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. I pray that I get a contract on a major show so I can provide a home for my 8 beautiful children and provide stability and also help my mom thank you god bless us all!!!

  2. St Michael the Archangel please pray to God for my marrital breakthrough and fight my enemies, and connect me with the right catholic man or any good man that will allow me continue practising my faith as my husband before this novena ends in Jesus name

  3. Please include my sister and father for the intention of this novena. I pray that the find it in their hearts to forgive each other and start talking to each other. In Jesus’ name I pray.

  4. St. Michael please heal my breast cancer and my emotional scars and thoughts, so that I may live a happier life and better serve the Lord. I also ask for protection for my family, loved ones, and myself from evil spirits.

  5. For my friend JR to be protected and released from the demons of depression that have tormented her for years, and for the candidates of a retreat I’m leading next week to know God’s love for each one of them. St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us!!

  6. In the name of Christ
    I pray for special intentions of Michaels protection for A in eastern cape and save him of possible retrenchment and being accused of sexual harassment. To come to Jhb and reunite.
    I pray for Michael’s protection where my name is mentioned in all 4 corners of the world. For job prospects and prospering in those areas for M, A, D, P and myself.
    For a glorious holy matrimony soon and everlasting peace in storms. For Grace of money to pay off debt and build my own home in Christ’s name Amen Hallelujah. Lord please have Mercy. Remember my Grannys knee.

  7. St. Michael please protect I and my husband as we make a very important journey next week. Also protect my children from the eyes of evil. And also my entire family. Amen

  8. St Michael the archangel please protect me from any sickness and harm, protec my children from deadly illness and harm, protect my husband from the eyes of the evil ones and sickness too. I pray in Jesus name amen ‼

  9. I asked the holy family regarding a man l was introduced to, l asked if he was mine, however, after a series of prayers l had an answer that we do not CLICK Thank you Father. I continue to ask God for the right person.

  10. I pray for healing and protection for myself, my husband our son and my loved ones. In Jesus name. Amen

    Protection from forces of darkness, witchcraft.

  11. Prayers for all my family-GL Aunt CR and all my friends, especially VM ‘s Brother and his surgery. GL ‘s upcoming retreat and pod course my battle with MBC. It’s going to be 4 yrs and normal life expectancy is 3-5! God I trust in you!

  12. In recent days, I have come under attack from the controllers of the Facebook group “I Grew Up In Peterborough 50s and 60s Part Two”, they say for “putting religious stuff on this page”. They keep asking members to “Write something”, ANYTHING, and now are suddenly trying to limit the group to “NOSTALGIA” and “reconnecting with old pals” and “discussing old neighbourhoods”.

    Really I have done all that too, much more than any of them, except none of them are “old pals of mine”, even tho we grew up at about the same time in the same small city of then about 50,000.

    Really what’s bugging them is that they are afraid of losing their precious membership of !,000+ to me, what with the many, many LIKES and LOVES I get more than them, when, like Jesus and the Sanhedrin, I have no interest in taking over any worldly groups.

    But we are not to insult, JUST PRAY FOR THEM, and that is what I will do, Michael and all of you. :)

    I not sure now why I resisted doing novenas with you for so long but now am doing them and benefitting from them and thank you John Paul and Annie and everyone for this. :)

  13. St. Michael the archangel please, pray that God will give me joy, peace, happiness, patience, Spirit of forgiveness and endurance especially at this trial period of my life. Help me and my husband to graduate this year in our PG Programmes. Break every yolk of hindrances, hard luck, set back and disappointment in getting job. May God heal all our sicknesses​ and bless us beyond measure. May God bless me with a baby boy in this pregnancy and help me to carry my baby to full term and deliver like Hebrew women in Jesus name I have prayed. Amen.

  14. Please pray for my daughter Tammi who was just diagnosed with cancer. May her road to recovery be swift and she be cancer free so that she may care for herself and her family! Thank you for your intercession

  15. 1. I pray for my family to be united again. My wife left me with the kids after people have been feeding her with bad tales about me. I pray the Lord God touches her to bring my children back and grants her the Grace to ignore all the talk around her. This I ask in Jesus Name ….. Amen.

