Specific Sacramentals used in Spiritual Warfare

Only a priest (and a deacon, if indicated), may bless and create sacramentals. Thus, the following blessings may not be said by laity.

For the purposes of spiritual warfare it is best to use the blessing formula from the Extraordinary Form that includes an exorcism for Holy Water, Holy Salt, Holy Oil, and Holy Incense.

Exorcised Holy Water

[While the ordinary blessing of water and salt found in the current Book of Blessings is efficacious because it is an approved blessing form by the Church, for purposes of use in spiritual warfare and deliverance we prefer the extraordinary form of the blessing, which is what is found below.]

A priest must bless the water.

V. The Lord be with you.

℟. And with your spirit.

 Let Us Pray.

 O God, Creator unconquerable, invincible King, Victor ever-glorious, Who did hold in check the forces bent on dominating us, Who did overcome the cruelty of the raging enemy, Who did in Thy power beat down the wicked foe:

Humbly and fearfully do we pray to Thee, O Lord, and we ask Thee to look with favor on this salt and water which Thou has created. Shine on it with the light of Thy kindness. Sanctify it by the dew of Thy love, so that, through the invocation of Thy holy name, wherever this water and salt is sprinkled it may turn aside every attack of the unclean spirit and dispel the terror of the poisonous serpent. And wherever we may be, make the Holy Spirit present to us who now implore Thy mercy. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

℟. Amen.

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

℟. Who made heaven and earth.

 Exorcism of Salt (if not done in advance)

 God’s creature, salt, I cast out the demon from you by the living + God, by the true + God, by the holy + God, by God who ordered you to be thrown into the water-spring by Eliseus to heal it of its barrenness. May you be a purified salt, a means of health for those who believe, a medicine for body and soul for all who make use of you. May all evil fancies of the foul fiend, his malice and cunning, be driven afar from the place where you are sprinkled. And let every unclean spirit be repulsed by Him who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire.

 ℟. Amen.

 Let us pray.

 Almighty everlasting God, we humbly appeal to your mercy and goodness to graciously bless + this creature, salt, which you have given for mankind’s use. May all who use it find in it a remedy for body and mind. And may everything that it touches or sprinkles be freed from uncleanness and any influence of the evil spirit; through Christ our Lord.

℟. Amen.

 Exorcism of the Water

 God’s creature, water, I cast out the demon from you in the name of God + the Father almighty, in the name of Jesus + Christ, His Son, our Lord, and in the power of the Holy + Spirit. May you be a purified water, empowered to drive afar all power of the enemy, in fact, to root out and banish the enemy himself, along with his fallen angels. We ask this through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire.

℟. Amen.

 Let us pray.

 O God, who for man’s welfare established the most wonderful mysteries in the substance of water, hearken to our prayer, and pour forth your blessing + on this element now being prepared with various purifying rites. May this creature of yours, when used in your mysteries and endowed with your grace, serve to cast out demons and to banish disease. May everything that this water sprinkles in the homes and gatherings of the faithful be delivered from all that is unclean and hurtful; let no breath of contagion hover there, no taint of corruption; let all the wiles of the lurking enemy come to nothing. By the sprinkling of this water may everything opposed to the safety and peace of the occupants of these homes be banished, so that in calling on your holy name they may know the well-being they desire, and be protected from every peril; through Christ our Lord.

 ℟. Amen.

 Now the priest pours the salt into the water in the form of a cross, saying:

 May this salt and water be mixed together; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit.

℟. Amen.

 P: The Lord be with you.

℟. May He also be with you.

 Let us pray.

 God, source of irresistible might and king of an invincible realm, the ever-glorious conqueror; who restrain the force of the adversary, silencing the uproar of his rage, and valiantly subduing his wickedness; in awe and humility we beg you, Lord, to regard with favor this creature thing of salt and water, to let the light of your kindness shine upon it, and to hallow it with the dew of your mercy; so that wherever it is sprinkled and your holy name is invoked, every assault of the unclean spirit may be baffled, and all dread of the serpent’s venom be cast out. To us who entreat your mercy grant that the Holy Spirit may be with us wherever we may be; through Christ our Lord.

