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apparition, or indications of 'paranormal activity',
other consider it a 'problem' and threat, and want it to 'go
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is plaguing you in your life.
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While the community is open to many, but who we allow to advice
people in need is quit another matter.
Over time we accumulate a "white list" of those who have proven to
have the knowledge and
understanding of "Ghost and Demonic hauntings" for
Please be advised of this
before accepting help from anyone!
Do you believe you are being
Haunting is a "spiritual matter" not a “scientific”
Fortunately, the Christian Faith
has many resources and a rich history
in handling cases like
Do not Call
Most Ghost Hunting groups carry a mix of other
faiths and belief systems that we as Christians should not allow in
You should seek only Catholic/Christian solutions. 'SAGE Smudging'
for example, is a common solution used by these groups. This is a
pagan ritual and can make matters worse.
Note: The more "negative" type hauntings may have spirits that will
purposely avoid detection. Thus leaving inconclusive or false
results. Bottom line, be careful with whom you let into your home
and call for help. If you have a real problem haunting, try talking
to your parish priest first. Or you can even reach our organization
through our website.
Do not attempt
To put it simply, do not use Ouija Boards,
pendulums, or even "Psychic-Mediums" to identify or communicate
with a spirit as these can make matters worse. If a spirit truly
needs your help, prayers of intercession offered for the soul(s) is
the way to go.
Catholic/Orthodox: There are many specific prayers
for the "Poor souls" written throughout history in the
Catholic/Orthodox faith. (See the Prayer Warriors
A word on the
All Christians should refrain
from dabbling in occult practices such as with tarot cards,
astrology, séance’s, even getting psychic readings "for fun". These
practices should NOT be part of your life as a Christian. There are
no "White" Witches. All prayer not offered to the one true God, are
prayers to Satan and his minions. Period! Because of TV and Movie
themes showcasing Witchcraft with a supposed "good" or "white"
side, always note the dark side reveals its true nature.
Whatever your intentions of asking for "Good" things from the
devil, or "bad "things, you are still going to another for things
you should go to GOD for.
Symptoms of a
Dark Spirit Haunt
Besides the activity and occurrences one might
experience that is clearly "para-normal". One can note things
that are evident in typical Dark Spirit hauntings. That are often
overlooked and passed off as "normal." However, it is not as simple
as a short checklist. The more subtle traits you find, the
more likely it will spell "H-A-U-N-T-I-N-G." Sleep paralysis, for
example, might have a medical explanation, but can more often be
related to something paranormal and might indicate the presence of
"dark spirits." You might find yourself waking at precisely
3AM at night, this also can be something to note. "Shadow people"
are not a good thing and when you think you see them. These may be
an early indication of a haunting. Start the proper
prayers now, rather than later, they can be found on our website as
well as a list of more indications that you might be
GOD helps those
who help themselves!
Most often we find that it all revolves
around this, rather than a classic haunting that suddenly stirs up.
People bring it on themselves with their lifestyles, habits of sin,
and dabbling with what they believe as "Harmless" in occult
practices. It is becoming an epidemic in the last five years
because of the media as well as the moral decline of the nation.
People have to make up their minds to change their spiritual diet,
just as a diabetic has to exclude sugar. Once we are "Haunted" by
negative spirits, we must begin or renew a higher path of
spirituality within the church.
The Armor of
Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and
from his mighty power. Put on the armor of God so that you may be
able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. For our
struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities,
with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness,
with the evil spirits in the heavens. Therefore, put on the armor
of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having
done everything, to hold your ground. So stand fast with your loins
girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate, and
your feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace. In all
circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all (the) flaming
arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the
sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians
What you can do
as a Christian
Some hauntings gain strength because of the
spiritual or psychological state of one or more of the family
members of the household. The recent death of a loved one could
begin a visitation. More often sudden occurrences that would
indicate something paranormal are often attributed to recent
changes that you might be aware of.
