Glorious Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly hosts, who stands always 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. Amen.
English-speaking Roman Catholic Church Our Lady of Mercy of Madrid, Spain