“In the name of God the Father Almighty, through the intercession of St. Benedict,
Keep away from me and my loved ones, evil spirits;
Good spirits, shield us against them!
Malign spirits, you inspire wrong thoughts to men,
Malicious spirits, liars, you lead them into deception.
Mocking spirits, you play with human’s credulity.
I reject you with all the power of my soul, and I close my ears to your suggestions.
I call upon me the Mercy of God;
Good spirits, I implore you, assist me in this battle.
Give us the strength to resist evil influences;
Shine your light on the snares of evil spirits,
Keep us from pride and arrogance;
Good spirits, do not let jealousy, hatred, malevolence, or any feeling other than love grow in our hearts, for these feelings open the doors to the Spirit of Evil.