The following suggestions are good practices
regardless if you are being haunted or not. These will help if you
are faced with something of a “dark nature.”
Take a deep look at
your spiritual life. Are you living a life pleasing to God? Mass
every Sunday? Daily prayers? Confession? Sin is a lure for dark
spirits. It may be time to take a higher spiritual path toward
Jesus and setting aside a sinful way of
practices: Do you dabble in occult
practices? Play with Ouija Boards, Tarot Cards, consult Psychic
Mediums? White Witchcraft? Even reading books on Witchcraft out of
curiosity in your home is an “Invitation” to a dark spirit. These
practices need to stop.
Psychological: The overtone of your
household environment can play a part in your overall psychological
well being. Is there stress, bickering, deep seeded
resentment or anger towards another? These things can bring
negative emotions and can draw and empower dark spirits. Try hard
to ease the tension and ill feelings in the house. Psychological
ailments such as depression can also play a part. Seek professional
help for these ailments, to heal the mind.
4. Say prayers of
“Deliverance”, prayers to break curses. Just
to be on the safe side. A curse might be a result of walking over a
cursed grave site or inadvertently by the things that you say.
Prayers for the "poor souls" only work for spirits in
purgatory. Also, you will want to Join the
Warriors - Prayer teams" here in the
community and post a request prayers to help
Sacramentals. The Catholic faith offers
many, such as the Saint Benedict Medal (www.osb.org), wear it daily on a neck
chain. The “Miraculous” Medal is good also. You will want to get
them blessed by your parish Priest. SAINT BENEDICT MEDALS are
available free for those in need. Contact Admin
Ken for more info! (They are Blessed) These are
for those who need them ASAP, we won't be giving away medals for
the 'boundary' blessing (four corners blessing), they are only for
individuals who need them now, (wear them on a chain!), rather than
later awaiting an order by mail and the blessing of a priest. Help
to build your "armor". Also, more Free sacramentals
can be found here.
Note: you may need to get them "blessed".
Clergy. Consult with clergy for spiritual
advice to help you and your family get back on track. Do not go
running to the nearest Priest and directly ask for an "Exorcism" on
your house or on a person. An Exorcism would be for the
church to decide, you can state your concerns and a possible need
for 'deliverance prayers' if you find these solutions are not
enough. However, consider church involvement as a Last
resort. Most of this involves taking these steps to a higher
spiritual path as outlined in #1. Have your parish Priest bless
your house AFTER you get other things in order in your
6b. Deliverance Ministers
- Some might go over-board and tell
you that you have a "Demon" when you don't, but it never hurts to
have a "healing" session and prayers said on your behalf when
have a true "Problem haunting". This could help to break any
attachments, just "Be careful" when approaching some Denominations
and church groups.
7. Keep it
separate. Do not discuss your spiritual
matters with a Psychologist or even a Medical Doctor. Many in the
medical field are "Blinded by science" and even Atheist. Many will
try to explain true encounters as "Imagination" or "Medical." After
all, do we take our car problems to a plumber? The best you can do
is to see if your parish Priest or local Archdiocese can recommend
a medical science professional who is of your 'Christian'
denomination - and knows very well that "Hauntings" can indeed
occur, and they have a sound understanding of how "Spiritual
warfare" can indeed affect the mind, body as well as the
have found it is better not to take any chances and move forward to
a stronger spiritual life in daily prayer and sacraments. The
Rosary alone said daily can prevent these things. Assuming
someone in your household does not "open doorways" with occult
practices, that otherwise should remain shut. We have "free
will" and certain practices can indeed counter the good you might
do with prayer and penance to some degree. Our own choices can
invite evil into our lives which may end as a
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FIVE STEPS "SELF HELP"
( A very effective brief outline of "Self
1. Make your peace with God, search your soul for your sins,
and repent and make immense for them. A Catholic/Orthodox should
try to make a good confession.
