We know that Prayer is an essential element of any kind of Spiritual Life. Whether you are a Christian or not, if you believe in a Creator and desire a relationship with that creator, Prayer is the vehicle. For the Christian, Prayer is communication with God. The Christian knows that communication is a two way street. God speaks to us, we listen and respond, and so on.
Scripture tells us that there are certain elements of prayer which are essential for our prayers to be heard by God. They are as necessary as fuel is to your car. What we forget at times is our place in God's Creation. We live in a time in which we have befriended Jesus to such an extent that He becomes "one of the guys". He has become one of our "buddies" so much, that we have lost the sense of the Sacred. Many "churches" have drilled in the point to their gullible congregations, that all we have to do is "accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour" and the deal is done... Poof, we go straight to heaven! And as a result, the prayer life of many of our brothers has become lax and in some cases non existent, unless of course they need something from God. The GOOD NEWS (the Gospel) is that Jesus did indeed die for us and rose for the purpose of reclaiming us from the enemy. BUT it is our responsibility to stay out of "Enemy Territory" or we risk capture. So yes, Jesus provided our remedy but does not force us to stay within His protection. That is what freewill is all about AND that is what prayer is all about! Contact us for more information.
Prayer for Protection, Hedge or Shield of Protection:
This prayer should be prayed for our spiritual maintainance, along with frequent confession and reception of the Eucharist. Remember that you must also strive to maintain an upright lifestyle. Serious sin pulls down this protection.
"Trusting in the promise that whatever we ask the Father in Jesus’ name He will do, I now ask You Father with confidence with the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and with all the saints and angels of heaven, to protect me and keep me from the harassment of the devil and his minions. Father I ask that You build a hedge (shield) of protection around me (and my family, investments, possessions), like that which surrounded Job, and to help me maintain it strong, so that the devil and his minions may have no access or means of breaching it except by Your expressed will. Father, I know that I am powerless against the spiritual forces of evil, but by the Blood of Jesus, and I recognize my utter dependence on You and Your power. I humbly ask that you look with mercy upon me. Do not look upon my sins, but rather, look at the sufferings of your Beloved Son and see the Victim whose bitter passion and death has reconciled us to You. By the victory of His cross, protect me from all evil and rebuke any evil spirits who wish to attack, influence, or breach Your hedge of protection in any way. I ask you Father to fortify Your Hedge for my protection by the blood of Your Son, Jesus. Send your Holy Angels to watch over me and protect me and ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to cover me with her mantel of protection. Father, all of these things I ask in the most holy name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Thank you, Father, for always hearing my prayer. I love You, I worship You, I thank You and I trust in You. AMEN."
Prayer to Break Negative Strongholds and Sever Unholy Bonds…
"God our Father, heal my negative emotions and reorder my passions. Heal the wounds of my mind, body, heart and spirit. By the authority of and in the name of Jesus, I destroy and loose from (me, or whomever you are praying for) every stronghold against the knowledge of God and obedience to Christ. Especially, I come against the strongholds of [Name particular strongholds] and I destroy them in Jesus’ Name. I declare today that my only stronghold is the Lord Jesus Christ and His mighty virtue. I take the sword of the Spirit and in Jesus’ Name, cut and sever all un-holy and unclean bonds between me and any other person, place, organization, activity or thing. Lord, as you remove those unholy bonds, I pray you fill that area where that un-holiness existed with your Peace and The Holy Spirit in order that I may come to know and share in true communion with you and your Church under the Lordship of Jesus Christ."