O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.0
Then one ‘Our Father’ and three ‘Hail Marys’ are to be prayed after each of the following nine salutations
- By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen.
- By the intercession of St. Michael 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.
- By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen.
- By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen.
- By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.
- By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.
- By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.
- By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven. Amen.
- By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven. Amen.
Next, one Our Father is to be said in honour of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and our Guardian Angel.
St Michael Prayer Catholic
The prayer to St. Michael is part of the Leonine Prayers, which were once said at the end of Mass. They are called Leonine because Pope Leo XIII ordered them to be said after Low (simple) Mass for the liberty of the Church during an era when the temporal authorities were attempting to suppress the Church’s rights.
A Saint Michael rosary.O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, thou who dost shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to thee with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.
Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises.
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 St. Michael Prince of Thy Church, make us worthy, we beseech Thee, to 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 the August Presence of Thy Divine Majesty. This we beg through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord.
O Glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, and spirits of evil.
Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. 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 place for them any longer in heaven. That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan, who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels.
Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men 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; his depraved mind, corrupt heart, his spirit of lying, impiety, blasphemy, his pestilential breath of impurity and of every vice and iniquity.
St Michael Prayer Warning
In the Name of the Father,
and the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.
Let us praise our God in veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
our Mother and Protector.
O Almighty and merciful God!
You have given the Church a wondrous help and defense
in the most holy Virgin Mary
and You have honored Her sacred image as the Black Madonna
with remarkable veneration of the faithful.
Grant in Your mercy that, under Her protection,
we may struggle confidently throughout our lives
and at the moment of death be victorious over our enemy.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
O Black Madonna, our Mother and Queen of our nation!
Trusting in Your maternal goodness
and powerful intercession with Your Son,
we place before You our humble prayers and petitions.
To You we commend all our needs, in particular
[Mention your need(s) here…],
our families, and all children of our nation.
V: For Your presence and intercession
at the Shrine of the Black Madonna
and for the countless graces
You have obtained for us in the past,
R: We thank you, O Black Madonna, our Mother.
V: For Your gracious reign over our parish,
for Your powerful help throughout our history,
especially in times of difficulty and suffering,
R: We thank you, O Black Madonna, our Mother.V: For the maternal care with which You ever surround us,
leading us to Your Beloved son,
strengthening the faith in our hearts,
drawing sinners to conversion,
and comforting the sick,
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. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy 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 give them the victory. They venerate Thee as their protector and patron; in Thee Holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious power 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 Most High, 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.
V. Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered, hostile powers. R. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered, the root of David. V. Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord R. As we have hoped in Thee. V. O Lord, hear my prayer. R. And let my cry come unto Thee
LET US PRAY God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy name, and we humbly implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel St. Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls.
Litany of Saint Michael the Archangel
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels, pray for us.
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Most glorious attendant of the Triune Divinity,
Prayer To St Michael For Personal Protection
*Pray for us is repeated after each invocation Standing at the right of the Altar of Incense, Ambassador of Paradise, Glorious Prince of the heavenly armies, Leader of the angelic hosts, Warrior who thrust Satan into Hell, Defender against the wickedness and snares of the devil, Standard-bearer of God’s armies, Defender of divine glory, First defender of the Kingship of Christ, Strength of God, Invincible prince and warrior, Angel of peace, Guardian of the Christian Faith, Guardian of the Legion of Saint Michael, Champion of God’s people, Champion of the Legion of Saint Michael, Guardian angel of the Eucharist, Defender of the Church, Defender of the Legion of Saint Michael, Protector of the Sovereign Pontiff, Protector of the Legion of Saint Michael, Angel of Catholic Action, Powerful intercessor of Christians, Bravest defender of those who hope in God, Guardian of our souls and bodies, Healer of the sick, Help of those in their agony, Consoler of the souls in Purgatory, God’s messenger for the souls of the just, Terror of the evil spirits, Victorious in battle against evil, Guardian and Patron of the Universal Church
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
Pray for us, O glorious Saint Michael, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let Us Pray Sanctify us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, with Thy holy blessing, and grant us, by the intercession of Saint Michael, that wisdom which teaches us to lay up treasures in Heaven by exchanging the goods of this world for those of eternity, Thou Who lives and reigns, world without end. Amen. Relying, O Lord, upon the intercession of Thy blessed Archangel Michael, we humbly beg of Thee, that the Holy Eucharist in whose presence we kneel, may make our soul holy and pleasing to Thee. Through Christ Our Lord. R. ஆமென்
Welcome to St.Michael the Arch Angel Shrine, Rajavoor
Michael is an archangel in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic tradition. He is viewed as the field commander of the Army of God. He is mentioned by name in the Book of Daniel, the Book of Jude, and the Book of Revelation, in which he leads God’s armies against Satan’s forces during his uprising.In the book of Daniel, Michael appears as “one of the chief princes” who in Daniel’s vision comes to Gabriel’s aid in his contest with the angel of Persia (Dobiel). Michael is also described there as the advocate of the Children of Israel and as a “great prince who stands up for the children of your Daniel’s people”.
