St. Michael the Archangel Novena

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St. Michael the Archangel is mentioned a few times in the Bible and is venerated as the ‘Prince of Angels.’

He is known for interceding for us for protection from evil and for healing.

In Christian art, he is often depicted wearing armor, wielding a sword or spear and slaying a dragon, a serpent or satan.

More About St. Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael archangelThe Catholic church refers to Michael the Archangel as St. Michael even though he is an angel, and not a saint whose recognition resulted from canonization. He is believed to be the prince of all of God’s angels, and the protector of the church.

There were several instances when St. Michael is believed to have appeared in the Bible, among them:

  • In the Book of Daniel, St. Michael is referenced as the “Great Prince and defender of your people”
  • As a sword-wielding angel who introduced himself to Joshua just before the fall of Jericho, as commander of the army of the Lord.
  • As the leader of the Angels who banished Satan and his minions according to the Book of Revelations
  • As an Archangel in the Epistle of Jude
  • In the Epistle to the Thessalonians, mention is made of an archangel who will announce the second coming of Christ. Though not identified, it is believed to be referring to St. Michael.

St. Michael is venerated as a healer, and protector of the Catholic Church. His feast day is celebrated on Sept. 29 but we are praying the novena in February.

novenatostmichaelNovena Prayers to St. Michael the Archangel

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening Prayers:

St. Michael the Archangel, we honor you as a powerful protector of the Church and guardian of our souls. Inspire us with your humility, courage and strength that we may reject sin and perfect our love for our Heavenly Father.

In your strength and humility, slay the evil and pride in our hearts so that nothing will keep us from God.

Daily Prayers:

Day One:

St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may be blessed by God with the zeal to live our lives in accordance with Christ’s teachings.

Day Two:

St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may have the grace to see the image of God in the least of our brothers and sisters.

Day Three:

St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may be protected from the snares of the devil, that we may avoid all occasions of sin.

Day Four:

St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may have an overwhelming desire to humble ourselves before God in service to His Will.

Day Five:

St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may have the moral strength to defeat disordered desires and passions that would take the place of Almighty God.

Day Six:

St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may have the faith to truly entrust our lives to the loving care of our Heavenly Father.

Day Seven:

St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may have the grace to joyfully dedicate everything that we do to the greater glory of God.

Day Eight:

St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may have the will to faithfully obey God in all of his commandments.

Day Nine:

St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may have the grace to share eternity with our Heavenly Father.

Closing Prayer:

St. Michael the Archangel, you are the prince of angels but in your humility you recognized that God is God and you are but His servant. Unlike satan, you were not overcome with pride but were steadfast in humility. Pray that we will have this same humility.

It is in the spirit of that humility that we ask for your intercession for our petitions…

(state your petitions)

“Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection 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 seeking the ruin of souls.”


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

St. Michael the Archangel, Patron…

St. Michael the Archangel is the patron saint of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police, and sickness.

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  1. Please pray for my sister in law Maruja, she is at ICU of the hospital, after surgery over a week ago and now Dr is saying she only has 50/50 chance to live, please pray to St Joseph for her healing…

    thank you and God Bess!

  2. Please St. Michael the Archangel…be in our side to protect as from wickedness of someone who ruin my life as worker parent and teacher..
    I humbly pray to ask a peace loving free conditions from our principal who is Cristina

    Please touch her to have disciplined talking about me negatively at the back and plan to ruin my life…

  3. St Micheal I contbiue to ask for your intercession that the Lord grant us the grace of restored fertility and pregnancy. That he open and bless my womb remove any hindrances keeping us from conceiving and remove any fear worries stress insomnia regulate my cycle and allow us to conceive now. We are resting in Gods promises our babies will come. Please pray for us that God grant us our miracle breakthrough and hearts desire our babies. Please hear and answer all the petitions of all praying this novena. We think you and God in advance for the positive report in Jesus name Amrn

  4. Dear Michael the Archangel,
    I was dreamt about a woman voice and told me ” Now you should go.” and I saw myself hold a black envelope. I have feared in this because when I look into meaning it was an omen and sorrowful cast.
    Now I was breaking my heart and worries shaking my whole.
    Please help me to survive and protect me from people or my co-workers who wanted me to cast out from my work.

    Please Protect me St. Michael the Archangel.

    • Have faith and trust in God. I had a situation like yours. I was devastated because I loved my job. It turned out that I needed to work somewhere else. I got the new job and loved working there more than my old job. I stayed for over 30 years at the new job until I retired.

  5. Dear Michael the Archangel,
    Guard and protect my mother during her surgery now, be with her, heal her, help the surgery to be successful and may she be able to walk again.

    Protect her from all harm to soul and body. Make her well again, so that she can be an instrument of God’s peace in this world.

    Thank you dear Michael.

