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Old May 12, '10, 10:14 pm
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What are the prayers a layman can say to help drive a demon out of a home?
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Old May 13, '10, 11:15 am
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What are the prayers a layman can say to help drive a demon out of a home?
Homes can be possessed? They don't have souls do they?
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Old May 13, '10, 11:37 am
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Just curious, are you new to the home? What makes you think there are demons in the home? If you are new to the home I'd suggest asking the local parish priest to come and bless the home for you. It is something he should be willing to do, demons or no demons. If he comes to bless the home and all hell breaks loose, then you'll have a witness to the demons and the priest will know what to do about it. I do not know very much about excorcisms, but they do still do happen around the world. I was reading the actual account that the movie exorcist was based off of, and it said that after so many days of trying to drive out the demon it was the prayer to St. Michael that finally did it. With that said, I don't suggest getting into a fist fight with a demon, I suggest asking your priest for help.

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Again, don't mess around with those things though, if you seriously beleive there is something in your house, seek help.
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Old May 13, '10, 11:44 am
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I hope you have at least a bottle of Holy Water in your home...
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Here is the answer in post #2.
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Homes can be possessed? They don't have souls do they?
When a home has an evil spirit, it is not called "possession" it is called "infestation." In my research on the subject, this can indeed happen.
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Thanks for this.

It isn't my home. It belongs to a family member and his wife and little girls. There have been priests come to the house and bless it. One said Mass there and then things got a lot worse. The evil presence doesn't let them sleep and talks to the girls and scares them.
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Old May 13, '10, 5:05 pm
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I know this is not a laughing matter however as soon as I saw this thread I started to laugh.
About 34 years ago we tried to do this. We had a charismatic prayer group. A woman came and asked if we would help her. She felt there were evil spirits in her house and she thought they were there because of her husbands pornographic pursuits. A priest told us to forget it as it was nonsince. We decided to do it anyway.
Another person named John took the crucifix and I had the holy water and there were as I remember 8 people at the center praying. John and I experienced something that we had never experienced before and I have never ever experienced since.
When we first stared in the garage at a pile of pornography magazines we both looked at each other and asked what we had experienced. We both had experienced cold dark (black) things coming out of the stack of magazines. We did the same thing on the back porch and experienced the same there and in the front room of the house. We started to go into the bedroom when the husband returned home. We told him his wife had asked us to bless the house (quick thinking) Just as that happened we both experienced a red & hot slimy thing that went behind or into the back of the husband. We discussed this last event outside the house as we left and again we had both experienced the same thing. That was the end of that.
I never experienced seeing or sensing evil beings or whatever they were before that occasion or since. I believe that under the prayer protection of the group praying we were protected and able to sense what was happening.
The lesson we learned is do not try anything like that unless you have a good base of prayer warriors supporting you.
It is one experience I will never forget.
I had never had any experience with evil before that. Since that time I have sensed evil like the hair standing up on the back of the neck or just a cold prvading sense of evil from a place or person but I have never experienced seeing or sensing a specific evil form of color and radiating a sense of temperature, uncleanlyness and moving.
I think I will go take a shower.
God Bless!!!
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Thanks for this.

It isn't my home. It belongs to a family member and his wife and little girls. There have been priests come to the house and bless it. One said Mass there and then things got a lot worse. The evil presence doesn't let them sleep and talks to the girls and scares them.
Could it be someone who lives close by who is playing the TV a bit too loud? Has every effort been taken to rule out some very natural explainations to this?
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What are the prayers a layman can say to help drive a demon out of a home?
1- Usually demons do not posses objects or homes (althougbh it might happen), but they posses persons. If there is a demn in an home usually it is because a person is 'demonopatic' (term often used by exorcists to indicate someone affected by the devil, such as possessed people).
Another cause might be some grave atrocity in the past of the building: satanic rituals, occult rituals in general, murders, suicides or other. Occurences like those might cause infestation of an house, but not necessarely...

2- Unless you are an Exorcist (a priest with special permission by his bishop) or a bishop you can and may not perform an exorcism. Doing this (as experience shows) might be even quite dangerous.

3- Payer helps always. Although one canno perform the proper ritual of exorcism, many prayers can help. Starting with the Our Father (it says "Deliver us from evil" after all).
Also helpful:
-Going to Mass and frequency to the sacraments of Penance and Eucharist
-Rosary
-St. Micheal's prayer (http://www.catholic.com/thisrock/2008/0807fea4sb2.asp)
-Regular prayer in general.

