The Archangel Michael is mentioned in the Holy bible, in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament and in the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. Apparitions of Saint Michael have been approved, in 8th Century France, where the Church of Mont Saint-Michel continues to be a great Catholic Pilgrimage site and in 6th Century Italy, on Mount Gargano, where stands the oldest Shrine in Western Europe, dedicated to Saint Michael. 100 years ago In 1917 Padre Pio made a pilgrimage with other townsfolk from San Giovanni Rotondo, to the Shrine of Saint Michael to pray in the Holy Grotto. On many occasions Padre Pio would send penitents to the Shrine to pray for the intercession and protection of Saint Michael for the salvation of their souls. He encouraged his spiritual children to have devotion to the Holy Archangel, because “you will need the help of Saint Michael living in this world!”
Here are some Church approved Devotions to St. Michael the Archangel! St. Michael, Protect Us! Amen.
[Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels]
5. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.
8. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven.
O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.
Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Your Church, make us worthy, we ask You, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence.This we ask through the merits of
Jesus Christ Our Lord.
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
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..
Novena Prayers to St. Michael the Archangel
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.
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.
St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may be protected from the snares of the devil, that we may avoid all occasions of sin.
St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may have the faith to truly entrust our lives to the loving care of our Heavenly Father.
St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may have the grace to joyfully dedicate everything that we do to the greater glory of God.
St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may have the will to faithfully obey God in all of his commandments.
St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may have the grace to share eternity with our Heavenly Father.
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.
“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