Prayers to Angels

Catholic Prayers to Guardian Angels & Archangels

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SEE ALSO:
CHAPLET OF ST. MICHAEL, THE ‘ROSARY OF THE ANGELS
ANGELUS DOMINI (with Latin Text & Audio)
Three-Archangels-with-Tobias
Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael with the young Tobias (Francesco-Botticini, 1471)

ANT. Angels, Archangels, Thrones and Dominations, Principalities and Powers, Virtues of heaven, Cherubim and Seraphim, bless the Lord forever.

V/. All ye angels of the Lord, bless the Lord.
R/. Sing a hymn and exalt Him above all forever.

Let us pray.
O GOD, Who in a wonderful manner dost distribute the ministries of angels and men, mercifully grant that as Thy holy angels ever wait upon Thee and do Thee service in heaven, so our lives may be defended by them upon earth. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Invocation of the Nine Choirs of Angels

O Holy Angels, watch over us at all times during this perilous life;
O holy Archangels, be our guides on the way to heaven;
O heavenly choir of the Principalities, govern us in soul and body;
O mighty Powers, preserve us against the wiles of the demons;
O celestial Virtues, give us strength and courage in the battle of life;
O powerful Dominations, obtain for us dominion over the rebellion of our flesh;
O sacred Thrones, grant us peace with God and man;
O brilliant Cherubim, illumine our minds with heavenly knowledge;
O burning Seraphim, enkindle in our hearts the fire of charity.
Amen.

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August Queen of Heaven Prayer

Heavenly Sovereign of the Angels

AUGUST Queen of the Heavens, Heavenly Sovereign of the Angels, thou who from the beginning received from God the power and the mission to crush the head of Satan, we humbly beseech thee, to send thy holy Legions so that, under thy command and through thy power, they may pursue the demons, combat them everywhere, suppress their boldness and drive them back into the abyss. 

“Who is like unto God?” 

O good and tender Mother, thou shalt always be our love and our hope! 

O Divine Mother, send thy holy Angels to defend us and drive far away from us the cruel enemy. 

All ye holy Angels and Archangels, defend us and guard us. Amen. 

God bless us and the Virgin protect us!

(Given to Ven. Father Louis Cestac, 13 January 1864)

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Psalm 90

Psalm-90_Qui-Habitat

Qui habitat.
The just is secure under the protection of God.

[1] The praise of a canticle for David.

HE that dwelleth in the aid of the most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob. [2] He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector, and my refuge: my God, in him will I trust. [3] For he hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters: and from the sharp word. [4] He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust. [5] His truth shall compass thee with a shield: thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night.

[6] Of the arrow that flieth in the day, of the business that walketh about in the dark: of invasion, or of the noonday devil. [7] A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee. [8] But thou shalt consider with thy eyes: and shalt see the reward of the wicked. [9] Because thou, O Lord, art my hope: thou hast made the most High thy refuge. [10] There shall no evil come to thee: nor shall the scourge come near thy dwelling.

[11] For he hath given his angels charge over thee; to keep thee in all thy ways. [12] In their hands they shall bear thee up: lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. [13] Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: and thou shalt trample under foot the lion and the dragon. [14] Because he hoped in me I will deliver him: I will protect him because he hath known my name. [15] He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: I am with him in tribulation, I will deliver him, and I will glorify him.

[16] I will fill him with length of days; and I will shew him my salvation.

Gloria Patri … 

 

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Prayers to St. Michael

MICHAELMAS: 29 SEPTEMBER

Sáncte Michael | St. Michael Prayer
(Short Prayer)

 

Per túum præsidium (By thy protection):

Sáncte Micháel Archángele, defénde nos in proélio,
contra nequítiam et insídias diáboli esto praesídium
Impéret illi Déus, súpplices deprecámur:
tuque, Prínceps milítiae caeléstis, 

Sátanam aliósque spíritus malígnos,
qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in mundo, divína virtúte,
in inférnum detrúde.
Amen.

