For Personal Protection
St. Michael, the Archangel!
chief and champion of the heavenly hosts;
guardian of the souls of men;
conqueror of the rebel angels!
How beautiful art thou,
in thy heaven-made armor.
We love thee,
dear Prince of Heaven!
We, thy happy clients,
yearn to enjoy thy special protection.
Obtain for us from God a share of thy sturdy courage;
pray that we may have a strong and tender love for our Redeemer and,
in every danger or temptation,
be invincible against the enemy of our souls.
O standard-bearer of our salvation!
Be with us in our last moments and when our souls quit this earthly exile,
carry them safely to the judgement seat of Christ,
and may Our Lord and Master bid thee bear us speedily
to the kingdom of eternal bliss.
Teach us ever to repeat the sublime cry: “Who is like unto God?”