“Oh My God, I am whole heartedly sorry, for having offended thee,
and I detest all of my sins,
Especially [add specific ones here], because I dread the lost of
heaven and the pains of Hell. But most of all I have offended thee
my God, who are all good and deserving all my Love. I firmly
resolve, with the help of thy grace, to confess my sins, to do
penance and to amend my life amen.”
2. Prep for the next steps with prayers,
fasting, penance, put on your "armor of God".
3. Breaking curses. To breaking any "attachments" proceed with
prayers and method specific to breaking curses as these can come in
a variety of ways.
NOTE: Non-Catholic may omit the
portions within the braces "[ ]" in red.
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, [strengthened by the intercession of the Blessed
Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Blessed Michael the Archangel, of
the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the
Saints,] and powerful in the holy authority of His
Precious and Wondrous Name, We ask, O Lord God, that you break and
dissolve any and all curses, hexes, spells, seals, satanic vows and
pacts, spiritual bondings and soul ties with satanic forces, evil
wishes, evil desires, hereditary seals, snares, traps, lies,
obstacles, deceptions, diversions, spiritual influences, and every
dysfunction and disease from any source whatsoever, that have been
placed upon our family and household; [and particularly upon
[person's name] , whom we love very much.]
Father in Heaven, please rebuke these evil spirits and their
effects and cast them away from this family [and particularly upon
[person's name] ] so that we may continue to do Your Will and
fulfill the mission you have for them to Your Greater Glory.
Thank you, Father, for hearing our prayer. We praise Your Holy Name
and worship You and Love You. Thank You for the wisdom and light of
Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for enabling us through Your Holy
Spirit to be aggressive against the works of the enemy. Thank You
for Your Hope, that takes away discouragement; thank You for
ongoing victory. "...in all these things we are more than
conquerors through Him who loved us" (Romans 837).
Father, We now place our enemies into your hands. Look with mercy
upon them, and do not hold their sins against them. Anyone who has
cursed our ` family and household, we now
bless. Anyone who has hurt us, we now forgive. For those who have
persecuted us, we now pray
Next, say one each:
Our Father who art in heaven
[Glory Be to the Father...]
O My Sweet Jesus, forgive us our sins and save us from the fires of
Hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, and help especially those who are
most in need of Thy Mercy.
[Holy Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our
protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God
rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O prince of the heavenly
hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the
other evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of
Heavenly Father, I love You, I praise You, and I worship You. I
thank You for sending your Son Jesus Who won victory over sin and
death for my salvation. I thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit
Who empowers me, guides me, and leads me into fullness of life.
[I thank You for Mary, my Heavenly Mother,
who intercedes with the holy angels and saints for
Lord Jesus Christ, I place myself at the foot of Your cross and ask
You to cover me with Your Precious Blood which pours forth from
Your Most Sacred Heart and Your Most Holy Wounds, Cleanse me, my
Jesus, in the living water that flows from Your Heart. I ask You to
surround me, Lord Jesus, with Your Holy Light.
Heavenly Father, let the healing waters of my baptism now flow back
through the maternal and paternal generations to purify my family
line of Satan and sin. I come before You, Father, and ask
forgiveness for myself, my relatives, and my ancestors, for any
calling upon powers that set themselves up in opposition to you or
that does not offer true honor to Jesus Christ. In Jesus' Holy
Name, I now reclaim any territory that was handed over to Satan and
place it under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
By the power of Your Holy Spirit, reveal to me, Father, any people
I need to forgive and any areas of unconfessed sin. Reveal aspects
of my life that are not pleasing You, Father, ways that have given
or could give Satan a foothold in my life. Father I give to You any
unforgiveness; I give to You my sins; and, I give to You all ways
that Satan has a hold of my life. Thank You, Father for these
revelations, thank You, for Your forgiveness and Your love.