Latin

 

ST. 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.

Invocation:
HOLY Archangel Michael, defend us in battle, that we may not perish in the tremendous day of judgement.
(Pre-1968 Indulgence of 300 days)

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St. Michael Long Prayer (1888)

O GLORIOUS Archangel St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defence in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, and spirits of evil. Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist Thee, nor was there place for them any longer in heaven. That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan, who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels.

Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men; his depraved mind, corrupt heart, his spirit of lying, impiety, blasphemy, his pestilential breath of impurity and of every vice and iniquity. These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the Spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered.

Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate Thee as their protector and patron; in Thee Holy Church glories as her defence against the malicious power of hell; to Thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent who is the devil and Satan, do Thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.

V/. Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered, hostile powers.
R/. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered, the root of David.

V/. Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord
R/. As we have hoped in Thee.

V/. O Lord, hear my prayer
R/. And let my cry come unto Thee.

Let us pray.
God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy name, and we humbly implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel St. Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls. Amen.

Pope Leo XIII, 1888
(Raccolta 1933)

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Michael, Michael of the Morning

MICHAEL, Michael of the morning,
Fresh chord of Heaven adorning.
Keep me safe today,
and in time of temptation,
drive the devil away.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the US Marine story from the Korean War

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Prayer to St. Michael for Help Against Spiritual Enemies

GLORIOUS St. Michael, Prince of the Heavenly hosts, thou art ever ready to assist the people of God. Thou fought with the dragon, the old serpent, and cast him out of Heaven, and thou now valiantly defends the Church of God so the gates of hell may never prevail against her.

I earnestly entreat thee to assist me also in the painful and dangerous conflict I must sustain against the same formidable foe. Be with me, O mighty Prince, that I may courageously fight and wholly vanquish that proud spirit, whom thou, by the Divine power, hast overthrown, and whom our powerful King, Jesus Christ, in our nature, so completely overcame. Then, triumphing over the enemy of my salvation, I may, with thee and the holy Angels, praise the clemency of God, Who, though refusing mercy to the rebellious Angels after their fall, has granted repentance and forgiveness to fallen man. Amen.

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St. Michael, For Personal Protection

ST. MICHAEL, the Archangel! Glorious Prince, chief and champion of the heavenly hosts; guardian of the souls of men; conqueror of the rebel angels! How beautiful art thou, in thy heaven-made armor. We love thee, dear Prince of Heaven!

We, thy happy clients, yearn to enjoy thy special protection. Obtain for us from God a share of thy sturdy courage; pray that we may have a strong and tender love for our Redeemer and, in every danger or temptation, be invincible against the enemy of our souls. O standard-bearer of our salvation! Be with us in our last moments and when our souls quit this earthly exile, carry them safely to the judgement seat of Christ, and may Our Lord and Master bid thee bear us speedily to the kingdom of eternal bliss. Teach us ever to repeat the sublime cry: “Who is like unto God?”
Amen.

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St. Michael, For Protection of the Church and All Her Members

O GLORIOUS St. Michael, guardian and defender of the Church of Jesus Christ, come to the assistance of this Church, against which the powers of hell are unchained, guard with especial care her august Head, and obtain that for him and for us the hour of triumph may speedily arrive.

O glorious Archangel St. Michael, watch over us during life, defend us against the assaults of the demon, assist us especially at the hour of death; obtain for us a favourable judgment, and the happiness of beholding God face to face for endless ages. Amen.

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Prayer for the Dying to St. Michael the Archangel

HAIL, most glorious Saint Michael! Hail most merciful leader of the Heavenly host! Hail, honour and glory of the Angelic hierarchy! O most illustrious Prince, O sublime hero, ornament of Paradise, brilliant jewel of the Celestial Palace; full of wisdom, perfect in beauty, thou art the impress of the Divine likeness; gold and precious stones increase thy splendor; thou dost walk in the fullness of joy through Paradise; thou dost proceed to the mount of God, through the midst of shining fires; thou hast been appointed by God, the Prince of souls, thou dost raise them up, and bring them into the duelling of eternal joy.

