I’ve been asked to do a list of the Psalm and what do they do, or what Psalm will work best for a situation especially if you are doing the work in hoodoo or conjure.
Many people have great faith in the power of the Psalms, but I want to make it very clear to everyone the psalms are not meant to replace proper medical treatments, legal or financial advice, or for religious, psychological or emotional consoling or therapy. If you are in need of help in that or any other situation, seek the appropriate aid or help. The psalms and any associated rituals with them, are meant to be a spiritual aid in addition to seeking proper aid in the real world. Remember God helps those who help themselves, so seek advice or treatment as well as praying the psalms for spiritual support.
ABOUT THE PSALMS~~~~~
One of the most powerful books in doing the work is----o.k. this is going to surprise you---it is the Bible, the good old-fashion Christian Bible, now it doesn’t matter of it’s the Catholic Version or the King James Version (although the King James did cut out a couple of books the Catholic one is more complete) but either way it is the most powerful book to have in one’s home and as one of your most important tomes when doing the work.
Prayer is a form of spell shaping or binding, so some people would classify especially the Book of Psalms as a grimoire or spell book although there are verses in other sections of the Bible that are also powerful (and I’ll mention those further down) there are spells or chants in there for just about everything from victory in war, healing, love, hexing, the wording of the psalms can be extremely powerful than any chant that most wiccans and witches can make up. And if it were to be chanted in Latin or even in the original Aramaic, that can be some powerful fire power. And you don’t have to use the entire Psalm but those lines that are directly pertinent to the Working that you are doing.
Let me make this clear, conjure work or hoodoo is not a religion as oppose to Voodoo or Santeria or even Wicca. It is separate from any religious belief, it is a system of spiritual practices and magic, it is really working the energies that are around you and within you. It is uniquely American developed magical workings, it’s mixed with Pennsylvania Dutch Pow-Wow which uses prayers, those workings especially in Foot track magic brought over by the slaves, some Native American workings, but also Bible belief.
During the slavery period and even after when everyone was afraid of corrupt politicians, and greedy land grabbers it developed and evolved in the USA especially down South and in New Orleans in the shadow of the larger culture of Christianity in a pre-dominant white society. This an American created form of magic that adjusts, adapts and evolves itself to the larger culture around it--absorbing what its practioners can and want to use. So in areas where Christian Catholicism was dominant, practitioners often used Catholic prayers. In areas where there were different churches of Christian Protestantism was dominant, bible verses, from the King James Version, were employed.
In the late 1930’s Godfrey Selig’s book, “Secrets of the Psalms, A Fragment of the Practical Kabala” was made available in English and was used by some conjure doctors in the south. (Catherine Yronwode wrote a great article, SECRETS OF THE PSALMS, where she examines Selig's book and its involvement history and practice.) Some versions of the 18th century Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses contain information on the magical uses of the biblical Psalms. By the 19th century, an English language version of the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses was one of the magical "recipe-books" used by African-Americans.
For example, Protestant Southern Baptists also believed firmly in the strength of scripture and the power of God's word to cure the spiritual and physical woes of mankind.
You have to understand the Bible was not just a book about the history of the Jewish people and the laws they set down in the Old Testament, nor is it just the teachings of Jesus and his apostles in the New Testament, in many parts of the Bible are sentences, phases and whole prayers that can invoke, when done right, some pretty powerful effects.
I could go on and on about the history of using the Psalms or passages from the Bible but that would take up too much space. I recommend that you Dear Reader, will learn more about the Psalms and the means of using their magical powers, by reading POWERS OF THE PSALMS By Anna Riva and SUCCESS AND POWER THROUGH THE PSALMS By Donna Rose.
I’m going to post here a couple of easy reference guides for the use of specific Psalms in conjure or ritual work, and in some situations you can use these Psalms with specific candles like Road Opener or Peace. If you cannot get specific metaphysical candles or do not have a metaphysical store in your town, you can get candles and most color candles you can find in any Grocery Store or Drug store or even a Dollar or Dollar City store, or Wal-mart.
