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St Michael the Archangel Prayer In Latin and English (Short Form)

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The St. Michael the Archangel prayer is a powerful prayer that every Catholic should know by heart. It is prayer that is especially needed in the times we are living in. There are enemies outside and within, who would like nothing more than to destroy the Church and wipe all traces of Christianity from the planet.

There are many prayers in Latin for protection, but the St. Michael prayer is very efficacious, because St Michael, through the power of God, is singularly qualified to take care of the devil and his demons. After all, through the power of God, he cast Satan out of heaven when he rebelled against God.

In the same way, worldly powers of today are proud enough to actually believe they can destroy the Church, and the Kingdom of God. Their beliefs are reinforced when Church leaders capitulate and reaffirm their evil beliefs. These leaders don’t understand that when we resist Satan, we become stronger and he and his demons grow weaker.

Pray the prayer anytime you feel you are in danger or if you feel particularly oppressed by evil influence.   Pray for St Michael’s intercession. He will protect you.

Pray the St. Michael prayer when you are faced with temptations of sins against purity.   St Michael can help us not only with physical danger but spiritual danger. In fact he can help us resist all the wiles of the devil.

You can be sure the devil will flee if you beg St Michael for his intercession.  Pray the St Michael prayer, when your kids are being rebellious, and have abandoned God.  This prayer to St. Michael is every effective when your marriage is in trouble or when you are feeling depressed.

It is said that “the Devil hates Latin.” This is why it’s also important to learn to pray the Latin Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel. There is something powerful about praying this latin prayer for protection in a “dead” language that cannot change – a beautiful, ancient language.

As Catholics, we have resource to the Saints who will intercede for us if we but ask.  As powerful an angel as St Michael is he is also, tender and ready to fight Satan and his minions on behalf of God’s people.

We can’t fight the devil alone,  as we are only human, but with God’s help and the intercession of St Michael,  we can overcome any influence from the devil.

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St Michael Prayer In Latin

(Oratio ad Sanctum Michael)

The Best Latin Prayer for Protection

Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium. Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur: tuque, Princeps militiae caelestis, Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo, divina virtute, in infernum detrude.


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Saint Michael Prayer in English

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 the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..


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  1. In my last operation, for epilepsy, half my brain was taken out. I’m trying to learn Latin, so far no luck. Other then the Ave Maria what are some songs in Latin. Unless they have the reading in both English and Latin. I’m most likely the only one.

    1. Hey u must be tough that’s crazy half your brain and your still learning. Amazing. I’ll pray in Latin that you learn Latin fabulously. May the blessings of Christ be with you.

  2. I love to pray always to my dear patron St.Michael the Archangel daily ,I have so many experiences to fight evil spirits when I feel my hair is up,especially walking at night in dark places,I quickly pray the St.Michael’s prayer and immediately I felt free,and delivered from bad spirits,Amen,I used to pray this exorcism prayer of St.Michael every Angelus 6am,12 noon but especially at 6pm

      1. Back in the1940’s when I was in parochial school. The Ursuline nuns taught us that we each have a guardian angel by our side to protect us. Even to this day(I’m 86 yrs old) with a tour in the Marine Corps, traveling throughout the pacific and Asia,I’ve always felt protected by my angel, I’ve named Saint Barney. I believe He reports to Saint Michael who each day stands before God, our father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit interceding for us for our daily protection.

        1. Be careful, we’re not supposed to know the name of our guardian angels. And if we give them a nickname we might be calling something else.

  3. To the author of this article: One should not encourage prayer in a language not known to that person, especially if the prayers are foreign and one has no indication of what the text says. Satan does truly hate Latin when it is spoken by someone who has studied it, and understands the weight of the words he speaks. This prayer, when spoken in Latin, is considered a solemn exorcism by the Church, an exorcism worthy of a Supreme Pontiff. When spoken by a layman who does not know what it means or its part in liturgy, its use is but of empty words against the blazers of hell.

    If you want your audience to pray in Latin, why don’t you consider writing an article about how easy it would be to learn one of the official languages of the Church. There are several brilliant books that with minimal time (six months) and effort (thirty minutes a day), one is able to read and understand most Ecclesiastical Latin.

    1. Hello Nicholas,

      You don’t need to know Latin to pray in Latin. A cursory Google search will produce Latin prayers with their English translations side by side.

