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 wish to offer up this novena for my wife Michelle, my son Ryan and my daughter Caitlin as well as my siblings. I tend to forget the people that are most dearest to me, and my prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel is to watch over my family, stregthen them in there faith and walk with God. My prayer for my kids is to for them to grow in their Catholic faith, and to love and cherish the teachings of the church established by Christ.

  2. Pray for my daughter and her fiancé to start to go back to church for Sunday mass and confession. And that they would get married in a Catholic Church. My brother in law to quit drinking. I pray that my husband and I would find work and jobs and would manage to pay our bills. I pray that God may find us a buyer for my moms home. thank you St. Michael

  3. Please bless us with a baby if God’s will. Patrick would love a sibling or siblings. Please help Michael and Patty at work. Please heal Larry,Anna,Chrissy, and Diane. Thanks in advance.

  4. For my brothers Moses, Maina & James healing

    For my sisters Mary, Judy & Shiko healing

    For my children and our family to have a meaningful Lenten season.

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  5. Pray that my tenants will move without hassle. Pray that my son sleep better understand more. Pray for his mother for strength to care for him. Pray that a soul mate enter into her life A.happiness and healthy life.

  6. I pray for my godson that he continues to be a beacon of light and goodness in the third grade as he approaches his 9th birthday.

  7. St. Michael, I ask you to intercede for the Good Shepherds Orphanage in Uganda for once again they have run out of food. I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen

  8. Dear Archangel St. Michael, please help me this lenten season to be a better stuart for God. Help me to encourage my students and all I interact with, with love and the mercy of God the Father.

  9. Please pray for Eric McDonald. Please pray for his conversion to true faith in Jesus Christ. Please pray for the salvation of his soul. Pray for his healing spirit, soul, and body Ask God to reveal his love to Eric.He needs God’s healing love to flow through his life. Please pray that he will come to know The Sacred Heart of Jesus and The Immaculate Heart of Mary. He needs The Blessed Mother’s Kindly Motherly love and care…

  10. I pray that St Michael will intercede and protect watch over and guide and take care of my father ( Ernesto) my son who we named his middle name after ST Michael, my daughter and son in law, my husband, s, myself , my mother, my aunt I and family and my f, and all family friends and neighbors, for my boss bks, bfs, gs, and all my fellow associates. Please St Michael keep us safe sound and healthy and out of harms way and bring us all home safe and sound each day and each night.

  11. St Michael please protect my family, from the evil one especially my children and my home. Pray that my children who have walked away from God and their faith come back to God & His merciful heart. Pray for peace in my family. Pray for my family members who have addictions let them be set free from the evil one’s snares of addictions. Pray for my son’s mental health. Let him be free from his mental illness & find good , moral friends who will love him. May he find happiness & success in his studies. That he has respect for himself, respect for my husband & I, respect for others. Pray for my other son if he has the calling to be a priest that he prays to answer that call. St Michael watch over & protect our finances. Watch over my elderly mother and my sisters family. Protect our Pope, priest, brothers, sisters. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

  12. O St. Michael , the archangel, pls protect my family from all evil spirits that may be controlling us. Cast away all evil spirits and demons that may be controlling the minds of my husband and children. Bring them back to God, and accept Him, as their savior. Take away all pride from their hearts and practice humility. Amen.