There are certain colors you can use White in general , Green for finance, Purple in dealing with legal or governmental matters against evil of any kind or to seek justice, Blue for travel, healing or dealing with people, Red and Pink for love or family situations , either to attract or repel/banish.
For years the Psalms have been used with surprising results for spell work in hoodoo. The following list will aid you in deciding which Psalms for your situation.
This first table will be about situations or subject, the 2nd table will list the Psalms by number and then what they can be used for in some cases it may seem to run counter between the two tables, but when you read the Psalm you’ll get the feeling which one will work the best.
REFERENCE TABLE 1 ---- TYPES OF SITUATIONS THE NUMBER AFTER THE SITUATION IS THE PSALM
Accidents, To avoid ... 64
Anger (to reduce/remove) 4, 36
Banish Spirits from your home 29
Beneficent works 23
Blasphemy 23, 113
Blessings 23, 65
Blessing a new home 61
Bullies 129, 142
Business (honest) 101
Character (good) 20, 21
Charm friends 111
Chastity 11, 23
Children (to calm & pacify) 131
Clarity (of thought) 55
Cleansing & purifying Psalm26 line 6, Psalm 51 line 7
Comfort (from loss) 10
Crops (abundant) 33
Courtroom successful outcome 5, 94
Debt (removal) 127
Demons, To exorcise ... psalm 29 (Verse 1).
Disputes solved 3
Dream interpretation psalm 23, psalm 42 lines 1 through 8
Emergency help (from the Divine) 70
Employment/Job/Work 8, 26, 58, 61, 62
Empowerment (with other Psalms as well) 29 , recite after the other psalms for a particular subject
Enemies, Protection from ... 64
Family peace 112
Fears & Phobias 112
Financial & banking dispute psalm 119 lines 17 through 24
Forgiveness 19, 32, 38, 51
Gambling luck 23
Good luck 4
Gossip 5, 17, 73, 90, 120, 140
Healing (broken bones) psalm 6 line 2
Healing (eyes) psalm 6 lines 6 through9
Healing (from brink of death) 30
Healing (from surgery) 146
Healing (headache or backache) 3
Healing (illness/sickness) 6, 107
Healing (pain) 3, 16, 91
Healing (pain in legs, thighs, & hips) 142
Healing (psychological) 13, 102
Hex breaking psalm 7 lines 1 through 10
Hostage situations 107, 137
Justice (Divine) 7, 50, 75, 82, 94
Justice, ... to triumph. 94
Justice (legal) 10, 50, 59, 82, 94
Justice (for traitors) 64
Legal advice about money & finances 119
Legal dealings with government & bureaucrats 5
Love & romance, to attract psalm 111 line 4
Love (of/by God) 36, 103
Love (peace) 62
Luck 23, 65
Luck... in all of one's affairs. 65
Magic’s (to stop harmful) 94
Material gains 132:12-18
Money, - To attract ... Psalm 119 Verse 17-24
New endeavor blessings & luck 65
Oppression - Escape from .. 129.
