Prayer for Healing
the Family Tree
Heavenly Father, I come before You as Your child, in great need
of Your help. I have physical health needs, emotional needs,
spiritual needs, and interpersonal needs. Many of my problems have
been caused by my own failures, neglect and sinfulness, for which I
humbly beg Your forgiveness, Lord. But I also ask You to forgive
the sins of my ancestors whose failures have left their effects on
me in the form of unwanted tendencies, behaviour patterns and
defects in body, mind and spirit. Heal me, Lord, of all these
With Your help I sincerely forgive everyone, especially living
or dead members of my family tree, who have directly offended me,
or my loved ones in any way, or those whose sins have resulted in
our present sufferings and disorders. In the name of Your divine
Son Jesus, and in the power of His Holy Spirit, I ask You, Father,
to deliver me and my entire family tree from the influence of the
evil one. Free all living and dead members of my family tree,
including those in adoptive relationships, and those in extended
family relationships, from every contaminating form of bondage; By
Your loving concern for us, heavenly Father, and by the shed blood
of your Precious Son Jesus, I beg You to extend Your blessing to me
and all my living and deceased relatives. Heal every negative
effect transmitted through all past generations, and prevent such
negative effects in future generations of my family
I symbolically place the Cross of Jesus over the head of each
person in my family tree, and between each generation; I ask You to
let the cleansing blood of Jesus purify the blood lines in my
family lineage. Set Your protective angels to encamp around us, and
permit Archangel Raphael, the patron of healing, to administer Your
divine healing power to all of us, even in areas of genetic
disability. Give special power to our family members' guardian
angels to heal, protect, guide and encourage each of us in all our
needs. Let Your healing power be released at this very moment and
let it continue as long as Your sovereignty permits.
In our family tree, Lord, replace all bondage with a holy
bonding in family love. And let there be an even deeper bonding
with You, Lord, by the Holy Spirit, to Your Son Jesus. Let the
family of the Holy Trinity pervade our family with its tender,
warm, loving presence, so that our family may recognize and
manifest that love in all our relationships. All of our unknown
needs we include with this petition that we pray in Jesus precious
Name. Amen. ~ (Fr. John Hampsch)
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Tree Healing Bob Sears, S.J. Loyola University Chicago - more
links are below
"Dear Lord we ask you to cover us with Your
protection against all harm and evil and to bind every spirit that
may come against us. Into Your hands Lord, I commend my body,
mind, soul and spirit. St Michael the Archangel pray for
Prayer in times of
O God, Who
knows us to be set in the midst of such great perils, that, by
reason of the weakness of our nature, we cannot stand upright,
grant us such health of mind and body, that those evils which we
suffer for our sins we may overcome through Your assistance.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Visit our homes, we beg you, Lord, and banish from them
the deadly power of the evil one. May your holy angels dwell in
them to keep us in peace, and may your blessing be always upon us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. (from the Church's night
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
In the Name of Jesus, I take authority and I bind all powers
and forces in the air, in the ground, in the water, in the
underground, in nature and in fire. You are the Lord over the
entire universe and I give you the Glory for your creation. In your
name I bind all demonic forces that have come against us and our
families and I seal all of us in the protection of Your Precious
Blood that was shed for us on the cross. Mary, our Mother, we seek
your protection and intercession with the Sacred Heart of Jesus for
us and our families, and surround us with your mantle of love to
discourage the enemy. St. Michael and our Guardian Angels come
defend us and our families in battle against all the evil ones that
roam the earth. In the Name of Jesus, I bind and command all the
powers and forces of evil to depart right now away from us, our
homes and our lands. And we thank you Lord Jesus for You are a
faithful and compassionate God. Amen.
Prayer covering for your
life and family
Father, I pray this prayer in the power or the Holy
In the name
of Jesus Christ, I bind, rebuke and bring to no effect, all
division, discord, disunity, strife, anger, wrath, murder,
criticism, condemnation, pride, envy, jealousy, gossip, slander,
evil speaking, complaining, lying, false teaching, false gifts,
false manifestations, lying signs and wonders, poverty, fear of
lack, fear spirits, murmuring spirits, hindering spirits,
retaliatory spirits, deceiving spirits, religious spirits, occult
spirits, witchcraft spirits (including Jezebel, Delilah and
Apollyon) and spirits of antichrist.
I bind all
curses that have been spoken against me. I bless those who curse
me, and pray blessings on those who despitefully use me.
I bind all
spoken judgment made against me and judgments I have made against
others. I bind the power of negative words from others, and I bind
and render useless all prayers not inspired by the Holy Spirit;
whether psychic, soul force, witchcraft or counterfeit tongues that
have been prayed against me.
I am God's
child. I resist the devil. No weapon formed against me shall
prosper. I put on the whole armour of God. I take authority over
this day, in Jesus' name. Let it be prosperous for me, let me walk
in your love, Lord. The Holy Spirit leads and guides me today, I
discern between the righteous and the wicked.
authority over Satan and all his demons, and those people who are
influenced by them. I declare Satan is under my feet and remain
there all day. I am the righteous of God in Christ
I am God's
property. Satan you are bound from my family, my mind, my body, my
home and my finances.
that I am healed and whole. I flourish, I am long lived, stable,
durable, incorruptible, fruitful, virtuous, full of peace, patience
and love. Whatsoever I set my hand to do shall prosper, for God
supplies all my needs. I have all authority over Satan, all demons,
and beasts of the field. God, I pray for the ministry that you have
for me. Anoint me, God, for all you have called me to do for
I call forth
divine appointments, open doors of opportunity, God ordained
encounters and ministry positions. I claim a hedge of protection
around myself, spouse and children throughout this day and
I ask you
God, in the name of Jesus to dispatch angels to surround me, my
spouse and my children today, and to put them throughout my house
and around our cars, souls and bodies. I ask angels to protect my
house from any intrusion and to protect me and my family from any
harmful demonic or other physical or mental attacks. I ask this
prayer in the name of Jesus, AMEN.
