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.”

Amen.

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. I pray to St. Michael the Archangel. The patron Saint of our family for his intercession to protect my family. I pray that my children will continue to hear the Word in their hearts. I pray that my husband and I will continue to provide for our family and continue to accept God’s will with an open heart. I pray for St. Michael’s intercession that I’ll be offered a contract for employment in the coming months and all of my children succeed in all of their academic endeavors. Lastly, I pray for everyone who is praying this Novena. St. Michael the Archangel, you give us strength and confidence in our faith to pray to Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen

  2. Healing and Prayers for baby Issac, my husband Bruce, daughter Amber and Lauren, Sam, Dale, myself. May we all find the joy of our Father in heaven and be closer to him through this Lenten season.

  3. I pray that I may find the card I am looking for or that my son finds it. I also pray that I am able to win the tickets and make my daughter happy.

  4. For my daughter Emily to live with courage, faith and love. For guidance in her vocation. For strength. For Chris’ healing. And that I will share the love of Christ with everyone I meet. Thank you St. Michael! Thank you, Jesus!

  5. Please pray for our son Brad to find a full time job. He is about to lose his health insurance and has not been able to afford his meds. He is depressed. Please pray for him.

  6. Saint Michael please help heal my son. Inspire the doctors to discover the right medicine combination to help him return to daily life activities.

  7. For Connie and Beth, both of who have stage 4 cancer and are bravely facing their difficult treatments. They both need miracles of healing. Also, for my son, Matthew.

  8. St Michael, I pray to be heal from my DM, for JB’s healing from all evils and also pray that my children will put all their trust in Jesus and live without any fear in our house. Please St Michael cast and bind all negative spirits in my house in Jesus name.

  9. I pray this St. Michael Novena for Eddie – for his protection during all flights and as he puts his life on the line every night to save his patients. I also pray for his admittance into his graduate program, should it be in the Lord’s Will for him.

  10. St Michael I pray that you will hear my plea, as I lift up Gregory in prayer. I claim healing on his behalf and pray also that he changes his life around and accepts Christ into his life.
    I pray for peace and unity among family members.
    Lastly, I pray for continued faith that I will be healed of my health problems.
    Dear St Michael I trust in you. Amen

  11. Peace and trust in relationship with daughter. Peace for those suffering from various physical, mental, emotional or spiritual needs. Strength to fulfill Lenten needs. Peace for all God’s children and their needs. Amen

  12. Dear St Michael, please intercede in prayer for my son to return to his faith, family, and education. Please protect him from satan and all evildoers who seek the ruin of his soul. Please ask for an Ambrose and a good woman in his life. Please protect him from all evil. Amen.

  13. For healing of our father, for my husband, my brother and my 3 sisters and for our whole family. May we grow in Gods love and healing grace. May our bonds of love and communion be healed and strengthened. Amen

  14. Pray for peace in our world… especially our youth. Protect them against the evils they cause to each other and the lies of the evil one that they follow.

  15. Healing for Michael, Jarret, and Jackie.
    Comfort for the victims, families, friends , colleagues who experienced the horrific school shootings. Help for our troubled nation.
    For guidance for my son, Michael.
    Please St. Michael, hear my prayers.

  16. Every cell in Barbara Ann Opatick’s body that was formed in the Blood of Jesus may be present in her recovery of health and protection of her faith so that it may be increased in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord for now and eternity that Jesus may be glorified and Savior by the intersession of St. Michael the Archangel who I take my name from.
    Amen Amen Amen

  17. Pray for the men and women in jail and prison, that evil is removed from their space
    I pray to lift up my mothers suffering as she is dying from cancer
    I pray for healing for my father
    I pray for my husband to come back to the Church

  18. Dear St. Michael, please protect my children from evil and keep them always close to the true faith. Help us to recover from the flu and for grandpa Mike to recover from his surgery.

  19. St Michael, I pray for protection against my evil coworkers that hold does much jealousy and hate in their hearts. St . Michael please protect my family from any evil. I pray for all those doing this novena. In Jesus name, Amen.

  20. Dear St. Michael,
    Our relatives & friends are in need of healing after surgery. Please intercede for us with Jesus for Joe B., Joanna C., Gerry L., who are recovering from hip & knee surgery; for Gerry G. , Frank & Frank,
    Juan and Bill, who are recovering from various heart surgeries.
    Please help them to listen the doctors & nursing staff & work on rehabilitating their bodies, so they can live full lives with their loved ones & build lasting memories. We ask this in Jesus’ Holy name.
    Amen.

  21. I pray that A will be healed from his anxiety and depression. That we can be married and start a family together. That I am guided down the right path in my career and for financial stability.

