He performed no less than 70,000 exorcisms throughout his ministry
From Eden, the devil ” walks about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour ” (1 Peter 5: 8). The presence of the devil is real, but it should not frighten: the power of Satan is limited and can be rejected by those who invoke the help of God .
The Standing. Gabriele Amorth , who died in 2016 and is considered one of the greatest exorcists in the world, recommended several prayers to combat all forms of evil that could oppress a person. He noted, however, that however powerful these prayers may be, they should always be united to the sacrament of Confession and frequent Eucharistic Communion .
It should also be emphasized that these prayers need to be done with humility, recognizing that it is God who expels the evil from our environment. We have no power over the devil: only the Lord of heaven and earth has full authority.
Among the prayers recommended by Fr. Gabriele Amorth, Anima Christi , or Soul of Christ , is one of the most powerful.
Soul of Christ
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, I was inebriated.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, comfort me.
O good Jesus, listen to me.
Within your wounds I hid myself.
Do not let me separate from You.
From the evil enemy defended me.
At the time of my death call me.
And command me to go to you so
that with your saints I may praise you
for ever and ever.
Original in Latin: Anima Christi
Anima Christi, sanctifica me.
Corpus Christi, save me.
Sanguis Christi, inebria me.
Aqua lateris Christi, lava me.
Passio Christi, comfort me.
The bone Jesu, exuded me.
Intra your vulnera absconde me.
Do not let me tear you apart.
Ab evil host defends me.
In hour mortis meae voca me.
And I will come to you,
Ut cum sanctis tuis laudem te
In saecula saeculorum.