Pray and fast to drive out the Devil

August 06, 2014
Source: District of the USA

Bishop Slattery of Tulsa, Oklahoma has requested a novena of prayer and fasting from Aug. 6-14 in an attempt to have a Satanic Black Mass cancelled in Oklahoma City.

Following upon the May events in Boston, another Satanic Black Mass has been scheduled to be held in the Civic Center of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on September 21st.

Despite the pleas of Catholics and even non-Catholics to have this event cancelled, nonetheless, Oklahoma City officials continue to state they are unable to do this.

In a supernatural attempt to prevent this blasphemous act, Tulsa's local ordinary, Bishop Edward Slattery published a letter on July 31st, exhorting all to make a novena of prayer and penance from August 6-14. [NB: Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City also published a letter on August 4, but the acts of reparation he proposes applies mostly to the local parishes and not the individual].

The novena consists of three items:

  1. Abstain from all meat and meat products.
  2. Pray the rosary daily for the intention of the event's cancellation.
  3. Say every day the Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel.

Bishop Slattery also stated that on the Feast of the Assumption (August 15th), all the churches of the Tulsa diocese would be reciting Pope Leo XIII's prayer to St. Michael for the defense of the Church.

Lastly, if these efforts are not sufficient to cause the event to be cancelled, His Excellency will be directing all of his priests to offer a Holy Hour with the Blessed Sacrament, and where possible, even outdoor Eucharistic Processions, as an act of reparation [NB: see Archbishop Coakley's "Call to Prayer" for what he similarly directs in his archdiocese].

The Society of St. Pius X certainly supports these traditional means that Bishop Slattery has advocated to oppose the public mockery of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Sacrifice that is being planned in Oklahoma City, and likewise encourages its readers to join in the novena of prayer and fasting.

To this end, we reproduce below the novena's prayers (all of which are completely traditional), as well as the so-called "Exorcism of St. Michael the Archangel" prayer composed by Pope Leo XIII.

Novena prayers

May Christ Our Lord deliver us from evil, and defend us against this present danger.

Hail Mary (10 times).

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us (3 times).

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

Composed by Pope Leo XIII

St. Michael the Archangel, illustrious leader of the heavenly army, defend us in the battle against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of darkness and the spirit of wickedness in high places. Come to the rescue of mankind, whom God has made in His own image and likeness, and purchased from Satan's tyranny at so great a price. Holy Church venerates you as her patron and guardian. The Lord has entrusted to you the task of leading the souls of the redeemed to heavenly blessedness. Entreat the Lord of peace to cast Satan down under our feet, so as to keep him from further holding man captive and doing harm to the Church. Carry our prayers up to God's throne, that the mercy of the Lord may quickly come and lay hold of the beast, the serpent of old, Satan and his demons, casting him in chains into the abyss, so that he can no longer seduce the nations.