Prayers are incredibly powerful, and human beings have been praying for as long as they have felt the presence of the “Great Other”.
Though prayer is usually done between a subject and an “object”, which most often is between a human and a god, goddess or God. Prayer could also be done in perfect silence, without any words said or any sentiments expressed.
This prayer is according to my eyes, the perfect form of prayer. It is the prayer where you leave all to the will of the Supreme, the supreme which can be equated to anything depending on your background, words/concepts like nature, the universe, an higher intelligence or a higher power, buddha-nature, God, Allah or what have you.
That being said, you may not be entirely ready for this silent form of prayer, perhaps you are searching for that prayer which delivers light unto dark places of this world. A conscious prayer through the guidance of powerful words in order to achieve a certain relief and illumination.
If this is the case, hopefully I can aid you in your quest.
Evil Spirits and Demons of the Mind
(The following paragraphs offers a perspective which grants the existence of immaterial beings called spirits and demons. The viewpoint that these claims are superstitious or unfactual is respected. However in this article we’re entertaining the possibility of such a scenario and accordingly offering a solution that we believe can bring spiritual relief to those who may need it.)
Are you or someone you know being harassed by evil demonic spirits? These dark forces indeed exist, though the majority of people today have been “insensitivized” by the materialistic paradigm of modern society.
People of ancient times were much more in tune with the spirit world than we are today. They learnt directly from nature how incredibly varied the different dimensions of existence truly are.
The modern scientific paradigm has its strong points too, but in some cases they are just too limited to be able to explain the nature of the universe in any subjectively tangible way.
Demons and spirits exist in different planes where sometimes they enter into our world, and when they enter into our world, they can take many shapes. For instance it could very well take the shape of a severe headache or maybe some negative thought patterns occurring and reoccurring. They have many ways of entering your subjective experience, they can even take the physical form, but that is much more rare.
Often times these spirits are immaterial energetic forces that roam the universe in search of hosts and preys. Though it should be noted that not all spirits are evil, no not at all, the majority are indeed good. They are aligned with the beneficent will of the Supreme. But then there are those the others who are the outcasts and deviants. Those who wish to trouble and inflict misery upon the rest of the beings of this universe.
If you are in the presence of one of these and you wish to remedy the situation, you have come to the right place.
Here I will give you a couple of powerful prayers from different cultures that will diminish the powers of these malevolent energies. I cannot guarantee that they will be completely dispelled from your vicinity and experience, but I can guarantee that more light will be shone at your path and surroundings when these prayers are done earnestly.
Here below is the first prayer, my own spontaneous prayer to aid you in your challenges.
A Prayer of Light
Light, dear light.
Dissolve, this night.
Dark is it
Cold is it.
Yet you are here.
Your presence is my beacon.
Your warmth is my hope and my refuge.
Light, dear light.
Dissolve, this night.
Ignorant and restless spirits roam here
Let them rest in your grace.
A Christian Prayer: St. Gemma Galgani
O my crucified God, behold me at Your feet; do not cast me out,
now that I appear before You as a sinner. I have offended You exceedingly
in the past, my Jesus, but it shall be so no longer.
Before You, O Lord, I place all my sins; I have now considered Your own
sufferings and see how great is the worth of that Precious Blood that flows
from Your veins.
O my God, at this hour close Your eyes to my want of merit, and since You
have been pleased to die for my sins, grant me forgiveness for them all,
that I may no longer feel the burden of my sins, for this burden, Dear
Jesus, oppresses me beyond measure.
Assist me, my Jesus, for I desire to become good whatsoever it may cost;
take away, destroy, utterly root out all that You find in me contrary to
Your holy will. At the same time, I pray You, Lord Jesus, to enlighten me
that I may be able to walk in Your holy light. Amen.
A Sufi Muslim Prayer: Inayat Khan
A torch in the darkness, a staff during my weakness, a rock in the weariness of life,Thou, my Master, makest earth a paradise. Thy thought giveth me unearthly joy, Thy light illuminateth my life’s path, Thy words inspire me with divine wisdom, I follow in thy footsteps, which lead me to the eternal goal.
Comforter of the broken-hearted, support of those in need, friend of the lovers of truth, blessed Master, thou art the Prophet of God.
A Buddhist Prayer: Shantideva
May I be a guard for those who need protection
A guide for those on the path
A boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood
May I be a lamp in the darkness
A resting place for the weary
A healing medicine for all who are sick
A vase of plenty, a tree of miracles
And for the boundless multitudes of living beings
May I bring sustenance and awakening
Enduring like the earth and sky
Until all beings are freed from sorrow
And all are awakened.
A Native American Prayer: Chief Yellow Hawk
O Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me.
I come before you, one of your children. I am small and weak. I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made, my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise, so that I may know the things you have taught my people, the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength, not to be superior to my brothers, but to be able to fight my greatest enemy: myself.
Make me ever ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes, so that when life fades as a fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.
Hopefully at least one of these prayers have proven useful in your quest to rid yourself, someone you know or a place from the presence of malevolent spirits. Moreover most of the times when we are confronted with bad spirits, what we need is just the inner peace to resist the influences of these lost spirits roaming the universe with equanimity.
When doing so, they disappear by themselves.
With that being said, feel absolutely free to share your own experiences below, we would very much like to hear what you or someone you know have gone through when it comes to this sensitive topic.
Daniel Seeker is a wandering dervish and lifelong student of the past, present and future. He realized that he was made of immaculate and timeless consciousness when meditating in his hermit cave on the island of Gotland. His writings are mostly a reflection of that realizaton. Daniel currently studies history, philosophy, egyptology and western esotericism at Uppsala Universitet. He’s also currently writing his B.A. thesis in history which explores how Buddhist and Hindu texts were first properly translated and introduced to the western world in the late 18th and 19th century.