For Help Against
Glorious Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly hosts, who
ready to give assistance to the people of God; who fought with the
dragon, the old serpent, and cast him out of heaven, and now valiantly
defends the Church of God that the gates of hell may never prevail
against her, I earnestly entreat you to assist me also, in the painful
and dangerous conflict which I sustain against the same formidable foe.
Be with me, O mighty Prince! that I may courageously fight and vanquish
that proud spirit, whom you, by the Divine Power, gloriously overthrew,
and whom our powerful King, Jesus Christ, has, in our nature,
completely overcome; so having triumphed over the enemy of my
salvation, I may with you and the holy angels, praise the clemency of
God who, having refused mercy to the rebellious angels after their
fall, has granted repentance and forgiveness to fallen man.