(shared by Father Robb J) O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. + Then one 'Our Father' and three 'Hail Marys' are to be prayed after each of the following nine salutations
1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen. + 2. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen. + 3. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen. + 4. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen. + 5. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen. + 6. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen. 7. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. 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. Amen. + 9. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven. Amen. + + + Next, one Our Father is to be said in honour of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and your Guardian Angel.
CONCLUDING PRAYERS 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, thou who dost shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to thee with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day. + Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises. _ 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 Thy Church, make us worthy, we beseech Thee, 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 the August Presence of Thy Divine Majesty. This we beg through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
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ST MICHAEL 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 thou, O Prince of heavenly host, by the power of God, Thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen
OCTOBER 13 1884 - POPE LEO XIII Pope Leo XIII was just finishing Mass. As he turned to walk away from the Tabernacle, he collapsed. Those present were afraid for his life, thinking he was dead. When he came to, he shared what he had experienced in a vision. (This event precursed by 33 years - to the day - the sun dancing in the heavens at Fatima.) + THE VISION He heard noise in front of the Tabernacle . It was a confrontation between Jesus and Satan. Satan told Jesus if given time and enough power, he would destroy the Church. Jesus asked in return, 'How much time and how much power?' Satan's reply was one century and more influence over those who would follow him. The Holy Father said he heard Jesus say "So be it." And the 20th century was given to Satan as a time of testing. The Holy Father was so shaken he began to combat this vision with many things. 3 of which follow: + RESPONSE 1 He wrote PRAYER TO ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL 2. He gave 20th CENTURY to the HOLY SPIRIT 3 He wrote 13 ENCYCLICALS on the ROSARY, KNOWING THE POWER BEHIND IT. 4. and he said: 'The Rosary is the weapon that will defeat Satan'
LITANY OF SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL Lord, have mercy on us. + Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. + Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, - Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, - Have mercy on us. God the Holy Spirit, - Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, - Have mercy on us. Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels, - pray for us. St. Michael the Archangel, - pray for us. repeat after each invocation: 'Most glorious attendant of the Triune Divinity - *Pray for us'
Standing at the right of the Altar of Incense* Ambassador of Paradise* - Glorious Prince of the heavenly armies* Leader of the angelic hosts* - Warrior who thrust Satan into Hell* Defender against the wickedness and snares of the devil* Standard-bearer of God’s armies* - Defender of divine glory* First defender of the Kingship of Christ* - Strength of God* Invincible prince and warrior* - Angel of peace* Guardian of the Christian Faith* Guardian of the Legion of St. Michael* - Champion of God’s people* Champion of the Legion of St. Michael* Guardian angel of the Eucharist* Defender of the Church* - Defender of the Legion of St. Michael* Protector of the Sovereign Pontiff* Protector of the Legion of St. Michael* Angel of Catholic Action* Powerful intercessor of Christians* Bravest defender of those who hope in God* Guardian of our souls and bodies* Healer of the sick* - Help of those in their agony* Consoler of the souls in Purgatory* God’s messenger for the souls of the just* Terror of the evil spirits* - Victorious in battle against evil* Guardian and Patron of the Universal Church* + Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world Spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world Have mercy on us. + Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
LET US PRAY Sanctify us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, with Thy holy blessing, and grant us, by the intercession of St. Michael, that wisdom which teaches us to lay up treasures in Heaven by exchanging the goods of this world for those of eternity, Thou Who lives and reigns, world without end. Amen. + Relying, O Lord, upon the intercession of Thy blessed Archangel Michael, we humbly beg of Thee, that the Holy Eucharist in whose presence we kneel, may make our soul holy and pleasing to Thee. Through Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.