RCIA 94: Prayers of Exorcism

img_6803The rubrics indicate:

94. As the catechumens bow or kneel, the celebrant, with hands outstretched over them, says one of the following prayers: 

God of infinite wisdom,
you chose the apostle Paul
to proclaim your Son to every nation.

We pray that these your servants,
who look forward to baptism,
may follow in the footsteps of Paul
and trust not in flesh and blood,
but in the call of your grace.

Probe their hearts and purify them,
so that, freed from all deception,
they may never look back
but strive always toward what is to come.

May they count everything as loss
compared with the  unsurpassed worth of knowing your Son,
and so gain him as their eternal reward,
for he is Lord for ever and ever.

Amen.

Option J, above, seems great for the Pauline year. Did you use it this past catechumenate cycle? I like the allusion to Philippians 3, too. Note in the rubric the directive for the catechumens to bow or kneel. Last comments on exorcisms?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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