Prayer to St. Michael

As a parish we will begin saying the Prayer to St. Michael at the end of each Mass beginning this weekend, September 28 and 29, which is the Feast of the Archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.

References to St. Michael the Archangel can be found in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament (Daniel 10:13 & 10:21).  In 1994 Pope St. John Paul II asked the faithful not to forget the prayer to St. Michael to help in the battle against the forces of darkness in the world.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

St. 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 you,

O Prince of the heavenly host,

by the divine power thrust into hell

Satan and all the other evil spirits

who wander through the world

seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

 Prayer to St. Michael is also found in the Missalette on Page 804.