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St. Michael the Archangel Prayers

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Prayer to St. Michael

St. 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 hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Powerful Prayer to Saint Michael

Most glorious prince of the heavenly armies,
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in our battle against evil.
Come to the assistance of those whom God has created in His image and likeness and whom He has redeemed at a great price.
The Church venerates you as her guardian and protector;
to you the Lord has entrusted the soul of the redeemed to be led into Heaven.
Pray therefore to the God of peace to vanquish evil from the earth,
that it may no longer hold us captive and do injury to the Church.
Offer our prayers to the Most High, that without delay they may draw His mercy down upon us. Amen.

Spiritual Armor Prayer (Ephesians 6:10-18)

Heavenly Father, we ask You today for Your Truth as a belt tight around our waist. We put on the zeal to announce Your Good News of peace as shoes for our feet.
We put on Your righteousness, O Christ, as our breastplate,
and the hope of salvation as a helmet for our head.
Father, we take up faith as a shield, which is able to put out all the fiery darts of the enemy, and the sword of the Spirit, which is Your Word, O Lord.
Father, may the love with which You have loved Jesus be in us,
and may Jesus always be in us. We ask You for the grace of a servant heart.

St. Michael Exorcism Prayer

Invoke the St. Michael Exorcism Prayer when you find yourself or others engulfed in spiritual darkness, seeking the might of the heavenly army's leader to defend and rescue from the clutches of evil forces, and to restore peace and divine order in the world.

St. Michael the Archangel,
illustrious leader of the heavenly army,
defend us in the battle against principalities and powers,
against the rulers of the world of darkness
and the spirit of wickedness in high places.

Come to the rescue of mankind,
whom God has made in His own image and likeness,
and purchased from Satan’s tyranny at so great a price.

Holy Church venerates you as her patron and guardian.
The Lord has entrusted to you the task
of leading the souls of the redeemed to heavenly blessedness.

Entreat the Lord of peace to cast Satan down under our feet,
so as to keep him from further holding man captive and doing harm to the Church.

Carry our prayers up to God’s throne,
that the mercy of the Lord may quickly come
and lay hold of the beast, the serpent of old, Satan and his demons,
casting him in chains into the abyss, so that he can no longer seduce the nations.

Act of Consecration to St. Michael the

Oh most Noble Prince of the Angelic
valorous warrior of Almighty God,
and zealous lover of His glory,
terror of the rebellious angels,
and love and delight of all the just ones,
my beloved Archangel Saint Michael,
desiring to be numbered among thy devoted servants,
I, today offer and consecrate myself to thee,
and place myself, my family,
and all I possess under thy most powerful protection.

I entreat thee not to look at how
little, I,
as thy servant have to offer,
being only a wretched sinner,
but to gaze, rather,
with favorable eye at the heartfelt affection
with which this offering is made,
and remember that if from this day onward
I am under thy patronage,
thou must during all my life assist me,
and procure for me the pardon of my many grievous offenses,
and sins, the grace to love with all my heart my God,
my dear Savior Jesus and my Sweet Mother Mary,
and obtain for me all the help necessary to arrive to my crown
of glory.

Defend me always from my spiritual
particularly in the last moments of my life.

Come then oh Glorious Prince and
succor me in my last struggle,
and with thy powerful weapon cast far from me
into the infernal abysses that prevaricator
and proud angel that one day thou prostrated
in the celestial battle.


Saint Michael, defend us in our daily
so that we may not perish in the last Judgment.





Prayer to St. Michael for the Dying


O Glorious Prince, St. Michael, guard and protect the souls of those who are dying, especially those who will die this day. Defend them from the attacks of Satan and his evil spirits. Be their advocate, we humbly pray, in their final hour of earthly life. Assist them dear St. Michael, in their agony, from the evil spirits who like devouring lions, will contrive their last attack upon those suffering souls. Behold them Great Archangel, safely through the eternal gates of Heaven. May we be faithful during our lives in venerating you, o Wondrous Saint, and implore your powerful aid at the hour of our death. Amen

A Litany of St. Michael

Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. 
Christ, hear us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

[Repeat pray for us after each invocation]
Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels,
St. Michael, the Archangel,
Most glorious attendant of the Triune Divinity,
Standing at the right of the altar of Incense,
Ambassador of Paradise,
Glorious Prince of the Heavenly armies,
Leader of the Angelic hosts,
The standard-bearer of God’s armies,
Defender of Divine glory,
First defender of the Kingship of Christ,
Strength of God,
Invincible Prince and warrior,
Angel of Peace,
Guide of Christ,
Guardian of the Catholic Faith,
Champion of God’s people,
Guardian Angel of the Eucharist,
Defender of the Church,
Protector of the Sovereign Pontiff,
Angel of Catholic action,
Powerful intercessor of Christians,
Bravest defender of those who hope in God,
Guardian of our souls and bodies,
Healer of the sick,
Help of those in their agony,
Consoler of the Souls in Purgatory,
God’s messenger for the souls of the just,
Terror of the evil spirits,
Victorious in battle against evil,
Guardian and Patron of the universal Church,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.



V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.






Prayer in Spiritual Battle

Glorious Saint Michael, prince of the heavenly hosts, who stands always ready to give assistance to the People of God; [You] who fought with the dragon and cast him out of Heaven, and now valiantly defends the Church of God that the gates of hell may never prevail against her, I earnestly ask you to assist me now.
Be with me, O mighty prince, that I may courageously fight and vanquish the evil one whom you, by the divine power, gloriously overthrew, and whom our powerful King, Jesus Christ has, in our nature, completely overcome; so that having triumphed and achieved salvation, I may with you and the holy angels praise the mercy of God, who has granted repentance and forgiveness to fallen humanity. Amen.