Day 9 - St. Michael, assist us in our last fight!
Say 'The Lord's Prayer'
Say three 'Hail Marys'
Say one 'Glory Be'
Prayer of Intercession
Oh most noble Prince of the Angelic Hierarchies, valorous warrior of Almighty God and zealous lover of His glory, terror of the rebellious angels, and love and delight of all the just angels, my beloved Archangel Saint Michael, desiring to be numbered among your devoted servants:
I today offer and consecrate myself to you, and place myself, my family, and all I possess under your most powerful protection. I entreat you not to look at how little, I, as your servant have to offer, being only a wretched sinner, but to gaze, rather, with favorable eye at the heartfelt affection with which this offering is made, and remember that if from this day onward I am under your patronage, you must during all my life assist me, and procure for me the pardon of my many grievous offenses, and sins, the grace to love with all my heart my God, my dear Savior Jesus, and my Sweet Mother Mary, and to obtain for me all the help necessary to arrive to my crown of glory. Defend me always from my spiritual enemies, particularly in the last moments of my life. Come then, oh Glorious Prince, and succor me in my last struggle, and with your powerful weapon cast far from me into the infernal abysses that prevaricator and proud angel that one day you prostrated in the celestial battle.
From an antique prayer of consecration
Michael is without doubt the most revered Archangel by Christians. Jesus said "their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father " (Matthew 18:10).
Thus, men are never left behind by the Lord, and angels watch over them, remind God of them (as if God would forget... how lucky we are!)
Let us remember the the story of this girl, who was walking home alone in the night, and who crossed paths with three 'tipsy friends'. She prayed to her guardian angel for protection, and none of the three men bothered her as she passed them by. A few days later, she met one of the three men and asked him why none of them said or did anything that night. He replied: "with that big fellow of yours by your side, none of us dared to move!". She thought she walked alone... when in reality, her guardian angel walked with her: others were warned of its presence if they needed to be.
Going further, we can see that angels serve both sides: they guard and hear the pleas of those invoking them, and, in return, they give back all the good that God wants them to have. The angel is a good intermediary, but not a passive one. They are a good example for men who are called to be their "brother's keepers" (Genesis 4:9 "am I my brother's keeper?"). Yes, maybe there is a bit of an angel in us all: we are given the grace to walk with God... we owe Him, and we owe our brothers. What if the Lord put us here on this earth so that our brothers and sisters may benefit from our presence, as their "guardians"?
If you do not close your ear to others you open God's ear to yourself - Semon by St. Peter Chrysologus, PL 52 : 320-322
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)
Day 8 - St. Michael, we pay hommage to your heavenly beauty!
Post #8First released on September 28, 2020
Day 7 - St. Michael, commander of Heaven's Armies, strengthen our hearts!
Post #7First released on September 27, 2020
Day 6 - St. Michael, come help the People of God!
Post #6First released on September 26, 2020
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6