Becoming a Prayer Warrior


#1

With all the advice and recent history, I have come to the conclusion that my vocation, beyond being a husband and a father; is to be a Prayer Warrior and a licensed mental health therapist. I intend to work with troubled souls afflicted by natural and supernatural problems. As a licensed mental health therapist, I hope to put my skills at the service of Holy Mother Church.

So far, I’ve discerned that I need to study theology, demonology, analytical thinking, clinical psychology and possibly the occult; with an eye toward understanding how these false doctrines affect people. Supernaturally and naturally.

In my own practice as a prayer warrior, I’ve learned that I need to develop my personal sanctity, faith and discernment.

Instead of being a faith healer, I see that I’m a spiritual warrior/healer like my patron saint, Saint Michael the Archangel. I practice my mental therapy like any other therapist, except as a devout Catholic; and I hope to become a consultant for my diocese’s exorcist.

I’m wondering what you all think of that?


#2

You become a prayer warrior by praying a lot

You don’t need to study stuff


#3

You have very very hit the nail on the head!
:pray:t2::pray:t2::pray:t2: for you on this journey.


#4

Sounds good to me! :innocent::slight_smile: Those topics to study seem like they would be helpful. God bless!


#5

I wish you well.

May the healing start within you and radiate out to all you meet.
God bless you.
:pray:


#6

I think you got to quit reading about Adam Blai…

Really the only thing that you need to know about is Angels because once you understand Angels you truly understand Demons and their limitations which are far more limited than the Angels in heaven.

It’s not a bad idea to have a good understanding of demonology but there’s really is only so much information out there and I can suggest to you that the good nuggets of gold out there come from Exorcist and the Saints.

I think becoming a good Catholic therapist is not a bad idea that’s certainly a noble vocation but to go out of your way to become a demonologist is just not a good idea.

Adam Blai sort of fell into that job and generally Exorcist themselves do the same it’s not something that you want to do it’s something that you are chosen to do and usually least expect doing.

There are course exceptions to the rule like Ralph Sarchie but he’s a Sedevacantist and he uses a particular prayer that has been abrogated for both priests and laymen.

I like Ralph Sarchie a lot I think he’s a cool guy I do believe that what he does is genuine work but I also recognize that his viewpoints are skewed and he’s technically committing an act of disobedience by using that particular prayer.

The prayer that I speak about is the St Pope Leo XIII prayer against rebellious angels not to be confused with the Short and Full Saint Michael prayer.

It is generally used for exorcisms of homes and not generally over people.

I talk a lot about this stuff and I don’t even call myself a demonologist and I would say that I know a fairly good amount about the supernatural and preternatural.

I don’t self-identify as a demonologist and I don’t go to people’s homes and do lay home cleansings and exorcisms and all that jazz.

I find the best way to help people is to always direct them to common sense, to seek medical attention, and then how to deal with the diabolical by sharing various prayers and devotions and praying for those particular people.

Like others said if you want to be a prayer warrior than just pray go through the prayer intentions threads and start there or join a men’s pray group at your local Parish.


#7

no not at all .http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s2c1a1.htm

ccc Divination and magic

**[2115] God can reveal the future to his prophets or to other saints. Still, a sound Christian attitude consists in putting oneself confidently into the hands of Providence for whatever concerns the future, and giving up all unhealthy curiosity about it. Improvidence, however, can constitute a lack of responsibility.

2116 All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to “unveil” the future.48 Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone.

2117 All practices of magic or sorcery , by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one’s service and have a supernatural power over others - even if this were for the sake of restoring their health - are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil powers or the exploitation of another’s credulity.

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/interelg/documents/rc_pc_interelg_doc_20030203_new-age_en.html

New Age

There are moderate, but quite generalised, visions of a future where there will be a planetary spirituality alongside separate religions, similar planetary political institutions to complement more local ones, global economic entities which are more participatory and democratic, greater emphasis on communication and education, a mixed approach to health combining professional medicine and self-healing, a more androgynous self-understanding and ways of integrating science, mysticism, technology and ecology. Again, this is evidence of a deep desire for a fulfilling and healthy existence for the human race and for the planet. Some of the traditions which flow into New Age are: ancient Egyptian occult practices, Cabbalism, early Christian gnosticism, Sufism, the lore of the Druids, Celtic Christianity, mediaeval alchemy, Renaissance hermeticism, Zen Buddhism, Yoga and so on.(15)


#8

Here’s the thing, Francis: I’m not talking about practicing the occult. I’m talking about studying it to glean how the enemy operates and how it affects the mindsets of people who do practice it.

Another thought popped in my mind: I prefer saying my deliverance prayers in Latin. Whats the Church’s stance on using Latin or the vernacular in deliverance prayers?


#9

Michael

My wife has turned me into a prayer warrior. We keep a journal of prayer requests where we date and write down who/what we are praying for. After it got too long to remember we are now reading through it once a week when we pray in the morning to up date it and line out the prayers that have been answered. We also keep a book with the names of people who have died whose souls we are praying for and the date of their rebirth. We read through that once a week also.

Set a time aside to give to conversation with God and make it as inviolate as you can.

Patrick
AMDG


#10

Thoughts and prayers have not and will not win any wars. Only the actions and positive words and acts of charity or generosity or sacrifice can win Wars through peace and love.


#11

I suggest that you contact this community: http://www.dolorans.org/ They work with lay people, especially psychiatrists and therapists, in helping them “tease out” in their patients what is a natural mental health problem and what is a supernatural problem, both problems that result simply from the lack of sanctifying grace and those relating directly or indirectly to the demonic. They are very busy, as you could imagine, so if they don’t get back to you immediately, don’t give up on them. Make sure you mention that you are a licensed mental health therapist. I think they can assist you in discerning what studies would be helpful and establishing the very strong prayer life people that do this absolutely must have. In addition, they will make sure that you are not getting in over your head. Basically, you will do the natural portion and when you identify a supernatural component, a priest will take care of that.

Services like you describe are in short supply when we need it most desperately. I hope you will be able to assist Holy Mother Church in this way.


#12

I think I missed something. Are you already a licensed therapist? In what area of counseling are you licensed?


#13

I reread my original post and I’m embarrassed to say that I’m not yet a licensed therapist. What I meant to say is that I intend to study to become a licensed therapist. I’ve been deeply hurt before mentally and I want to help others hurt in a similar way.

As to my future area of practice, I’m looking at possibly cognitive/behavioral or transpersonal psychology.


#14

I see. So a crucial step for you will be to decide which specific area of counseling you want to pursue and then find a degree program.

Do you already have at least a Bachelors degree (in any area of study)?


#15

Not yet. I only have a high school diploma and a very well stocked library. I’m very well read in religion, spirituality, philosophy for my current educational level.


#16

:joy::rofl::joy::rofl:

Amen…


#17

That is a good start. Keep working hard, and stay focused on your goal. You have many years ahead of you. To be a licensed counselor you need a graduate degree and and a certain number of post-graduate hours.

Don’t get ahead of yourself. First step, undergraduate degree.


#18

Thank you. I appreciate you pointing out how I’ve confused people this morning. No offense intended.


#19

I do not think you offended anyone, but you were given a plethora of great advice.

As I said in the last thread, contact your priest.
Find a good school and go from there.
Be patient and humble and realize you’re not “there” yet.
You can and will achieve your goal if you stay focused and heed advice though.

M


#20

Thanks, Blue. I’ve already spoken with my priest about being a spiritual warrior/healer and praying deliverance prayers over people and he gave me his blessing. I made sure I went over things so he had a good idea of what I meant by being a spiritual warrior/healer.


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