Saint Michael Prayer

The Saint Michael Prayer is something I’ve started saying every night before I go to sleep.  Who is Saint Michael?  He is one of the three archangels who are mentioned by name in the Bible; the other two being Saint Raphael and Saint Gabriel.

Saint Michael is known as the leader of the angelic army who fights against Satan and his armies of demons, and he is also known as the defender of the Church.  His name in Hebrew means “Who is like God?” and he is often shown in drawings and paintings wearing armor and in the act of slaying the great Dragon of the Apocalypse (Satan) in the Book of Revelation:

“Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.  And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world – he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.” (Revelation 12: 7-9)

Saint Michael is ready to defend us in all of our spiritual battles, if only we’d acknowledge that he’s there.  I sadly admit that it took me all these years before I even really knew who he was.  Since I changed my life and began praying the Rosary last November I’ve been dealing with a disturbing presence in my home.  In fact, it was on February 8th, 2010 when I printed a copy of the Saint Michael Prayer.  At that time I’d begun to say it nightly because I was seeking spiritual protection and I’d recently learned of Saint Michael’s powerful role in coming to our spiritual defense.  And it was that same morning of February 8th that I walked in on an attempted suicide.

Saint Michael Prayer for Spiritual Protection

It was my mother who had reminded me of Saint Michael and his significant role in our spiritual lives.  She had suggested that I start saying the Saint Michael Prayer before going to sleep at night after I had been experiencing a period of spiritual conflict.  Concurrent with the disturbances in my home which had started on a regular basis back in November of 2009, was the breakdown of a dear loved one and his eventual attempt to kill himself.  (In order to protect his identity I’ve changed his name.)

John was slowly coming unraveled.  He had made some professional mistakes and his personal life had been in a state of chaos for quite some time.  He was on the brink of emotional collapse.  I had seen the signs of distress months earlier, and what happened on February 8th, 2010 was a playing out of a vision I’d had in my mind since June of 2009 but had no way of knowing for sure if it would actually take place.

I can’t possibly elaborate on all the events and circumstances that led up to February 8th, nor can I include every detail and incident of that day or the days following.  If I were to do that I’d need a lot more time and page space than this blog allows.  I will instead focus on what Saint Michael’s role in all of this was and hope that I can include the rest in future posts.

I have no idea if the disturbances in my home had anything to do with John’s suicide attempt and the events in his life that led up to it.  But what I do know is that the harder I prayed for him to turn his life around and to find his way to healing, the more frequent and intense the “attacks” in my home became.  I put the word “attacks” in quotes because I suppose they wouldn’t be considered “attacks” in the mainstream sense of the word.   But they most certainly were affecting my state of well-being and my ability to carry on with my daily life.  In fact, spiritual attacks can be just as detrimental as physical ones; sometimes even worse.

During this era, I began praying the Saint Michael Prayer:

PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

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..

Saint Michael Prayer and the Holy Rosary

At some point last November of 2009 I felt change taking place in my life.  I had rid my life of all things that drew me away from God and started to pray the Holy Rosary on a regular basis.  John was coming undone and was on the brink of self-destruction and my prayers began to wrap themselves around him.  It was around Thanksgiving time that my home had become infested with an unwelcome presence.  Everything seemed as if it was happening at once and I became terrified and felt that old familiar feeling again.  It soon became very obvious that what was happening to me had already happened, a long, long time ago.  Fear is the root of all evil, and here it was again, attempting to wreak havoc in my life.  I reflected back on the era of my childhood when I was only two and three years old and remembered how an unsettling presence had surrounded me and made me feel scared, helpless and alone.  I decided that besides calling a priest to come and bless my house, I would take this one up with Saint Michael.  And I was ever so glad that I did.

By reciting the Saint Michael Prayer every night before I went to sleep, not only did I begin to feel a sense of peace and security, but I also began to realize that evil is no match for goodness and truth.  Between Saint Michael and the Blessed Virgin Mary, I knew that I was in good hands.  That’s when I started sleeping with my nightstand light on.  And that’s when I started holding the Rosary in my hand as I fell asleep.

