Recommended Readings

Spiritual Counsels


Questions and Answers

Subject Index

Contact Me

Related Links

Psychological Healing
in the Catholic Mystic Tradition

Prayer for Deliverance
from the Tyranny of Evil


Reverence for the Mass  |  Learning to Pray  |  Spiritual Counsels  |  Books  |  About CSF


Prayer for Deliverance from the Tyranny of Evil
Prayer Booklet

The Prayer Against Satan and the Rebellious Angels, published by order of Pope Leo XIII, is a prayer to curb the power of the devil and prevent him from doing harm. Its use was recommended whenever demonic activity was suspected. It was intended to be used by a priest. Furthermore, it could also be used as a solemn exorcism to expel demons, but only when said in the original Latin and only by a priest with a Bishop’s permission.

Although the English translation of the prayer may still be used by any priest as a prayer of deliverance, it may be used privately by anyone; but the prayer can be dangerous—and may even lead to a person’s possession by demons—simply because, when reciting it, lay individuals are in effect attempting to command demons through their own personal power. So if you were to find a copy of the original prayer and were to recite it, you could get in way over your head by messing with hell fire.

A safe adapted version of the 
Prayer Against Satan and the Rebellious Angels

This prayer for Deliverance from the Tyranny of Evil is my own adapted and condensed version of the original prayer; it can be said safely by anyone in need of protection and deliverance from demonic oppression.



If you know that demons are real and not just a figment of our imagination, then prayers of protection from demonic influence must be a constant part of your daily prayer.
You do not have to fear demons if you repent your sins, pray constantly for deliverance from evil, and, in accordance with the traditions of the Christian faith, live a life of chastity, modesty, humility, and detachment from worldly pleasures.




Prayer for Deliverance from the Tyranny of Evil

IN the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

AINT Michael the Archangel, defend me in battle; be my protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, I humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

IOW I let God arise in my heart; may my enemies be scattered and flee, for as smoke is blown away in the wind, and like wax that melts before the fire, demons tremble and flee when the Holy and majestic Name of Jesus is invoked.

I Lord Jesus, hear my prayer.
And let my cry come unto You.

IORD holy Father, almighty eternal God, I beseech You to deliver me by Your glorious majesty from the tyranny of the infernal powers; from their snares, lies, and furious wickedness; and from the foul grip of their evil compulsions to commit sin. Strengthen me to resist their oppressive insolence and deign, O Lord, to grant me the mighty protection of the heavenly powers who revere and serve our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, and may Your holy blessing be upon me. Amen.

From the deadly snares of the devil,
deliver me, O Lord.

That You may drive away from me the legions of infernal oppression,
I beseech You to hear me.

That diabolical lies and fraud will be unmasked before Your divine truth,
grant this, O Lord.

That I may serve You in purity, peace, and freedom from the tyranny of evil,
I hope in this, O Lord.

A shorter, improved way to pray 
the Chaplet of Saint Michael the Archangel


Prayer Booklet

Made by hand. Printed on acid-free paper with torn, not cut, edges
On the back page is a prayer formula for deliverance from specific spirits.




Appx. 3" x 4¾"

Approximately 6" x 4¾"



Prayer for Deliverance from the Tyranny of Evil

The quantity may be changed in the shopping cart.

Mail orders . . .


No advertising—no sponsor—just the simple truth . . .

For the sake of truth, this is a website with NO ADVERTISING.

If you find these pages to be informative and helpful, please send a donation in appreciation,
even if it’s only a few dollars, to help offset my costs in making this website available to you and to all.



Questions and Answers

Spiritual Counsels                                                         

INDEX of Subjects


Privacy Policy

Permissions Policy                                           



Social Media


In San Francisco?



in association with
A Guide to Psychology and its Practice

Copyright © 1997-2024 Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. All rights reserved.

All material on this website is copyrighted. You may copy or print selections for your private, personal use only.
Any other reproduction or distribution without my permission is prohibited.
Where Catholic therapy (Catholic psychotherapy) is explained according to Catholic psychology in the tradition of the Catholic mystics.