Prayers to Saint Michael the Archangel  

St Michael the Archangel, most glorious prince of the Heavenly Armies, defend us in our “battle against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places” (Ephesians 6: 12). Come to the assistance of men whom God has created to His likeness and whom He has redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Holy Church venerates these as her guardian and protector, to thee, the Lord has entrusted the souls of the redeemed to be led into Heaven. Pray therefore the God of Peace to crush Satan beneath our feet, that he may no longer retain men captive and do injury to the Church. Offer our prayers to the Most High, that without delay they may draw His mercy down upon us; take hold of “the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan”, bind him and cast him into the bottomless pit “so that he may no longer seduce the nations.” (Apoc. 20:2) Amen.

St Michael the Archangel defends 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 hosts, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.