It was that same Rosary I held in my hand the morning of February 8th, 2010 when I flew into John’s garage on a hunch that something was wrong.  I had awakened around 6:00 am and had this feeling that I needed to contact him.  I tried calling him but he wasn’t answering his phone and so I decided to drive the 25 minutes it took to get across town to his house.  Thank God the roads were clear of snow and ice that morning.  As I continued calling him from my drive I began to panic when he still wasn’t answering.  Just before I got to his house I was speeding and my heart was racing as fast as my car.  I remember slowing down because I was afraid a police officer might pull me over and prolong my getting to John before it was too late.  I had also said a prayer to the Virgin Mary to watch over him until I could get to him.  And I added that if he died the rest of my life would be ruined and I just couldn’t handle that.

An hour later, after the police and ambulance had arrived and he’d been driven to the hospital to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning, I was searching for my Rosary which I had dropped somewhere in my flurry of panic.  A day later I found it; it was under the seat of the car where I’d found him passed out.  The doctor had said he had about 30-45 minutes left before he would’ve been dead.

That night I recited the Saint Michael Prayer in bed, just before falling asleep.  Though I was still shaken up from the events of the day and still somewhat in shock, I felt a certain calmness and peace in my house that I hadn’t felt for weeks.  Saint Michael got an extra thank you that night.  He’d been working overtime.  And for the first time in weeks, I was finally able to turn my light off.

Photo by: Sapphireblue

Comments

  1. Margo: I share your devotion to St. Michael. He is an amazing protector and I say his prayer often during the day. I don’t believe you can have enough prayer protection. I am particularly close to my own Guardian Angel, but there’s no angel like Michael. Those who do not call out to him are very foolish. I’m so sorry for the events surrounding John. I hope he is better now..and that he realizes what a friend he has in Jesus, Michael and…you. You are blessed. N
    crookedhalocatholicblog.blogspot.com

    • char look says:

      That was great testimony. I will pray to St Michael.

    • Dragonslayer says:

      I often pray to St.Michael, sometimes feel guilty that I don’t pray to the Virgin Mary,And Christ himself, feel though in these times makes sense to ask for intercession and protection from the God’s specific chosen warrior of defense against Satan,had a dream, Armageddon happened, thought I wld suffer same, kneeling, crouched over,tn saw wings st.m shielding me

  2. Thank you for the reminder about St Michael. I’m going to begin praying to him regularly, something that would not have happened had you not written about him.

    Again, thank you.

  3. Let us all pray the rosary and the St. Michael Prayer the there will be peace. And that the USA will not fall, like many of our politicans and ‘czars’ who are working hard for the devil. Pray the the Good will come forward.

  4. LordProtectMe says:

    I’m sorry about what happened. I lost my father to depression/suicide 2 days before my 12th birthday,I’m 15. Ive been really thinking about enlisting into the marines and that night I had a dream I was sitting behind a fortified bunker and one of the marines next to me screams “Ambush!” then bam I feel a burning hot bullet hit my neck. I woke up in sweat and shock. A few days later right before I fell asleep I’d hear something,nothing. Negative,but something,in a light but clear voice was whispering my name,”Ryyyyannnn” I shrugged it off but 10 seconds later I heard it again. I freaked out and said who are you.no response, It escalated to more, One night, I woke up and I emediatallyy said “your mother” I have no idea why! Then I heard a response “don’t talk about my mother!” I rapidly said “I’m sorry I didn’t mean it” I then heard “okay” I thought I was going crazy so I stopped answering it. A few nights of silence then something scary started! I began to feel a presence, a negative presence. Id be laying on my stomach trying to fall asleep and Id feel someone walking on the edge of my bed. I was frozen,scared shitless, I felt this for weeks. It then esculated to me hearing a low but whispering faint voice.it was laughter, “Haaa Haaa haaaa Haaa ” it scared the hell out of me I told my mom and the next day I asked her to hang a cross of Jesus Christ on my wall, I look at it every night since and say st.michaels prayer . I then feel a sense of warmness and I feel protected. I don’t hear anything IF I pray. IF I dont however, it happens again. Idk what to do. I am going to start to go to church now and see my priest and discuss what has been happening.