  22. St. Michael the Archangel
    Employment for my daughter, who struggles with ADHD, that she may find a job with coworkers who are kind and patient and that she may grow in maturity, learn how to advocate for herself, manage her condition and find strength in her faith in God.

    For the success of my mother’s knee replacement surgery and that there be no complications or infections.

    Also, that my father’s cancer may never return.

  23. St Michael, pls watch over my daughter and prevent any evil from befalling her. Also pls intercede for success in my NCLEX exam, and the grace to write it only once.

  24. For my brother who has a mental illness for which he needs expert, effective help and the willingness to accept treatment and counseling wholeheartedly. For the needs and intentions of my mom, siblings and their families, friends, esp, Nancy T, Jane P, MJN, JM, LL, SA and the family of Sandy T. For Pope Francis and his intentions; for our country and an end to gun violence and mass terror. For my needs at work and for my health.

  25. Please pray for my Sons Elias George Bustos and Eric George Bustos. thank you for healing and receiving and claiming Blessings.
    Pray for my parents Gilbert and Gloria Canez and all their children and grandchildren and great grandchildren and future generations to come.
    Pray for me and all my children and grandchildren and future generations to come.
    AMEN

  26. I would like to pray for unity in my family, for patience, love, humility, knowledge and the ability to provide for my family.

    St. Michael, please intercede for me.

    In Jesus’ name
    Amen

  27. Help us all the family of Patrick who is passing. Help us to understand why this is happening and not be angry. And help him to enter the kingdom of God.

  28. Pray for God’s grace, protection and love to always remain in my home. Pray for protection against all the devil plots against my family, friends, colleagues and any close love ones, there is such a terrible crime situation in my country and I ask God to cover us with his precious blood that we will be spared from any form of violence, accidents or minor incidence. Pray for my relationship with my boyfriend to always seek God’s grace and guidance in any of my decision making. Pray to remember how to be a good driver may my senses be sharp to look out for other drivers on the road to be spared from any form of accidents. Pray for healing for anyone who may be sick at this moment including myself that all test results come back with good news in Jesus name Amen

  29. Please keep me and my family safe from all sicknesses and evil in the world. Please let me find someone that I can share my life with I’m lonely and tired of being alone. I want to pray for a more closeness with God. And I ask God and mother Mary to answer my petitions Also I would like to succeed at my job to make sure I do well so I can advance in a better paying position. God bless.

  30. St. Michael, deliver me and my husband from all evil, all evil influences, and all occult activity in our lives. Please watch over and protect us every day and night. Thank you! VAB

  31. Lord,
    First of all thank you for all you have done for me & continue to do for me. I ask you Lord for your continual guidance. Bring me love, joy, happiness & peace in my life. Give me your mercy, grace, strength, & peace.
    I ask for your healing hands over my body. Remove all the aches and pains and set me back to normal. No gerd. Continue to help me financially and out of debt. Excel in my job. With you all things are possible.
    Please have whomever lays their hands on my daughter’s paperwork/application to approve her transfer to the high school she wants to attend. Help both my daughter’s do well in school and make good choices. Help their father back to you. Evaluate his life & removectrash from it. A godly counselor for him.
    Please bring me my Soulmate. The godly single man you have picked for me to cross my path.
    In Jesus name I pray.
    JAGE

  32. I would like to pray for the following, please:

    a.) The healing of my son from his cow’s milk protein allergy and asthma.
    b.) A secure job for my husband in the country where we live in.
    c.) My father-in-law’s health
    d.) The the Lord’s Guidance on our sale and purchase of properties.
    e.) my dedication to the Lenten season
    f.) my son to like swimming.
    Thank you.

  33. In this novena, I pray for grace of speed, understanding & retentive memory in my studies; 100% success in my exams particularly the one I’m sitting for on 23/2/2018. For CGFNS to issue my CES report by March. Good health of body, soul & mind; financial upliftment; healing of my womb & hormones; to be humble, friendly & to love everyone.

  34. St .Michael, I beg of you for healing my osteroposis in my hip and right leg.I have been to a specialists doctor and he gave me an injection in my hip and a few tablets.However he says that I may need a hip replacement.Please ST MICHAEL I place this problem in your hands.Pray with me that the LORD hears my prayer and heal me.
    Please keep private and confidential.