Passing Over 91
Persecution & oppression 11, 12, 129
Persecution (unjust) 35
Proselytizers (to stop) 36
Prosperity (financial) 23
Prosperity (of country) 18
Prosperity (of finding a home) 126
Prosperous business 5
Protection 23, 59, 64
Protection (from attack) 64
Protection (from magic) 7, 140
Protection (from misfortune) 34
Protection (from natural disasters) 29, 119
Protection (from negative entities/energies) 7, 11, 16, 17, 30, 56, 125
Protection (from storms) psalm 29 lines 3 and 4
Protection (from theft) 28
Protection (from wars) 119
Protection (of children) 127
Protection (of newborns) 136
Rain (to bring) 133
Reconciliation 38, 85
Recover from severe illness psalm 30 lines 11 and 12
Repel evil 52
Secrets (to be kept) 54
Sickness, - Recovery from ... Psalm 30 Verse 11-12
Sleep 4, 125
Soften/Sweeten (a hard heart) 53
Storm, For protection from ... 29 Verse 3-4
Travel safely over water 64
Travel safely through water 124
Travel safely 27, 104, 107
Travel safely among enemies (foreign countries) 125
Travel safely at night 121
Truth (to be seen) 31
Wishes granted 4, psalm 40 line 5
Worldly Goods, - To acquire ... 132 Verse 12 through 18
Worship 29, 94
For a person who wishes greater spiritual awareness - Psalm 99
Before moving into a new home for luck and blessings - Psalm 61
For all your undertakings to be fortunate and advantageous - Psalm 65
To have good luck in all you do - Psalm 57
To change an unhappy situation into a happy one - Psalm 16
So daily needs can be obtained and avoid harm - Psalm 77
To rid yourself of strong negative influences - Psalm 19
To release from the heart deep seeded hate, envy and spite - Psalm 137
For defense against enemies, rivals and assailants - Psalm 3, 59, 70
For illness or bad health - Psalm 23, 35, 38
For thanksgiving or recovery from illness - Psalm 30
To bring peace or blessings to the home - Psalm 1, 128
For spiritual support in stress or affliction - Psalm 3, 25, 54
To bring harmony between groups or people - Psalm133
To petition for material needs - Psalm 41
For trouble by slander - Psalm 38, 39
To receive grace, love and mercy -Psalm 32
To be respected and loved by others - Psalm 47
To protect against unjust slander - Psalm 36
So idle gossip will not harm you or cause agitation - Psalm 36
For protection from an enemy who will not leave you alone - Psalm 109
To free yourself from harmful or evil habits - Psalm 69
To reconcile with a enemy - Psalm 16
To overcome an enemy in a just manner - Psalm 70
To have more friends - Psalm 111
To keep the love of friends and acquire more friends - Psalm 133
To bring peace and harmony between families - Psalm 98
To do good and avoid evil - Psalm 87
To cast out evil influences from another - Psalm 29
For someone in prison to be released early - Psalm 26
To be safe from any planned robberies or danger - Psalm 50
For safety if traveling alone at night - Psalm 122
For a safe ending in your travels - Psalm 34
To be accepted, liked and respected by all - Psalm 47
To remove negative influences you feel around yourself - Psalm 10
To win a lawsuit if opposed by an unjust or revengeful person - Psalm 35
If appearing before a judge and want a favorable verdict – Psalm 20
To receive justice and a favorable hearing from a lawsuit - Psalm 119
For anyone who drinks too much - Psalm 87
If the law is taking measures to punish you - Psalm 35
For reconciling between man and wife - Psalm 45, 46
For possession by an evil spirit - Psalm 66
To revenge yourself from secret enemies - Psalm 53 through 55
IF enemies caused you to lose money and be mistrusted - Psalm 41, 43 ( recite 3 times daily for 3 days with appropriate prayer to your situation)
To overcome trouble and loss from business partners - Psalm 63
To make your home lucky - Psalm 61
To receive holy blessings - Psalm 62
Days of the week
MONDAY # 95, TUESDAY 96, Wednesday 97, Thursday 98, FRIDAY 99, Saturday 100, SUNDAY 110 MORNING, SUNDAY AFTERNOON 106
TABLE # 2 THE USE OF EACH PSALM IN NUMERICAL ORDER
(I know some folks will ask what color candle to burn with each Psalm when in doubt you can burn a white candle, but usually for any kind of healing Blue, prosperity/fertility Green, Evil of any kind including slander or legal situations or protection Purple, Love or passion either Pink or Red depending upon how intense you want it. If you are not sure what color check my page on “Candle Colors and their meaning” to be sure”)
What is said on this list below may differ from the list above but between the two you’ll find what Psalm you’ll need.
