Life-giving Mother,

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Strengthen me to say…

To the spiritual forces that oppose you,

Get behind me, Satan!

To the political forces that subvert your desire for healing and wholeness,

Get behind me, Adversary!

To the force within me, struggling for control of others and all situations,

Get behind me, Sin!


I renounce the forces that oppose You.

I forcefully say no to them.

I ask to be opened to the Holy Spirit, to the Prince of Peace, to your reign of joy from my inside out and for all creation.



The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Lutheran Church of Hope in Anchorage, AK. She blogs at and She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit.

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