I venture, blessed Prince, to remind thee of all the graces, which the infinite bounty of God has bestowed upon thee, above all orders of Angels; and I pray thee, by the mutual love of the three Divine Persons, deign to receive my soul at my last hour, and to gain favour for me from the Divine Judge, by the power of thy intercession. Grant the same protection to all the dying, for whom I now intercede, and obtain for them the grace of a holy death. Amen.

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Acts of Consecration to St. Michael

OSAINT MICHAEL the Archangel, most Noble Prince of the Angelic Hierarchies, valorous warrior of Almighty God, and zealous lover of His Glory, terror of the rebellious angels, and love and delight of all the just, my beloved Archangel Saint Michael, desiring to be numbered among thy devoted servants, I, today offer and consecrate myself to thee, and place myself, my family and all I possess under thy most powerful protection.

I entreat thee not to look at how little, I, as thy servant have to offer, being only a wretched sinner, but rather to gaze, with favourable eye at the heartfelt affection with which this offering is made. Remember that, if from this day onward, I am under thy patronage, thou must assist me during all my life and procure for me the pardon of my many grievous offences and sins, and the grace to love my God, my dear Saviour Jesus and my Sweet Mother Mary with all my heart. 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, O Glorious Prince. Succour me in my last struggle. With thy powerful weapon cast far from me and into the infernal abysses that prevaricator and proud angel that thou prostrated in the celestial battle.

Saint Michael, defend us in our daily battles so that we may not perish in the Last Judgment. Amen.

(Ancient prayer from Monte Gargano, with ecclesial permission)

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SAINT MICHAEL the Archangel, invincible Prince of the Angelic hosts and glorious protector of the universal Church, I greet thee and praise thee for that splendour with which God has adorned thee so richly. I thank God for the great graces He hast bestowed upon thee, especially to remain faithful when Lucifer and his followers rebelled, and to battle victoriously for the honour of God and the Divinity of the Son of Man.

St. Michael, I consecrate to thee my soul and body. I choose thee as my patron and protector and entrust the salvation of my soul to thy care. Be the guardian of my obligation as a child of God and of the Catholic Church as again I renounce Satan, his works and pomps. Assist me by thy powerful intercession in the fulfillment of these sacred promises, so that imitating thy courage and loyalty to God, and trusting in thy kind help and protection, I may be victorious over the enemies of my soul and be united with God in Heaven forever. Amen.

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Litany of St. Michael the Archangel

(Private use only)

LORD, have mercy on us. (Lord have mercy on us.) 
Christ, have mercy on us. (Christ have mercy on us.)
Lord, have mercy on us. (Lord, have mercy on us.) 

Christ, hear us. (Christ, hear us.)
Christ, graciously hear us. (Christ, graciously hear us.) 

God the Father of heaven, (have mercy on us.) 
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, (have mercy on us.) 
God the Holy Ghost, (have mercy on us.) 
Holy Trinity, one God, (have mercy on us.)

Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels, (* pray for us)

Saint Michael, the Archangel, (* pray for us)
Most glorious attendant of the Triune Divinity, (*)
Standing at the right of the altar of Incense, (*)
Ambassador of Paradise, (*)
Glorious Prince of the Heavenly armies, (*)
Leader of the Angelic hosts, (*)
The standard-bearer of God’s armies, (*)
Defender of Divine glory, (*)
First defender of the Kingship of Christ, (*)
Strength of God, (*)
Invincible Prince and warrior, (*)
Angel of Peace, (*)
Guide of Christ, (*)
Guardian of the Catholic Faith, (*)
Champion of God’s people, (*)
Guardian Angel of the Eucharist, (*)
Defender of the Church, (*)
Protector of the Sovereign Pontiff, (*)
Angel of Catholic action, (*)
Powerful intercessor of Christians, (*)
Bravest defender of those who hope in God, (*)
Guardian of our souls and bodies, (*)
Healer of the sick, (*)
Help of those in their agony, (*)
Consoler of the Souls in Purgatory, (*)
God’s messenger for the souls of the just, (*)
Terror of the evil spirits, (*)
Victorious in battle against evil, (*)
Guardian and Patron of the universal Church, (*)

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, (spare us, O Lord.) 
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, (graciously hear us, O Lord.)
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, (have mercy on us.)

