There are specialist advisers on the paranormal in the diocese who can help people who feel they may be haunted, cursed or possessed.
If you believe that you may need help or advice then please do make contact with your parish priest (their details can be found on the Church of England’s church finder website www.churchnearyou.com)
Any help with such a matter is free of charge.
Prayers and bible passages which you may find helpful
A Prayer for Christ’s Protection
Christ be with me: Christ within me;
Christ before me: Christ behind me;
Christ on my right: Christ on my left;
Christ above me: Christ beneath me;
Christ around me: now and ever. Amen.
A Prayer for a Place
Visit, Lord, we pray, this place
and drive far from it all the snares of the enemy.
Let your holy angels dwell here to keep us in peace,
and may your blessing be upon it evermore;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer before Going to Sleep
May the cross of the Son of God,
which is mightier than all the hosts of Satan,
and more glorious than all the hosts of heaven,
abide with me in my going out and my coming in.
By day and by night, at morning and at evening,
at all times and in all places may it protect and defend me.
From the wrath of evildoers, from the assaults of evil spirits,
from foes visible and invisible, from the snares of the devil,
from all passions that beguile the soul and body:
may it guard, protect and deliver me. Amen.
Verses from Psalm 91
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High,
and abides under the shadow of the Almighty,
Shall say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my stronghold,
my God, in whom I put my trust.’
For he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
He shall cover you with his wings and you shall be safe under his feathers;
his faithfulness shall be my shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of any terror by night,
nor of the arrow that flies by day;
Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor of the sickness that destroys at noonday.
Because you have made the Lord your refuge
and the Most High my stronghold,
There shall no evil happen to you,
neither shall any plague come near your tent.
For he shall give his angels charge over you,
to keep you in all your ways.
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Deliverance Ministry information for clergy
The Diocesan Deliverance Adviser is Revd Canon Chris Pullin, Chancellor at Hereford Cathedral. He can be contacted via email.