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. For good health for my whole family. For my daughter, that she will get the job she applies for at the Jesse Brown VA. That my procedure will go great and have no lasting problems. For health, happiness and financial security. For all people I know that are dealing with health issues.

  2. Praying for my dad who’s undergoing surgery to remove his thyroid . He’s had multiple health issues and needs lots of prayers for his strength and healing . Peace be with you!

  3. Dear St Michael, the Archangel
    I pray that you intervene in my life as i am studying Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine that you should court more Good Samaritans to assist me with fees. As a student my humble prayer is to give me wisdom so that i should be able to make informed decision for the beginning of wisdom is to fear God.

  4. For John, that the advisor with whom he met will take him on and have funding
    For Colleen as she journeys through RCIA
    For Rob – healing and good decisions
    For Max – transfer of funding from one county to another for his care
    That our family will truly model what it means to be a disciple of Jesus in love for God, one another, and for others
    For healing of my body

  5. Dear prayer group
    Please pray that God can help me with discernment as to where to live and guidance as to what to do.
    Thank you and may God bless you.

  6. Almighty Father and ever living God, thank You for according the opportunity to pray in this Novena to St. Micheal the Archangel. Father, i pray through the intercession of Micheal the Archangel that my soul may be protected and healed of all the evils. I pray for physical healing of my daughter, Michelle and I of any life threatening illness.
    I pray for the healing of my grand father, Musonda Njalamimba.
    Through Christ my Lord, I pray Amen. Thank Lord!

  7. I pray for deliverance from any curse on my family and I, I pray for protection on my family and I from evil forces. I pray for financial breakthrough; for success in our job search and success in our businesses. Amen

  8. Please continue to pray for my dear friends and family who are battling cancer. Please pray for me as I am in kidney failure and also for my children and grandchildren that they will be touched by the Holy Spirit. Protect us St. Michael.

  9. Please pray that I become more humbe, less envious and jealous. Pray for my wife. That she becomes more confident and loses weight. Pray for continued success in my job. Thanks

  10. St Michael I am praying for healing of this cancer that I have in my body and returing me to good health.
    I am also praying that you remove all side effects of this medication that I am taking making it work to heal me.
    I am also praying for guidance to make the right decisions and protection for me and my family.

  11. I’m praying that St.michael will heal my husband, Brian from cancer…I pray that his treatment will be a healing elixir to his body without negative side effects I also pray for guidance that we will make the right decisions…also for the safety of our family..Amen.

  12. Please protect us and our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren from the tentacles of evil in this world. Keep us safe and bring our descendants back into the fold of the Almighty. The situation is desperate. Please help us, beloved St. Michael.

  13. I pray for my mother, Bernadine, for her health and safety. I pray for a loving, holy, competent caregiver, and for peace in our family.

  14. Please pray for healing of mind, body, and spirit for ACL, AGL, EAH,WBL, EB, MCC, BMC, EC, AM and for all families dealing with illness. Please guide ACL. Put the right people in his life. Give him motivation to finish his degree with excellent grades, get a great job, and to find his true love so that he may experience true joy. Please help all of us to manifest God’s will in our lives and to trust in His heavenly purpose. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

  15. With humility St Michael the Archangel I ask you pray God to protect our Michael while going through surgery tomorrow and that it will be successful
    With humility St Michael the Archangel I ask you pray God to bring back our Paul, he is Michael’s support and only friend.
    please keep them under your protection and keep their guardian angels near them all their life.
    they are both terrific human beings for this world
    I thank you from the bottom of my motherly heart and trust your protection

  16. I am sorry for asking to pray for me but I am waiting for test results I pray it comes out ok and also I’m praying for my family that has mental illness and a brother with heart problems

    God bless

  17. I pray that my wife (studying to become a Medical Assistant) will learn well, retain well, test well, and receive a good job soon.

    That my desire to become a successful Fine Art Photographer will come true, starting with the acquisition of new equipment and a computer I’m desperately in need of. This would SOOOO fulfill me!

  18. I ask St.Michael to protect and heal my family.
    Physical, spiritual and mental healing.
    For my oldest son to find a good job.
    For my husband to keep his job.
    Thank you St.Michael !!!

  19. For my son Jason having spinal surgery in 3 weeks. Guide the hands of the surgeon and all those whose care he will be entrusted in. Protect him, grant him a successful recovery and relief from the pain he is in

  20. St. Michael,

    Please pray for those who have fallen away from the Church, that they will return with renewed faith, love and devotion to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    Pray for the protection of all Christians, Children, Babies, born and unborn; also for our Nation, our President, our Military, Police, Fire and Rescue units.

    Pray for those suffering from physical and/or mental pain, that they will find relief.

    Pray for our enemies, that they will find our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and will be saved.

