Prayer by a priest for a home troubled by evil spirits
O Lord God of our salvation, Son of the Living
God, Who is borne by the Cherubim, being above all dominions, principalities,
authorities and powers: You are great and fearsome to all around You. You are
the One Who set the heavens like a vault and made the earth in Your might; Who
directs the universe in Your wisdom. When earthquakes occur under heaven from
the foundations, its pillars are unshaken. You speak and the sun does not
shine. You sealed the stars. You forbad the seas and dried them up. Authorities
and dominions hide from Your wrath, and the rock trembles before You.
You obliterated the gates of brass and demolished
the bars of iron. You bound the Mighty One and smashed his vessels. By Your
Cross You cast down tyrants and drew in the Serpent with the hook of Your
humanity. Having cast him down, You bound him with hooks in the gloom of
As the same Lord, the Hope of those who place
their confirmation on You, and the Wall of might for those whose expectation is
in You, anathematize, drive away and transform all diabolical actions and all
satanic indictments, all slanders of the Adversary, and of the powers lying
under this roof. Free those bearing the Sign which is awesome against demons:
the Cross of Your victory, and calling upon Your gracious Name, from possession
by him and from those wandering about under this roof.
Yea, Lord, You drove away legions of demons, and
the demons and unclean spirits by which the deaf and dumb were held. These You
commanded to depart and not to return again. You have consumed all the armies
of our invisible enemies, and have made wise the faithful who have known You.
For You said, "Behold, I give you power to trample underfoot snakes and
scorpions, and all the power of enemies" (Luke ).
Preserve, O Master, all who live in the house from
all harm and every temptation from below, delivering them from fear of the
feeble one and the arrows that fly by day, from things proceeding from the
darkness and attacks by demons at midday. Let Your servants and Your children,
delighting in Your help, and preserved by armies of angels, faithfully sing
with one accord: "The Lord is my Helper and I will not be afraid; what can
man do to me?" and again, "I will fear no evil, for You are with
As You are my Confirmation, O God, Mighty Master,
Prince of Peace, and Father of the age to come, for Your kingdom is an eternal
Kingdom, to you alone is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, with the
Father and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.