many religions around the world and throughout the ages. A common use for this water has been to cleanse from and repel evil, impurity and even sin, as well as to share in the life of their deity.  In Catholic Christian tradition, Holy Water is used to invoke God’s blessings on those who use it and protection from evil. For this reason it is sprinkled over a person, place or object.  It is also a symbol of interior cleaning interior purification, reminding us of the Sacrament of Baptism.

Blessing of Water;

Creature water, I exorcise thee in the name of God the+ Father almighty, and in the name of Jesus Christ + His Son, our Lord, and in the power of the +Holy Spirit, that you may be able to put to flight all the power of the enemy, and be able to root out and supplant that enemy and his apostate angels; through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire.

O God, Who for the salvation of the human race has built your greatest mysteries upon this substance, in your kindness hear our prayers and pour down the power of your blessing into this element, prepared by many purifications. May this your creation be a vessel of divine grace + to dispel demons and sicknesses, so that everything that it is sprinkled on in the homes and buildings of the faithful will be rid of all unclean and harmful things. Let no pestilent spirit, no corrupting atmosphere, remain in those places: may all the schemes of the hidden enemy be dispelled. Let whatever might trouble the safety and peace of those who live here be put to flight by this water, so that health, gotten by calling Your holy name, may be made secure against all attacks. Through the Lord, Amen.
Blessed Salt .

Rev. John H. Hampsch C.M.F. explains that: “Salt in the ancient world was a precious commodity Roman soldiers were partially paid with packets of salt (“sal” in Latin); this was the origin of our word “salary” and of phrases like “worth his salt,” etc. Being costly, it was an appropriate offering to God as a “covenant of salt” (Leviticus 2:13; II Chronicles 13:5; Numbers 18:19) used in sacrifices by the Israelites (Ezekiel 43:24) and for the accompanying sacrificial meal (Genesis 31:54). Belief in its preservative and healing properties.  As a Catholic sacramental, salt blessed by the liturgical prayer of a priest may be used by itself, unmixed, as in exorcisms, and formerly in the exorcistic prayer at baptism, or it may be mixed with water to make holy water, as the ritual prescribes (reminiscent of Elisha’s miracle). In whichever form, it is intended to be an instrument of grace to preserve one from the corruption of evil occurring as sin, sickness, demonic influence, etc. Thus used non-superstitiously, modest amounts of salt may be sprinkled in one’s bedroom, or across thresholds to prevent burglary, in cars for safety, etc. A few grains in drinking water or used in cooking or as food seasoning often bring astonishing spiritual and physical benefits, as I have personally witnessed many times. As with the use of Sacraments, much depends on the faith and devotion of the person using salt or any sacramental. This faith must be Jesus-centered, as was the faith of the blind man in John 9; he had faith in Jesus, not in the mud and spittle used by Jesus to heal him.”

Blessing of Salt

Almighty God, we ask you to bless + this salt, as once you blessed the salt scattered over the water by the prophet Elisha. Wherever this salt + is sprinkled, drive away the power of evil, and protect us always by the presence of your Holy Spirit. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen
Blessed Oil.

The use of oil that is ritually blessed is an ancient practice.  Oil is a Biblical symbol of strength and imparting of authority. It can also signify the calling of the Holy Spirit upon one.  The Biblical use of oil was to set aside someone or something as holy and sacred, setting apart from common use and consecrate for a holy and Godly purpose.  Luke 4:18:  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me toproclaim good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and  recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.  Mark 6:13:  They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.  We use holy oil to anoint those who are doing the investigations or the house banishing, asking for God’s power and protection.  The clergy will anoint the clients for healing, strength and protection if they feel under demonic attack.  We also trace the sign of the cross with it over doorways and lintels to seal homes and also to seal any spiritual portals we may find in a home.

Blessed Candles.

Candles are blessed in order to represent Christ, who is the Light of the World.  It is the Light of Christ who illumines the darkness of evil and sin.  We use blessed candles to bring God’s blessings into a place and to drive out any dark forces that may be present.

Blessing of Candles

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, bless + these candles at our request.  By virtue of the holy cross, Lord, pour upon them the virtue of Your heavenly blessing.  You have given them to mankind to drive away the dark.  May they, at this sign of the + cross, receive such blessing that wherever they may be lit or placed, the princes of darkness may depart and be afraid and fly in fear from those houses with all their helpers.



The Crucifix.

This is a powerful sacramental in that it represents Christ’s triumph over sin, death and evil.  It represents the moment of Satan’s defeat.

