1 CORINTHIANS 2:10-16; PSALM 145; LUKE 4:31-37
For us to understand what God has freely given us we need the Holy Spirit and we must exercise faith. St. Paul tells us in the first reading that the Spirit searches all things even the deep things of God. Thus, without the Spirit the message makes no impact. The Gospel of today presents us with the authority of Jesus Christ. His authority is unlike any other it is not coercive or forceful rather it is love-full. His authority makes impression on men and it is worthy of proclamation and emulation. Let us recognize his authority and bring all men under his government that we may be free from further demonic possessions and manipulations.
A PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE
My Lord, you are all-powerful, you are God, you are Father. We beg you through the intercession and help of the archangels Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel for the deliverance of our brothers and sisters who are enslaved by the evil one. All saints of heaven, come to our aid. From anxiety, sadness and obsessions, we beg you, free us, O Lord. From hatred, fornication, envy, we beg you, free us, O Lord. From thoughts of jealousy, rage, and death, we beg you, free us, O Lord. From every thought of suicide and abortion, we beg you, free us, O Lord. From every form of sinful sexuality, we beg you, free us, O Lord. From every division in our family and every harmful friendship, we beg you, free us, O Lord. From every sort of spell, malefice, witchcraft, and every form of the occult, we beg you, free us, O Lord. Lord, you who said, “I leave you peace, my peace I give you,” grant that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, we may be liberated from every evil spell and enjoy your peace always, in the name of Christ, Our Lord. Amen.