Hallowe'en, also known as "All Hallows' Eve," is the Eve of All Saints' Day. So All Saints' Day Prayers are appropriate prayers for Hallowe'en, from a Christian standpoint. However, Hallowe'en is also a Western secular holiday that includes many customs (like jack-o-lanterns) not specifically derived from Christian origins. Traditionally this day has been viewed as a time to challenge and mock evil. This is why we have included prayers for good to conquer over evil. These Hallowe'en prayers are Christian, specifically Catholic, in outlook.
Check out our other list of Hallowe'en Prayers.
Prayer to Christ Against Evil
Christ our Lord, You suffered and were tempted.
You are powerful to come to the aid of those who are assailed by the devil,
For you are the support of Christian people.
O Lord, protect with Your right hand those who trust in Your name.
Deliver them from the Evil One, and grant them everlasting joy.
Saint Gregory of Khandzta (759-861)
Prayer to Be Delivered from All Evil
Sanctify, O Lord, our souls, minds, and bodies.
Touch our minds and search out our consciences.
Cast out from us every evil thought,
Every impure idea, every base desire and memory,
Every unseemly word, all envy, pride and hypocrisy,
Every lie, every deceit, every worldly temptation,
All greed, all vainglory, all wickedness, all wrath,
All anger, all malice, all blasphemy, and all sloth,
Every movement of flesh and spirit
That is alien to the will of your holiness.
And enable us to turn to You, Master,
Lord who loves humankind,
To call upon you with boldness and without condemnation,
With a pure heart, a contrite soul, a face unashamed, and with lips that are sanctified.
Liturgy of Saint James, adapted
A Prayer for Protection in Christ
Even though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we fear no evil,
For Your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, has conquered evil and death, illuminating even the darkest valley.
Therefore, we beg you:
Protect us from the enemy,
Defend us from all evil,
And give us the grace to walk in the light of your Son,
Who lives and reigns, with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Prayer to God for Our Defense
O merciful and mighty God,
Your Son Jesus Christ was born of the Blessed Virgin Mary to bring us salvation and to establish Your kingdom on earth:
Grant that Michael and all Your angels may defend Your people against Satan and every evil foe,
And that at last we may come to that heavenly country where Your saints forever sing Your praise.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Book of Occasional Services, Episcopal Church
Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray.
And do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.
Traditional Scottish Prayer
From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
Eve of All Saints' Prayer
All-Powerful and Ever-Living God,
Today we rejoice in the holy men and women of every time and place.
May their prayers bring us your forgiveness and love.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Liturgy of the Hours
Commemoration of Saint Michael the Archangel
O most glorious Prince, Michael the Archangel, be mindful of us, here and everywhere: pray always unto the Son of God for us, Alleluia, Alleluia.
In the sight of Angels I will sing to Thee, O God.
I will worship facing Thy holy temple and confess Thy name.
O God, who in a marvelous order hast established the ministries of angels and of men, mercifully grant that as Thy holy Angels ever do Thee service in heaven, so at all times they may succor us here upon earth.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Office of the Feast of St. Michael
Compiled by David Bennett