Michael is also considered in many Christian circles as the patron saint of the warrior.In late medieval Christianity, Michael, together with Saint George, became the patron saint of chivalry. Although he is always called “the Archangel,” the Greek Fathers and many others place him over all the angels – as Prince of the Seraphim. St. Michael is the patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police and sickness.
Rajavoor and the Festival
St Michael the faithful flock every Saturdays to attend the Holy Mass and Adoration.People specially affected by diabolical disturbances are freed.The shrine is increasingly becoming famous in that area.Hundred percent of the local population are Roman Catholics.This Parish comes under Kottar Diocese.The nearby village is Rajavoor with a sizable Roman Catholic population. The place is known for St Michael’s Shrine.
The annual feast starts on the first Friday of May with Flag Hoisting followed by a ten day Mass and adoration. Eight and Ninth day will be marked with the car procession of St Michael the Arch angel. People affiliated to different faith without any difference gather here every Saturday for mass and adoration. The people here are Roman Catholics and parish belongs to the Kottar Diocese. The other part of this village is North Rajavoor blessed with the Our Lady of Presentation Church attached to Rajavoor Parish. The annual feast starts from 24 January to 2 February. The occasion is marked with the Candle Mass.
HISTORY OF RAJAVOOR
Rajavoor (Vanchi Marthandanalloor) is a village located in Thovaalai Taluk of Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu. The village is very near to Marungur and Thovalai.
Rajavoor is divided into ‘Vadakkur’ and ‘Therkur’ according to the caste population. While Vellalars dominate Vadakkur North part of the village, the southern part ‘Therkur’ is dominated by Nadar community.
Rajavoor has nearly 99% Catholic population. Uniqueness of this village is the caste system followed so deep that Therkur and Vadakur have separate Catholic churches for each community. Another specialty about this village is, migrant Christian Vellalar population from Thirunelveli district settled in three villages of Kanyakumari and those villages include Rajavur, Ramapuram – near Vellamadam and Ramanathich-chan Pudur and only at Rajavur, Vellalars were forced to depend on Nadar community for their religious activities, while the other two is dominated by them. These Vellalars came to Ramanathichan Pudur from the villages of Panneer Kulam, Kombadi and Kuruvinaththam of Thirunelveli district via Naaguneri and Vadakkankulam during 17th century and have constructed a church there at Ramanathichan pudur during 1780. Then they have occupied Ramapuram and then have come to Rajavoor.
This village population was depending on Myladi- a village located 8 km away – to educate their wards before and after independence. Even during 1970s and 1980s the population was very much dependent on a near by village called Marungur for health care facilities. Freedom Fighters from this village lost their life during 1932 shooting at Suchindram.
Rajavoor is known for St. Michael’s Shrine which is located at Therkur South Rajavoor. The annual feast starts on the first Friday of May with a flag hoisting followed by a ten day Mass and adoration. The eighth and ninth days are marked with a car procession to St. Michael, the Arch angel. People affiliated to different faith without any difference gather there as well. The Roman Catholics and parish belongs to the Kottar Diocese.
North Rajavoor Vadakkoor, has a church for Our Lady of Presentation kaanikkai maathaa Church and is attached to the South Rajavoor Therkoor Parish.