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. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.