[N.B. Don't be intimidated by the length of the video. Father's presentation is only about 30 minutes followed by a Q. and A. One of the first things in warfare is to know the enemy. When you know his strategies for attack, you are better able to prepare and ward off his onslaught. Hat tip to Janet at Restore D.C. Catholicism for alerting me to this video. It's worth every minute!]
Most of us don't spend much time thinking about the war going on around us every day, but it's real. We can't see the spiritual battlefield and the protagonists locked in deadly conflict so we don't think about it.
How many of us get up in the morning, put on the armor of God to prepare for the day's battle, and turn to our guardian angel for help in the conflict? Maybe it's time to be intentional in our fight with Satan who "prowls about the world seeking the ruin of souls" along with his five demon generals (Baal, Asmodeus, Leviathan, Lilith, and Baphomet) and their foot soldiers.
Fr. Chad Ripperger is an exorcist and founder of a semi-contemplative order of priests, Society of the Most Sorrowful Mother (the Dolorans) who work in cooperation with the local bishop in Denver to assist those in most spiritual need. He recommends this prayer for daily protection against the demons:
In His Name and by the power of His Cross and Blood, I ask Jesus to bind any evil spirits, forces and powers of the earth, air, fire, or water, of the netherworld and the satanic forces of nature. By the power of the Holy Spirit and by His authority, I ask Jesus Christ to break any curses, hexes, or spells and send them back to where they came from, if it be His Holy Will. I beseech Thee Lord Jesus to protect us by pouring Thy Precious Blood on us (my family, etc.), which Thou hast shed for us and I ask Thee to command that any departing spirits leave quietly, without disturbance, and go straight to Thy Cross to dispose of as Thou sees fit. I ask Thee to bind any demonic interaction, interplay, or communications. I place N. (Person, place or thing) under the protection of the Blood of Jesus Christ which He shed for us.
I am praying this daily for the protection of all my loved ones. It is a wise Catholic who also fills the home with blessed objects and uses sacramentals like holy water liberally.