Start Novena to St. Michael the Archangel today 09/20! September 21, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, episcopate, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Novenas, Papa, Society, Spiritual Warfare, Tradition, Virtue.
Sorry, my being off on weekends means I am sometimes late on these kinds of announcements. Rorate Caeli is asking readers to pray the long version of the original St. Michael prayer composed by Pope Leo XIII for the particular intention of protecting our Holy Mother Church from the diabolical forces attacking her from within and without at present. I give a little bit shorter alternative below, but consider that the short version is more about individual concerns while the original prayer posted on Rorate is very much focused on the diabolical threats against Holy Mother Church. I do wonder whether some may be daunted by such a long prayer and so offer this shorter alternative below, which intention could still be applied to the same purpose:
For the love of God, Who made you so glorious in grace and power, and for the love of the Mother of Jesus, the Queen of the Angels, be pleased to hear my prayer.
You know the value of my soul in the eyes of God. May no stain of evil ever disfigure its beauty. Help me to conquer the evil spirit who tempts me. I desire to imitate your loyalty to God and Holy Mother Church and your great love for God and men. And since you are God’s messenger for the care of His people, I entrust to you this special request:
(Mention your request)
Saint Michael, since you are, by the Will of the Creator, the powerful intercessor of Christians, I have great confidence in your prayers. I earnestly trust that if it is God’s holy will my petition will be granted.
Pray for me, Saint Michael, and also for those I love. Protect us in all dangers of body and soul. Help us in our daily needs.
Through your powerful intercession, may we live a holy life, die a happy death, and reach heaven where we may praise and love God with you forever.
In thanksgiving to God for the graces bestowed on St. Michael: one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be.
The faithful who recite devoutly some prayers in honor of St. Michael with the intention of continuing the said prayers for nine consecutive days may gain: an indulgence of 5 years once each day; a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, at the end of their novena.