The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare
Servant Books, 2017
Recently, I was introduced to a beautiful prayer called the Prayer to Take Authority that a local religious order has been given permission to use. If you’ve never heard of it, here it is:
In the name of Jesus, I take authority
and I bind all the powers and forces in the air,
in the ground, in the water, in the underground,
in the netherworld, in nature and in fire.
You are the Lord over the entire universe
and I give you the glory for your creation.
In your name, I bind all demonic forces
that have come against us and our families
and I seal all of us in the protection of your precious blood
that was shed for us on the cross.
Mary Our Mother, we seek your protection and intercession,
with the Sacred heart of Jesus, for us and our families
and surround us with your mantle of love to discourage the enemy.
St. Michael and our Guardian Angels,
come and defend us and our families in battle
against all the evil ones that roam the earth.
In the name of Jesus,
I bind and command all the powers and forces of evil
to depart right now
away from us, our families, our homes, and our lands.
And I thank you Lord Jesus
for you are a faithful and compassionate God, Amen.
The prayer ends, importantly I think, with a Hail Mary. It’s important, I think, to know that Mary is fighting for us, interceding for us, with her Son. She is always there as the path to Jesus. For just as He chose Mary to be the vehicle by which He would come into the world, we choose her to be the way back to Him.