Saturday, 3 October 2015

St. Michael and All Angels

Prayer for Saint Michael's Aid 
Feast Day: 29th September.  

Glorious St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly hosts, who standest always ready to give assistance to the people of God; who didst fight with the dragon, the old serpent, and didst cast him out of heaven, and now valiantly defendest the Church of God that the gates of hell may never prevail against her, we earnestly entreat thee to assist us also, in the painful and dangerous conflict which we must sustain against the same formidible foe. Be with us, O mighty Prince that we may courageously fight and wholly vanquish that proud spirit, whom thou hast by the Divine Power, so gloriously over-thrown, and whom our powerful King, Jesus Christ, has, in our nature, so completely overcome; to the end that having triumphed over the enemy of salvation, we may with thee and the holy angels, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, praise the clemency of God who has granted repentance and forgiveness to fallen man, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.      

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