Blessing of the Holy Water

God’s creature, water, I cast out the demon from you in the name of God (sign of the cross) the father Almighty, in the name of Jesus Christ (sign of the cross), His son our Lord, and the power of the Holy Spirit (sign of the cross). May you be a purified water, empowered to drive afar all the power of the enemy, in fact, to root out and banish the enemy himself along with his fallen angels. We ask this through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire.

Oh God, who for man’s welfare established the most wonderful mysteries in the substance of water, hearken to our prayer and poor fourth your blessing (cross) on this element now being prepared with various purifying rights. May this creature of yours when used in your mysteries and endowed with your grace, serve to cast out demons and to banish disease. May everything that this water sprinkles in the homes and the gatherings of the faithful be delivered from all that is unclean and hurtful. Let no breath of contagion hover there, no taint of corruption, let all the wiles of the lurking enemy come to nothing.

By the sprinkling of this water, may everything opposed to the safety and peace of the occupants of these homes be banished so that in calling on your holy name they may know the well-being they desire and be protected from every peril. Through Christ our Lord.