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When you call, He comes.

The name of Jesus is the most powerful name in all of heaven and earth. Throughout the Scriptures and history, we see the name of Jesus casting out demons, healing the sick, raising the dead, bringing about peace, and instilling heroic courage.

Why is this? It’s because when we invoke the name of Jesus, we actually invoke His Person – He is made present within us and among us, in all His power and love. “Jesus” literally means “God saves!” The name Jesus is derived from the same Hebrew name as “Joshua,” who was Moses’ helper and successor – the one who would lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. Jesus leads us into the true Promised Land – heaven – through His death and Resurrection. His is the name above all names, the only name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved (cf. Acts 4:12). When we call on Him, He comes.

Pray His name with conviction: Demons flee at the name of Jesus when it is prayed with conviction. The devil’s a hater, a bully, an abuser … and he can distort our perception of reality. But in Jesus we can overcome every obstacle. Maybe I haven’t ever really prayed with conviction about the name of Jesus, because I take it for granted. I think the Lord acts in proportion to faith. The disposition we need in order to “plug into” the power of Jesus’ name is that we recognize that without Him we are nothing, have nothing, can do nothing. The greater we’re acquainted with our poverty and the more we pray with faith, the greater we’ll experience the power of the name of Jesus.

The power of praise: And it’s important to praise His name, regardless of whether we feel like it or not. Praise frees people. Praise not only causes the demons to flee, but it also opens up a space where the Holy Spirit is welcome and His fruits and gifts can become active. If you are a person of praise, and you have a pure heart, you become an instrument by which He lives and moves and breathes. And others will experience healing and liberation in your presence, because you know the power of the name of Jesus used with faith and conviction.


How about these prayers?

The Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Protection for families

Lord Jesus Christ, I ask that You pour out the power of Your Spirit and Your Precious Blood upon me and my family. Please protect us with Your grace, surround us with Your angels and saints, and cover us with Our Lady’s mantle. I ask this in Your Most Holy Name.

Book recommendation:

Deliverance Prayers: For Use by The Laity

by Fr. Chad A. Ripperger

Jesus wants to free us from the evil we experience in our lives, brought about by our own or other’s sins. This book offers powerful prayers that allow us to claim the authority of our Baptism, to renounce any ways that we have cooperated with evil, and to place ourselves and our loved ones under Jesus’ protection.

Article by Fr. Vincent Druding, resources recommended by the Sisters of Life; Originally printed in IMPRINT Magazine Spring 2022.