  6. St Michael you are known as patron of sickness and healing. I ask for your intercession to the Lord that he grant us the grace of restored fertility and pregnancy. That he open and bless my womb remove all hinderances of stress fear anxiety and regulate my cycle do we can conceive. We are standing and believing Gods promises for our babies and know our miracle breakthrough is coming soon. We pray for your protection over our little family in Jesus name Amen

    • Dear Lord I pray at this moment with this, my sister, I feel her pain. I beg, through St. Michael’s and St. Gianna’s intersetion, that she may conceive and have a fruitful marriage, according to your Holy Will. Give her and her husband a strong and faithful Love. Thank you Father for hearing our prayers , amen.

  7. Please MA,
    Help me to be patience in any life-situation and be liked the goodness of your people. Let other people have unity to protect and respect the goodness of others. Let us show your goodness to us in any situation especially in work with my co-worker Please help us to understand and respect each other and solve the problem humbly and patiently.


    So help us please St. Michael Archangel….

  8. St.Michael the Archangel pray for me and my family and pray for matilda for her bussines break through and protection of the same Amen.

  9. Please pray that I can completely recover from the flu in mind and body. Pray that my blood pressure will remain at normal levels as it has been adversely impacted by the flu. Pray that my anxiety diminish and not require medication.

  10. John W. is facing amputation of his leg. Please pray his heart condition will not prevent the surgery and that he will have better health with this procedure. Pray for strength for both him and his wife, Rose, as anxiety and the evil spirits effort to cause loss of trust in the Lord, can be overwhelming.

    Asking the guidance of the Holy Spirit for Elizabeth and Fr. W. in relieving fear for Elizabeth in returning to the Faith.

    Guidance of the Holy Spirit for K A in making major decisions.

    Healing for all we are praying for. Thank you.

  11. St. Jospeh please intercede that Emily have the courage and play with her best skill and musicality to win the upcoming audition. Bless and guide her relationship with Jim. Than you for being her foster father. Heal her from the wounds of an absent father. And THANK YOU that Jim won his audition!

  12. St Michael I pray for my babies 2 which are sick . I pray that they will be if not healed get healthier thru this novena.

    Thank you for all you do. And for sending us the two beautiful people who send us these novena.

  13. Dear St. Michael Archangel,
    I almost have dreamt everyday, First, today I saw myself inside the bus. Second, a suicide. I can’t understand why I have dreamt like this. I felt now so worried and have no peace of mind.
    Please Michael me to have a good life without curses our family life’s forever…Let the curses throw to the deepen ocean and disappear forever. And GOD and you save us from those who think that are our enemies… Please Protect our family either…

    Thank you MA for having you here in our lives…

  14. Dear Annie, John Paul and friends:
    I am praying this novena again with different petitions because my parish and community are in great need of Saint Michel’s protection. We are one of the the parishes affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting and yesterday we learned that a beloved colleague and her husband were found dead in their home, leaving behind three children. We are devastated. Please continue to pray for Parkland and Coral Springs communities. Thank you and God bless you..

  15. Health, faith, peace in my family. Elliott’s eyes and development. Rajan’s homecoming. Colleen’s job placement and financial security as well as our financial security. I humbly ask for these intentions, Amen

  16. I am praying for my husband a military surgeon serving in Syria having just suffered a heart attack after learning our daughter has the flu and may die. We have no family for support. Only God. I need God to hear me and answer my prayers. Please, please help me and pray with me for their recovery and return home to me.

  17. Please pray that I can completely recover from the flu and the complications I have experienced. Prayers for the restoration of my good health and peace and patience as I await Gods healing.

  18. Please pray with me for a friend of mine who is looking for a job. He has 2 very young children a 3 month old baby and a 2 year old son. Thank you. St. Joseph pray with me for my intention. In Jesus name we pray. Thank you Jesus and pardon us all.

  19. I am from a middle class family.I miraculously got government seat for my undergraduate degree in spite of no financial help.I have been trying for my postgraduate degree with so many distractions for 3 years and still have not got it.I am trying for the pgentrance one last time.I have no money anymore and no one to support me.Everyone are discouraging me and i fear to face them.I am feeling loneliness,frustration &lack of hope.At times I feel like committing suicide.I am getting self doubts and negative thoughts.I fear about losing my passion for my profession .please god help me get through this exam and provide me strong mental support .st Mary pray for michael pray for me.

  20. I was praying for someone’s health, a little bit through this novena and also in other times of prayer, and his CT scan came back normal today. God is so good! I missed some days of the novena but came back to them and finally finished yesterday…I think God sees the intention behind it though, so even if I’m not perfect, He is listening.

  21. I prayed this novena last month. On the last day of the novena I thought none of my prayers had been answered. One of the requests I had made was to find work. A day after the novena ended, I received three freelance contracts from nowhere and I got paid as well this week. Truly the mysteries of God are unfathomable. If you feel your novena isn’t answered immediately just wait on the Lord. All glory to Jesus.