    Thank you, St. Michael

  21. Dear St Michael
    I request that through the grace of God you protect and heal and defend my daughters and family from all ills and evil that lurks in the world seeking the ruin of all souls. Be our shield against depression and financial strain. Keep my gals away from such and ask God to give them good jobs. Amen.

  22. Arch angel Michael my intentions are for my son L to get a break through in his life to be financially independent and for my daughter S to get the job that she has applied for. I thank God for how far he has brought us as a family. Lord hear my prayer, Amen.

  23. For gratitude
    For purity
    For my vocation
    For full time employment–been underemployed for a long time.
    For my girlfriend
    For a greater, more loving, commitment to Christ.

  24. Please ask St. Michael to assist in the sale of our home which has been on the market for over a year…and we have already moved into our new one 8 months ago.

  25. I pray for my son to return to Mass & the sacraments. I pray for my entire family to become closer to each other & together unite w Our Lord.
    I pray for the intentions of all making this novena. I pray also for our country & our leaders. 🙏

  26. st, Micheal,
    pray for the family’s of Angeline that God will give Mrs. Angeline the good health.and all the children Marie -Ange
    james Michelle mary clarel Gerard mirielle and serge that we will deal with whatever outcome,
    we pray for Reginald who has cancer that God give him courage and bring him to health Linda who also has cancer that god will be kind and mercy to bring her live a healthy,
    grace god be merciful to help grace to lead a normal life and help her so grace can get out and about
    shirley who is mislead by her manager and is so stress in health and work please be mercy for Shirley work health and home
    also, all the peoples that have asked us to prayer
    james Natalie Shanae and Yasmin to help them in making the relationship work
    louise and Micheal anis and Denzel that God will work with the married home life and blessed them in work
    maurice and Clare god be mercy for us and to please help me to read and write
    and help me to be a good president of the legion of mary to be a good leader
    I really want to lead a good pilgrim to all for a spiritual life and way to answer our lady call
    heard and answered our prayer

  27. Dear Saint Michael the Archangel Pls pray for my Daughter Elizabeth and her family that they Will always have a strong relationship Pls pray that they will not break up her family amen.

  28. I humbly pray that Jack’s treatments will arrest his cancer. I pray that his cancer will be cured.
    I pray for HPM, that he may be healed from his ALS. I pray for strength and courage for him and his family.
    I humbly pray that my cancer will not recur.

    I place these petitions before you and humbly ask your prayers.

  29. I pray for my husband fast recovery who suffer a head injury last Wednesday after a car accident. May also Saint Micheal Archangel guide him to walk in the right path always away from evil.

  30. ZSt. Michael pray for the conversion and protection of my family members. Pray for
    Protection of our school children. Also please free our Catholic Church from homosexual sin.
    Thank you!

  31. Please ask God to heal my broken heart & feel my heart back with true love. Bless my late soulmate’s children. Let me know the love he had for me, some how & some way. Amen.

  32. Please pray for my great granddaughter that is very ill. For my grandson that needs to stay strong. And for more priests. We are losing so many in our area. God Bless all.

  33. I pray to St. Michael and pray this Novena for healing for Mark from his addition to alcohol; healing of body, mind and spirit. Prayers to you, St. Michael the ArchAngel.

  34. This is so awesome! I posted this morning, but now another piece of my puzzle Jehovah Jireh, the Lord will provide, has come to us. I have been praying many novenas for my health and a place to live.
    We had a most difficult time. The Lord took care of getting our mortgage. The house we thought was ours was sold to another buyer. I believe the owner just didn’t believe us when we said we think the Lord wants us to have this house! Well when it fell apart we just said God has something better for us. We pursued other houses. Today, that owner called to tell us that deal fell apart. God must want us to buy that house at a good price for us too! I know I’m posting to believers, but tell all to TRUST our God. He loves us. He will help us. It is always in HIS time.i just know he will continue to heal me too. Praise God just isn’t enough.
    My life will serve You. In a healthy body that has a place to live, a home!

  35. Asking for prayers for my dear Son who is suffering immensely. He ask suffered from PTSD and had developed OCD. He and his family are having a very difficult time. We need healing for him. Asking for prayers for all that are depressed, anxiety and for all that suffering from mental illness. Thank you

  36. St. Michael the Archangel, please protect my family, friends and relatives from danger and the oppression of the evil one. Please be there to defend me/us in battle and intercede for us- that we will have conversions/reversions of heart, mind and soul to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.

  37. Please pray for a job for my son. He is in desperate need of employment and is feeling so defeated. May St. Michael guard his faith as he goes through this struggle.

  38. Oh St.Michael pray for me to get new job in Bahrain to Our Heavenly Father in the name of Lord Jesus Christ. Oh St.Michael protect us from evil spirits and from Satan temptations. Oh St.Michael be with us always and guide us Amen.