The Prayer of St. Michael

  • World Religious Beliefs
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

 The ''Prayer To Saint Michael'' is a Catholic-Christian Prayer first developed in 1884. Attributed to Pope Leo XIII, it was considered a ''Lay'' (Common) Prayer related to Exorcism and protection against Satan. It was part of The ''Low Mass'' celebration from 1886 until 1964. First included in The ''Roman Rite of Exorcism'' in 1898, it is considered a powerful rebuke against not only The Devil, but His Minions (Demons). Associated with St. Michael, The Archangel – and supposed ''Commander of God's Army'' in Heaven, it was He that combated Satan and His rebellious Angels, in The ''War of Heaven''. As such, He is ''called upon'' to ''refuse'' The Devil from possession of The Faithful (by virtue of His Demons). The 1886 Text is shown below:

Blessed Michael, Archangel,
Defend us in the hour of conflict.
Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of The Devil
(May God restrain Him, We humbly pray):
and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the power of God thrust Satan down to Hell
and with him those other wicked spirits
who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.