In the Book of Revelation, Archangel Michael led God`s armies in the fight against the forces of evil. In Hebrew, the name ‘Michael’ means, “Who is like unto God?” The Archangel is usually depicted holding a sword, scales, banner, and an overpowered dragon. Michael is a symbol of triumph over evil – reminding Christians about the fight with the forces of evil in the world.
On July 5 2013, Pope Francis consecrated the Vatican to Archangel Michael`s protection. Like the Pontiff, we too should consecrate our families and homes to the protection of Archangel Michael`s protection because our families and homes are the domestic Church. The devil opposes families that are rooted in faith and obedience to the Holy Spirit; therefore, it is crucial that we protect our families and ourselves by praying and by asking the saints to intercede for us
The following are prayers to Archangel Michael
Act of Consecration of Family to St. Michael the Archangel
Oh most noble Prince of the Angeles, valorous warrior of Almighty God and zealous lover of His glory, terror of the rebellious angels, and delight of all just angels, beloved Archangel Saint Michael, desiring to be 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, your servant have to offer, being a sinner, but to look with favor at the 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 grievous sins, the grace to love God with all my heart, 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 support me in my final struggle, and with your powerful weapon cast far from me into hell the father of lies and proud angel that you defeated in the celestial battle. Amen.
Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.