Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel Full Version for Traditional Catholics
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Most glorious Prince of the Heavenly Armies, Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in
"our battle against principalities, and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness,
against the spirits of wickedness in the high places" (Ephesians 6:12). Come to the assistance
of men whom God has created to His likeness and whom He has redeemed at a great price from
the tyranny of the Devil. Holy Church venerates thee as her guardian and protector; to thee,
the Lord has entrusted the souls of the redeemed to be led into heaven. Pray therefore, the
God of Peace to crush Satan beneath our feet, that he may no longer retain men captive and do
injury to the Church. Offer our prayers to the Most High, that without delay they draw His
mercy down upon us; take hold of the dragon, "the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan";
bind him and cast him into the bottomless pit, "so that he may no longer seduce the nations
(Revelation 20:3 King James Version).
In the Name of Jesus Christ, our God and Lord, strengthened by the intercession of the
Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Blessed Michael the Archangel, of the Blessed
Apostles Peter and Paul and all the Saints, we confidently undertake to repulse the attacks
and deceits of the Devil.
"Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those who hate Him flee before Him. As
smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, so the wicked
perish at the presence of God" (Psalm 68 in King James Version).
V. Behold the Cross of the Lord, flee bands of enemies.
R. He has conquered, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the offspring of David.
V. May Thy mercy, Lord, descend upon us.
R. As great as our hope in Thee.
(At the ✝ make the Sign of the Orthodox Sign of the Cross.)
We drive you from us, whoever you may be, every unclean spirit, all satanic powers, all
infernal invaders, all wicked legions, assemblies and sects; in the Name and by the power
of Our Lord Jesus Christ, ✝ may you be snatched away and driven from the Church of God and
from the souls made to the image and likeness of God and redeemed by the Precious Blood of
the Divine Lamb. ✝ Most cunning serpent, you shall no more dare to deceive the human race,
persecute the Church, torment God's elect and sift them as wheat. ✝ The Most High God
commands you. ✝ He with whom, in your great insolence, you still claim to be equal, "He
who wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:4).
God the Father commands you. ✝ God the Son commands you. ✝ God the Holy Ghost commands
you. ✝ Christ, God's Word made flesh, commands you. ✝ He who to save our race outdone
through your envy, "humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death" (Philippians 2:8);
He who has built His Church on the firm rock and declared that the gates of hell shall not
prevail against Her, because He will dwell with Her "all days, even to the end of the
world" (Matthew 28:20). The sacred Sign of the Cross commands you, ✝ as does also the power
of the mysteries of the Christian faith. ✝ The glorious Mother of God, the Virgin Mary,
commands you. ✝ She who by her humility and from the first moment of her Immaculate
Conception, crushed your proud head. The faith of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul and of
the other Apostles commands you. ✝ The blood of the Martyrs and the pious intercession of
all the Saints command you. ✝
Thus, cursed dragon, and you, diabolical legions, we adjure you by the living God, ✝ by
the true God, ✝ by the Holy God, ✝ by the the God "who so loved the world that He gave up
His only Son, that every soul believing in Him might not perish but have life everlasting"
(John 3:16 King James Version); stop deceiving human creatures and pouring out to them the
poison of eternal damnation; stop harming the Church and hindering her liberty. Begon Satan,
inventor and master of all deceit, enemy of man's salvation. Give place to Christ in whom
you have found none of your works; give place to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic
Church acquired by Christ at the price of His Blood. Stoop beneath the all-powerful Hand
of God; tremble and flee when we invoke the Holy and terrible Name of Jesus, this Name which
causes hell to tremble, this Name to which the Virtues, Powers and Dominations of Heaven
are humbly submissive, this Name which the Cherubim and Seraphim praise unceasingly
repeating: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord, the God of Armies.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. May the Lord be with thee.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
God of Heaven, God of Earth, God of Angels, God of Archangels, God of Patriarchs, God of
Prophets, God of Apostles, God of Martyrs, God of Confessors, God of Virgins, God who has
power to give life after death and rest after work, because there is no other God than Thee
and there can be no other for Thou art the Creator of all things, visible and invisible,
of whose reign there shall be no end, we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy glorious
Majesty and we beseech The to deliver us by Thy power from all the tyranny of the infernal
spirits, from their snares, their lies and their furious wickedness; deign, O Lord, to grant
us Thy powerful protection and to keep us safe and sound. We beseech Thee through Jesus
Christ Our Lord.
From the snares of the Devil, deliver us, O Lord.
That Thy Church may serve Thee in peace and liberty, we beseech Thee to hear us.
That Thou may crush down all enemies of Thy Church, we beseech Thee to hear us.
✝ In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost,
Holy water is sprinkled in the place where we may be.
From the, Book Deliver Us From Evil A Guide to Spiritual Warfare and Exorcism