5 Prayers Recommended by an Exorcist to Combat Evil

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.

Father Amorth, exorcist for the Diocese of Rome via Trailer - Amorth L'esorcista, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfGuu2S6DS4.

Exorcist Tells His StoryListers, Father Gabriele Amorth claims to have performed over 70,000 exorcisms from 1986 to 2010. The good priest serves as an exorcist for the Diocese of Rome and is the founder and honorary president of the International Association of Exorcists. He has written two books: An Exorcist Tells His Story & An Exorcist: More Stories. And yes, his favorite movie is The Exorcist.1

In his book An Exorcist Tells His Story, Fr. Amorth lists the following prayers to help combat evil; however, Fr. Amorth and many other priests have stressed that the number one protection from evil is the Sacrament of Confession and the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Often times people want esoteric rituals to deliver them from evil, when in reality what they need is to become right with God.2 Along with regular Confession and reception of the Holy Eucharist, these prayers should be coupled with Our Lord’s Prayer and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel.


Prayers of Deliverance

1. Prayer Against Malefice from the Greek Ritual

Kyrie eleison. God, our Lord, King of ages, All-powerful and All-mighty, You Who made everything and Who transform everything simply by Your will. You Who in Babylon changed into dew the flames of the ‘seven-times hotter’ furnace and protected and saved the three holy children. You are the doctor and the physician of our soul. You are the salvation of those who turn to You. We beseech You to make powerless, banish, and drive out every diabolic power, presence, and machination; every evil influence, malefice, or evil eye and all evil actions aimed against Your servant [name of person/s]. Where there is envy and malice, give us an abundance of goodness, endurance, victory, and charity. O Lord, You Who love man, we beg You to reach out Your powerful hands and Your most high and mighty arms and send the angel of peace over us, to protect us, body and soul. May he keep at bay and vanquish every evil power, every poison or malice invoked against us by corrupt and envious people. Then, under the protection of Your authority may we sing, in gratitude, ‘The Lord is my salvation; whom should I fear? I will not fear evil because You are with me, my God, my strength, my powerful Lord, Lord of peace, Father of all ages.”

Yes, Lord our God, be merciful to us, Your image, and save your servant [name of person/s] from every threat or harm from the evil one, and protect him/her by raising him/her above all evil. We ask You this through the intercession of our Most Blessed, glorious Lady, Mary ever Virgin, Mother of God, of the most splendid archangels and all Your saints. Amen!


2. Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me; Body of Christ, save me; Blood of Christ, inebriate me; Water from the side of Christ, wash me; Passion of Christ, strengthen me; O good Jesus, hear me; within Thy wounds, hide me; let me never be separated from Thee; from the evil one, deliver me; at the hour of my death, call me and bid me come to Thee, that with Thy saints, I may praise Thee forever and ever. Amen.


3. 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, vanish 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, jealously, perfidy, envy; physical, psychological, moral, spiritual, diabolical aliments.

Burn all these evils in hell, that they may never again touch me or any other creature in the entire world.

I command and bid all the power 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. Amen.


4. Prayer for Inner Healing

Lord Jesus, You came to heal our wounded and troubled hearts. I beg You to heal the torments that cause anxiety in my heart; I beg You, in a particular way, to heal all who are the cause of sin. I beg You to come into my life and heal me of the psychological harms that struck me in my early years and from the injuries that they caused through my life.

Lord Jesus, You know my burdens. I lay them all on Your Good Shepherd’s Heart. I beseech You – by the merits of the great, open wound in Your heart-to heal the small wounds that are in mine. Heal the pain of my memories, so that nothing that has happened to me will cause me to remain in pain and anguish, filled with anxiety.

Heal, O Lord, all those wounds that have been the cause of all the evil that is rooted in my life. I want to forgive all those who have offended me. Look to those inner sores that make me unable to forgive. You Who came to forgive the afflicted of heart, please, heal my own heart.

Heal, my Lord Jesus, those intimate wounds that cause me physical illness. I offer You my heart. Accept it, Lord, purify it and give me the sentiments of Your Divine Heart. Help me to be meek and humble.

