Prayer to Saint Michael Archangel
This prayer was composed by Pope Leo XIII, 1888.
Saint Michael the Archangel,
Defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness
and snares of the devil;
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
And do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
By the power of God, thrust into hell
Satan and all evil spirits
who wander through the world
for the ruin of souls.
Pope John Paul II urged Christians not to forget it and to recite it to obtain help in the battle against forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world. (St. Peter's Square, Sunday, April 24 1994)