Novena of Saint Michael the Archangel
The Novena to San Miguel Arcángel is an ancient prayer that is carried out for 9 days in a row on behalf of this powerful messenger of God, this is an adaptation of the prayer provided in the book of Father Francisco García, which is entitled: « The Prime Minister of God Saint Michael the Archangel »dating from 1684.
Archangel Michael He is widely recognized as a powerful protector against demons and their malevolent intentions. As the leader of the armies of the kingdom of heaven, he was able to banish Satan after his acts of rebellion against the precepts of God. Its invocation is very timely to win the battles against evil and achieve healing.
When is the novena of St. Michael the Archangel recited?
This powerful prayer can be used at any time that is desired or that the officiant considers that it is required. Miguel will always feel flattered by this invocation that causes a connection with his energy and serves to request his intervention in any situation of our interest. It is also customary to start this novena precisely 9 days before its annual commemoration, to end it on the day of its celebration, which in some places takes place on September 29 and in others on May 8.
What does it take to pray a novena to Archangel Michael?
According to Catholic customs, it is recommended that before or during the development of the Novena the officiant go to church to make confession and the act of communion, an action that will provide greater preparation for the invocation to be performed. It is also recommended to fast in honor of the archangel, at least during one of the days that the ritual is performed.
For those whose devotion to the archangel Saint Michael is purely spiritual, it is recommended that they simply prepare themselves by taking a cleansing rest as is customary for spiritualists. Fast sometime, stop eating red meat, refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages, practicing sexual intercourse, and not having any sinful action or thought, during the 9 days of duration.
Novena of Saint Michael the Archangel: The invocation of good
This invocation lasts for nine continuous days and is carried out as follows:
After preparing a table with a white tablecloth or an altar with the image of Michael, he will kneel in front of him making the Sign of the Cross, and thanking God for all the blessings obtained. From that moment on he will offer his work, conversations and thoughts in the name of the glory of God, of the Virgin Mary, of Saint Michael the Archangel, of all the saints of the heavenly court.
Prayer act of contrition:
My Lord, Jesus Christ, God and true man, Creator, Father, my Redeemer, because you are who you are, infinite goodness and because I love you above all things, it weighs on me with all my heart that I have offended you, it also weighs on me because you can punish me with the penalties of hell. Encouraged by your divine grace, I firmly propose never to sin again, confess and fulfill the penance that was imposed on me, for the forgiveness of my sins. Amen.
Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
Sovereign Archangel Saint Michael and Most Excellent Prince of the Heavenly Court. Who could not be your devotee, thus paying your devotees? Who will not serve you with great care if in this way you pay for the services they do for you? But for me to love you, it is enough to know the love you have for me and to which I cannot reciprocate with equal love. For it to serve you, it is not necessary to promise me new favors, with those already granted you have me more than obligated than I can ever pay or recognize. But since I cannot respond to so many favors with works, he receives words and affections. Thank you, I give you exalted and sublime Spirit, because you defended the honor and glory of my Lord Jesus Christ and for all the services that you have done to Him and to His Blessed Mother throughout your life.
I thank you for the angel that you assigned to my guardianship and for the other general and particular services that you have granted me by yourself or through your angels, which I do not know enough in this life, nor can I be worthily thanking them and for that I ask and beg my guardian angel to thank you in my name and also what you have done to humanity and to the Holy Church, of which I am a member. I am glad of all the privileges, graces, prerogatives, dignities and natural and supernatural gifts with which the Lord has honored and enriched you and I thank the Lord eternally for this, because that is how I want to exalt you.
Defend me, oh most courageous Captain of the armies of God, send your soldiers to my aid to defend me from the demons and not surrender to their battles and temptations. Send your angels to guide me so that I am not mistaken and that they enlighten me so that I am not blind and that they place their hands so that my feet do not stumble on the dangerous path of life. Assist me with your angels at the time of my death and reach me from the Lord, true contrition of my faults, so that my soul may be presented before your tribunal, it deserves to be presented by your hands before the tribunal of the Holy Trinity and enter into the possession of glory. where he praises the Lord forever and gives you eternal thanks for having obtained beatitude through your intercession. Amen.
Prayer for day 1 of the novena
(This is the only prayer in this whole ritual that will be changed daily. The rest of the prayers are repeated in the same order from beginning to end).
«God and Lord of the Angels, to whom you entrust the guardianship of men, I offer you the merits of the sovereign Spirits and those of the prince of the Angels Saint Michael, who for you and through your ministers guards human nature, to that you keep me from all sin with an angelic purity and grant me what I ask in this Novena, to your greater glory and honor. Amen".
(Then pray 9 Our Father and 9 Hail Marys)
In reverence for the nine Choirs of the Angels and the Prince of all "Saint Michael the Archangel" to whom the following prayer is dedicated:
Most glorious Prince Saint Michael, Captain and leader of the Heavenly Armies, receiver of souls, conqueror of evil spirits, citizen of the Lord and Governor after Jesus Christ of the Church of God and of great excellence and virtue, free all who We call and make us take advantage of the service of God through your precious office and most worthy intercession. Pray for us blessed Saint Michael, Prince of the Church of Christ. So that we are worthy of reaching the promises of God.