  5. I am happy to hear your miraculous story. I believe you.

    I am also Catholic. I have done a great deal of scriptural study and I can see that the Blessed Mother has announced the coming of Messianic Reign in her ‘Third Secret of Fatima’. Archangel Michael is the angel with the fiery sword in the Third Secret. The fiery sword is Church anathema.

    Archangel Michael delivers Christ’s Church, ‘from evil’ to safety in God’s ‘Kingdom Come’ of Zion. Zion is our long awaited home in the restored Kingdom of Israel, under Messianic Reign. The ‘evil one’, that we are praying to God, in the Lord’s Prayer, to be delivered from, is Satan. Satan is man’s evil pride on earth, particularly man’s evil pride in secular power.

    God was King over Israel from the Exodus from Egypt till 587 B.C. when God relinquished His Kingship over Israel, because of her great multitude of sins, and handed her over to man’s evil pride in secular power. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon was world dominant secular power at this time. God’s Kingship over the world is still, to this day, in the hands of man’s evil pride in secular power, which is Satan.

    Jesus takes over as King and Ruler of the world upon victory at the Battle of Armageddon. Michael is Jesus’ lead Commander of His forces on earth, at the Battle of Armageddon. Catholic Clergy are Angels of the Apocalypse, standing behind Jesus, on the Battlefield of Armageddon, because they are the ones Jesus left in possession of His weapon, which is the sword of His mouth, Church Anathema. Anathema is the Catholic Church’s power to call upon Jesus to bind souls to sin on earth. Angels hurling the wicked into hell at Armageddon, can only do so with a weapon equivalent to Church anathema, the sword of Christ’s mouth. Catholic Clergy will be the great Angels of the Apocalypse.

    So how does, angels hurling the wicked into hell, save Christ’s Church from Satan? At the precise moment, when the seventh trumpet blows at Armageddon, when Christ’s Law is in full enforcement on earth, through worldwide auto-anathemas, Jesus is crowned as King and Ruler of the world. Jesus will rule with and through His Church, the Catholic Church. Three days latter Jesus comes in His Glory. Jesus’ Glory will be seen as a massive amount of miracles at the hands of Catholic Clergy. Many of the wicked struck down by the sword of Christ’s mouth anathema, will rise back to spiritual life through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Many pagans, seeing Christ’s glory, shining from newly born Zion, which Zion is the post-Armageddon Catholic Church, will come to be baptized to enter into Zion.

    Zion, under Messianic Reign, is where we want to be. In Zion, God will protect us and heal us from the tactics of Satan. Catholic Clergy will be the Angels of the Apocalypse, fighting with Jesus, at Armageddon, to rescue His Church from Satan. The Blessed Mother of Fatima has announced that Messianic Reign, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is coming soon. Hallelujah! Let Jesus Rule!

    I invite you to visit http://www.ILOVEYOUGOD.com The website is built on a massive amount of scriptural quotes. I would like to show you how Jesus will defeat Satan at Armageddon and how His great Combat Angel of the Apocalypse, Michael the Archangel, will serve Jesus on the Battlefield of Armageddon, in the defeat of Satan and the enthronement of Jesus as King and Ruler of the world.

    Thank you,
    Steven Merten
    http://www.ApocalypseAngel.com

    P.S. Angel Gabriel, with a message from God to Daniel, indicates that doomsday does not come for tens of thousands of years beyond the Battle of Armageddon. Jesus will Rule, on earth, for a very long time, before doomsday. Jesus will Rule the world, with and through His Church, the Catholic Church.

  6. “Auto-anathemas”? Now I’ve heard everything…..