Psalm 1 For a normal timely delivery.
Psalm 2 When confronted with a storm of the sea.
Psalm 3 For a severe headache or backache.
Psalm 4 To bring good luck.
Psalm 5 To gain favor with persons of authority.
Psalm 6 To heal the eyes.
Psalm 7 To overcome evil caused by your enemies.
Psalm 8 To win favor in business transactions.
Psalm 9 For a sick child. .
Psalm 10 To remove evil or restless spirits.
Psalm 11 To overcome fear and slander.
Psalm 12 To rise above gossip from enemies.
Psalm 13 To remain safe for twenty four hours.
Psalm 14 To gain trust and favor.
Psalm 15 To overcome depression.
Psalm 16 To be happy.
Psalm 17 For a safe journey.
Psalm 18 To overcome attackers & robbers.
Psalm 19 To overcome a serious, confining illness.
Psalm 20 To overcome danger & suffering for a day.
Psalm 21 To repel a storm at sea.
Psalm 22 To repel bad luck. .
Psalm 23 To receive instructions in dreams.
Psalms 24 & 25 To receive great strength in the face of opposition.
Psalm 26 Against dangers from nature on land or sea.
Psalm 27 To be accepted in a strange or new place.
Psalm 28 To gain peace with a person you have had a falling out withPsalm 29 To overpower an evil spirit. .
Psalm 30 For power & safety.
Psalm 31 Against slander.
Psalm 32 For Divine Grace, Love & Mercy.
Psalm 33 To prevent the death of young children.
Psalm 34 To obtain favors from important people.
Psalms 35 & 36 To gain favor in court cases.
Psalm 37 To overcome alcoholism. .
Psalms 38 & 39 To overcome slander.
Psalm 40 To free oneself from evil oppression.
Psalms 41, 42 & 43 To regain credibility after being slandered.
Psalm 44 To be safe from enemies.
Psalms 45 & 46 To restore peace & love in relationships.
Psalm 47 To be loved.
Psalm 48 To overcome those who envy you.
Psalms 49 & 50 To overcome fever.
Psalm 51 To be free of guilt.
Psalm 52 To rise above slander.
Psalms 53, 54, & 55 To overcome persecution by enemies.
Psalm 56 To overcome materiality
Psalm 57 To attract good fortune
Psalm 58 For peaceable communion with animals & nature.
Psalm 59 Against possession of an evil spirit.
Psalm 60 To remain safe during war.
Psalm 61 To have many blessings when moving into a new home.
Psalm 62 To find forgiveness in your heart.
Psalm 63 To be free of a business deal.
Psalm 64 To have a safe & succesful Journey.
Psalm 65 To have good luck when seeking a better job.
Psalm 66 Against negative obsessions and compulsions.
Psalms 67 & 68 to not be brought down by bad events.
Psalms 69 & 70 To break unclean habits. .
Psalm 71 To help release one from bondage.
Psalm 72 To have happiness in all types of relationships.
Psalms 73 to 83 These eleven Psalms are all purpose Psalms.
Psalm 84 To overcome chronic illness & bad odors. .
Psalm 85 To restore peace between you & someone.
Psalms 86, 87 & 88 To bring success to others.
Psalm 89 for absentee healing.
Psalm 90 For protection in your dwelling.
Psalm 92 To help yourself be honorable.
Psalm 93 For aid in court cases.
Psalm 94 To gain power over an enemy.
Psalm 95 To help friends who are about to make a grave error.
Psalms 96 & 97 To bring happiness and blessings to your family.
Psalm 98 To establish peace among the members of your family.
Psalm 99 To develop inner power.
Psalm 100 To conquer unknown enemies.
Psalm 101 Against the Evil Eye.
Psalms 102 & 103 For fertility.
Psalm 104 To break free from melancholy.
