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Prayer for Deliverance
from the Tyranny of False Beliefs

Overcoming self-defeating statements that we repeat to ourselves unconsciously


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About False Beliefs
Prayer for Deliverance from the Tyranny of False Beliefs
Prayer Booklet

Throughout the day, whenever you feel oppressed, stuck, and weighed down with fatigue in trying to accomplish your tasks, use these prayers of deliverance to overcome false beliefs working covertly to obstruct you.

God will always help you if you ask constantly for deliverance, and, in accordance with the traditions of the Christian faith, maintain a pure heart that desires humility, modesty, chastity, and detachment from worldly pleasures.



No one can make you get angry.
No one can make you depressed.
No one can make you commit suicide.
No one can make you lose your faith.
Your battle is with your own false beliefs,
not with circumstances or with what other people do, or have done, to you.



About False Beliefs

False beliefs are created in all of us through childhood experiences of emotional distress. Although based in erroneous childhood logic, these beliefs help children to cope with overwhelming helplessness, but, if left uncorrected, the beliefs will continue on into adulthood as pernicious, hidden motives for self-sabotage and failure.

False beliefs often get started through the ďvoiceĒ of someone (i.e., a parent) speaking negatively to you, but then you can internalize that voice as your own, hoping that if you agree with someone who is critical of you then maybe you can make that person accept you.

Your mind constantly repeats false beliefs; your freedom from their oppression requires constant prayer for divine assistance.

Examples of false beliefs:

I donít matter.
I have no right to succeed.
Without my fatherís [or motherís] love I am doomed.
I am worthless.
I am bad.
I am disgusting.
Iíll never change. Iím stuck.
I canít figure this out on my own.
I canít do it. Itís too hard.
Itís hopeless. Give it up.
No one cares about me.



Although false beliefs are purely psychological and are not evil, they can be openings for diabolical oppression. Hence the Prayer for Deliverance from the Tyranny of False Beliefs has a similarity to the Prayer for Deliverance from the Tyranny of Evil.




Prayer for Deliverance from the Tyranny of False Beliefs

Recollect the false beliefs to which you are susceptible. Then work through the process of understanding the original protective purpose of any particular belief, and, to sustain your desire to be free of your bondage to your false beliefs, say the following prayer regularly.

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

AINT 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 power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

IET God arise; let His enemies be scattered. Let those who hate Him flee before Him. As smoke is blown away, so will they be blown away; like wax that melts before the fire, so all lies shall perish at the presence of God.

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

IORD holy Father, almighty eternal God, I beseech You to deliver me by Your power from the tyranny of my false beliefs; from their snares and lies; and from their foul grip of addictions, immodesty, irreverence, unchastity, lust, anger, and hatred. Deign, O Lord, to grant me Your mighty protection and to keep me safe through our Lord Jesus Christ, Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, through all the ages of ages. Amen.

From my false beliefs and from the temptations they inflict on me,
deliver me, O Lord.
That my love for You may drive from me the desire for self-sabotage and negative thinking,
I beseech You to hear me.
That I may serve You in purity, peace, and truth, with freedom from the tyranny of lies,
grant this, O Lord.

Following the prayer, repeat to yourself the true belief that counters each of your false beliefs. These true beliefs must be reinforced through constant conscious repetition to counteract the constant unconscious repetition of false beliefs.

Examples of false beliefs transformed into true beliefs:

I donít matter.
My life matters to God; that is all that matters.

I have no right to succeed.
God wants me to develop my talents so I can use them in His service.

Without my fatherís [or motherís] love I am doomed.
When I love God I have hope.

I am worthless.
Those who refuse to commit sin, regardless of the afflictions that befall them, are a treasure to God. I can be one of them if I desire it and pray for it.

I am bad
When I renounce my sins, I can trust in Godís infinite mercy and forgiveness.

I am disgusting.
Sin is disgusting, yet everyone who renounces sin and seeks purity is precious to God.

Iíll never change. Iím stuck.
If I believe Iím stuck, I will be stuck, but if I desire change and pray for change, I will change.

I canít figure this out on my own.
If I pray for guidance and follow my intuition, I will be led to the resources I need.

I canít do it. Itís too hard.
If I have perseverance and trust in Godís guidance, God will give me the grace to do whatever task He gives me.

Itís hopeless. Give it up.
Hope is in prayer; if I keep praying and am attentive to the inspiration I receive, I will get through this. It will take time, but I can do it.

No one cares about me.
If I care about God, He will take care of me.

Finally, to bring it all to fruition, vow to take deliberate action to do whatever you have been avoiding because of your false beliefs. Then, whenever you find yourself inhibited and stuck, remember your vow and consciously force yourself to take action, using the following formula to repeat the true belief that counters each false belief that has been inhibiting you.
IN the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I renounce the false beliefs
[specify] and the unhealthy behaviors [specify] to which I am prone and the hold they have over me; and I affirm the true beliefs [specify] and the healthy behaviors [specify] which I intend to carry out.
   And you can renounce any spirits associated with these false beliefs:
I renounce the spirit of
[specify] and the hold it has over me, and I ask our Lord Jesus to send it to the foot of the Cross.


Although circumstances and people can obstruct you, only you yourself can defeat your success.



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