The connection between the Holy water and prayers has been in existence since hundreds of years ago.
It has been a sign of God’s blessings upon the believers through the Church leaders. Many Christian denominations use Holy water for different purposes, but most importantly, protection.
It’s believed that the water, similar to the natural one, has been blessed and sanctified by the Church leader and is ready for us. You shouldn’t, however, rely on it solely but reinforce with prayers for whatever need.
Below are five effective Holy water prayers for protection.
1) Short Prayer to Make Holy Water
We humbly come before You this moment, asking You to sanctify this water so we may use it in prayers. You did not only create it to be helpful in our daily activities but also a great source of blessing.
Please get rid of whatever impurities that may make the water unfit for prayers. May it be filled with Your unexplainable energy to protect, guide, strengthen, and attract favor in our lives.
Through Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Holy water has been an essential sacramental in the Catholic faith and many other denominations. As highlighted earlier, you do not just proceed to use any water without blessing it.
The above is a prayer to sanctify the Holy water prior to the main prayers.
After the process of sanctification, it’s believed that this liquid gains spiritual properties that can perform different roles in a believer’s life.
Many have used it in their daily lives and not just in Church to connect with the Lord and improve their faith.
Also save these miracle prayers for church growth.
2) Holy Water Prayer for Protection
Thank You for the gift of this Holy water as a symbol of Your love. Please protect me from all harm that the devil might have directed my way.
Be my shelter, O, Lord, when I am home, away, with guests or without. Redeem me from situations that can risk my safety by granting this water the grace to protect and drive away all insecurities.
In the name of Jesus, I pray and trust. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
The Bible uses water as a sign of faith, purification, blessings, and protection.
While there’s not much teaching regarding the use of Holy water, it’s seen in Ezekiel 36:25-28 that the prophet promises to sprinkle ‘pure’ water on believers to wash away their sins.
“I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.”
Therefore, through your prayers for protection, you will also be cleansed from all the unholy deeds and thoughts. This devotion opens doors for more blessings, including what you haven’t asked for.
3) Holy Water Blessing Prayer
Blessed are You across the entire globe! We bring this Holy water before Your mighty presence, asking You to bless it as we prepare to make use of it.
Let every believer that will be sprinkled with this water be renewed in both body and spirit and turn their hearts to Your kingdom.
O, Giver of life, bless and purify Your Church so there may be nothing but love, peace, and unity in this congregation.
I ask this through Christ the Lord. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
There has been considerable debate surrounding the use of Holy water in the Church. This is because some Church leaders have commercialized it for their personal gains.
The truth is that the Holy water is a gift, and should not be sold to believers in any situation.
Jesus never practiced any of His gifts in exchange for money, and neither did the disciples. All these things happening today are meant to guide believers to the right path.
Like Matthew 10:8 says:
“Cast out devils, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, and heal the sick; freely you have received, freely you shall give.”
4) Miracle Holy Water Prayer for Healing
I come before You with gratitude for the gift of life and the precious Holy water which helps me to seek Your grace.
Today, may You take away every condition bothering my physical, mental, or emotional wellness.
Let the water also be a source of healing to everyone who receives even a droplet of it. I believe that my spiritual health will also be in a better place than before after this prayer.
In Jesus’ name, I pray and trust. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Among the many powers of the Holy water is healing. You can say this prayer alongside it for all healing forms, including unspoken illnesses or conditions.
When Naaman was struggling with intense leprosy, prophet Elisha sent a messenger to tell him to go and wash himself in River Jordan, and he would be healed.
Naaman did as he was commanded, and all the sickness was gone through faith, you can read it in 2 Kings 5:1-17.
This scripture shows the power of Holy water because the prophet had sanctified the River Jordan to heal sicknesses. If the captain hadn’t believed in God’s healing power, he could have disobeyed the command.
5) Prayer to Bless Holy Water
“Our Father in Heaven,
Hallowed be Your Name! I bring this Holy water before You, praying for blessings upon it. Please endow it with divine grace to perform miracles, cleanse souls, and draw more believers into Your Kingdom.
I believe this water will free whoever it touches from the shackles of sin and make them pure again. Let everything that appears impossible be made possible by the sprinkling of this water.
Be glorified, O Father. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
The first step of using Holy water is the blessing prayer, which seeks to purify and fill it with God’s power.
This comes after you’ve prepared it according to the process stated in Numbers 5:17:
“Then he shall take some holy water in a clay jar and put some dust from the tabernacle floor into the water.”
Other believers embrace the use of salt instead of sand or dust, and after that, the water will be ready for use.
Remember, Holy water must be made from fresh, clean water, preferably from a stream or spring. You can use tap water provided it is clean when the above water sources aren’t available.
Uniodized salt is ideal, although iodized one could be used in cases where the former is unavailable.
Before you leave, save these prayers to Archangel Uriel for spiritual protection.
Can I Make My Own Holy Water?
Yes, you can make your own Holy water following the above procedure. Nonetheless, the water prepared by the priests and other Church leaders is preferred as it is believed to be more purified and blessed.
Other believers prefer to take their homemade Holy water to the Church for sanctification before continuing to use it.
You can always engage a priest for further guidance when unsure about any preparation steps. Holy water made inappropriately may not be so effective.
How to Bless Someone with Holy Water?
Blessing someone with Holy water is easy. You just need to sprinkle the water upon the person, speaking blessings upon them in different aspects.
You can bless their home, health, education, family, career, and everything else.
If they have a particular prayer request they have mentioned to you, be sure to state it during the sprinkling. Adding a few scriptures, like Philippians 4:19, James 1:17, and Numbers 6:24-26, to the blessing prayer would make it more practical.
How Can I Bless Myself with Holy Water?
Many cases involve believers being blessed by a priest or other Church leaders with the Holy water. Therefore, many may not know how to do it by themselves.
Here’s how to do it the proper way:
- To bless yourself with the Holy water, draw near the vessel that contains the water from the front side;
- Proceed to dip your fingers gently into the water and make the sign of the cross (forehead > chest > left shoulder > right shoulder);
- You can pray for different needs, including healing, protection, or guidance;
- After you’ve exhausted your prayers, the session ends with a sign of the cross and Amen.
The same procedure applies when you want to bless your personal items with Holy water. From dipping your finger in the water to the sign of the cross, touching the belonging you wish to bless, praying over it, and the sign of the cross- simple.
The world is filled with many challenges, but believers can always use the Holy water to combat them. From sicknesses to temptations, insecurities, financial frustrations, and many others, none supersedes this water’s power.
Hopefully, these prayers will be beneficial as you strive to align your life with God’s teachings.
And no, you don’t have to drink the Holy water to acquire your blessings because this may attract bacterial infections from the unionized salt or extended storage.