Prayer for the
God of mercy, we bless You in the name of Your Son, Jesus
Christ, who ministered to all who come to Him. Give Your strength
to N., Your servant, bound by the chains of addiction. Enfold
himlher in Your love and restore himlher to the freedom of God's
children. Lord, look with compassion on all those who have lost
their health and freedom. Restore to them the assurance of Your
unfailing mercy, and strengthen them in the work of recovery. To
those who care for them, grant patient understanding and a love
that perseveres. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
The Longer Version of the
Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer, composed by Pope Leo XIII,
O glorious Archangel Saint
Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defence in the
terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and
powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of
evil. Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made
in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from
the tyranny of the devil. Fight this day the battle of our
Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast
fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate
host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for
them any longer in heaven. That cruel, that ancient serpent,
who is called the devil or satan who seduces the whole world, was
cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold this primeval
enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into
an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of
wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the Name of
God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay, and cast into eternal
perdition, souls destined for the crown of eternal glory.
That wicked dragon pours out. as a most impure flood, the venom of
his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of
lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of
impurity, and of every vice and iniquity. These most crafty
enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the
Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious
hands on Her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself,
where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair
of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of
their abominable impiety with the iniquitous design that when the
Pastor has been struck the sheep may be scattered. Arise
then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the
lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory.
They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy
Church glories as her defence against the malicious powers of hell;
to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in
heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may
put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be
able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our
prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly
conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon,
the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make
him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the
Verse: Behold the Cross of
the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
Response: The Lion of the
Tribe of Judah has conquered the root of David.
Verse: Let Thy mercies be
upon us, O Lord.
Response: As we have hoped
Verse: O Lord hear my
Response: And let my cry
come unto Thee.
Verse: Let us
pray. O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call
upon Thy holy Name, and as suppliants, we implore Thy clemency,
that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin, immaculate and our
Mother, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Thou wouldst
deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who
wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the
ruin of our souls.
Prayer to Mary Queen of Heaven
O exalted Queen of Heaven, Supreme Mistress of the
Angels, who from the beginning has received from God the power and
the commission to crush the serpent’s head, we pray thee humbly,
send down thy holy legions, that they under thy command and power,
may pursue the spirits of hell, everywhere wage war against them,
defeat their boldness and thrust them into the abyss of hell - Who
is like unto God O kind and tender Mother, thou shalt ever remain
our love and hope. O Divine Master, send thy holy angels to defend
me and cast away from me the cruel enemy. Holy angels and
archangels, defend us, protect us! Amen.
(Imprimatur, NY, 1936)
[from Children of Medjugorje Newsletter August
of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus (change "us" to "me" if
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of Heaven, have
mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.
Blood of Christ, only-begotten Son of the Eternal Father, save us.
Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word of God, save us.
Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal Testament, save us.
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in the Agony, save us.
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging, save us.
Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns, save us.
Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross, save us.
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation, save us.
Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness, save us.
Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls, save us.
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy, save us.
Blood of Christ, victor over demons, save us.
Blood of Christ, courage of Martyrs, save us.
Blood of Christ, strength of Confessors, save us.
Blood of Christ, bringing forth Virgins, save us.
Blood of Christ, help of those in peril, save us.
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened, save us.
Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow, save us.
Blood of Christ, hope of the penitent, save us.
Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying, save us.
Blood of Christ, peace and tenderness of hearts, save us.
Blood of Christ, pledge of eternal life, save us.
Blood of Christ, freeing souls from purgatory, save us.
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honour, save us.
Lamb of God,
who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
V. You have redeemed us, O Lord, in
R. And made us, for our God, a kingdom.
Let us pray. Almighty and eternal God, you have appointed your only-begotten Son the Redeemer of the world, and willed to be appeased by his Blood. Grant we beg of you,
that we may worthily adore this price of our salvation, and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of the present life, so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in heaven. Through the
same Christ our Lord. R.
A Prayer to St. Clare for Healing
O Blessed Saint Clare, your life shines like a beacon and casts its light down the ages of the Church to guide the way to Christ. Look with compassion
on the poor and humble who call on you for help. As you bow before your Eucharistic Lord in Heaven, speak to Him of my afflicted body and my broken
spirit. Ask Him to heal me and to wash away my sins in his precious blood.
Holy and beloved saint, teach me to believe, as you did, that in the Blessed Eucharist I will find Jesus, who has only to say the word that I may be
Pause and reflect on the power of Jesus to heal us.
Great servant of Christ, remember the needs of my family and all those I pray for. Defend us from everything that would threaten our Holy Catholic
Faith. Hear the cry of the poor and make it a song of intercession rising from your pure heart to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, our healer, our
Saviour, and our Lord. Amen.
C.S Lewis writes on perseverance: 'You must ask for God's help. Even when you have done so, it may seem to you for a long time that no help, or less help than you need, is being given. Never mind. After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up and try again. Very often what God first helps us toward is not the virtue itself but just this power of always trying again. For however important chastity, or courage, or truthfulness, or any other virtue may be, this process trains us in habits of the soul which are more important still. It cures our illusions about ourselves and teaches us to depend on God. We learn, on the one hand, that we cannot trust ourselves even in our best moments, and, on the other, that we need not despair even in our worst, for our failures are forgiven.'
~ C. S. Lewis
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