Psalms 105, 106, & 107 To get rid of fevers
Psalm 108 To have a bountiful home life.
Psalm 109 To overcome a strong enemy.
Psalms 110 & 111 To have charm.
Psalms 112 & 113 To develop self balance & harmony.
Psalm 114 For a successful business venture.
Psalm 115 To teach.
Psalm 116 For safety.
Psalm 117 To help you keep your word.
Psalm 118 To have positive willpower.
(Psalm 119 has many verses used for healing)
Psalm 119 - Verses 1 thru 8 To help cure shaking limbs. .
Psalm 119 Verses 9 thru 16 To gain intelligence & improve memory.
Psalm 119 - Verses 17 thru 24 To help cure eye problems of another.
Psalm 119 - Verses 25 thru 32 To help cure the left eye. .
Psalm 119 - Verses 33 thru 40 To aid one's spiritual life.
Psalm 119 Verses 41 thru 48 To be a positive influence for another.
Psalm 119 - Verses 49 thru 56 To help a friend conquer melancholy.
Psalm 119 - Verses 57 thru 64 To cure pains in the upper part of the body.
Psalm 119 - Verses 65 thru 72 To cure hip pains, kidney or liver problems.
Psalm 119 - Verses 73 thru 80 To obtain favor with humans.
Psalm 119 - Verses 81 thru 88 To help cure a burning sore or swelling of the nose.
Psalm 119 - Verses 89 thru 96 To achieve justice in court cases.
Psalm 119 - Verses 97 thru 104 To relieve pain in the limbs or hands.
Psalm 119 - Verses 105 thru 112 To have a safe journey. .
Psalm 119 - Verses 113 thru 120 To help one talking with a superior.
Psalm 119 - Verses 121 thru 128 To cure pain in the left arm & hands. .
Psalm 119 - verses 137 thru 144 To receive intuitive guidance.
Psalm 119 - Verses 145 thru 152 To cure pain in the leg.
Psalm 119 - Verses 153 thru 160 To cure a boil in the ear.
Psalm 119 Verses 161 thru 168 To cure headaches.
Psalm 120 To receive justice in court. .
Psalm 121 For safety during travel at night
Psalm 122 for favor when approaching a person of authority.
Psalm 124 For a safe journey by water.
Psalm 125 To gain power when enemies seem to overpower you.
Psalm 126 & 127 To bless & protect children.
Psalm 128 To protect a pregnancy.
Psalm 129 To achieve spiritual power.
Psalm 131 To overcome pride. .
Psalm 132 To gain the ability to keep your word. .
Psalm 133 To gain & keep true friends. .
Psalm 136 To break cycles of negativity.
Psalm 137 to overcome resentment. .
Psalm 138 To attract love and friendship. .
Psalm 139 To deepen the love between couples. .
Psalm 140 To eliminate marriage problems.
Psalm 141 To get rid of fear. .
Psalms 142 & 143 To relieve pain in the arms and legs. .
Psalm 144 To speed the healing of broken limbs.
Psalm 145 To banish evil spirits.
Psalm 146 To cure a wound.
Psalm 147 To cure infections.
Psalms 148 & 149 To prevent destructive fire
Psalm 150 To turn sadness into glee.
I recommend that for reference print out these tables and keep it in your binder for instant information instead of having to go on line.
But again I want to make it very clear, this is no substitute for the expertise of those professionals whose help you’ll need, go to your doctor if you are ill, your lawyer if you need legal help, a financial advisor for finances, a counselor for family or work related problems, or your priest, minister or rabbi for issues of faith, Emergency Services if you, your family or home are in psychical danger, or putting up a security system to protect your home and vehicle.
The Psalms are for spiritual support while you seek aid from any one of those professionals. Remember God helps those who help themselves.
There are some psalms and phrases from the Bible that one does with certain rituals, I'll be posting those at another time. This one took some time to put together so it may be awhile.