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. Praying for healing of my son Michael from anxiety and depresion. St. Michael the Archangel please intercede for him! Thank you !

  2. My intentions for this novena is for the healing and liberation of my aunt Rose and her three adult children; for mental peace, responsible financial activity and things of the heart of my beloved Katherine, and for my chance meeting with a good man. I pray for the intentions of everyone else joining us in this novena.
    Thank you God for hearing us; thank you St. Michael for interceding on our behalf..

  3. Please pray for my grandson. He is going through a difficult time in his life now. May the Holy Spirit strengthen him to endure what is ahead of him. Pray also for his parents and sibling. They are having a lot of difficulty enduring this challenge. Pray for my other children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Pray for a strengthening of my marriage and for me to accept things as they are.
    I pray for all of you daily. Thanks in advance for your prayers.

  4. Miraculous physical and mental heeling of John. A lady friend to spend to love and comfort John. And his sons to realize they need to be closer to him. Both emotionally and geographically.
    Thank you St Michael 🙏🙏🙏

  5. Saint Michael, I ask for your prayers and intercession for the salvation for my children, grandchildren, family and for a health grandbaby. I also ask that the stem cell transplant for my friend George will be successful and end to abortion and protection and success for my husband’s businesses and for the prayer requests of those in the novena. Amen.

  6. St. Michael, keep Satan away from our Holy relationship. Give us the courage to understand and follow God’s will for us. Thank you.

  7. Lord I surrender to y’all I have and I want .I am in the process of getting my legal status in the USA.Lord there is nothing impossible with u.U got this and I believe.Mother Mary I asked for your help and assistance.St micheal the archangel guide and protect us all .Amen.

  8. I am praying for greater humility, charity, and love for my Brothers and Sisters in Christ during this Lent , as I take my cross and follow Jesus into the Desert.

  9. I beg You to help me in prayer for My boyfriend’s healing, there is no other way to receive healing than from a miracle from God and with the intercession of this very powerful Archangel and You as my brothers and sisters in God, I’m sure I can get an answer in no time…please please keep Him in your thoughts and prayers. Miracles happen every day and I am waiting to be part of that list. Thanks in advance!

  10. I am praying for divine protection upon me and my family. That God will put an end to every spiritual attack and grant us total restoration. Amen

  11. Heal my family; that we love one another unconditionally
    Heal your namesake, my grandson of any bad behavior and his digestive problems.
    Remember all those petitions during this novena and for those on the olbs prayer list. In Jesus’ name

  12. St Michael, thank you for being our defender against Satan. Please keep Chris and Maddie under your protection. Also, my Grandchildren and all children, especially those suffering abuse. In Jesus name. Thank You!

  13. Oh st Michael prsy to God for me, i pray that he blesses me with a fruit of the womb with bouncing baby boy in the month of March. May it be my birthday gift from you oh Lord Amen

  14. St Michael,I pray for my brother Jun that he finish and pass his classes and be accepted at a PTA school in Baytown. For mom’s continued healing. For the house in Port Arthur to finish next week and for Mom and Jun to move in next week.

  15. I ask for prayers so my daughter & her husband can keep their marriage together despite the family animosity that is interfering with it. Please cover them in protection St, Michael the Archangel.

  16. St. Michael,
    I ask for your intercession to protect in all ways, myself, wife, children, and grandchildren in these very difficult, sinful times. I pray that my healing will continue and I. This new year ask your prayers that all doctors appointments and exams will go well with good test results. Help us to draw ourselves closer to Jesus and Mary

  17. I was diagnosed with cancer very recently and going through chemo – this came as a big shock to me and my family. But I am holding very strong by the Grace of God and getting some kind of invisible strength that Almighty Lord is showering on me.

    I have a surgery that’s coming up on Feb 27th and humbly request prayers for the surgery to be very successful and also for the cancer to be out of my body and get back to my normal life. I am also looking to start a new job and humbly request prayers for me to find the right job….

  18. Please pray for healing for my husband and my daughter.
    Please pray for my son to believe in Jesus, and to be healed from depression!!
    Please guide my son to the right job!

  19. Saint Michael, Please intercede before Jesus Christ, Please be our protector from all evil or harm for my daughter and I. Help me out of this troubled marriage. I am so stressed from verbal, mental abuse.
    I pray I can overcome my anxiety attacks. I pray I can pay of my credit card debts. In Jesus’s name amen.

  20. Please pray for my husband, Mark, who will be having a complete physical at the beginning of March. His back has been aching for a longtime; I ask that the soreness will go away; that there is nothing serious causing the discomfort; and that all the tests he is having performed will come back negative. AMEN

  21. Release from an EVIL BEING.

    Also prayers for a brother-in-law who is dying;
    that he will have a peaceful journey to Heaven.
    For prayer intentions for all who have asked for

    Thank you.


  22. I am asking for prayers for my family to return to the faith. For my son to get his job and his company to continue to come forward. Prayers for my Niece who is receiving chemo and radiation. For an improvement in my financial situation. Thank you and God Bless!

  23. heal my son and myself as migraine prone; grant us good sleep each day without any medication; joint aches and pains due to history of arthritis . For those suffering from cancer that they will find miraculous healing. grant reasonably good health to me and my family including my siblings and their families. I also ask St. Michael for wellness to each and everyone of us who are in this group novena especially to our Leaders helping us make this Novena a success.

  24. Praying to be ever steadfast to God’s will. Also for a safe and easy delivery of my baby without any complications and for quick recovery of Sergey and my friends brother.

  25. Financial help to fix my house and pay my bills. I am living in a house where rats are getting inside and I have no money to fix it to stop them. I go to bed every night in fear of being bitten while sleeping. I actually stepped on a baby rat in my living room on a rug. I didn’t kill it but stunned it until I could get it out of my house.
    Thanks for all prayers.

  26. Protection from Satan and the evil spirits who continuously are trying to destroy my relationship with my loving woman, this woman designed and created by GOD almighty to be with me , to love, to care, to support for the rest of our lives as GOD intended.

  27. My daughter to have emotional independence from friend and to meet a nice guy to date. To continue to do well in nursing school.
    For my son to continue to excel in his job and have financial independence.
    The Holy Spirit to enter the hearts of my children to guide them in their daily lives.
    Thanksgiving for my family’s health and safety.
    In Jesus name

  28. Please pray for my soul and my family that we avoid evil and only seek to serve our Lord Jesus. Grant peace to use all. I also thank you for helping my son in college. Jesus you are wonderful. In Jesus name.


  30. St Michael, please help my daughter to secure a job opportunity. Protect and heal my family including myself physically, spiritually and emotionally.
    Thank you for your intervention.

  31. St. Michael The Archangel, I Beg You To Intercede And Obtain Divine Healing For My Lower Back Pain, Diagnosed as Arthritis in the Lumbar Area Of My Back Bone. I also pray for Divine Healing Of The Retinal Detachments of My Niece’s Eyes. May God Hear And Answer The Prayers Of All Those Praying This Novena With me. I Pray In Jesus Christ Holy Name. Amen.

  32. Please pray for protection over my home and my family…my son needs to be in a stable job..praying for a positive outcome in selling off my house in jesus name iask divorce to go peacefully..lord let your holy will be done.thank you Jesus for every thing.