Heal me, O Lord, from the pain caused by the death of my loved ones, which is oppressing me. Grant me to regain peace and joy in the knowledge that You are the Resurrection and the Life. Make me an authentic witness to Your Resurrection, Your victory over sin and death, Your living presence among us. Amen.


5. 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, malefic, 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.

Please remember the best defense against evil is a well-ordered and holy soul. Regular confession and reception of the Holy Eucharist is a person’s greatest refuge. Also remember these prayers for deliverance should be coupled with Our Lord’s Prayer and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel.


More on Father Amorth & Evil

The 4 Types of Curses
The 6 Types of Extraordinary Demonic Activity

  1. For citations and more information on Fr. Amorth, visit Fr. Gabriele Amorth. []
  2. Amorth, Fr. Gabriel. An Exorcist Tells His Story 1999, San Francisco. Ignatius Press, pp. 199-203. []
  • Reva

    We need these prayers = thank you.

  • DoubtingThomas

    There is no way that Fr. Armoth has performed that many exorcisms. That’s almost 8 exorcisms, every day of the year for twenty-four years straight. While that is not impossible, I suppose, it’s highly, highly implausible.

    • Thomas

      Who cares father is doing good. have faith

    • Yes it is possible for this priest to perform this many exorcisms. Read this it is in the Holy Bible, ” Anything is possible with God who strengths me.” So it is possible.

    • Mila

      It is possible especially when usually exorcism liberate the soul of hundreds of demons. It’s usually not just one demon taking possession but legion.
      I was reading another exorcist stories and he exorcise one person who had hundreds of demons inside. One was particularly hard to get rid of. Not until the priest called him by his name, in the name of Jesus Christ, that he left. That demon was levianth.

    • Truth be told

      Go troll somewhere else.

  • JMAC

    It is entirely possible that individual persons, groups of persons (large and small), dwellings (homes, villages, buildings, etc.), and geographical areas are included in Fr. Armoth’s definition of “exorcisms.” Do not be so quick to doubt… Thomas.

  • Mary Ann Andersen

    More likely he performed 7,000 exorcisms…a typo???

  • Mrs Koz

    Not sure how it works but… Perhaps each single demonic entity counts as an exorcism. Would it be possible for a person to be possessed of dozens of these maleficent spirits and for Father to have individually exorcised each from said person, thus counting the exorcism of each entity and not of the one human soul saved from them?

  • Ana Mendibles

    All possible! Because God is Power!

  • Judith Falvo

    Thank you for this help Amen. Lord Jesus protect me!

  • Gabriel

    As far as the number of exorcisms performed. Fr. Amorth has mentioned in his book that some cases require years of exorcisms, and as you can see from the prayers, they are not necessarily long. It is not the same as Jesus in the Gospels; we are only human.

  • Bishop Emanuel

    Let us not forget the “Prayer after Mass”:

    St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protector against the malice and snares of the devil.
    We humbly beseech God to command him, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the divine power thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who roam through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
    Amen! Amen! Amen!

  • Morton Jay

    In the scheme of demonic possessions and exorcisms, we should not care whether 70 or 70,000 but simply care that, like legion, they are many.

  • Patty

    one exorcism complete may take care of a whole legion, all at once., or over time. For example two individuals may equal 58 exorcisms., or more… some have 100’s . May God Protect us from all evil.

    St. Michael the arch angel, defend us in Battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray and do thou oh Prince of the Heavenly Host by the power of God cast into Hell satan and all the evil spirits that prowl about this world seeking for the ruin of souls. Amen

  • Aira Rae

    It’s not important how many exorcisms have been performed or not ,what matters is that he is guiding us thru prayers how to rid and cleanse our lives of all sorts of demonic influence in any form.we need this today! it is actually the devil who is causing the world’s misery.it is not God.it is the Devil’s work to bring chaos,turmoil,confusion,suicides,depression,worthlessness,addictions(drugs,alcoholism,porn,gambling,etc…)murders,and all the darkness that envelops the universe now is Satan’s work.We have to fight thru the sword of submission (confession,Holy Mass,Holy Eucharist,good works..)and these prayers of deliverance,invoking the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary by praying the Holy Rosary and the chaplet of St.Michael the Archangel!! God bless you…Fr.!!!