long time after the Lord had already granted me many of the favors
I've mentioned and other very lofty ones, while I was in prayer one
day, I suddenly found that, without knowing how, I had seemingly been
put in hell. I understood that the Lord wanted me to see the place the devilshad prepared there for me and which I merited because of my sins.
This experience took place within the shortest space of time, but even
were I to live for many years I think it would be impossible for me to
The entrance it seems to me was similar to a very long and narrow alleyway, like an oven, low and dark and confined; the floor
seemed to me to consist of dirty, muddy water emitting foul stench and
swarming with putrid vermin. At the end of the alleyway a hole that looked like a small cupboard was hollowed out in the wall; there I foundI was placed in a cramped condition. All of this was delightful to see in comparison with what I felt there. What I have described can hardly be exaggerated.
as to what I then felt, I do not know where to begin if I were to
describe it; it is utterly inexplicable. I felt a fire in my soul but
such that I am still unable to describe it. My bodily sufferings were unendurable.
I have undergone most painful sufferings in this life, and, as the
physicians say, the greatest that can be borne, such as the contraction
of my sinews when I was paralyzed, without speaking of other ills of
different types - yet, even those of which I have spoken, inflicted on
me by Satan; yet all these were as nothing in comparison with what I
then felt, especially when I saw that there would be no intermission
nor any end to them.
sufferings were nothing in comparison with the anguish of my soul, a
sense of oppression, of stifling, and of pain so acute, accompanied by
so hopeless and cruel an infliction, that I know not how to speak of it.
If I say that the soul is continually being torn from the body it
would be nothing - for that implies the destruction of life by the
hands of another - but here it is the soul itself that is tearing itself in pieces.
I cannot describe that inward fire or that despair, surpassing all
torments and all pain. I did not see who it was that tormented me, but I
felt myself on fire, and torn to pieces, as it seemed to me; and I
repeat it, this inward fire and despair are the greatest torments of
in that pestilential place, and utterly without the power to hope for
comfort, I could neither sit nor lie down; there was no room. I was
placed as it were in a hole in the wall; and those walls, terrible to
look on of themselves, hemmed me in on every side. I
could not breathe. There was no light, but all was thick darkness. I
do not understand how it is; though there was no light, yet everything
that can give pain by being seen was visible.
"Our Lord at that time would not let me see more of Hell. Afterwards I had another most fearful vision, in which I saw the punishment of certain sins.
They were the most horrible to look at, but because I felt none of the
pain, my terror was not so great. In the former vision Our Lord made
me really feel those torments and that anguish of spirit, just as if I
had been suffering them in the body there. I know not how it was, but I
understood distinctly that it was a great mercy that Our Lord would
have me see with my own eyes the very place from which His compassion
saved me. I have listened to people speaking of these things and I have
at other times dwelt on the various torments of Hell, though not
often, because my soul made no progress by the way of fear; and I have
read of the diverse tortures, and how the devils tear the flesh with
red-hot pincers. But all is as nothing before this: It is a wholly
different matter. In short, the one is a reality, the other a
description; and all burning here in this life is as nothing compared
with the fire that is there.
was so terrified by that vision - and that terror is on me even now as
I write - that though it took place nearly six years ago, the natural
warmth of my body is chilled by fear even now when I think of it.
And so, amid all the pain and suffering which I may have had to bear, I
remember no time in which I do not think that all we have to suffer in
this world is as nothing. It seems to me that we complain without
reason. I repeat it, this vision was one of the grandest mercies of God.
It has been to me of the greatest service, because it has destroyed my
fear of trouble and of the contradictions of the world, and because it
has made me strong enough to bear up against them, and to give thanks
to Our Lord who has been my Deliverer, as it now seems to me, from such
fearful and everlasting pains.
since that time, as I was saying, everything seems endurable in
comparison with one instant of suffering such as those I had then to
bear in Hell. I am filled with fear when I see that, after frequently
reading books which describe in some manner the pains of Hell, I was
not afraid of them, nor made any account of them. Where was I? How could I possibly take any pleasure in those things which led me directly to so dreadful a place?
Blessed forever be Thou, O my God! And oh, how manifest is it that Thou
didst love me much more than I did love Thee! How often, O Lord, didst
Thou save me from that fearful prison! And how I used to get back to
it contrary to Thy will.
was that vision which filled me with very great distress which I felt
at the sight of so many lost souls, especially of the Lutherans - for
they were once members of the Church by Baptism - and also gave me the
most vehement desires for the salvation of souls; for certainly I
believe that to save even one from those overwhelming torments, I would
willingly endure many deaths. If here on earth we see one whom we
specially love in great trouble or pain, our very nature seems to bid us
compassionate him; and if those pains be great, we are troubled
ourselves. What, then, must it be to see a soul in danger of pain, the
most grievous of all pains, forever? It is a thought no heart can bear
without great anguish. Here we know that pain at last ends with life,
and that there are limits to it, yet the sight of it moves us so
greatly to compassion; that other pain has no ending, and I know not
how we can be calm when we see Satan carry so many souls daily away.
also makes me wish that, in a matter which concerns us so much, we did
not rest satisfied with doing less than we can do on our part - that
we left nothing undone. May Our Lord vouchsafe to give us His grace for
Heavenly Father, I love You, I praise You, and I
worship You. I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus Who won victory over
sin and death for my salvation. I thank You for sending Your Holy
Spirit Who empowers me, guides me, and leads me into fullness of life. I
thank you for Mary, my Heavenly Mother, who intercedes with the holy
angels and saints for me.