    2. I ask for more Grace from God to serve Him and worship Him better as my spiritual life has gone south.

    3. Lastly I ask for financial upliftment in Jesus Name ….. Amen


  17. I pray for protection from evil aganist my family. Protection over my daughter sandra, aganist any panicking attacks any thing that is not from God.
    St Michael be with her in her condition. Peace and good health for my daughter sandra and her Son. Protection of all pregnant women,and help them in to safe delivery. Thank for your intercetion.

  18. Dear Lord, I pray for the decision that has to be taken on the continuation of my husband’s contract for the next two years.
    Thanks you

  19. Dear ST. Michael,

    Please for my son who is in surgery now that his surgery will be successfull and he will recover well. Pray that he will not lose his hearing and be able to hear well with both ears

  20. I would like to pray for the healing of all the poor children and teachers that have had to endure the horrifying experience of a school shooting. I can’t even begin to comprehend the trauma these helpless, innocent children and adults will have to carry for the rest of their lives. St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us! Amen

  21. Dear Saint Michael. Please pray for my family which is on the verge of a breakup. Please pray for my spouse that she me reflect on her contribution to the current situation. Pray that we will leave together and bring up our children. Pray for our protection for evil.

  22. my intentions are for my children, for their protection and good health, joy and happiness. also for my family, friends and all my loved ones. May God Bless us all, protect us from all harm, and help us to know and love God, to love Jesus, our Savior and the Holy Ghost our helper.

  23. Dear St. Michael, you know I lost my baby in January this year pls I need God to surprise me with triplet (2 boys and a girl) this year as about to conceive now!

  24. I pray through st Micheal for the protection of my marriage from the snares of the devil.
    For protection of my children Noel and Annabel.
    Holy Micheal destroy the York of unemployment and financial hardships in my life and my husbands life.
    Holy st Micheal destroy all powers of darkness delaying the sell of our land.
    St Micheal protect me from committing sin and I pray for the grace of to live a holy life

  25. Dear Saint Michael the Archangel,
    Please intercede for my daughter and myself through your prayers. Please pray for my daughter GVGR to be healed of her seizure disorder – for all the causes and triggers of her seizure be healed, for her to return to her normal ways and activities. Please also pray that she is able to land a job in accordance with the will of our Lord.
    Please also pray for me – for the tremors and shaking that I feel be cured and healed. Thank you very much.

  26. Dear Lord,

    We pray for your healing to our mother who is suffering of cancer in her old age. Give her your healing O God that she may have happiness, peace and love as she go through her own suffering. Free her from pain and let her experience your love and healing so that she will be ready to be welcomed by you when its her time to live this earthly life.

    In the mighty name of Jesus, together with my whole family, we ask for your healing and grace of mercy.

    Grant unto us O Lord peace, love and mercy in this trying time.

    Thank you!

  27. Dear St. Michael the Archangel, please protect each of us and our loved ones from the evil one, and please help our family to choose where we will live in the certainty that it is pleasing to God’s eyes and the best for the family’s well-being.

  28. Dear Jesus
    it is urgent that you cover me in your blood and my kids send st Micheal to protect my family now as we need him now in this situation Alvin and Rose against me we need immediate action relief and justice they had abuse me too long and team up and act like I must just love it and say nothing they have done it numerous time and think they can bully me send them a message and show them everyone is counted they were so free with it and acting like I am a fool and sure of me let it end today and protect me from dem for eternity and return unto them all they did me and remove all negativity rumors lies gossip disrespect off my life bind it up and bind it on jesus cross I beg ask jesus come into midst and I even did good apt they are in I help remove them from it asap

  29. Please guide me in this relationship. Close up LOWER 48 and bring malcolm home. Help me with my finances and help me be a better mother to my girls. Heal Isabella.

  30. Thank you John-Paul and Annie and to the prayer community for including my intentions in your daily prayers.

    In this Novena my intentions goes to all the children for their safety and well being.

