Day 4 - St. Michael, Champion of the Good Angels, Help Us!

Day 4 - St. Michael, Champion of the Good Angels, Help Us!

Say 'The Lord's Prayer'

Say three 'Hail Marys'

Say one 'Glory Be'

Prayer of Intercession

O Jesus, life-spring of the soul, the Father's power and glory bright!
Thee with the angels we extol; from Thee they draw their life and light.
Thy thousand, thousand hosts are spread, embattled o'er the azure sky;
But Michael bears Thy standard dread, and lifts the mighty cross on high.
He in that sign the rebel powers did with their dragon prince expel;
and hurled them from the Heaven's high towers down like a thunderbolt to Hell.
Grant us with Michael still, O Lord! against the prince of pride to fight;
So may a crown be our reward, before the Lamb's pure throne of light.
To God the Father and the Son and Holy Paraclete to Thee, as evermore hath been before, be glory through eternity.
 Amen.

                                                            Hymn to St. Michael for Michaelmas

Meditation

What dominant forces prevail within ourselves? Anger, resentment, or the acceptance of God and of His Plan, in His image?

God endowed us with three graces, or rather with a three-faced grace:

1. The grace of life, of creation: "what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? Yet you have made them a little lower than God" (Ps. 8: 4-5).

2. The grace of salvation: "by grace you have been saved" (Ephesians 2: 4)

3. He calls us to work with Him: "For we are God's servants, working together" (1 Corinthians 15: 10) Paul call us the co-workers of God (2 Corinthians 6:1).

Who better to accomplish Gods' work through our actions than God Himself, who we welcomed in our hearts?

Of course, changing our lives to 'act for God' is quite good already. But what are disciples called for, if not to 'act with God?' We would no longer abide by our own rules, our own desires, our own time, our own means... Why not renew ourselves completely, to be available to God, to His plan, to His ways: "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God" (Romans 8 :14).

May God work 'with' his disciples, as He did work 'through' His Son!

God created us without us; but He did not will not save us without us - St. Augustine

Name Your Request... and Press "Pray"!

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

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