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Generational and Ancestral Curses - Part 2: Various Prayers


On Ancestral Elevation, Veneration, Invocation, and Generational Curses

There are many ways and different types of rituals to elevate the troubled dead, venerate those who have passed, and to honor your ancestors.This is a compilation of a few different prayers or rituals that I have come across while researching. There is a lot of information out there on the internet, as well as in books, so this will be an ongoing blog post / project. I am sharing the ones that I feel would be the most helpful or interesting for learning purposes.I will give source credit when possible.

This is a series of Pagan prayers:

First Prayer:

Hail to the Gods and Goddesses.

Your grace illumines all things.

Your gifts shine forth,

Making fruitful nine mighty worlds.

Blessed are those that serve You.

Blessed are those that seek You out.

Holy Powers, Makers of all things,

Bless and protect us in Your mercy.

Lead us along the twisting pathways of our wyrd

And when it is time, guide us safely along the Hel-road.

Second Prayer:

(This prayer was originally written by Fuensanta Arismendi for the Gods she loved above all others, Loki and Sigyn, but you can readily adapt it to your own devotional connections)

My Lord and My Lady, my Beloved Ones,

May those you call always hear Your voice.

May I always love You beyond trust and mistrust.

May my surrender be complete and voluntary.

Give me this day the grace of Your presence.

When I fail You of Your kindness,

Permit me to make amends.

Use me and teach me according to Your will,

And deliver me from all complacency.

Third Prayer:

Call directly to the ancestor you are elevating and say:

Oh clement and merciful Gods,

Magnificent Holy Powers hear my prayer.

I offer these prayers for the soul of X,

And for all good spirits who wish our prayers and recognition.

Please let X know that someone here on Midgard

Is stepping forth to speak for him/her.

Merciful Holy Powers,

And all other good spirits and ancestors

Who might intercede for the relief of this soul:

Grant him/her hope.

Grant him/her the awareness

That he/she is illuminated by the Divine light,

That he/she is younger kin to the Gods,

Beloved of the Holy Powers.

Let him/her see those tangles in the wyrd,

Those hurts and imperfections

Which keep him/her away from peaceful tenure in the realms of Hel,

From rebirth, from renewal.

Open his/her heart to understanding,

Grieving, repentance and restoration.

Let him/her understand that by his/her own efforts

He/she can make the time of his/her testing easier.

Wyrd unfolds always, and living or dead

The power to weave it well is in our hands.

May the Holy Powers and other helpful ancestors

Give him/her the strength to persevere in all good resolution,

To meet the tests of his/her wyrd rightly and well.

May these benevolent and loving words

Mitigate and soothe his/her pain.

May they give him/her a demonstration

That someone in Midgard acknowledges, remembers

And takes part in his/her sorrows.

May X know that we wish him/her happiness.

*Source credit: You can read more about this prayer and the author’s processes here: http://www.northernpaganism.org/shrines/ancestors/writings/a-ritual-to-elevate-the-troubled-dead.html

Catholic Prayer Against Ancestral Curses and Generational Curses

Prayer for the release from Ancestral and Generational Curses

Eternal Father, you are the only Immortal God, God who is love, merciful and kind.Look at Your Only-Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and have mercy.I offer you the pains of His scourging at the pillar, His Wounds and Blood for all Your people who are living under the weight of the curse due to the sins of their ancestors and their disobedience for breaking the covenant made with You.May You set us free through the scourging of Your Son, heal us through His Wounds and save us through His Precious Blood. Amen.

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ – Release us from curses.

Holy Wounds of Jesus Christ – heal our wounds.

By Your scourging – seal us. Amen.

(Any family that is suffering from the curse of sins made by their forefathers, and makes a 144-day novena through this prayer, will be freed.)

*Source credit: From the Mystical Prayers revealed to Barnabas Nwoye; Approved prayer)

Ancestral Invocation Prayer

My uplifted Ancestors, guides, fierce protectors, and skilled healers. Please stand with me (your name), child of (your parents’ names). Be with me in this moment, and guide me along my road with a cool head and a clear mind.

I am the root of your root, soil of your soil, bone of your bone, and blood of your blood.

