Wholeness and Healing

    Prayers for Protection and Peace
     
    Notes  
     
1
  The following material may be used where it would be pastorally helpful to pray with those suffering from a sense of disturbance or unrest.
   
2
  These pastoral prayers may be used by any minister as appropriate. The ministry of exorcism and deliverance may only be exercised by priests authorized by the bishop, who normally requires that permission be obtained from him for each specific exercise of such a ministry.
   
3
  On occasions when exorcism and deliverance are administered, it is for the bishop to determine the nature of the rite and what form of words should be used.
     
     
    Prayers for Protection and Peace
     
     
    For a person or persons
     
    May the Lord hear you in the day of trouble,
the name of the God of Jacob defend you;
     
    Send you help from his sanctuary
and strengthen you out of Zion;
     
    Remember all your offerings
and accept your burnt sacrifice;
     
    Grant you your heart's desire
and fulfil all your mind.                                                       Psalm 20.1-4
    Amen.
     
     
    Our Lord Jesus Christ,
present with us now in his risen power,
enter into your body and spirit,
take from you all that harms and hinders you,
and fill you with his healing and his peace. 
    Amen.
     
    Christ be with you: Christ within you;
Christ before you: Christ behind you;
Christ on your right: Christ on your left;
Christ above you: Christ beneath you;
Christ around you: now and ever.
     
    Bind unto yourself the name,
the strong name of the Trinity;
by invocation of the same,
the Three in One and One in Three.
Of whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
praise the Lord of your salvation,
salvation is of Christ the Lord. 
    Amen. 
     
    Almighty God, heavenly Father,
breathe your Holy Spirit into the heart of this your servant N
and inspire him/her with love for goodness and truth.
May he/she, fearing only you, have no other fear;
knowing your compassion, be ever mindful of your love;
and serving you faithfully unto death, live eternally with you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
    Amen.
     
     
    For a place
    Visit, Lord, we pray, this place
and drive far from it all the snares of the enemy.
Let your holy angels dwell here to keep us in peace,
and may your blessing be upon it evermore;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
    Amen.
     
     
    Christaraksha - an Indian Prayer
     
    This prayer may be used in any of the following forms
     
  1
  For a person before sleep
    May the cross of the Son of God,
which is mightier than all the hosts of Satan
and more glorious than all the hosts of heaven,
abide with you in your going out and in your coming in.
By day and by night, at morning and at evening,
at all times and in all places may it protect and defend you.
From the wrath of evildoers, from the assaults of evil spirits,
from foes visible and invisible, from the snares of the devil,
from all passions that beguile the soul and body:
may it guard, protect and deliver you. 
    Amen.
     
    (or)
     
  2
  As a blessing
    May the risen and ascended Christ,
mightier than the hordes of hell,
more glorious than the heavenly hosts,
be with you in all your ways. 
    Amen.
     
    May the cross of the Son of God
protect you by day and by night,
at morning and at evening,
at all times and in all places. 
    Amen.
     
    May Christ Jesus guard and deliver you
from the snares of the devil,
from the assaults of evil spirits,
from the wrath of the wicked,
from all base passions
and from the fear of the known and unknown. 
    Amen.
     
    And the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be upon you and remain with you always. 
    Amen.
     
    (or)
     
3
  For individuals to say before sleep
    May the cross of the Son of God,
which is mightier than all the hosts of Satan,
and more glorious than all the hosts of heaven,
abide with me in my going out and my coming in.
By day and by night, at morning and at evening,
at all times and in all places may it protect and defend me.
From the wrath of evildoers, from the assaults of evil spirits,
from foes visible and invisible, from the snares of the devil,
from all passions that beguile the soul and body:
may it guard, protect and deliver me. 
Amen.
     
    Psalm responsories
     
    Based on Psalm 91
    Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High,
    and abides under the shadow of the Almighty,
     
    Shall say to the Lord, 'My refuge and my stronghold,
    my God, in whom I put my trust.'
     
    For he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
    and from the deadly pestilence.
     
    He shall cover you with his wings
      and you shall be safe under his feathers;
    his faithfulness shall be my shield and buckler.
     
    You shall not be afraid of any terror by night,
    nor of the arrow that flies by day;
     
    Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
    nor of the sickness that destroys at noonday.
     
    Because you have made the Lord your refuge
    and the Most High my stronghold,
     
    There shall no evil happen to you,
    neither shall any plague come near my tent.
     
    For he shall give his angels charge over you,
    to keep me in all my ways.
     
    Based on Psalm 121
    We lift up our eyes to the hills;
    from where is our help to come?
     
    Our help comes from the Lord,
    the maker of heaven and earth.
     
    He will not suffer your foot to stumble;
    he who watches over you will not sleep.
     
    Behold, he who keeps watch over Israel
    shall neither slumber nor sleep.
     
    The Lord himself watches over you;
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand,
     
    So that the sun shall not strike you by day,
    neither the moon by night.
     
    The Lord shall keep you from all evil;
    it is he who shall keep your soul.
     
    The Lord shall keep watch over your going out
      and your coming in,
    from this time forth for evermore.