Spirits have been known to drain energy or create negative emotions when contacted. Sometimes, it’s a side effect of its manifestation. At other times, it’s done on purpose. You can protect yourself through your religious belief system. After the jump, you can use these protection prayers if you are Catholic.

The Prayer of Saint Michael

Saint 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 Divine Power of God –

cast into Hell, Satan and all the evil spirits,

who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola also wrote a protection prayer for use:

The Prayer for Trust in Jesus

O Christ Jesus,

when all is darkness

and we feel weakness and helplessness,

give us the sense of Your presence,

Your love, and Your strength.

Help us to have perfect trust

in Your protecting love

and strengthening power,

so that nothing may frighten or worry us,

for, living close to You,

we shall see Your hand,

Your purpose, Your will through all things.

If you’re Christian, but not Catholic, here’s a more general prayer to use:

Prayer for Protection

The Light of God surrounds me;

The Love of God enfolds me;

The Power of God protects me.

We found these prayers at Belief.net and Michelle Belanger’s new book, Ghost Hunters Guide to the Occult.

Note: Ghostly Activities does not make any religious endorsements, nor do we favor any one religion. This is for informational purposes only.

Last Updated on August 26, 2014 by Jacob Rice