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Prayer for assistance from Saint Michael

Archangel Saint Michael, you have the mission of collecting our prayers, directing our battles and weighing our souls. I pay homage to / give thanks for your beauty, so similar to God's beauty. After His Eternal Word, no other celestial spirit is comparable to you,
to your limitless power in favour of those devoted to you / your devotees,
to your will harmoniously united to the will of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
for the good of man.
Defend me against the enemies of my soul and of my body.
Render me sensitive to the comfort of your invisible support and the effects of your tender vigilance.

Venerable Philomena of Saint Columba

This prayer reminds us of the important place that Saint Michael Archangel holds in Heaven. With strength, we can ask Saint Michael for graces such as fortitude in the battle against Evil.

Let us also feel free to ask for discernment between Good and Evil so that our spiritual journey brings us towards Christ.

With confidence, let us ask for mercy for the World.

The prayer was written by Philomena Ferrer Galceran (Venerable Philomena of Saint Columba, 1841-1868), a Spanish religious sister of the Order of Minims, an order with a penitent spirituality founded by Saint Francis of Paola.

Venerable Philomena of Saint Columba is the initiator of the first expiatory temple dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She was recognised as Venerable by the catholic Church in 1891.

Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6