Since today is the Feast of the Archangels – St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and the St. Raphael, I wanted to provide you with some prayers asking for their intercession. Although praying to all three is important, in our time and in all times of evil, we should invoke the powerful intercession of St. Michael. In my research for this blog post, I found numerous prayers, novenas, and Mass parts for each of the three archangels. Here is one prayer for each of them.
Want to know more about the Archangels? Check out my blog post “The Feast of the Archangels.”
Prayer to St. Michael to Protect the Church and her Members
O Glorious St. Michael, guardian and defender of the Church of Jesus Christ, come to the assistance of this Church, against which the powers of hell are unchained, guard with especial care her august head, and obtain that for him and for us the hour of triumph may speedily arrive. O glorious Archangel St. Michael, watch over us during life, defend us against the assaults of the demon, assist us especially at the hour of death; obtain for us a favorable judgment, and the happiness of beholding God face to face for endless ages. Amen.
Prayer to St. Gabriel the Archangel
O Blessed Archangel Gabriel, we beseech thee, do thou intercede for us at the throne of divine Mercy in our present necessities, that as you did announce to Mary the mystery of the Incarnation, so through your prayers and patronage in heaven we may obtain the benefits of the same, and sing the praise of God forever in the land of the living. Amen.
Prayer to St. Raphael the Archangel
O glorious Archangel, St. Raphael, great Prince of the heavenly court, illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace, guide of those who journey by land or sea, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners: I beg you to assist me in all my needs and in all the suffering of this life, as once you did help the young Tobias on his travels. And because you are the “Medicine of God,” I humbly pray to you to heal the many infirmities of my soul, and the ills which afflict my body, it if be for my greater good. I especially ask of you an angelic purity, which may fit me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
St. Michael and the Angels – A Month with St. Michael and the Holy Angels. Compiled from Approved Sources. Tan Books and Publishing. 1983.