Blessing of Holy Water
Priest: Our help + is in the name
of the Lord.
Exorcism of Salt
O salt, creature of God, I exorcise thee by the living + God, by the true + God, by the holy + God, by the God who ordered thee to be poured into the water by Eliseus the prophet, so that its life-giving powers might be restored. I exorcise thee so that thou mayest become a means of salvation for believers, that thou mayest bring health of soul and body to all who make use of thee, and that thou mayest put to flight and drive away from the places where thou art sprinkled; every apparition, villainy, turn of devilish deceit, and every unclean spirit; adjured by Him who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire.
Priest:Let us pray.
Almighty and everlasting God, we humbly implore Thee, in Thine immeasurable kindness and love, to bless + this salt which Thou hast created, and given to the use of mankind, so that it may become a source of health for the minds and bodies of all who make use of it. May it rid whatever it touches or sprinkles of all uncleanness, and protect it from every assault of evil spirits. Through Christ our Lord.
Exorcism of Water
P:Let us pray.
O God, for the salvation of mankind, Thou built Thy greatest mysteries on this substance, water. In Thy kindness, hear our prayers and pour down the power of Thy blessing + into this element, made ready for many kinds of purifications. May this, Thy creature, become an agent of divine grace in the service of Thy mysteries, to drive away evil spirits and dispel sickness, so that everything in the homes and other buildings of the faithful that is sprinkled with this water, may be rid of all uncleanness and freed from every harm. Let no breath of infection and no disease-bearing air remain in these places. May the wiles of the lurking enemy prove of no avail. Let whatever might menace the safety and peace of those who live here be put to flight by the sprinkling of this water, so that the health obtained by calling upon Thine holy name, may be made secure against all attack. Through Christ our Lord.
The Priest pours exorcised salt into the water,
Priest:May a mixture of salt and water now be made, in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
P: The Lord be with you.
R: And with thy spirit.
P: Let us pray.
O God, Creator unconquerable, invincible King, Victor ever-glorious, Thou hold in check the forces bent on dominating us. Thou overcome the cruelty of the raging enemy, and in Thy power Thou beat down the wicked foe. Humbly and fearfully do we pray to Thee, O Lord, and we ask Thee to look with favor on this salt and water which Thou hast created. Shine on it with the light of Thy kindness. Sanctify it by the dew of Thy love, so that, through the invocation of Thine holy name, wherever this water and salt is sprinkled, it may turn aside every attack of the unclean spirit, and dispel the terrors of the poisonous serpent. And wherever we may be, make the Holy Ghost present to us, who now implore Thy mercy. Through Christ our Lord. R: Amen.