V/. Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ.
R/. That we may be made worthy of His promises.

Let us pray.
Sanctify us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, with Thy holy blessing, and grant us, by the intercession of St. Michael, that wisdom which teaches us to lay up treasures in Heaven by exchanging the goods of this world for those of eternity, Thou Who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.

(Source: CatholicTradition.org)

SEE ALSO:
CHAPLET OF ST. MICHAEL, THE ‘ROSARY OF THE ANGELS

 

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Prayer to St. Gabriel

FEAST DAY: 24 MARCH

 

O BLESSED Archangel Gabriel, we beseech thee, do thou intercede for us at the throne of divine mercy in our present necessities, that as thou didst announce to Mary the mystery of the Incarnation, so through thy prayers and patronage in Heaven we may obtain the benefits of the same, and sing the praise of God forever in the land of the living. Amen.

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Litany of St. Gabriel

(Private use only)

LORD, have mercy on us. (Lord have mercy on us.) 
Christ, have mercy on us. (Christ have mercy on us.)
Lord, have mercy on us. (Lord, have mercy on us.) 

Christ, hear us. (Christ, hear us.)
Christ, graciously hear us. (Christ, graciously hear us.) 

God the Father of heaven, (have mercy on us.) 
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, (have mercy on us.) 
God the Holy Ghost, (have mercy on us.) 
Holy Trinity, one God, (have mercy on us.)

Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels, (* pray for us)

Saint Gabriel, glorious Archangel, (*)
St. Gabriel, strength of God, (*)
St. Gabriel, who stands before the throne of God, (*)
St. Gabriel, model of prayer, (*)
St. Gabriel, herald of the Incarnation, (*)
St. Gabriel, who revealed the glories of Mary, (*)
St. Gabriel, Prince of Heaven, (*)
St. Gabriel, ambassador of the Most High, (*)
St. Gabriel, guardian of the Immaculate Virgin, (*)
St. Gabriel, who foretold the greatness of Jesus, (*)
St. Gabriel, peace and light of souls, (*)
St. Gabriel, scourge of unbelievers, (*)
St. Gabriel, admirable teacher, (*)
St. Gabriel, strength of the just, (*)
St. Gabriel, protector of the faithful, (*)
St. Gabriel, first adorer of the Divine Word, (*)
St. Gabriel, defender of the Faith, (*)
St. Gabriel, zealous for the honour of Jesus Christ, (*)
St. Gabriel, whom the Scriptures praise as the Angel sent by God to Mary, the Virgin, (*)

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, (spare us, O Lord.) 
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, (graciously hear us, O Lord.)
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, (have mercy on us.)

Christ, hear us. (Christ, hear us.)
Christ, graciously hear us. (Christ, graciously hear us.) 

V/. Pray for us, blessed Archangel Gabriel,
R/. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray.
O blessed Archangel Gabriel, we beseech thee, intercede for us at the throne of divine mercy in our present necessities, that as thou didst announce to Mary the mystery of the Incarnation, so through thy prayers and patronage in Heaven we may obtain the benefits of the same, and sing the praise of God forever in the land of the living. Amen.

(Source: CatholicTradition.org)

 

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Prayers to St. Raphael

FEAST DAY: 24 OCTOBER

 

Short Prayer to St. Raphael the Archangel

ST. RAPHAEL the Archangel, arrow and medicine of Divine Love, wound our hearts, we implore thee, with the burning love of God and let this wound never heal, so that even in daily life we might always remain upon the path of love and overcome all things through love. Amen.

