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Saint Michael the Archangel Chaplet

This Chaplet, which asks various Graces and other intentions from God, seeks the intercession of essentially all the Holy Angels. The Chaplet consists of:
+ short opening prayers (God, Come to my assistance ... and the Glory Be)
+ four Our Fathers in honor of three Archangels and Our Guardian Angel
+ one Our Father and three Hail Marys for each of nine different virtues or other intentions; each of the nine main requests is to God, "by the intercession of" Saint Michael the Archangel and each respective Choir of Holy Angels
+ a closing prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
+ a closing prayer to God

+ In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit
+ O God, come to my Assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me.
+ Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.

Pray one "Our Father" each, in honor of ...
+ Saint Michael the Archangel
+ Saint Gabriel the Archangel
+ Saint Raphael the Archangel
+ Ones Guardian Angel

+ By the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel, and the Celestial Choir of Seraphim, may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the Fire of perfect Charity. Amen.
[Our Father, three Hail Marys]

+ By the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel, and the Celestial Choir of Cherubim, may the Lord grant us the Grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian Perfection. Amen.
[Our Father, three Hail Marys]

+ By the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel, and the Celestial Choir of Thrones, May the Lord fill us with a true Spirit of Humility. Amen.
[Our Father, three Hail Marys]

+ By the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel, and the Celestial Choir of Dominions, May the Lord grant us the Grace to govern our senses and subdue any unruly passions. Amen.
[Our Father, three Hail Marys]

+ By the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel, and the Celestial Choir of Powers, May the Lord protect our Souls against the wickedness and snares of the devil. Amen.
[Our Father, three Hail Marys]

+ By the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel, and the Celestial Choir of Virtues, May the Lord protect us from evil, and from falling into temptation. Amen.
[Our Father, three Hail Marys]

+ By the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel, and the Celestial Choir of Principalities, May the Lord fill us with a true Spirit of Obedience to God. Amen.
[Our Father, three Hail Marys]

+ By the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel, and the Celestial Choir of Principalities, May the Lord fill us with a true Spirit of Obedience to God. Amen.
[Our Father, three Hail Marys]

+ By the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel, and the Celestial Choir of Archangels, May the Lord grant us Perseverence in Faith and in all Good Works, so that we may attain the Glory of Paradise. Amen.
[Our Father, three Hail Mary's]

+ By the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel, and the Celestial Choir of Angels, May the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal, and conducted in the Life to Come to Heaven. Amen.
[Our Father, three Hail Mary's]

+ O Glorious Saint Michael the Archangel, Chief and Commander of the Heavenly Hosts, Guardian of Souls, Vanquisher of rebel spirits, Servant in the House of the Divine God and our Admirable Conductor, you who shine with Excellence and Superhuman Virtue, deliver us from all evil, we who turn to you with confidence, and enable us by your gracious Protecion, to serve God more and more Faithfully every day.

+ Almighty and Everlasting God, Who by a prodigy of Goodness and a Merciful desire for the Salvation of all Men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel Saint Michael Prince of Your Church, grant we beseech Thee, that we may be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence.

This we ask through the Merits of Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord, Amen.

It is possible to obtain a Rosary-like set of beads designed to facilitate the praying of this Chaplet. Typically they include a Saint Michael the Archangel medal, with the Blessed Mother or a Guardian Angel on the reverse, four beads for the first four Our Fathers, and then nine sets of beads, going around in a circle, corresponding to the nine subparts of the Chaplet. Each cluster, for each subpart, includes one bead for an Our Father and three beads for the three Hail Marys. If you are in the Washington area, you may be able to obtain a Saint Michael the Archangel Chaplet set of beads at the gift shop of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, www.nationalshrine.com, or at the Holy Land in the Americas Franciscan Monastery, www.myfranciscan.org. In the future this site might offer online access to ordering. But note that it also is quite easy to simply use the first four beads on a Rosary, over and over again, as long as one keeps track of which of part of the Chaplet one is at (that is, there are four Our Fathers near the beginning, and then for each of the nine main subparts there are one Our Father and three Hail Marys, corresponding to the four beads at the beginning of a set of Rosary beads).
EWTN traces the Saint Michael the Archangel Chaplet to Antonia d'Astonac, who had a vision of St. Michael the Archangel telling her to honor him with nine salutations to the nine Choirs of Angels. Saint Michael the Archangel promised continual assistance to those reciting this Chaplet daily, as well as promising, for anyone reciting it, an escort of Holy Angels when that person receives Holy Communion. Note, of course, that a main focus of the Chaplet is to ask of God the various virtues and other intentions the Chaplet sets out, and to seek Angelic intercession in connection with those requests. In addition, there are the other requests prayed for in its various prayers, not the least of which are those requests made, as a matter of course, of God the Father and the Blessed Mother within the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary themselves.

Saint Michael the Archangel is referenced in Revelations 12 as leading an Army of Holy Angels in victory over the powers of evil.
[click here for Revelations 12].
[click here for Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel composed by Saint Pope Leo the XIII after having a vision of the Battle between Good and evil]
[Note that Saint Pope Leo XIII also composed another longer prayer of exorcism, which in the past has circulated publicly, but changes in Church guidelines now bar the laity from reciting it, limiting its proper and permissible use to Priests.]

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