Lord Jesus, in Your Holy Name, I bind all evil spirits of the air,
water, ground, underground, and netherworld. I further bind, in
Jesus' Name, any and all emissaries of the satanic headquarters and
claim the Precious Blood of Jesus on the air, atmosphere, water,
ground and their fruits around us, the underground and the
Heavenly Father, allow Your Son Jesus to come now [with the Holy
Spirit, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the holy angels and the
saints] to protect me from all harm and to keep all evil
spirits from taking revenge on me in any way.
(Repeat the following sentence three times:)
In the Holy Name of Jesus, I seal myself, my family, my relatives,
this room, our home, our out buildings and the valued contents
within, our property, all places in which we live, dwell, work, and
travel upon. Our Automobiles, our appliances, furniture, (place,
home, church, car, plane, etc.), our financial matters and all
sources of supply in the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ.
(To break and dissolve all satanic seals, repeat the following
paragraph three times because satanic seals are placed three
In the Holy Name of Jesus, I break and dissolve any and all curses,
hexes, spells, snares, traps, lies, obstacles, deceptions,
diversions, spiritual influences, evil wishes, evil desires,
hereditary seals, known and unknown, and every dysfunction and
disease from any source including my mistakes and sins. In Jesus'
Name, I break and dissolve any and all links and effects of links
with: astrologers; bohmos; channelers; charters; clairvoyants;
crystal healers; crystals; fortune tellers; mediums; the New Age
Movements; occult seers; palm, tea leaf, or tarot card readers;
psychics; santeros; satanic cults; spirit guides; witches;
witchdoctors; and Voodoo. In Jesus' Name, I dissolve all effects of
participation in séances and divination, Ouija boards, horoscopes,
occult games of all sorts, and any form of worship that does not
offer true honor to Jesus Christ.
Lord Jesus fill me with charity, compassion, faith, gentleness,
hope, humility, joy, kindness, light, love, mercy, modesty,
patience, peace, purity, security, serenity, tranquility, trust,
truth, understanding, and wisdom. Help me to walk in Your Light and
Truth, illuminated by the Holy Spirit so that together We may
praise, honor, and glorify Our Father in time and in eternity. For
You, Lord Jesus, are, ".the way, the truth, and the life" (John
14:6 NAB), and You ".have come that we might have life and have it
more abundantly" (John 10:10 JB) "God indeed is my savior; I am
confident and unafraid. MY strength and courage is the Lord, and he
has been my savior" (Isaiah 12:2 JB). Amen. Alleluia. Amen.
4. Deliverance - take steps to rebuke,
cleanse the home.
Typically the home owner can
say: "In the name of Jesus, I command all evil and unclean
spirits to leave this place,
go back to where you came from and never return."
Catholic Orthodox should use Holy water, and say three times in
"In the name of Jesus, and by his precious blood, I command all
evil and unclean spirits to leave this place, go back to where you
came from and never return."
NOTE: It is generally recommend
to NOT do these if you have a physically active haunting you could
be in danger "shaking the beehive".
Consult with a specialist here first if you fear there may be some
sort of "retaliation" or "payback".
PRAYERS FOR DELIVERANCE FROM
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,], descend upon me. Please 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,
malefice, ties, maledictions, and the evil eye; diabolic
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. *I humbly ask for the aid of God [and his Angles and Saints in heaven,] to
command and bid all the powers who molest me -- by the power of God
all powerful, in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, through the
intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary -- 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, and where they will be crushed under the heel
of the Immaculate Virgin Mary.
(*modified for a 'non-clergy' to recite)
PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE
My Lord, You are all powerful, You are God, You are 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, O Lord.
From hatred, fornication, envy, We beg You: Free us, O Lord. From
thoughts of jealousy, rage, and death. We beg You: Free us, O Lord.