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Prayer to St. Raphael for Help

O GLORIOUS Archangel St. Raphael, great Prince of the Heavenly Court, illustrious by thy gifts of wisdom and grace, guide of travellers by land and sea, consoler of the unfortunate and refuge of sinners; I entreat thee, help me in all my needs and in all the trials of this life, as thou didst once assist the young Tobias in his journeying.

And since thou art the “physician of God”, I humbly pray thee to heal my soul of its many infirmities and my body of the ills that afflict it, if this favour be for my greater good. I ask, especially, for angelic purity, that I may be made fit to be the living temple of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

(Pre-1968 Indulgence of 300 days)

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Prayer to St. Raphael the Archangel

ST. RAPHAEL the Archangel, Medicine of God, revered friend and intercessor of those in need, healer of the blind, terror of demons, accompany us in our life’s journey here. Guard us to our salvation in the next. Bring healing and freedom to us from God, to praise and glorify Him as our Father. Protect and deliver us we humbly pray, from all temptations and bondage of the devil.

O, St. Raphael, guardian and defender of families, obedient messenger of God Most High, assist us that our fiat to God be firm, to carry our crosses daily and follow Jesus in perfect surrender to His Most Holy Will for the greater praise and glory of God, for the salvation of souls. Amen.

(Ecclesiastical approval: Bishop Leo M. Drona, DD)

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Angel of Happy Meetings Prayer
(St. Raphael)

DEAR St. Raphael, Angel of Happy Meetings, lead us by the hand towards those we are waiting for and those who are waiting for us. May all our movements, all their movements, be guided by thy light and transfigured by thy joy.

Angel guide of Tobias, lay the request we now address to thee at the feet of Him on Whose unveiled Face thou art privileged to gaze.

Mention your request ~

Lonely and weary, deeply grieved by the separation and sorrows of earth, we feel the need of calling out to thee and of pleading for the protection of thy wings so that we may not be as strangers in the province of joy.

Remember the weak, thou who art strong, whose home lies beyond the region of thunder, in a land that is always peaceful, always serene and bright with the resplendent glory of God. Amen.

(Source: WithTheChosen Blog)

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Act of Consecration to St. Raphael

HOLY Archangel Raphael, standing so close to the throne of God and offering Him our prayers, I venerate thee as God’s special friend and messenger. I choose thee as my patron and wish to love and obey thee as young Tobias did. I consecrate to thee my body and soul, all my work, and my whole life. I want thee to be my guide and counsellor in all the dangerous and difficult problems and decisions of my life.

Remember, dearest Saint Raphael, that the grace of God preserved thee with the good angels in heaven when the proud ones were cast into hell. I entreat thee, therefore, to help me in my struggle against the world, the flesh, and the devil. Defend me from all dangers and every occasion of sin. Direct me always in the way of peace, safety, and salvation of my soul. Remember me and always entreat for me before the Face of the Son of God. Help me to love and serve my God faithfully, to die in His grace, and finally to merit to join thee in seeing and praising God forever in heaven. Amen.

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Litany of St. Raphael

(Private use only)

LORD, have mercy on us. (Lord have mercy on us.) 
Christ, have mercy on us. (Christ have mercy on us.)
Lord, have mercy on us. (Lord, have mercy on us.) 

Christ, hear us. (Christ, hear us.)
Christ, graciously hear us. (Christ, graciously hear us.) 

God the Father of heaven, (have mercy on us.) 
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, (have mercy on us.) 
God the Holy Ghost, (have mercy on us.) 
Holy Trinity, one God, (have mercy on us.)

Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels, (* pray for us)

Saint Raphael, (*)
St. Raphael, filled with the mercy of God, (*)
St. Raphael, perfect adorer of the Divine Word, (*)
St. Raphael, terror of demons, (*)
St. Raphael, exterminator of vices, (*)
St. Raphael, health of the sick, (*)
St. Raphael, our refuge in all our trials, (*)
St. Raphael, guide of travellers, (*)
St. Raphael, consoler of prisoners, (*)
St. Raphael, joy of the sorrowful, (*)
St. Raphael, filled with zeal for the salvation of souls, (*)
St. Raphael, whose name means “God heals,” (*)
St. Raphael, lover of chastity, (*)
St. Raphael, scourge of demons, (*)
St. Raphael, in pestilence, famine and war, (*)
St. Raphael, Angel of peace and prosperity, (*)
St. Raphael, endowed with the grace of healing, (*)
St. Raphael, sure guide in the paths of virtue and sanctification, (*)
St. Raphael, help of all those who implore thy assistance, (*)
St. Raphael, who was the guide and consolation of Tobias on his journey, (*)
St. Raphael, whom the Scriptures praise: “Raphael, the holy Angel of the Lord, was sent to cure,” (*)
St. Raphael, our advocate, (*)

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, (spare us, O Lord.) 
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, (graciously hear us, O Lord.)
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, (have mercy on us.)

Christ, hear us. (Christ, hear us.)
Christ, graciously hear us. (Christ, graciously hear us.) 

V/. Pray for us, St. Raphael, to the Lord our God,
R/. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
Lord, Jesus Christ, by the prayer of the Archangel Raphael, grant us the grace to avoid all sin and to persevere in every good work until we reach our Heavenly destination, Thou Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

 

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Prayers to Guardian Angel

 FEAST OF GUARDIAN ANGELS: 02 OCTOBER

N.B. Offer 7 Gloria Patris in honour of your Guardian Angel upon rising.

ANGEL of God, my guardian dear,
to whom God’s love commits thee here.
Ever this [day/night], be at my side,
to light, to guard, to rule, to guide.
Amen.

From stain of sin, O keep me free; and at my death, my helper be.

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GUARDIAN Angel, guard me from harm.
Protect me in sleep without cause for alarm.
Keep me safe through the darkness of night,
and wake me gently with God’s morning light.
Amen.

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Litany to the Holy Angels

(Private use only)

LORD, have mercy on us. (Lord have mercy on us.) 
Christ, have mercy on us. (Christ have mercy on us.)
Lord, have mercy on us. (Lord, have mercy on us.) 

Christ, hear us. (Christ, hear us.)
Christ, graciously hear us. (Christ, graciously hear us.) 

God the Father of heaven, (have mercy on us.) 
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, (have mercy on us.) 
God the Holy Ghost, (have mercy on us.) 
Holy Trinity, one God, (have mercy on us.)

Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels, (* pray for us)
Holy Mother of God, (*)
Holy Virgin of Virgins, (*)

Saint Michael, who was ever the defender of the people of God, (*)
St. Michael, who did drive from Heaven Lucifer and his rebel crew, (*)
St. Michael, who did cast down to Hell the accuser of our brethren, (*)

Saint Gabriel, who did expound to Daniel the heavenly vision, (*)
St. Gabriel, who did foretell to Zachary the birth and ministry of John the Baptist, (*)
St. Gabriel, who did announce to Blessed Mary the Incarnation of the Divine Word, (*)

Saint Raphael, who did lead Tobias safely through his journey to his home again, (*)
St. Raphael, who did deliver Sara from the devil, (*)
St. Raphael, who did restore his sight to Tobias the elder, (*)