Almighty everlasting God, who by your great mercy for human health appointed the Glorious Saint Michael the Archangel wonderfully Prince of the Church, grant us that by his healthy protection we deserve here to be defended from all enemies, and at the hour of our death, free and saved let us be presented to your Divine and Sovereign Majesty, by Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
(At this time he will make his request imploring the intervention of Saint Michael with the greatest possible faith and heart). Then he makes the following prayer:
O glorious prince, archangel Saint Michael, who remembers us here and everywhere, always pray to the Son of God for us, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!
V: In the eyes of the angels I will sing to You, oh God.
A: And I will worship your holy temple and confess your name.
Oh God, who in a marvelous order have created the ministries of angels and men, make your holy angels who are at your service, at all times help those of us who are here on Earth, through Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Praise to Our Lady
Holy Mary, help the miserable, help the poor, comfort those who mourn. Pray for your people, intervene for the clergy, intercede for the devoted women. May all who celebrate your holiday experience your help.
V. Pray for us, Holy Mother of God.
R. So that we are worthy of reaching the promises of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
Grant, oh Lord and our God, to those of us who are your servants, enjoy perpetual health of soul and body, and that through the glorious intercession of the blessed ever Virgin Mary, we free ourselves from present sorrows and enjoy eternal joys, for our sake Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Praise of Saint Raphael
I am the Archangel Saint Raphael, who always attends before the throne of God, to bless him and tell all his wonders. Hallelujah.
V. An angel was placed near the altar of the temple.
R. With a golden censer in hand.
Oh God, you blessed your servant Tobías by sending him the Archangel Saint Gabriel to be his companion in his ways and a good and accurate advisor. Grant us also, your servants, that we be protected by this same archangel and assisted by him at all times. Amen.
Praise of Saint Ignatius
It is well done, good and faithful servant, because you have been faithful in the little, I will give you the care of the much; enter into the joy of your Lord.
V. Our God guided him along the paths of justice.
R. And revealed the Kingdom of God.
O God who sent to the Militant Church a new help through the blessed Saint Ignatius, to spread the greater glory of your name, grant us, that by fighting after his example and through his intercession on Earth, we deserve to be crowned together with him in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
Praise of Saint Francis Xavier
He despised the world and its riches and all things earthly.
V. The Lord loved him and made him beautiful.
R. And clothed him with glory.
O God, how pleased you are with the miracles and evangelization of your servant Francisco Javier in the union of the Indies with the Holy Church, grant us that we may venerate his glorious merits and follow his example and his virtues, through Our Lord Jesus Christ who lives and reigns in the unity of the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.
As indicated above, the entire ritual is repeated daily, replacing only the Prayer of the Angels with the following:
God and Lord of the Archangels to whom you entrusted the most serious business of your glory, we offer you the merits of these noble Spirits and those of Saint Michael the Archangel, who defended his honor and glory against Lucifer and his angels, so that I may search all the things his greatest glory and give me what I ask in this Novena. Amen.
God and Lord of the principalities, to whom you entrusted the guardianship of the Kingdoms, I offer you the merits of the most excellent Spirits and those of the Prince of the Celestial Militia Saint Michael. Chief Guard of all the Christian Kingdoms, so that you guard the state of my senses and powers from all disorder and disobedience to your divine laws and grant me what I ask in this Novena, to your greater honor and glory. Amen.
Fourth day of the novena of Archangel Michael
God and Lord of Powers, who have special power to restrain demons, we offer you the merits of the most powerful Spirits and those of your servant Saint Michael the Archangel, who achieved the greatest victory from demons and with the same happiness fights continuously against them in favor of men, so that you defend me from all the temptations of the world, the devil and the flesh and give me what I ask in this Novena, to your greater honor and glory. Amen.
Fifth day of the Novena
God and Lord of virtues, by which you perform miracles of your sovereign power, violating nature, so that it serves your glory, we offer you these prodigious Spirits and those of Saint Michael, the main instrument of all the wonders that are they do in the world, so that you may grant me that, overcoming the evil inclinations of my corrupted nature, preserve and increase its grace and obtain what I ask for in this Novena, to your greater honor and glory. Amen.
God and Lord of dominations, who preside over the lower choirs and are Ministers of your providence, we offer you the merits of these eminent Spirits and those of your Prime Minister Saint Michael, principal of paradise, so that you grant me perfect dominion over my passions and perfect obedience to all my superiors and the grace that I ask in this Novena, to your greater honor and glory. Amen.
God and Lord of the thrones, in whom you rest as on the throne of your glory and feel as if you are in a court of law, we offer you the merits of these highest Spirits and those of Saint Michael the Archangel. Throne of your greatness and supreme Minister of your justice, so that you grant me that I judge myself with rigor, to be later judged with mercy and obtain what I ask for in this Novena, to your greater honor and glory. Amen.
God and Lord of the Cherubim, who are adorned with perfect wisdom, we offer you the merits of these most wise Spirits and of Saint Michael, Prince of the wise men of heaven, by whom you teach your church the truths it needs to know, so that you can teach me to fear you and love you which is the greatest wisdom and grant me what I ask in this Novena, to your greater honor and glory. Amen.
Ninth day of the Novena to the Archangel Saint Michael
God and Lord of the Seraphim, who embrace each other in your love, we offer you the merits of these ardent Spirits and those of your beloved and loving Saint Michael, so that I may love you, my only Lord and my God, above all things. , with all my soul, all my heart and with all my strength and so that you grant me what I ask in this Novena, to your greater honor and glory. Amen.