      Furthermore, laity have been praying Latin prayers for centuries, like the Pater Noster for example. I don’t know anyone who consistently prays a prayer in Latin that they are not already familiar with in their vernacular. That includes the St Michael Prayer in this article.

    2. Hi Nicholas, I agree with your point that we should know the language. The prayer posted is actually not the best translation and confuses the translation significantly. You might be praying words that do not match your intentions at all. HERE IS THE ACTUAL TRANSLATION OF THE PRAYER ABOVE – ITS A GOOD IDEA TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE PRAYING:

      Saint Michael Archangel, defend us in battle against evil and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him from punishment, and pray, and do, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, the spirit of Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls, the power of God, thrust into hell. Amen.

      versus another translation which is a far more direct translation:

      Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium. Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur: tuque, Princeps militiae caelestis, in virtute Dei, in infernum detrude satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo. Amen.

      which translates to:
      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 the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

      1. Hey there Rivka! I both agree and disagree with you. I have never seen the first translation, but the second one, “be our protection against the wickedness and snare of the devil, is the translation I meant to include, so thank you! Updating.

    3. Wow, what a misery you are.

      I’m an atheist. I learned the Latin prayer because it sounds nice, in just the same way as I’m learning the one-hundred syllable mantra, and various invocations contained in the Satanic Bible.

      For a Christian, you sound very proud. Shouldn’t you be wary of pride, as per the rules of your religion? Why yes, yes you should. You are not quite let off the hook of all your sins by the “sacrifice” of your “saviour”.

      Ave….well, whoever you like, really.

      1. It’s not pride . It’s absolute certainty that god and his archangels have the power to shatter the grip of satan and the fallen ones . Freeing the unfortunate victim from their diabolical fate influence. Once you’ve seen the Latin prayers’ miraculous effects, you shed fear and doubt and trepidation . It’s not pride , it’s glory, and knowledge beyond faith

  4. I agree, I go to Latin Mass and these prayers are often said, at first it was difficult to learn them, but now it comes easy and since I speak spanish some words are not to foreign to me

  5. Pray only to God, the Father in Heaven:
    1 Timothy 2:5 ESV
    For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

    John 14:6 ESV
    Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

    1 John 4:1 ESV
    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

    1. Sidney, we read scripture we know who God is, we know who jesus is. We know there is one savior/mediator. I’m sorry you are confused.

  6. I have a spirit that antagonizes me. It knows a great deal about me. I have turned to the Holy Trinity for help and came across St. Micheal the Archangel’s prayer. This spirit indicated it has no use for mankind. I trust Jesus to help.

  7. Rose
    I’m having the same issues i can’t even go anywhere. Or sleep at night I get woken up every night .I lost my father nearly a year and lost my beloved pet and my mum had 3 yrs ago with dementia .I haven’t had much sleep or rest .I was living in a community housing for 8 years .there’s been nothing there but acholics .drug abuse .suicides.being catholic and sensative its been hard .now I find out my ex husband has got bladder cancer .al I can say is I’m in the kneed of prayers. More I pray mor spirt comes .I’ve given up hope ..mY God be with us amen .

  8. Seek help Rose and Duane. But don’t be surprised if the official exorcist for the church meets you in a public lobby, tells you to just tell him what is happening now, that’s all TV, and then asks you if you “were married in the church, divorced?” My response was yes and remarried. AND YOU ARE LIVING WITH HER.” and the parting shot was, do you go to church, how do you expect God to help you now?

    I was devastated since my relationship with God is not based on whether I go to church or not, and my guess is Jesus did not qualify the people he worked with, or the Roman who thrust his spear into him.

    I decided from the Pope down they are men, and based on the track record over the centuries, I would not use the churches measure for your relationship with God. That said there are some great priests out there and I would do your research and ask the younger generation who they go to. It was clear to me this man was not living his life as Jesus did given is position. In the end, he will have to atone for his actions.

    The fact is you have a powerhouse team behind you that are feared. They are right behind you and the more you roar the more they will illuminate- make brighter YOUR BELIEF IN GOD, AND THAT WHAT IS NEEDED TO CAST OUT AND KEEP OUT!

    Your relationship with God can be as strong as you want it, and when you turn the heat up, the demons would rather pick on someone like me several years ago when I let anger and the thought of vengeance consume me- I put the welcome doormat out. Today is the day.

    Prepare yourself for what is coming.

    God needs all the warriors he can get.

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