Not deaf to our sincere cries; nor blind to our honest placations, keep the gifts of perfect health, wealth, and prosperity close so that we may honor and grow your legacy.

I have not forgotten my commitment to our lineage, and I vow never to forget. Thank you.

*Source credit: Theafromystic.com

Another prayer for your Ancestors. I think this one is a particularly good example and you can use it as a guideline, regardless of whether you know all of your ancestors or not.

I honor my ancestors, who have made me who I am.

I honor the ancestors that I have known and loved in life,

(Call those ancestors by name 3 times each. If you do not have any names, simply skip to the next appropriate line of the prayer)

I honor the ancestors in my mother's line,

(Call those ancestors by name 3 times each)

I honor the ancestors in my father's line,

(Call those ancestors by name 3 times each)

(alternatively you could say, I honor the ancestors in my adopted line)

I honor the ancestors' names who have been lost to time,

and I honor the ancestral spirits which are yet to come.

I thank you for your contribution to who I am,

and I invite your presence into my life and at this altar.

Enjoy this light and water and be you blessed in the hereafter.

*Source Credit: Author Devi Spring, https://queenofpentaclesconjure.blogspot.com/2010/11/getting-started-with-ancestor.html. I highly recommend reading this article; it has a lot of good information.

Another good source of information and an interesting Ancestral Elevation ritual can be found here: http://ezilikonnen.com/ancestors/free-ancestor-elevation/. I’m not going to copy it all here, but it is a good article.

There is also an article and prayer you may be interested in if your path/tradition is more of a Christian based approach.The viewpoint is not necessarily my own, but I am including the link here to the Battle Prayer to break a Generational Curse Line by Michael Bradley. https://ezinearticles.com/?Battle-Prayer-To-Break-a-Generational-Curse-Line&id=610297

Here are a few more Christian prayers and their sources:

Breaking Curses, Spells, Voodoo Practices, Rituals, etc.

(Christian Prayers to Break Curses)

Prayer to Break a Curse

"In the name of Jesus Christ, I break and nullify this curse. I completely obliterate all energies from this curse now and forever. I break this curse for all time, past, present and future. I break this curse in the name of Jesus Christ in all of my bodies, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I do this for my entire genetic family - my ancestors, my present family and my future family. So be it. Amen" Source: http://EzineArticles.com/2294199

Prayer to Break a Generational Curse

"In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I rebuke all spells, hexes, curses, voodoo practices, witchcraft, satanic rituals, incantations and evil wishes that have been sent _______’s way, or have passed down the generational bloodline. I take authority over all of them and command that they go back where they came from and be replaced with a blessing." Source: http://pwsm-ri.org/Prayers/Prayers-for-Breaking-Curses.html

Prayer to Remove a Hex

If you think your property may have been affected by a "hex" e.g. your computer or car inexplicably plays up then simply pray over it in the name of Jesus. Remove all items associated with the occult e.g a lucky charm in the car. (see Deut 7:24,25). Pray something like "In the name of Jesus I remove the effects of any hex or spell." Source: http://www.globalchristians.org/articles/curses.htm

Breaking generational curses

In the name of Jesus, I confess the sins and iniquities of my parents (name specific sins if known), grandparents (name specific sins if known), and all other ancestors.

In the name of Jesus, and by the power of His blood, I now renounce, break and sever all cords of iniquity and generational curses I have inherited from my parents, grandparents and all other ancestors and break and sever all unholy soul ties formed between myself and my parents, grandparents and all other ancestors.

In the name of Jesus, I now loose myself and my future generations from any bondages passed down to me from my ancestors and I command any evil spirits which have taken advantage of these cords of iniquity, generational curses and unholy soul ties to leave me now in the name of Jesus!


I encourage everyone to read more about generational and ancestral curses, and invocations, elevations, and venerations of ancestors. Do a Google search, read books on these subjects. There’s a lot of good information out there, and different approaches from different paths/traditions. It is interesting to see how different people from various parts of the world, walks of life, religious backgrounds, spiritual paths, and traditions choose to honor their ancestors. Not all of them may resonate with you, but you can find the ones that do.Or you can even create your own. There is a lot of room for personalization. Not everyone walks the same spiritual or religious path, so explore yours and those of your ancestors.



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