  7. THANK U SO MUCH LORD JESUS ESPICALLY ST MICHEL,ST GABRIEL, ST RAPHEL . THANK U FROM BOTTOM OF MY HEART. three days prayer to all these three angels its really so effective . i am so thankful to the three angels . i am really happy .i had prayed for one specific thing since 2 years and no one answered my prayers . i had lost hope .i was facing so much faliures in my life .and i never prayed to any angels till date. but today the truly feel tht only becoz of these three angelsmy prayer request was granted . i fully believe in u all . thanks a lot . i would tell everyone tht plz pray to these three angels its so powerful .u will feel the change in first day itself .espically i would like to thk aint RAPHEL for healing me . thks a lot . there is nothing impossible in this world if u all pray to these three angels . my faith in lord and all the angels has increased a lot and i am sorry jesus for all the sins i have done i will never do it again

  8. @LordProtectMe – Holy Water is an awesome tool! I would sprinkle it in the bed, & bedroom. It would also help to sprinkle around the house. Walmart sells little plastic bottles, and you can normally find a water font in the back of any church! Thots & prayers!

  9. St. Michael, the archangel, please join your prays with SM that god bless her abundantly, and approves her permanent residency status and keep her safe and under your divine protection. Amen.

  10. St. Michael, The Arch Angel, I request you and pray to you to approve my permanent residency status, and make me to reach to Toronto at the earliest.Crush all the evils that is prevailing in my life as you did to the satan at your feet. stop them to preventing me to reach to my destination. with trust to your name and with all my faith, I ask you to favor me.
    Amen.

  11. please pray to saint Michael encourage devotion to him for those in distress and one can say the nine week novena too and devotion to all the saints I nearly dies of a strange chemical toxic exposure I am sure it was G-d and the angelic saints and angels who saved me and those who belive in jesus who prayed with me and were their for meal I have is the sincereity of my heart and gratitude thanks and praise that I am still alive

  12. God The Trinity i call upon you now with all your powerful Angels & legions,all the Saints along with my Jyoti & Jiju’s Guardian Angels in the most crucial time of my life for my marriage to bless me with a decent,conventional,virgin,well-educated Man,A man’s from whose rib i am made,who has a long life,My true Soul-mate as my partner.Who will be with me throughout my life as my husband.Lord I give myself jyoti & jiju in your holy hands.Please forgive us for our sins & also the sins of our families & family tree forever.Its been one & a half year I have fallen in deep true love with jiju.I feel he could sense it but I have never expressed my love for him.I feel awkward to express my feelings for him.Holy Spirit & Guardian angels of Jiju please tell him strongly how much i truely love him,bless him to develop true love with firm guidance to him to express his feelings for me.I will die without him.Lord lots of misunderstanding,bitterness,ego problems has developed between us about career issues we donot meet anymore.Jesus you know what is right for both of us & for our highest goods.Cleanse,Heal us mentally,physically & spiritually me jyoti & jiju,our whole life(past,present & future),our thoughts,our parents,families,family trees,our societies & strict rules & regulations,all the blockages that are acting as hinderances in our love & entire life in your precious blood fill all of us with your Holy Spirit guide all of us towards our highest goods forever.Absorb all the Satanic attacks,fears,phobias,curses,negatives from our soul & entire body & burn them in eternal fire so that never come back in our entire life.Please cleanse our misunderstanding in your precious blood & solve it forever.Lord you had planned my life so that I met him,if it is your will,if he is decent trustworthy Man & if everything is well & fine with him in a long run forever,let both of us meet again develop true faith & express our true love for each other & get married within 6months from today without any objections from our parents,families & societies to live happily forever if it is not sin in your eyes please gift me with Jiju as my husband forever in my life if not Jesus please give me a power to forget him now & forever & never be disturbed by his thoughts from now onwards. Lord please bless me with a decent,conventional,well-educated & virgin man My true-soul mate a lovely soul as my life partner with truelove lasting forever in our life as a highest blessings upon us.Keep us protected,safe & blessed forever in our life.Jesus give us a quality to serve humanity.Lord please hear my urge & perform miracles,help us to make best decision for our marriage.I believe all my prayers are heard is done in your precious name.Amen,Alleluia.
    Respected please keep me Jyoti & Jiju in your continuous powerful daily prayers & healings,prayers chains for many days & support us tremendously with your prayers.May God bless U a lot always.Amen!!

  13. char look says:

    My son I named Michael melkezidec. I am grateful you reminded me to pray for protection of the great archangel. Michael is the most powerful protecting angel.

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