The more we strive to be in union with God, the angrier the devil becomes.
Every time we choose humility over pride, the demons fume.
We also live in a time when we could be fired from our jobs or reported to the authorities, just for expressing a political opinion or even a faith-based opinion.
Recently, a Catholic School called Garces Memorial High School teacher Timothy Gordon , was fired because he criticized the Black Lives Movement (BLM).
Our “cancel” culture thrives on retaliating against people who rebel against the groupthink.
Behind all this turmoil is a spiritual battle for our souls. The more disorder there is, the more the chance that we might fall into despair, thereby putting our souls at risk.
Despair is an opening for demonic forces because it causes us to doubt God’s mercy.
Our Father said to St Catherine of Siena:
“So the despair of Judas displeased me more and was a greater insult to my Son than his betrayal had been. Therefore, such as these are reproved for this false judgement of considering their sins to be greater than my mercy, and for this they are punished with the demons and tortured eternally with them.”The Dialogue of St Catherine of Siena
The prayer against retaliation serves as a reminder to the demons, but also to ourselves, that have powerful intercessors on our side.
Catholic Prayer Against Retaliation
Lord Jesus Christ, in your love and mercy, pour Thy Precious Blood over me so that no demon or disembodied spirit may retaliate against me.
Mary, surround me with thy mantle, blocking any retaliating spirits from having any authority over me.
St. Michael, surround me with thy shield, so that no evil spirit may take revenge on me.
Queen of Heaven and St. Michael, send down the legions of angels under your command to fight off any spirits that would seek to harm me.
All you saints of heaven, impede any retaliating spirit from influencing me.
Lord, Thou are the Just Judge, the avenger of the wicked, the Advocate of the Just, we beg in Thy mercy, that all we ask of Mary, the angels and the saints of heaven be also granted to all our loved ones, those who pray for us and their loved ones, that for Thy Glory’s sake, we may enjoy Thy perfect protection.
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More Spiritual Warfare Resources
- An Exorcist Tells His Story (contains the Prayer Against Every Evil
- An Exorcist Explains the Demonic: The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels
- Deliverance Prayers for Use By the Laity
- Manual for Spiritual Warfare
- St Michael Prayer Short Form (English and Latin)
- St Michael Prayer – Long Form (English)