PRAYER TO MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
(Translated from the Russian by Fr. Archdeacon Sergiy Larin)
Master, Great God, Immortal King, send Your Archangel Michael to help
Your servant (N.). Withdraw from me all my enemies, seen and unseen!
Oh, Blessed Michael the Archangel, pour forth the oil of well-being on
your servant (N.). Oh, Blessed Michael the Archangel, you who shatter
demons, protect me against all the enemies that fight against me. Turn
them out into sheep and shatter them like ashes in the face of the
wind. Oh, Blessed Michael the Archangel, six-winged first Grand Duke
and leader of the heavenly forces, the Cherubim and Seraphim! Oh,
miraculous Michael the Archangel, be my help in everything, in my
hurts, griefs and sorrows. Be my quiet shelter on cross-roads, deserts,
rivers and seas. Save me, Great Michael the Archangel, from every
temptation of the Evil One. Always hear me, your sinful servant (N.),
praying to you and calling upon your name, and quickly help me, and
hear my prayer to you. Defeat all that is opposing me with the power of
the invigorating Cross of Jesus Christ, with the prayers of the holy
Mother of God and the holy Apostles, and blessed Nicolas the
Miracle-Worker, blessed Andrew, God’s fool, and the holy prophet Illya,
and the holy martyrs Nikita and Evstaphy, the most reverend fathers,
blesseds and martyrs, and all the holy powers of heaven. Amen.
is said that neither the Evil One nor any evil person will ever touch
those who read this prayer every day and that their hearts will never
be captured by pride and that they will be saved from hell.
prayer was inscribed on the Square in front of the Church of Michael
the Archangel in Moscow, which is named the “Miraculous Monastery” in
August 11, 1906.
says that this prayer should be recited in a special way on the eve of
the Feasts of Michael the Archangel on September 19 and November 21.
Pray at midnight, because on these days Michal the Archangel is said to
be on the side of the fiery field, and puts down his right wing into
the fires of Gehenna and extinguishes them. Pray these nights and He
will hear the prayer of those who ask, name those who died and ask Him
to lead them out from hell. Commemmorate the names of your relatives,
friends and acquaintances.