The Mystery Behind the Prayer to St. Micheal

The Prayer to Saint Micheal the Archangel is a prayer that is well known by many Catholics today. There are two versions to it; the short and Long version. Many Catholics can memorize the short one, although the long one is majorly used for exorcism.

This prayer is said in times when our conscience or we directly sense or encounter danger and threatening situations. Many others say them for various reasons, depending on what kind of aid they need from God through His Archangel Micheal.

When Satan was cast down from Heaven by God, he was cast down along with few angels whom he deceived into joining his rebellion against God. So in our world today Satan and these his demons (angels) are still always in a constant battle with the Angels of God over our spiritual safety. So there are fierce spiritual battles and clashes that happen all around us each day. These made the “Prayer to Archangel Micheal” very necessary, given that Archangel Micheal is one of God’s known War Angel that liberates souls from the claws of the Devil, the Archangel is know to be a great threat to the entire Kingdom of Darkness (Satan and his Demons) from how Revelation 12: 7-9 described Him.

The mysterious origin of the “Prayer to Archangel Micheal” is an intriguing fact that made the Prayer important and effective;

Pope Leo XIII is a servant of God whom during his time as Pope had visions and revelations of the spiritual realm severally. In one account he once saw a thick wind of demonic forces circling Rome. In the 1930s he unleashed a detail of a vision he had where he heard God and Satan discussing. In the Discussion God gave granted Satan permission to do his worst works in the 20th Century, just as God allowed him to tempt Job. This vision of Pope Leo XIII rose so much attention in Catholic publication of that time (1930s).

One day after a Holy mass at the Vatican Pope Leo XIII was seen starring blankly, he was lost in a vision that was probably happening right before his eyes. Few minutes later he snapped back to consciousness, he walked right into his office. No one understood what was wrong with him. Almost an hour later he came out with the “Prayer to St. Micheal the Archangel” the vision he saw that Sunday is yet to be made known in full to everyone.

So let us never neglect the spiritual warfare that is always going on all around us; so in other to be save we need to be prayerful.

Here’s the Prayer to St. Michael:

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly hosts,
by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.




  1. Patrick Gannon Reply

    I thought heaven was supposed to be wonderful, and Yahweh-Jesus is supposed to be pure love. How could Satan have come to the conclusion that Yahweh and heaven were less than appealing? We’re promised bliss in heaven – so that doesn’t apply to angels? Why would an angel get ticked off at an all-good, all-powerful god, unless it turns out that this god is just the way he is described in his “holy book”? In that case, it’s perfectly understandable why Satan and his buddies bailed out.
    Didn’t Yahweh-Jesus know what would happen when he created Satan? And of course the very idea that there is this battle between Satan and Yahweh-Jesus, spoken of as if there was actually a chance that the all-powerful god of war, Yahweh could possible lose, is just amazing. How can there be any actual competition or threat of defeat if Yahweh-Jesus is really all-powerful?
    Keep in mind that Satan does not kill anyone in the bible (with the possible exception of Job’s family who were killed as the result of a bet, with Yahweh’s permission – or more likely he killed them). Yahweh-Jesus on the other hand, kills millions, starting with the mythical flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, the innocent Egyptians, the innocents murdered in the mythical conquest of Canaan, the 70,000 innocents murdered because King Dave took a census, and so on. You have a much better chance of getting away with your life in the company of Satan than you do in the company of Yahweh-Jesus, whose motto is: “The beatings will continue until morale improves!”
    Come on people. Don’t let the Church fill your head with this nonsense. This superstitious silliness is directed to a handful of truly ignorant westerners, and to the many uneducated people in the third world, or emerging nations, whom the Church is taking advantage of for its own selfish reasons.

    1. Andrea Reply

      Patrick, I pray for you. Not in a cynical way, but pure and holy way that you find peace. Faith is a gift by invitation, you are invited.

  2. Brian Z. Reply

    God revealed to all the Angels his plan. The Angels either accepted it entirely or rejected it entirely. Lucifer (Satan) rejected God’s plan and rebelled, wishing to set himself on high. St. Michael led the Good Angels in a battle against Lucifer and the Evil Angels. Lucifer and those that followed him were cast out. There is another side of our existence besides what we perceive with our 5 senses. Most people have no idea.

  3. Shelley Reply

    Patrick-why do you come here every day? I see your name and move on. I’m sure that’s what most of us do with you now. I have a feeling that wasn’t your goal. Whatever you goal is, you won’t reach it here.

  4. Jacinta Munini Reply

    Wow!!! You are greatly ignorant of God. Yes He knew satan would rebel and still created him. Its called pride.. you display the same wgen purpoting to provide answers to what you do not know. Ask the question genuinly and wait for answers. As it is you have already made your conclusions and it is hard for you to digest any answer you get. Classic example of how satan is winning.’ My people perish for lack of knowledge’, “you have hidden this things to the wise and revealed them to the babe and the suckling”. There is something called free will given by God to his creation (mankind) God will not force you to chose Him.. the vivifying grace of salvation has been given.. its for you to chose to take it or not to.

  5. Michael Browne Reply

    Wow won’t you be surprised when you die? Yes you will! God bless you! Your ignorance won’t save you!

  6. Angel Reply

    Michael is mispelled several times in this …

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