From every thought of suicide and abortion. We beg You: Free us, O
Lord. From every form of sinful sexuality. We beg You: Free us, O
Lord. From every division in our family, and every harmful
friendship. We beg You: Free us, O Lord. From every sort of spell,
malefice, witchcraft, and every form of the occult. We beg You:
Free us, O Lord. Lord, You Who said, "I leave you peace, my peace I
give you," grant that, [through the
intercession of the Virgin Mary,] we may be liberated
from every evil spell and enjoy Your peace always. In the Name of
Christ, our Lord. Amen."
5. Prevention -
keep the protection prayers going doing a simply rebuke often to ensure it
doesn't get a foot hold in.
Trusting in the promise that whatever we ask the Father in Jesus'
name He will do, I(we) now approach You Father with confidence in
Our Lord's words and in Your infinite power and love for me(us) and
for our household and family, [and with
the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, the
Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, Blessed Archangel Michael, my(our)
guardian angel(s) and the guardian angels of our household and
family, with all the saints and angels of heaven,] and
Holy in the power of His blessed Name, as ask you Father to protect
our household and its members and keep us from the harassment of
the devil and his minions.
Father I(we) ask in desire to serve You and adore You and to live
our lives for You that You build a hedge of protection around our
household, like that which surrounded Job, and to help us to keep
that hedge repaired and the gate locked so that the devil and his
minions have no access or means to breach the hedge except by your
Father, I(we) am(are) powerless against the spiritual forces of
evil and recognize my(our) utter dependence on You and Your power.
Look with mercy upon me(us) and upon our household and family. Do
not look upon our sins, O Lord; rather, look at the sufferings of
your Beloved Son and see the Victim who's bitter passion and death
has reconciled us to You. By the victory of the cross, protect us
from all evil and rebuke any evil spirits who wish to attack,
influence, or breach Your hedge of protection in any way. Send them
back to Hell and fortify Your Hedge for our protection by the blood
of Your Son, Jesus. Send your Holy Angels to watch over us and
Father, all of these things I(we) ask in the most holy name of
Jesus Christ, Your Son. Thank you, Father, for hearing my(our)
prayer. I(we) love You, I(we) worship You, I(we) thank You and
I(we) trust in You. Amen.
PRAYER FOR OUR CHILDREN: (I say this one
We bow humbly before You, heavenly Father, to pray for our
children, [names of children], and for our whole family. We bring
our children and our family before You in the name of the Lord
We thank You, Lord, that You love [names of children] and our
entire family, with the love of Calvary. We thank You that You have
given [names of children] to us to love and nurture in Christ.
We ask You to forgive us together as parents, and each of us alone
in our roles as father and mother, for all our failures to guide
our children in the way they ought to go. Help us Lord to be the
parents You want us to be; that we may train [names of children] in
Your ways, that we may model the Christ-life before them, so that
when they grow-up they will love You and live for You.
Accepting our position through You of having "divine power to
(2 Cor. 10:4) that come into our family, we
ask You Father to bring all the work of the Lord Jesus,
[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 and Angels of Heaven,] and powerful in the holy
authority of His Name, to focus directly against the powers of
darkness that do now or may later bother, influence, and bind
[names of children] and our family in any way; and specifically
against (name specific areas of troubles or problems).
We pray that You shall bring the victory of our Lord's incarnation,
crucifixion, resurrection, Ascension, and glorification directly
against all of Satan's power brought against us in our family and
specifically in the lives of [names of children] . We ask You
heavenly Father to bind up all power of darkness set to destroy
[names of children] , or our family, and we loose [names of
children] , and this family, from the influence and harassment of
Satan and his demons, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We invite the blessed Holy Spirit to move in hearts of [names of
children] that they may know the truth as they are able at their
age. We invite the blessed Holy Spirit to move in our hearts and to
convict us of sin, of righteousness, and of our responsibility as
parents to raise [names of children] in Your name.
We plead the blood of Christ over [names of children] and this
family. We claim for us a life yielded to serve the true and living
God in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
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