4- It is recommended to contact a priest of bishop to find a proper exorcist.

5- BEWARE OF PARANOIA. Although cases of demonic possession are real, these are also very rare.
It is always best to keep one's head cool and be rational. Before crying 'devil' one might explore natural causes first.
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1- Usually demons do not posses objects or homes (althougbh it might happen), but they posses persons. If there is a demn in an home usually it is because a person is 'demonopatic' (term often used by exorcists to indicate someone affected by the devil, such as possessed people).
Another cause might be some grave atrocity in the past of the building: satanic rituals, occult rituals in general, murders, suicides or other. Occurences like those might cause infestation of an house, but not necessarely...

2- Unless you are an Exorcist (a priest with special permission by his bishop) or a bishop you can and may not perform an exorcism. Doing this (as experience shows) might be even quite dangerous.

3- Payer helps always. Although one canno perform the proper ritual of exorcism, many prayers can help. Starting with the Our Father (it says "Deliver us from evil" after all).
Also helpful:
-Going to Mass and frequency to the sacraments of Penance and Eucharist
-Rosary
-St. Micheal's prayer (http://www.catholic.com/thisrock/2008/0807fea4sb2.asp)
-Regular prayer in general.

4- It is recommended to contact a priest of bishop to find a proper exorcist.

5- BEWARE OF PARANOIA. Although cases of demonic possession are real, these are also very rare.
It is always best to keep one's head cool and be rational. Before crying 'devil' one might explore natural causes first.
The children are 5 and 3 yoa. They say they can hear voices screaming in their heads. They are terrified. The 3 year old says the presence told her it's name is Monitor and wants her to die. The priests haven't had any effect so far. St. Michael's prayer works for a little while but sometimes they just have to leave the house. It's a fairly new house and I don't know any of it's history. The night the priest said the Mass in the house it got worse.
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Ok This is real serious situation here. It is real and you need to know what you are doing. I've been in the exorcism ministry for a number of years with a number of priests and you have know what you are doing. This is not for amateurs. Holy water does not have an effect on this type of manifestation, sorry. What I need to know from you is some information on your family and the house. They could be lower order demons called familiar spirits who mimic the voices of love ones, and give extensive history of the person's life. Psychics called them ghosts or departed love ones inhabiting the place but I am sorry that deception. All instances are evil in nature. If you want to contact me privately, you can tell me the history of the house, previous owners, current owners and sinful activity like drugs or violence that might have occurred in that house. In other words, do they have a legal right to be there. I need to ascertain the level of demons in the house. Do not attempt to initiate any contact with the demons unless you are walking in absolute pure holiness. Any sin in your life, you could be destroyed...have seen it happen. So if you are walking close with God in purity and holiness, then you have the ability to command them to leave. Fasting is also helpful.
But if you want to talk about this more contact me directly with a private message.

Refer to the scriptures on spiritual warfare. Eph 6:11-12 We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and wickedness in high places

2 cor: 10:5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, ... Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against knowledge of God,

When Jesus confronted the demons, He always used the word of God that is our sword and our shield is our faith.

There is only 3 things that demons fear, the word of God, the holiness of man performing the exorcism and most important part the power of the Holy Spirit.

I've seen rosaries lifted off the necks of Catholics, Holy Water splashing into flames, crucifixes flying off the walls,and people being attacked. But this can be all prevented by following specific procedures during the house cleaning. You don't have to experience all the typical stuff you read about. It can be down in a quiet manner as demons feed on fear.

So if you wish to contact me I will give analysis the situation, your options and advise accordingly.
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Thank you so much for this!

See when my mom felt there was "dirty" or bad spirits, my mom would put in the pan stuff that would smell good, like incense, pepper, salt, onion and garlic skin, and salt, and would light it up and go around house. Then should would make guys step back and forth 7 times and women 9 times and then should we put it outside the house for it to finish burning. She would always pray asking our Blessed Mother to look over and protect us.

Of course whenever we move to a new house we always have the priest bless the home.
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Demons can, indeed, attach themselves to objects (like homes). That's one of the reasons why we bless sacramentals.

Fr. John Corapi said that he knows for a fact, that many of the drugs that come over the border from Mexico are "blessed" (cursed) by a satanic priest before they get here. So, it's not just people's bodies that are being affected. It's their souls, too.
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I hope you have at least a bottle of Holy Water in your home...
I could be wrong about this and you may want to search the forums for confirmation but I believe that the blessing of Holy Water no longer contains the prayer of exorcism.
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