 ℟. Amen.

Exorcised Holy Salt

This Rite of Blessing of Salt is used outside of the Rite of Blessing of Holy Water which incorporates the blessing of salt in preparation for the blessing of water.

[While the ordinary blessing of water and salt found in the current Book of Blessings is efficacious because it is an approved blessing form by the Church, for purposes of use in spiritual warfare and deliverance we prefer the extraordinary form of the blessing, which is what is found below.]

A priest must bless the salt.

V. The Lord be with you.

℟. And with your spirit.

Let Us Pray.

O God, Creator unconquerable, invincible King, Victor ever-glorious, Who did hold in check the forces bent on dominating us, Who did overcome the cruelty of the raging enemy, Who did in Thy power beat down the wicked foe:

Humbly and fearfully do we pray to Thee, O Lord, and we ask Thee to look with favor on this salt which Thou has created. Shine on it with the light of Thy kindness. Sanctify it by the dew of Thy love, so that, through the invocation of Thy holy name, wherever this salt is sprinkled it may turn aside every attack of the unclean spirit and dispel the terror of the poisonous serpent. And wherever we may be, make the Holy Spirit present to us who now implore Thy mercy. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

℟. Amen.

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

℟. Who made heaven and earth.

Exorcism

God’s creature, salt, I cast out the demon from you by the living + God, by the true + God, by the holy + God, by God who ordered you to be thrown into the water-spring by Eliseus to heal it of its barrenness. May you be a purified salt, a means of health for those who believe, a medicine for body and soul for all who make use of you. May all evil fancies of the foul fiend, his malice and cunning, be driven afar from the place where you are sprinkled. And let every unclean spirit be repulsed by Him who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire.

℟. Amen.

Let us pray.

Almighty everlasting God, we humbly appeal to your mercy and goodness to graciously bless + this creature, salt, which you have given for mankind’s use. May all who use it find in it a remedy for body and mind. And may everything that it touches or sprinkles be freed from uncleanness and any influence of the evil spirit; through Christ our Lord.

℟. Amen.

Let us pray.

God, source of irresistible might and king of an invincible realm, the ever-glorious conqueror; who restrain the force of the adversary, silencing the uproar of his rage, and valiantly subduing his wickedness; in awe and humility we beg you, Lord, to regard with favor this creature thing of saltr, to let the light of your kindness shine upon it, and to hallow it with the dew of your mercy; so that wherever it is sprinkled and your holy name is invoked, every assault of the unclean spirit may be baffled, and all dread of the serpent’s venom be cast out. To us who entreat your mercy grant that the Holy Spirit may be with us wherever we may be; through Christ our Lord.

℟. Amen.

Blessing of St. Benedict Medal

[St. Benedict is a powerful spiritual warrior. Asking for his intercession is an important tool in that arsenal of spiritual warfare. ]

Medals of Saint Benedict are sacramentals that may be blessed legitimately by any priest or deacon — not necessarily a Benedictine (Instr., 26 Sept. 1964; Can. 1168). The following English form may be used.

V. Our help is in the name of the Lord. 

℟. Who made heaven and earth.

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.

Permissu superiorum
Nihil obstat and Imprimatur, Saint Cloud, 24 April 1980.

Exorcised Holy Oil

[The chrism oil blessed by the Bishop and used in the Sacraments of Confirmation and of Anointing cannot be use by laity nor in deliverance unless a priest is performing the Sacrament of Anointing. Thus, this rite of blessing is of Olive Oil (preferably Extra-virgin), blessed by a priest, and used outside of the Sacraments, for ordinary blessing of people and places.]

A priest must bless the oil.

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

℟. Who made heaven and earth.

Exorcism

God’s creature, oil, I cast out the demon from you by God the Father + almighty, who made heaven and earth and sea, and all that they contain. Let the adversary’s power, the devil’s legions, and all Satan’s attacks and machinations be dispelled and driven afar from this creature, oil. Let it bring health in body and mind to all who use it, in the name of God + the Father almighty, and of our Lord Jesus + Christ, His Son, and of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, as well as in the love of the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire.

