High John as an Afrocentric King

Prayers to High John

Same folks say that the best and most powerful prayer to High John is and always has been the 23rd Psalm; for added power, pray 3, 5 or even 7 times and claim whatever it is that you will not want for, e.g.: “I will not want for love/money/success/freedom/etc.”

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want (for ____________)
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Here are a few other inspired prayers to High John the Conqueror I’ve learned or found over the years; I tend to use them interchangeably while lighting candles, consecrating roots, or simply “feeding” a mojo bag with oil, smoke & whiskey:

John the Conqueror, John the Conqueror, John the Conqueror!
I call upon your strength and make it my own.
Please fortify me in mind, body and spirit
so that I may conquer that which seeks to conquer me.
In Jesus name, Amen!

Here’s another prayer to High John the Conqueror from a mail-order spell kit I’ve been using for over 20 years:

As John conquered, so shall I conquer.
As he was, so shall I be.
As all who knew him, bent at the knee to him,
So shall they bend also at the knee to me.

From the back of a “Legitimate” candle (notice the “Catholic” tone – this brand of candle is sold as a sort of hoodoo “crossover” product to Latino botanica customers as “Juan El Conquistador”)

Oh John Conqueror, I implore you to help me. I will be mindful of this great favor to always honor you as one of my special and powerful helpers. Amen.

Dr. Octopus

A 20-year practitioner of hoodoo, renowned spiritual worker Dr. Octopus is a Gnostic bishop, Kimbisero, expert on Thai necromantic amulets (so-called "barang") and licensed clinical Hypnotist. He likes rainy days and black coffee.

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