Blessing of a Cross or Crucifix

Heavenly Father, you sent your Son to us because you love us, and want to save us.  By the power of his cross, free us from sin and let us live each day for you.  Bless + this sign of glory, and let it remind us that Jesus died and rose for all. Help us to carry our cross with him every day,


Religious Medals.

Religious medals, blessed by a priest or deacon carries the grace of protection as well as the intercession of the subject on the medal (i.e. Jesus, Our Lady; an angel or saint) .


The St. Benedict Medal.

This is a powerful sacramental because of the form of blessing placed upon it.  It is the only medal to have an exorcism attached to it.  For this reason it is powerful for protection over demonic forces.

On the back side of the medal:

The vertical beam of the Cross has five letters: C.S.S.M.L., meaning Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux (May the holy Cross be for me a light).

The horizontal beam of the Cross also has five letters: N.D.S.M.D., meaning Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux (Let not the dragon be my guide).

The four large letters at the angles of the Cross: C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti (The Cross of the Holy Father Benedict).
Encircling the Cross in a circle around the right margin are these letters: V.R.S.N.S.M.V., meaning Vade retro Satana; nunquam suade mihi vana (Begone Satan! Suggest not to me thy vain things).

Around the left margin of the circle are these letters: S.M.Q.L.I.V.B., meaning Sunt mala quae libas; ipse venena bibas (The drink you offer is evil; drink that poison yourself).

No special way of carrying or applying the Medal is prescribed. It may be worn around the neck, attached to something or simply carried in one’s pocket.  It can be placed over doorways in rooms or foundations of buildings or attached to vehicles.


Blessing of St. Benedict Medals 

In the name of God the Father + almighty, who made heaven and earth, the seas and all that is in them, I exorcise these medals against the power and attacks of the evil one. May all who use these medals devoutly be blessed with health of soul and body. In the name of the Father + almighty, of the Son + Jesus Christ our Lord, and of the Holy + Spirit the Paraclete, and in the love of the same Lord Jesus Christ who will come on the last day to judge the living and the dead, and the world by fire. Amen.

Let us pray.

Almighty God, the boundless source of all good things, we humbly ask that, through the intercession of Saint Benedict, you pour out your blessings + upon these medals. May those who use them devoutly and earnestly strive to perform good works be blessed by you with health of soul and body, the grace of a holy life, and remission of the temporal punishment due to sin. May they also with the help of your merciful love, resist the temptation of the evil one and strive to exercise true charity and justice toward all, so that one day they may appear sinless and holy in your sight. This we ask though Christ our Lord.  Amen.

(The medals are then sprinkled with holy water.)


The Miraculous Medal.

The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal has this to say about this Sacramental:

“The Medal of the Immaculate Conception, popularly known as the Miraculous Medal, is unique among all medals. It was designed by the Blessed Virgin Mary herself! No wonder, then, that it wins such extraordinary graces for those who wear it and pray for Mary’s intercession and help. Our Lady manifested the Medal to Sister (now Saint) Catherine Laboure on November 27, 1830 in the motherhouse of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, in Paris. Catherine saw Our Lady standing on a globe, with dazzling rays of light streaming from her outstretched hands. Framing the figure was an inscription: O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Then Mary spoke to Catherine: “Have a medal struck upon this model. Those who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around the neck.”

The vision then seemed to turn to show the reverse of the Medal: the letter M surmounted by a cross with a bar at its base; below this monogram, the Sacred Heart of Jesus crowned with thorns, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary pierced with a sword.

With approval of the Catholic Church, the first medals were made in 1832 and were distributed in Paris. Almost immediately the blessings that Mary had promised began to shower down on those who wore her medal, and soon all of France was clamoring for what the people referred to as the “Miraculous Medal.” Use of the Medal spread from country to country and now blankets the world. Everywhere the Medal is still drawing down from God golden blessings for body and soul.”

Blessing of the Miraculous Medal


Almighty and merciful God, Who by the many appearances on earth of the Immaculate Virgin Mary were pleased to work miracles again and again for the salvation of souls; kindly pour out Your blessing + on this medal, so that all who devoutly wear it and reverence it may experience the patronage of Mary Immaculate and obtain mercy from You; through Christ our Lord.

Blessing of a Medal of St. Michael


Father in heaven, we praise you for sending your Spirit into our hearts to teach us to pray. Bless + this medal of St. Michael the Archangel and teach us to use it as an aid to sincere and devoted prayer. May we continue to grow in prayer, and be pleasing to you in our lives. All praise and glory are yours, Father, through Christ our Savior, in the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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