    Thank you

  35. St Michael please Intercede for Trinidad and Tobago restore Peace Pray for Those Who Do Not Know God Bring Them to the fullness of Truth For Conversions Protection for Our Police Service and For The Youth of The Nation . Thank you St Michael Amen

  36. Help me pray that we can save our home from foreclosure, to be able to purchase it fully. Make all the repairs needed both inside and outside to make it a safe and peaceful home. That we can purchase the headstone for our aunt. That we can repay all our debts and become current with all our bills. Help us with restorative health, mental and spiritual stability. Help us pray for good paying jobs and safe and healthy workplace with helpful and healthy workmates for both of us. Help us pray that we can buy two reliable and safe workable vehicles.
    Help us to be good men and women, good wives, husbands, and obedient children. Help us pray that we will be good stewards of Jesus our savior. Help us pray for world peace, for people who are suffering, homeless and hungry. Let us pray that evil will disappear from people’s hearts and lives. Help everyone to know the good in GOD’s words and promise to us.

  37. Please intercede for my sister Kris that she will be protected and healed from her toxic marriage.

    Please pray for DD that she will find the right natural medicine to lower her blood pressure.

    Thdnk you and God bless

  38. I pray for healing for my children and grandchildren, and for them to be protected from the tricks and temptations of the evil one.

  39. Dear St. Michael!
    I pray everyday the prayer offered to you for protection and guidance, please intercede all my intentions for healing of Cleza Datoy, a hopeless thyroid cancer patient, for me, too, Aurora Canezal and 5yr old boy, Rafael Villarubia..
    Thank you so much St Michael. Your love for God is so great and firm, may I also be like you.

  40. For My Beloved Husband to finally find peace and happiness in his career and that he is able to do his absolute best to prove himself. St. Michael, please pray for Michael.

  41. St. Michael please protect my two grandchildren from all evil who chose you at their Confirmation. Please protect all my family.

  42. Pray for a young mother who has three children, and diagnosed with colon
    Cancer. Pray that she will recover and be able to take care of her children.
    Pray for the safety and health of my husband, children and grandchildren.

  43. Please pray for the needs of my children, God knows everything, I thank St Michael for his faithful interession, and I thank you in advance for all your prayers.

  44. Dear st michael.

    I have always admired you. Your strength and your love for God! Please hear my prayers.

    Frank – please help him to get the work he needs in NYC. Please protect him from all the stress in his life. Getting they work would help so much.

    Adam please protect adam from all the stress in his life. Please help him while he is in school and help him with his marriage and being s great father.

    Mary. Pleasee help her to get pregnant

    Mary claire and Patrick. Please help mc to get into CKS AND PROTECT THEM WHILE THEY SRE FROWING UP

    brett. Please protect brett from drinking s fhelp Jim with his job and helping people at AA

    Julie and eugene. Present protect them. Keep them happy and healthy

    Christopher. Please protect him while he is in London and when he is traveling

    Michceal. So strong like you. Please protect him. Please help us to get a check so we can pay his tuition

    Me. Please help me to learn to become a day trader so I can help frank and give to those in need

    Thank you st michael for hearing my prayers.

    We ask all of this through God the father god the son and God the Holy Spirit. AMEN.

  45. I am praying for my sons for healing and protection. One has the flu and just started a new job so I am praying for healing and protection for him as he continues
    to work through it. The other is a recovering alcoholic and I pray for healing and protection for him is his recovery

  46. I pray for Mark & Alicia’s conversion, for Riley to be baptized soon.

    I pray that God leads us to the right house to down size to and to open the doors for us if the one we found in Murrieta by my daughter’s is the right one. And that we can sell our house fast and everything for a fair price. Thank-you Jesus!♡

  47. May the Lord bless and hold everyone in his hand and heal, those who are ill, help those who need financial help, lift up everyone and renew their faith in the Lord. in Jesus name Amen.

  48. Please please help me with this mortgage to get things straighten out and have my home of 39 years, I need extra money now to pay for everything please please help me. I am elderly, please hear my prayer thank you for my blessings and grateful for the wonder fur children that love unconditional. In Jesus Name Amen

  49. Dear St. Michael, I pray for family peace, health and unity in this most holy time of lent. I pray for my son’s health and recovery. May he overcome his depression and anxiety. I pray that he stay away from marijuana and tattoos, piercings and realizes how bad they are for him. I pray that he forgets his ex girlfriend and realize what a bad relationship it was. I pray that he be ready for work both mentally and physically and be happy, alert, and safe. I pray for my sons and husband to be successful with their jobs, keep their jobs. May they be safe and people around them to be safe and that they be highly respected. I pray for my husband’s and mother’s health. I pray for my sons to meet good Catholic Christian wives so that they may have their own Christian families. I pray for my friends’ sons, mother’s and brother’s health. I pray that my husband and sons return to the church. I pray for Sabrina to get pregnant. I pray for my nephew to find a job. I pray for all the people saying this novena. Please help us all. I love You!
    Amen