Spiritual Warfare Forum: demonic harrassment

demonic harrassment QUESTION from Ryan on February 3, 2003 I have had an occurence only 3 times that I can recall. Twice they have been rather forceful and oppressive. The first occurence I had was several years ago. I awoke around 4:30 am, opened my eyes and sat up, when I layed back down I heard a laughter and then I was frozen, paralyzed. I felt a hand grab hold of my forehead to hold me down and then my covers began to move and I could feel something like a fist moving up and down my legs. I was watching this happen and it looked like a small animal moving under my covers. I struggled to speak for what seemed like a minute or two and then finally uttered Jesus and everything vanished and went back to normal.
The second time was about a year and a half ago. I awoke and could hear two voices whispering, then one of them pinned me down and the other covered my mouth. they were so heavy I couldn't move and in my spirit I prayed for help... I was finally able to utter Jesus once again and they fled. It was all I could do to say His name, but it worked.
This last time I had awoken from a horrible dream and as I layed there thinking about it my bed began to shake like someone was trying to wake me up. short abrupt shakes about 4 times. I suddenly recognized the spirit and told it to get out in the name of Jesus Christ.
Are you able to identify what this is that is happening? I realize that they are demonic spirits sent to torment and harrass, but what can I do to fight it beforehand so I'm not struggling in my bed with them?
Thank you for your time,
Ryan
ANSWER by Mr. Joe Meineke on February 6, 2003
Dear Ryan, Thank you for your question. We will be sure to remember you in our prayers. Some of the things that you mention in your post seem to indicate possible demonic activity and not cataleptic somnambulism (aka, sleep paralysis). Therefore, to answer the question, what can I do to fight it beforehand so I'm not struggling in my bed with them? There are several things. First, I would advise you to get into the habit of praying the Bedtime Protection Prayer before you turn in for the night (posted below). Second, you may want to visit the Self Help page on the Saint Padre Pio Center website and follow the instructions laid out on that page. Another thing that you should consider is having your home blessed by a priest. Lastly, if after trying the self-help techniques you find that you are still having problems with these occurrences, you may want to consider contacting us for a private consultation (the link is on the Self Help page). Bedtime Protection Prayer
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, strengthened by the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Blessed Michael the Archangel, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the Saints and Angels of Heaven, and powerful in the holy authority of the name His Name, I subject my mind and my dreams only to the work of the Holy Spirit. I ask you Lord to bind up all powers of darkness and forbid them to work in my dreams or any part of my subconscious while I sleep. Amen. There are other prayers in the Spiritual Warfare Prayers Catalogue (see link below) that you may find applicable to your situation. For example: #48: Hedge Prayer for Protection of Household
#49: Resisting Satan's Attack Against Our Household
#50: Rebuking Particular Spirits Affecting the Household God bless you, Joe Meineke Assistant to Bro. Ignatius For Assistance with Spiritual Warfare problems please go to our How We Can Help You page. For a direct link to sample Spiritual Warfare prayers see our Spiritual Warfare Prayer Catalog Back to Index Page

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