    I also pray for my teenage daughter’s good health and safety. May she find true, honest and understanding friends. May she do well academically and may she stay healthy and safe during her 3-week camp this summer. And may her application to 2019 Perfect Sense Unified Challenge June 24 – 28, 2018 | Washington, D.C. be accepted.

    St Michael the Archangel, keep Erin and all the children under the mantle if your protection. Amen.

  31. I’m praying for my son that he may be redeemed fromdestruction at University and in his life.I am praying for my job I’m under supervision

  32. Saint Michael the archangel be with us ur children especially in this time we are facing trials and temptation in our family. Heal us and make us strong, I pray for my mum in-law give her the strength and courage which can only come from you,as the Dr’s has said that my dad in-law is weak and his body doesn’t take treatment anymore, Pls St Michael interced on his behalf and pls ask God to make away for him,forgive his sins and heal him from the pains he’s going through. I pray for all the ppl in this our group that are suffering from any kind of cancer St Michael pls interced for them and heal them…..pls heal our world from cancer let’s the whole world be cancer free.Amen

  33. Protect my children William , Branden, Ashley and my family cover them with your. Blood. Cover me jesus with your blood send your St Michael to protect us from evil . In Jesus name

  34. St Micheal please protect me from Alvin and Rose lies wickedness bully slander disrespect deciet with evilous malicious intent who mess up my character with false gossip why did god let me know them where did I go wrong jesus where expose them finally one and for all they cont to do it nothing done will continue I beg you grant relief from all of them who team up Nadine rose Annie Alvin and all the slander lies gossip let it go back on there head exposed all Rose doing finally and let justice served in this situation I am truly counting on you st Micheal please protect me my name reputation and me let me always be the head and never under them as how and what they have done for Year please return it back to them

  35. I ask prayers for the physical healing of my mom. I pray she be healed of all her ailments, especially of her leg and feets infections. St. Michael, please heal my mom so she’s can be happy and be able to enjoy life as before.

  36. St Michael Archangel,
    Pray for my family and extended family. May we all have strength to carry our cross. Help us in our daily trials. God knows our intentions.
    Let His will be done.

  37. Dear God please heal my son CD who has been ill for a long time.
    St Michael please intercede for my family and myself that they may be protected against the evil forces that may come against us.

  38. Please pray for my son who has gland fever. He has been ill for 4 months now. He needs to recover so he can return to school now. Thanks!!

  39. For Rachel & Kathy Wilson, May God care for them and strengthen them during this tine. For Cherie’s healing. For my brothers Scott & Drew, May God bless them and keep them well and safe. Amen

  40. Thank you for.
    I pray for unity, love and peace in my home. I pray for success in my exam, for good health, peace, joy, mercy, grace upon my family and home amd also for healing upon Eby. Amen

  41. Please pray for my husband, Steven, Gretchen, Allison, Megan and my self for protection. Steven that he becomes a certified air traffic controller, Gretchen passes, Allison gets selected for the positions she has applied for, Megan passes, for my husband’s new position that it is better then the last one and for me in my hub. Amen

  42. For healing of sinus, cough and kidney stones for M.A.
    For the intentions of all my family and friends, especially for conversions. For the poor souls, especially those most in need of prayer. For the Holy Father and the Church. In thanksgiving for God’s many gifts and graces.

  43. For the healing of my husband’s arm and his conversion. I would also like to pray for the protection of my family spiritually and physically.

  44. Dear St Michael the arcangel
    Please protect my 3 children as they are on their journey on their graduation … Please protect their application and plead to jesus to do a miracle that they get admission to canada college. Touch those authority people ..
    Please protect my wife and myself from all dangers , satan attacks and any visible and invisible enmies disturbing us . please plead to jesus to bless us a miracle in our life.
    thankyou for saving me from accidents and plead to jesus to jesus that the insurance compnay approves & gives my whole money back.

