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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!!

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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


  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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 🙏🏻

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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

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

  27. 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!


  29. 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.