All ye holy Angels, who stand around the high and lofty throne of God, (*)
Who cry to Him continually: Holy, Holy, Holy, (*)
Who dispel the darkness of our minds and give us light, (*)
Who are the messengers of heavenly things to men, (*)
Who have been appointed by God to be our guardians, (*)
Who always behold the Face of our Father Who is in Heaven, (*)
Who rejoice over one sinner doing penance, (*)
Who struck the Sodomites with blindness, (*)
Who led Lot out of the midst of the ungodly, (*)
Who ascended and descended on the ladder of Jacob, (*)
Who delivered the Divine Law to Moses on Mount Sinai, (*)
Who brought good tidings when Christ was born, (*)
Who comforted Him in His agony, (*)
Who sat in white garments at His sepulcher, (*)
Who appeared to the disciples as He went up into Heaven, (*)
Who shall go before Him bearing the standard of the Cross when He comes to judgment, (*)
Who shall gather together the elect at the End of the World, (*)
Who shall separate the wicked from among the just, (*)
Who offer to God the prayers of those who pray, (*)
Who assist us at the hour of death, (*)
Who carried Lazarus into Abraham’s bosom, (*)
Who conduct to Heaven the souls of the just, (*)
Who perform signs and wonders by the power of God, (*)
Who are sent to minister for those who shall receive the inheritance of salvation, (*)
Who are set over kingdoms and provinces, (*)
Who have often put to flight armies of enemies, (*)
Who have often delivered God’s servants from prison and other perils of this life, (*)
Who have often consoled the holy martyrs in their torments, (*)
Who are wont to cherish with peculiar care the prelates and princes of the Church, (*)
All ye holy orders of blessed spirits, (*)

From all dangers, (^ deliver us, O Lord.)
From the snares of the devil, (^)
From all heresy and schism, (^)
From plague, famine and war, (^)
From sudden and unlooked-for death, (^)
From everlasting death, (^)

Through Thy holy Angels, (~ we beseech Thee, hear us.)
That Thou would spare us, (~)
That Thou would pardon us, (~)
That Thou would govern and preserve Thy Holy Church, (~)
That Thou would protect our Apostolic Prelate and all ecclesiastical orders, (~)
That Thou would grant peace and security to kings and all Christian princes, (~)
That Thou would give and preserve the fruits of the earth, (~)
That Thou would grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed, (~)

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, (spare us, O Lord.) 
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, (graciously hear us, O Lord.)
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, (have mercy on us.)

Lord, have mercy on us
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Our Father [silently]

V/. Bless the Lord, all ye His Angels.
R/. Ye that are mighty in strength, that fulfill his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His words.

V/. Bless the Lord, all ye His hosts.
R/. Ye ministers of His, that do His will.

V/. He hath given His Angels charge concerning thee.
R/. To keep thee in all thy ways.

V/. The Angel of the Lord shall encamp round about them that fear Him.
R/. And shall deliver them.

V/. In the sight of the Angels will I sing unto Thee, O my God.
R/. I will worship towards Thy holy temple, and will give praise unto Thy name, O Lord.

V/. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R/. And let my cry come unto Thee.

Let us pray.
O God, Who dost arrange the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order, mercifully grant that our life may be protected on earth by those who always do Thee service in Heaven, through Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who with Thee and the Holy Ghost are one God now and forever. Amen.

O God, Who in Thine unspeakable Providence dost send Thine Angels to keep guard over us, grant unto Thy suppliants that we may be continually defended by their protection and may rejoice eternally in their society, through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Who livest and reignest with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, forever and ever. Amen.

(Source: EWTN and CatholicHarborofFaithandMorals.com)

 

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O Glorious Archangel St. Michael, defend us!
O Glorious Archangel St. Michael, defend us!

 

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Angel Ramon Blanco says:

    Please save our country dearest Angels of GOD!

    1. Traditional Catholic Prayers says:

      Editor:

      Padre Pio was even less obliging towards the prevailing social and political order, or rather, disorder (in 1966): “the confusion of ideas and the reign of thieves.” He prophesied that the Communists would come to power, “by surprise, without firing a shot… It will happen overnight.”

      (Source: CatholicismPure.wordpress.com)

  2. Eric Cormier says:

    Prayer to St. Raphael the Archangel:
    St. Raphael the Archangel, Medicine of God, revered friend and intercessor of those in need, healer of the blind, terror of demons, accompany us in our life’s journey here. Guard us to our salvation in the next. Bring healing and freedom to us from God, to praise and glorify Him as our Father. Protect and deliver us we humbly pray, from all temptations and bondage of the devil. Oh St. Raphael, guardian and defender of families, obedient messenger of God Most High, assist us that our fiat to God be firm, to carry our crosses daily and follow Jesus in perfect surrender to His Most Holy Will for the greater praise and glory of God, for the salvation of souls. Amen.
    (with ecclesiastical approval: Bishop Leo M. Drona, DD)

  3. It is my desire to thank you for attending to my request, and directing me to those other prayers to St. Michael, and the other Archangels.