  45. St Michael the archangel we continue to seek your assistance in subduing the evil people that are against our progress…we also pray for grace to help people we are better off and always be our brothers,keeper ameeen

  46. I pray for the intersection of St Micheal the Archangel on my life so that I will have a transformation in my life and to identify myself so that I can get close to God. Also for my relationship that all the problems shall be over and we shall be together forever. Amen

  47. Dear St. Michael the Archangel,

    Please pray that me, my boys, our family, and friends are protected spiritually, physically, and mentally by the blood of Christ from the wickedness and snares of the devil, at this very moment so we are free to do God’s will! Also, please pray that the hold the devil has over our finances and happiness is removed at this very moment! I ask all of this in Jesus mighty name!

    Love always your friend,
    Brenda F.

  48. I pray this novena for myselfKate Quigley Ruby to get full and good health , my knee problem shall be healed and my body will be slim Amen

    I pray for good health / happiness and protection for my children and grandchildren Amen

    I pray that my husband Lloyd Stanton Ruby will get a full time job Amen

  49. Praying for my autistic grandson to continue to be calm and peaceful so he can continue to go to school and praying my new at home catering service wìll flourish and prosper when I start this weekend. In the name of Jesus Christ.

  50. St Michael the Archangel please protect my family against any harm, sickness, accidents, pressure and stress. Help get well very soon my uncle in the Phil. Please help that there will be no more delays in my sister’s petition. Thank you Lord!!

  51. I humbly pray that St. Michael will intercede to stop all violence at all public schools. And in this Nation. For everyone that is suffering of any kind of illness. For my family so we can learn to trust more in our Lord and transmit that to others. In God’s name . Amen

  52. St Michael,please bless my sister with gd health;make her tests be safe & free from harm & danger.Pl make her get no fever & the medicines heal her completely.Amen

  53. praying for God to give me a job in a multinational organisation. A permanent job that has medical insurance, is salary based not commission and pensionalbe.
    Two asking God to restore my marriage and bring back joy and love and respect
    Three asking for the holyspirit to fill my life.

  54. For all my adult children, that they will open their hearts and souls to Gods will in their lives. Especially for Nic that he will be healed body mind and soul.

  55. I pray for healing of my lymph to become normal.
    St. Michael, I beg Thee to reveal all those behind Ekua G. G.’s loss of ovaries and restore them back to her and intercede for her to have children.
    Thank you in anticipation of answered prayers. AMEN!

  56. Dear St Michael,

    I humbly ask for the healing of my leg and also that of Princess.
    I ask you to heal Henry from all that he is suffering from.

    please show mercy and grant healing to all those who are sick in the whole world.
    All these I ask in the name of our lord Jesus Christ.

  57. St Michael the Archangel, please pray for the war and elections in my Country the DRC ,proctect my family and my friends
    Especially for the healing of Junior .Please pray for me as well since I passed the HPCSA board exam in 2016 I’m still waiting for the placement .
    In God I put my trust .Amen

  58. For my sister Liz, that she is healed of cancer and protected from any harmful effects from her chemo. In Jesus’s name we pray.

  59. St. Michael the archangel defend me in battle of my life,

    I humbly pray that you will be with me in fighting all my debts & all my enemies cast into hell Satan
    I pray that all my prayers can reach up to you & all my dreams can be visible especially the dream of having my own house


  60. Prayers for my son who is in need of a good job, healing of depression and help with being wrongfully accused on a personal matter. Prayers for my other son and husband for wonderful new jobs with great benefits and for my sister to find relief of pain in her back and legs. Prayers also for myself for good results of an MRI and that I can handle the MRI. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!

  61. For my brother Michael and his family. If it is God’s will, for the healing of a sweet newborn baby boy who is suffering greatly.

  62. Pray for a miracle for Connie whose breastcancer has spread to other areas of her body. Asking for healing if it’s God’s will.

