History of the Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
Pope Leo XIII is known for his devotion to Saintt Michael. In 1886, after celebrating his mass, the Pope had a horrific vision of demonic spirits congregating in Rome. This vision had a great impression on Leo XIII and prompted him to write, promulgate the Saint Michael prayer. The “Leonine Prayers” originated in 1884, when he ordered certain prayers (three Hail Marys, the Hail Holy Queen, and the prayer for the Church) to be said after Low Mass, in defense of the independence of the Holy See. God’s help was sought for a satisfactory solution to the loss of the Pope’s temporal sovereignty, which deprived him of the independence felt to be required for effective use of his spiritual authority.
Exorcism prayer of Pope Leo XIII against Satan and the Apostate Angels
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 divine power,
cast into Hell Satan and all other evil spirits who wander throughout the world,
seeking the ruin of souls.
History of the prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
This prayer was composed by Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903), after Mass, It seemed to witnesses that the Pope had a vision. He would have told a confidant of having seen the earth shrouded in darkness and demons attacking the Church, then Saint Michael driving back evil spirits.
Pope Leo XIII would then have decided to entrust the Church more to the defense of the holy Archangel by distributing this prayer in particular.
On Good Shepherd Sunday, April 24, 1994, before the Angelus, Saint John Paul II had himself recommended this prayer by saying, in Italian: “I invite you all not to forget it, but to recite it to obtain help in the battle against the forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world. »
Prayer of deliverance from the spirit of Evil to Saint Michael
In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. So be it.
Saint Michael Archangel, defend us in the fight and be our protector against the wickedness and the ambushes of the devil.
May God exercise his empire over him, we implore you; and you, Prince of the Celestial Militia, by the divine power entrusted to you, cast Satan and the other evil spirits who roam the world for the loss of souls to the bottom of hell. Amen.
Prayer for the Virgin Mary
August queen of heaven and sovereign of the angels,
to you who have received from God the power and the mission to crush the head of Satan, we humbly ask to send us the heavenly legions so that, at your command, they will pursue the demons fight them everywhere, suppress their audacity and drive them back in the abyss.
Ancient prayer for the Archangel Saint Michael
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 the power to give life after death, rest after work; because there is no other God but you, and there can be no other but you; the creator of all things visible and invisible, and whose kingdom will have no end; we humbly beg your glorious Majesty to use your power to deliver us and preserve us from all tyranny of the infernal spirits, their traps, deceptions and wickedness. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. So be it.
From depression, sadness and obsession – we pray to You, set us free, Lord
Thoughts of jealousy, anger and suicide – we pray to You, set us free, Lord
From every temptation against life – we pray to You, set us free, Lord
From all forms of bad sex – we pray to You, set us free, Lord
From every division in the family – we pray to You, set us free, Lord
From every evil friendship – we pray to You, set us free, Lord
From all acts of binding, knots, magic and all that is hidden – we pray to You, set us free, Lord
Lord Jesus, whoever said to your messengers, my peace I give to you, through the intercession of our Mother the Virgin Mary, free us from every curse and grant us that we always enjoy your peace.
To You be the Glory forever, Amen.
O glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, defend us in battle, and in the struggle which is ours against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against spirits of evil in high places (Eph 6:12).
Come to the aid of men, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil (Wisdom 2:23–24, 1 Cor 6:20).
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 a place for them any longer in Heaven. But that cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan, who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with all his angels (Rev 12:7–9).
Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of man 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 of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent 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 (Lam 3:15).
In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most blessed 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 bring them the victory.
The Church venerates thee as protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of this world and 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 Highest, 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.