Novena to St Michael


To prepare for the Patronal Feast of the parish, this novena (nine day prayer) is prayed from September 20-28.

Saint Michael the Archangel, loyal champion of God and His Catholic people, I turn to thee with confidence and seek thy powerful intercession. For the love of God, Who hast made thee 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.

Thou knowest 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 thy loyalty to God and Holy Mother Church and thy great love for God and men. And since thou art God’s messenger for the care of His people, I entrust to thee this special request:

The Intention for the Particular Day

On September 20: For our Patriarch, His Beatitude John X, our Archbishop, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, our Local Bishop, His Grace Bishop John, and for all the bishops of the Antiochian Archdiocese.

On September 21: For the parishes, monasteries and clergy of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

On September 22: For the parishes, monastery and clergy of the Western Rite Vicariate.

On September 23: For the parishes and clergy of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West.

On September 24: For the increase of clergy and monastics in our Archdiocese and Vicariate.

On September 25: For the parishioners, past and present, of St Michael’s Church.

On September 26: For the repose of the souls of the faithful departed parishioners of St Michael’s Church.

On September 27: For the repose of the souls of Fr Michael Trigg, and other departed priests, deacons and subdeacons who have served St Michael’s Church.

On September 28: For Fr John, Deacon Lazarus, and all the priests, deacons and subdeacons who serve, and have served, St Michael’s Church.

Include also each day an intention for the increase of faith and holiness for the clergy and parishioners of St Michael’s Church.

Daily Conclusion

Saint Michael, since thou art, by the will of the Creator, the powerful intercessor of Christians, I have great confidence in thy prayers. I earnestly trust that if it is God’s holy will, my petition will be granted.

Pray for me, St. Michael, and also for those I love. Protect us in all dangers of body and soul. Help us in our daily needs. Through thy powerful intercession, may we live a holy life, die a happy death and reach Heaven where we may praise and love God with thee forever. Amen.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle: Be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil.

We humbly beseech thee, O God, to command him; and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the divine power thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who roam through the world seeking the destruction of souls. Amen.
O Prince most glorious, Michael the Archangel, keep us in remembrance. Here and everywhere, always entreat the Son of God for us. Amen