  63. Dear Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle over the evil of cancer in my husband and all those fighting this evil battle against esophageal cancer.
    Through our Lord Jesus Christ

  64. Hope you are all fine. I thank God for my Job and Good health a lot of other things. I plead for a god fearing husband and fruit of the womb from THE CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH THE WHOLE UNIVERSE. MAY NO EVIL WEAPON formed AGAINST ME PROSPER .any kind of bondage may it be broken in the name of jesus.SO THEY KNOW, I SERVE A LIVING GOD AND JOIN ME SAME. MAY I HAVE ALOT OF LOVE, PEACE AND HAPPINESS. MAY ALL MY LOVED ONES BE PROTECTED AND BLESSED. MAY THE WHOLE PRAY NOVENA MEMBERS BE BLESSED.PLEASE archangel MICHAEL INTERCEDE. In jesus name i pray .AMEN

  65. St. Michael the Archangel, protect holy Father Pope Francis, Bishop. Oscar Solis, Bishop. Robert Barron, and all other Bishops and priests, Kaydence, Braxstin, Jack, Iris, Josie, Lily, Ava, Bella give them health and wisdoms, Peaceful ends to Zsa, Scott Gottman, Evelyn
    Durranceand, Speedy recovery to Bo Gilbert, Joe Tuggle, Judy, Grayson, Anne Fleischman, Bonnie Moran, George Stark, Christiane Belisle, Connie, Tom, David, blessings to Ruben Duran, Jero, give eternal rest to Yongho Chon, Kyungsoon Kim, Kijun Chon, Gilsang Shin, Lisa, healing and courage for Pati Glavin, Msgr. Terence Moore, Decond Paul Graham, Sharon Kerkman, Luke Dinsdale, Don Welton, Beat Richner, Brenda Nicholson, Katrina, Michelle, Mickey, Emma, Christy, Fred&Gail, Catherine, Ann Osgood, Pat Priore, Sharon Slater, Gloria, John, Larry Jordan, Karen, Daniel Boggs, Sam Barker, Ariel Garcia, Marco, Ed Robinson, Sharon Kirkman, Martha, Anthony, Bonnie Moran, also physical and spiritual healing and strength to Randy Reier, Joseph, Paul, Greg, Ann, Chelsea, Amanda, Jennifer, Jackie Engel, Yang Kue, Fr. Denis Reilly, Fr. Rick Sherman, Fr. Sam Dinsdale, Decond Dale Dillon, Michelle, also help Hong Jungsuk, to find Lord Jesus as her Savior, and thank you for healing Barb Fox(Cancer), and listening to our prayers. Amen 🙏🏻

  66. Please bless and protect my family, my parents, sisters, brother in laws, niece and nephews, me and Corey. Heal my sister Shelia and my niece Samantha, release them from Anxiety and depression. Bless, protect and surround with your angels Terrance and Henry always. Guide our lawmakers to enact sensible gun laws in our nation. Protect us all from violence of any sort. Amen

  67. I still keep praying for my brother, he had a tumor in his brain. I know God has the last word. I pray that all my family and me accepted it.

  68. St. Michael I pray for health and healing of all my loved ones. I especially pray for the healing of cancer that has effected my life and the lives of my friends and family members. I pray our faith remains strong.

  69. Dear Saint Michael please pray for my husbands conversion, for our marriage, for our kids, also pray for my parents Jesus and Teresa, for their health and well-being, also for end of abortion, end of euthanasia, for conversion of souls, holy souls in purgatory, peace on the world, homeless and home bound, the sick, please pray for priests, Pope Francis, the victims of the shooting last week in Miami. Amen

  70. For forgiveness of sins, success in my friends board exam, Sacrament of matrimony, healing of child and my other private intensions

  71. Dear blessed St Michael the Archangel, thank you for praying for all of us! Please pray to our Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit to bring John, Kenny , Vannie and Tommy closer to God. Please pray for Tommy to have a happy and fulfilled life. Please pray for my John to be healed from whatever is causing his dizziness. Please pray for the healing of my Aunt Patty, Fran, Kelly and Hugh. Please pray for the Syrians and a miracle to stop the violence and bring them peace. Please pray for our world! Thank you Saint Michael, and thank you dear Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit!


  73. I have lost all hope and faith in God. Please help rejuvenate the life and love for Him I once had. Also help protect me from the spiritual warfare that comes about as I discern my vocation of marriage and guide me in this decision.