Lord Jesus Christ, I place
myself at the foot of Your cross and ask You to cover me with Your
Precious Blood which pours forth from Your Most Sacred Heart and Your
Most Holy Wounds. Cleanse me, my Jesus, in the living water that flows
from Your Heart. I ask You to surround me, Lord Jesus, with Your Holy
Heavenly Father, let the
healing waters of my baptism now flow back through the maternal and
paternal generations to purify my family line of satan and sin. I come
before You, Father, and ask forgiveness for myself, my relatives, and my
ancestors, for any calling upon powers that set themselves up in
opposition to You or that do not offer true honor to Jesus Christ. In
Jesus' Holy Name, I now reclaim any territory that was handed over to
satan and place it under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
By the power of Your Holy
Spirit, reveal to me, Father, any people I need to forgive and any areas
of unconfessed sin. Reveal aspects of my life that are not pleasing to
You, Father, ways that have given or could give satan a foothold in my
life. Father, I give to You any unforgiveness; I give to You my sins;
and, I give to You all ways that satan has a hold of my life. Thank You,
for Your forgiveness and Your love.
Lord Jesus, in Your Holy Name, I
bind all evil spirits of the air, water, ground, underground, and
netherworld. I further bind, in Jesus' Name, any and all emissaries of
the satanic headquarters and claim the Precious Blood of Jesus on the
air, atmosphere, water, ground and their fruits around us, the
underground and the netherworld below.
Heavenly Father, allow Your Son
Jesus to come now with the Holy Spirit, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the
holy angels and the saints to protect me from all harm and to keep all
evil spirits from taking revenge on me in any way.
(Repeat the following sentence three times: once in honor of the Father,
once in honor of the Son, and once in honor of the Holy Spirit.)
In the Holy Name of Jesus,
I seal myself, my relatives, this room (place, home, church, car,
plane, etc...), and all sources of supply in the Precious Blood of Jesus
(To break and dissolve all satanic seals, repeat the following paragraph
three times in honor of the Holy Trinity because satanic seals are
places three times to blaspheme the Holy Trinity.)
In the Holy Name of Jesus, I break and dissolve any and all
curses, hexes, spells, snares, traps, lies, obstacles, deceptions,
diversions, spiritual influences, evil wishes, evil desires, hereditary
seals, known and unknown, and every dysfunction and disease from any
source including my mistakes and sins. In Jesus' Name, I sever the transmission of any and all satanic vows, pacts, spiritual bonds, soul ties, and satanic works. In Jesus' Name, I break and dissolve any and all links and effects of links with: astrologers;
bohmos; channelers; charters; clairvoyants; crystal healers; crystals;
fortune tellers; mediums; the New Age Movement; occult seers; palm, tea
leaf, or tarot card readers; psychics; santeros; satanic cults; spirit
guides; witches; witchdoctors; and, Voodoo. In Jesus' Name, I dissolve all effects of participation in seances and divination, ouija boards, horoscopes, occult games of all sorts, and any form of worship that does not offer true honor to Jesus Christ.
Holy Spirit, please reveal to me through word of knowledge any evil spirits that have attached themselves to me in any way. (Pause and wait for words to come to you, such as: anger,
arrogance, bitterness, brutality, confusion, cruelty, deception, envy,
fear, hatred, insecurity, jealousy, pride, resentment, or terror. Pray the following for each of the spirits revealed.)
In the Name of Jesus,
I rebuke you spirit of _________________. I command to go directly to
Jesus, without manifestation and without harm to me or anyone, so that
He can dispose of you according to His Holy Will.
I thank You, Heavenly Father
for Your Love. I thank You, Holy Spirit for empowering me to be
aggressive against satan and evil spirits. I thank You, Jesus, for
setting me free. I thank You, Mary, for interceding for me with the holy
angels and the saints.
fill me with charity, compassion, faith, gentleness, hope, humility,
joy, kindness, light, love, mercy, modesty, patience, peace, purity,
security, tranquility, trust, truth, understanding, and wisdom. Help me
to walk in Your Light and Truth, illuminated by the Holy Spirit so that
together we may praise, honor, and glorify Our Father in time and in
eternity. For You, Lord Jesus, are, "...the way, the truth, and the
life" (John 14:6 ), and You "...have come that we might have life and
have it more abundantly" (John 10:10 ).
"God indeed is my savior; I am confident and unafraid. My strength and
courage is the Lord, and he has been my savior" (Isaiah 12:2 ).