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. Please pray for my niece who is started to take drug and also that she will give her life to the Lord. And also for me to find a job . Thank you God bless you all.

  2. Thank you for creating this community , may you be blessed and rewarded thousands fold for your kindness and making everyone pray for each other.
    For my case is that of myself and my friend Nicolas Giannos, we need prayers for an end to our wrongful arrests in Samoa nearly 2 years ago, I served months, Nicolas is going on parole in March and we are hoping for a decision for him to be deported so we can go home to the UK where we live: we came in 2015 to introduce crypto currency and we were arrested because they thought we came to fool the people of Samoa, ironically, now nearly 3 years later crypto currency is all over the news of the world!!! In the meantime we have been financially stripped, we need a lot of prayers as we need to start all over from scratched. We need your prayers in every way now- forgive me if I am phrasing my plea in the wrongly: I pray also for all who are participating in this retreat.
    With love and prayers in Christ
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  3. Archangel Michael, please protect our family, home and finances from all evil. Be with us and take care and shield us from all calamities, accidents, danger and evil. Be our safeguard.
    I pray for JMO, slay from his heart the evil and pride that has overpower him, please free him from the bondage of evil.
    Archangel Michael please help me to obtain gainful employment for the provision of my sons and the financial aid needed to meet all our debts, necessities and obligations.
    Protect E, P and Alan on their road trip that they may arrive and return safe and sound.
    Thank You Archangel Michael, I pray this through Christ our Lord.

  4. Please continue praying for me for complete healing of burns around my eyes. I need your holy prayers for intercession of quick and complete healing of all the redness and pain, as I need to work. Thank you for your intercession and prayers St. Michael.

  5. Please St Michael intercede to Our Lord Jesus Christ to heal our daughter Kelly of all her cancer and bring Kelly to full health once again, if it is His will Amen

  6. Pray for the return of our country to believe in God. Keep us safe from religious terrorist.

    Watch over my grandchildren as their mother is leaving again and pray that they understand and will grow into strong and thoughtful adults. Watch over them., it is so hard to see their sorrow.

    Pray for my family and to keep my health ok so that I can stay strong for these kids.

    Bless all who say this Novena.

  7. Prayers for my mother-in-law who was just put on hospice. Prayers for our financial situation that our Lord will provide with the means to pay off our home equity loan so that I can retire. For my daughter that she will continue to have a good pregnancy.

  8. Arch angle Micheal please protect Alfred and Simon with their demons of addiction, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. May God heal them so they can protect and provide for their families like St Joesph did. Alfred is afraid he cannot work if he doesn’t sleep. Help them have humility and faith to be the servants of God that they should be. Amen

  9. St Michael the Archangel, I pray that my prayers will for my father will be answered and whatever life he has left will be peaceful. I pray for peace happiness and tranquility to be restored in our lives and family. I pray for Haley black suffering from cancer. I pray for all those praying this novena also. Thank you. Amen

  10. Pray for all the retreat ladies at the ACTS retreat in Parma. that all the ladies and team members find God in all they do at this retreat. Pray when they come home they feel God’s love and strength, and power. St. Michael the Archangel, pray for their families and friends and for them.