When Jesus’ disciples asked Him how to pray, He taught them to say:
“. . . 13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.” [NIV MT 6:13]
“For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.” [D-R Eph 6:12]
“The battle against the devil, which is the principal task of Saint Michael the Archangel, is still being fought today, because the devil is still alive and active in the world. The evil that surrounds us today, the disorders that plague our society, man’s inconsistency and brokenness, are not only the results of original sin, but also the result of Satan’s pervasive and dark action.” St. John Paul II, May 24, 1987
Confrontational deliverance may be used to bring a person into a condition under of the Authority of the Word of God which breaks the power of darkness of the enemy and restores them back into the Light of Jesus Christ.
In our daily activities, and at times through no fault of our own, it becomes too easy to lose sight of how much we are loved by our Heavenly Father and fall into the lies of the enemy [Jn 8:44] creating an attachment, oppression , obsession, or in rare cases, possession.
The Priest will schedule an interview and, if necessary, prayer sessions. Together with trained, experienced intercessory support team members, he will help re-focus on God’s gift of healing, revealing the Truth of the Voice of The Father, through The Son and with the guidance of The Holy Spirit, breaking all evil spiritual bonds bringing the person to true Freedom in Christ.
“The Church’s teaching is clearly stated in the Catechism:*
2116: Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone.”
“The pastoral emergency that exists today is a call to arms—not only for bishops and priests, but also to the faithful who, with solid faith are called to resist the devil and to pray for the liberation of all demonically afflicted persons. Love requires this . . . There is much work to be done in this area of ministry in the Church still. The care of souls requires expertise for healing the entire person. Priests . . . are wisely encouraged to never work alone, and to engage the help of medical and psychological professionals as well as laity with gifts of discernment and intercessory prayer. An entire team becomes engaged in loving and serving. The person is accompanied in their quest for freedom and inner healing, availing themselves of the Church’s arsenal of sacraments and sacramentals. The process of liberation takes time and effort on behalf of all involved.”1
1Deliverance from Evil: “A Pastoral Emergency” Kathleen Beckman, 11/20/14
*Non-Catholics please note: When Catholics pray ‘through the intercession’ of a saint, they are in no way replacing the Name of Jesus, in whose name alone we can be saved. We pray ‘In the Name of Jesus’, (when directing our prayers to God the Father), whose Name is above all other Names, but we also ask for the intercessory prayers of the angels and saints in Heaven, just as we ask the prayers of a friend. Furthermore, when Catholics pray to God the Son, Jesus Christ, we do not need to make the prayer in Jesus’ Name since we are obviously doing as much already. Basically, Catholics are NOT praying in the name of the saints, but simply asking for, and acknowledging their prayers, since we are all brothers and sisters in Christ, on earth and especially when in Heaven.