In his apparition to Antónia d'Astónaco, a Carmelite nun, St. Michael the Archangel requested that a prayer of salutation to the nine Choirs of Angels be composed to assist him in his fight against Satan. The chaplet of St. Michael (also known as the Rosary of the Angels) resulted from this encounter in the XVIII century.
St. Michael is a celestial fighter: accompanied by his army of angels and the Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the Angels, he opposes the rebellious angels and slays the dragon. You can pray for his assistance in your spiritual combat.
Whatever struggle you are currently facing, do not hesitate to turn to the powerful intercession of St. Michael. God sent us reliable allies to help us face our challenges on earth: His angels are with us.
St. Michael promised to whoever would pray this chaplet that they would receive his help in this life, and after, in purgatory. If the prayer is recited before taking communion, they would also be accompanied by the nine Choirs of Angels during the Eucharist.
You recite the Chaplet of St. Michael using a special chaplet of 39 beads:
Nine groups of three small beads (on which you recite three ‘Hail Marys’)
Separated by large beads (on which you recite one ‘Our Father’)
4 beads before the medal.
You begin the chaplet by the signing of the cross, then you recite the opening prayer:
“O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever, time without end.
On each of the 4 beads, you recite one ‘Our Father’ (one for each of the Archangels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, and one for your guardian angel).
Next, to pray to each of the nine Choirs of Angels, you recite:
One ‘Our Father’ on the large bead;
Three ‘Hail Marys’ on the three small beads;
A special salutation:
Salutation to the Choir of Seraphim
"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."
Salutation to the Choir Cherubim
"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."
Salutation to Choir of Thrones
"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."
Salutation to the Choir of Dominations
"By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominations may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen."
Salutation to the Choir of Powers
"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."
Salutation to the Choir of Virtues
“By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues, may the Lord preserve us from evil, and falling into temptation. Amen."
Salutation to the Choir of Principalities
"By the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Principalities, may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen."
Salutation to the Choir of Archangels
“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.”
Salutation to the Choir of Angels
"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."
Discover other prayers to the angels.
"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, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue, vouchsafe to deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence, and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.
V. Pray for us, O Glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ.
R/ 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 by his powerful protection from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of our 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.
Saint Michael Archangel, the dragon slayer, the commander of God’s celestial militia against, the patron saint of soldiers… So many titles are attributed to this powerful intercessor! He is the object of an important devotion: there are various prayers to St. Michael (such as the hymn of St. Michael, prayers of consecration, the exorcism of Pope Leo XIII, etc.), and Christians turn to him especially to obtain his protection and to be delivered from evil. You can also recite a novena to St. Michael (a novena is a prayer recited for nine successive days).
Discover the many prayer communities on Hozana to grow closer to God every day: say a novena to the angels, and learn the power and the mission of these celestial helpers. Pray for protection with a novena to St. Michael Archangel: entrust yourself to his powerful intercession for nine days.