A certain prayer book for priests that I have indicates that the following prayer is suitable also for lay people. I think it is quite appropriate, given the state of our world today and the challenges that we face.
A Prayer for Protection and Deliverance
Heavenly Father, I praise and thank you for all you have given me. Please cover me with the protective, Precious Blood of your Son, Jesus Christ, and increase your Holy Spirit in me with His gifts of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, hunger for prayer, guidance, and discernment to help me know your will and surrender to it more completely.
Father, please heal my negative emotions and any wounds in my heart and spirit. Send the sword of your Holy Spirit to sever and break all spells, curses, hexes, voodoo, and all negative genetic, inter-generational, and addictive material – past, present, or to come; known or unknown – against me, my relationships, and family, finances, and possessions.
Father, I forgive and I ask forgiveness for my sins and failings, and I ask that my whole person – body and mind, heart and will, soul and spirit, memory and emotions, attitudes and values – be cleansed, renewed, and protected by the Most Precious Blood of your Son, Jesus.
In the name, power, blood, and authority of Jesus Christ, I bind and break the power and effect in or around me of any and all evil spirits who are trying to harm me in any way; and I command these spirits and their companion spirits, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, to leave me peacefully and quietly and go immediately and directly to the Eucharistic presence of Jesus Christ in the closest Catholic Church tabernacle, to be disposed of by Jesus and never again return to harm me.
Dear Holy Spirit, please fill up any void in me to overflowing with your great love. All this, Father, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, by the guidance of your Holy Spirit. Immaculate Heart of Mary, spouse of the Holy Spirit, please pray for me and with me. Amen.
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