℟. Amen.

 P: Lord, heed my prayer.

℟. And let my cry be heard by you.

P: The Lord be with you.

℟. May He also be with you.

Let us pray.

Lord God almighty, before whom the hosts of angels stand in awe, and whose heavenly service we acknowledge; may it please you to regard favorably and to bless + and hallow + this creature, oil, which by your power has been pressed from the juice of olives. You have ordained it for anointing the sick, so that, when they are made well, they may give thanks to you, the living and true God. Grant, we pray, that those who will use this oil, which we are blessing + in your name, may be delivered from all suffering, all infirmity, and all wiles of the enemy. Let it be a means of averting any kind of adversity from man, made in your image and redeemed by the precious blood of your Son, so that he may never again suffer the sting of the ancient serpent; through Christ our Lord.

℟. Amen. 

The oil is then sprinkled with holy water.

Exorcised Holy Incense

[A mixture of frankincense and myrrh is preferred. In the story of the Magi who came to honor the Christ child, brought three gifts for Him. The first gift was gold, which is a gift given to a king. The second gift was frankincense, which is a gift given to a god. The third gift was myrrh, which is a spice used in burial. Thus, these gift were given to a King, who is God, and who will die for His people. Thus, this mixture of frankincense and myrrh represents a God who died for us. This fact of the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross and His Resurrection is of particularly powerful against demons as this even represents they total defeat.

Holy Incense can used bless a house or person using an censer with a handle to be able to walk around to incense each room. The censer may also be used to burned incense in a stationary place for regular use to fill the house with the fragrance and the blessing.

The least complicated way to buy the censer, incense, and charcoal is to buy a home incense kit. We recommend the kit at Monastery Greetings since it comes with a supply of frankincense and myrrh, which one can mix together before burning. 

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR BURNING INCENSE: Since the incense will be burned in a home setting, very little incense needs to be used at any given time. The charcoal can be broken into small pieces, about the size of a dime or less. Carefully lite the charcoal, using a lighter designed for lighting charcoal BBQs or Fireplaces. When the charcoal ignites it will spray a few particles so be sure to do this in a safe place away from anything flammable. Once the charcoal is burning, place about 1/4 teaspoon of incense on the burning charcoal. This should suffice for personal home needs.

***Please note that the practice of burning incense must be done with caution. Remember, censers DO get hot and may burn. Make sure that you place your censer on a sturdy ceramic base or other base that can take heat without burning the base or the surface the base is placed upon. Watch for children and animals when using hot objects. Any misuse or careless use of burning incense,  or failure to follow these instructions is not the responsibility of the Oblates and Missioners of St. Michael nor the supplier of the incense, censer, charcoal, and other supplies. Please be attentive and careful when using a censor and incense. Never leave the censer unattended.***]

A priest must bless the incense. 

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

℟. Who made heaven and earth.

Exorcism

God’s creature, incense, I cast out the demon from you by God the Father + almighty, who made heaven and earth and sea, and all that they contain. Let the adversary’s power, the devil’s legions, and all Satan’s attacks and machinations be dispelled and driven afar from this creature, incense. Let it bring health in body and mind to all who use it, in the name of God + the Father almighty, and of our Lord Jesus + Christ, His Son, and of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, as well as in the love of the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire.

℟. Amen.

P: Lord, heed my prayer.

℟. And let my cry be heard by you.

P: The Lord be with you.

℟. May He also be with you.

Let us pray.

Lord God almighty, before whom the hosts of angels stand in awe, and whose heavenly service we acknowledge; may it please you to regard favorably and to bless + and hallow + this creature, incense, which by your power has been prepared from aromatic plant materials. You have ordained it as a fragrant offering to glorify You and to bless people and things, they may give thanks to you, the living and true God. Grant, we pray, that those who will use this incense, which we are blessing + in your name, may be delivered from all suffering, all infirmity, and all wiles of the enemy. Let it be a means of averting any kind of adversity from man, made in your image and redeemed by the precious blood of your Son, so that he may never again suffer the sting of the ancient serpent; through Christ our Lord.

℟. Amen.

The incense is then sprinkled with holy water.

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