    I am very happy because I was using those prayers for Novena prayer when they vanished. But I continued after being directed to the site.
    Thanks
    Uchefuna John.

    1. Traditional Catholic Prayers says:

      Thank you for your message UJ and we hope this change didn’t disrupt your novena.

      God bless you and the Virgin protect you!

  4. I use this medium to ask for your prayer assistances: both prayers and any other possible way.

    I am an Ex – Seminarian from the Catholic Diocese of Awka, in Anambra State of Nigeria.

    I was unjustly withdrawn from the Priestly formation in 1993, after my first year in Theology at Bigard Memorial Seminary Enugu, Nigeria by my then Parish Priest and the Bishop on the basis that my mother was a leader of a White Garment Church – unheard of condition. But this came up because my uncle was jealous of my father because his own son went before me and ran away on his own. Then an in – law to that my uncle became my parish priest, he ganged up against me, and he convinced the then Bishop of the Diocese that if he ordain me a priest I would be praying like the Garment Church pastors.

    All these happened under the influence of the evil forces which stood against the calling of Jesus to use me to save many souls.

    I spent more than 14 years trying to rejoin the formation elsewhere. But to no avail.

    I was decieved into accepting the married life so that if God had wanted me to become His Priest, but for any reason allowed the evil ones to stop it, He would hand it over to my Offspring.

    I got married 13 years ago. But as I am writing this, I have no child in that marriage. The Lord was not even happy with me for giving up in the battle. He demanded that I should have persevered to the end since I know that I am into a covenant with Him, to he used to save many souls.

    It was just last year that He gave me the New Evangelization Ministry as an alternative to the Ministerial Priesthood. But as I am writing this, the evil spirits and ancestral spirits are fighting with all means available to prevent it too.

    My wife does not even feel me as a husband at all. As the formation of the New Evangelization Team was taking root, those powers forced her out of my house, as she demanded for adoption which the Lord revealed to me was like when I was told to get married, and my child would replace me. I tried to explain everything to her. But it all fell on a deaf ear because she is under manipulation.

    Even till now, she is still in the City out of my house will all her properties, and they are using her mind against the Team establishment and formation.

    The Team’s name is St. John the Evangelist Catholic New Evangelization Team – Stjohncanet. The website is the one below. It is partially functional because I have settled down since I came down to my home Diocese from the Archdiocese of Lagos – Nigeria.

    You can open the website to see the extent it has gone.

    It is on account of this that I am undergoing the Novena that led me to your site.

    Meanwhile I am a Commissioned Catholic Evangelizer with a Diploma in New Evangelization. I am struggling financially with the establishment of a New Evangelization Office and residence Accomodation, as my business crumbled in Lagos before the Lord said I must get into our agreement before He will restore me.

    So I solicit for your prayers and any other individual, and personal assistance to help me overcome all physical and spiritual oppositions to answering this call – ” It is not yet time for to follow me. I have many souls to save through you.” This is the bargain that the enemies have been fighting to prevent since 1993. My sets in the Seminary will celebrate their Silver Jublee come August this year 2021. You can imagine.
    Thanks.

    Evang. John Uchefuna.

  5. Thank you so much.
    My prayer goes on. And victory, most assured.

    Testimonies are unfolding gradually, to be communicated to you when the victory is completely won.

    Meanwhile, I ask that you continue to back me up in prayers. There are some marine powers that are challenging the Power of God in my life and marriage, using my wife – Ann Onuabuchi whom they ordered out of my house since 8mnths now – against my answering God’s Calling for me, and fruitfulness in my marriage.

    May the name of God be glorified, in Jesus’ name.
    Amen.

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