Novena To St. Michael, The Archangel # 2 (September 20 – September 29)

[The Novena consist of 9 days of prayers. In this Novena, on a daily basis, you are asked to say the “Opening Prayers,” the “Daily Prayer” and the “Closing Prayer.”]

Opening Prayers:

In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

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.

Daily Prayer (see below).

Closing Prayer:

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.

It is in the spirit of that humility
that we ask for your intercession for our petitions…

[Mention your need(s) here…]

“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 you, O Prince of the Heavenly host,
by the power of God,
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.”

Amen.

In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Daily Prayers.
Day One:

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.

Day Two:

St. Michael the Archangel,
pray that we may have the grace
to see the image of God
in the least of our brothers and sisters.

Day Three:

St. Michael the Archangel,
pray that we may be protected
from the snares of the devil,
that we may avoid all occasions of sin.

Day Four:

St. Michael the Archangel,
pray that we may have an overwhelming desire
to humble ourselves before God in service to His Will.

Day Five:

St. Michael the Archangel,
pray that we may have the moral strength
to defeat disordered desires and passions
that would take the place of Almighty God.

Day Six:

St. Michael the Archangel,
pray that we may have the faith
to truly entrust our lives
to the loving care of our Heavenly Father.

Day Seven:

St. Michael the Archangel,
pray that we may have the grace
to joyfully dedicate everything
that we do to the greater glory of God.

Day Eight:

St. Michael the Archangel,
pray that we may have the will
to faithfully obey God in all of his commandments.

Day Nine:

St. Michael the Archangel,
pray that we may have the grace
to share eternity with our Heavenly Father.