After His resurrection and before His ascension into heaven, Jesus commissioned His disciples (and us) to do mighty works in the Name of the LORD.
Mark 16: 17-18 “These signs will accompany those who believe: in My Name they will drive out demons, they will speak new languages. They will pick up serpents [with their hands], and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
A story taken from Father Dwight Longnecker’s blog ‘Standing on my head’
Father Roger was just over five foot tall. A very spiritual priest, he was much involved in the healing ministry, exorcism and visiting prisons and mental hospitals. He told me that one day he was walking down the corridor of a mental hospital when around the corner came a huge man–well over six foot tall and three hundred pounds. He was bellowing out blasphemies and was rushing straight for Roger brandishing a kitchen knife.
Roger stopped and said, “In the name of Jesus, drop the knife!”
The man halted. Dropped the knife and turned and walked away as meek as a lamb.
It’s a reminder that the name of Jesus has power in the spiritual realm. We repeat the holy name at the center of our rosary prayer, and should do so with a pause and a bowed head. This is the heart of the prayer: an invocation of the holy name.
The holy name should be used for every kind of deliverance prayers. When you are tempted, invoke the holy name. When you are under a cloud, invoke the holy name. When you are being attacked, invoke the holy name.
Remember that the name “Jesus” means “Savior” so call on him when you need to be saved!