For some time now I’ve been asking you readers to invoke Saint Michael, asking that you pray the Saint Michael prayer once for my intentions and then once for you and yours. Many of you have also had Masses offered for me. Thank you. Don’t forget to include each other in the latter prayer!
I think things are going well. The reason I say that is that some of you who are praying this prayer are being harassed a bit by Satan’s minions. That must mean that the prayers are very much needed, very much appreciated by our Lord, very much despised by Satan’s minions.
I thank you for your continued prayer. Satan doesn’t like getting kicked in the face by Saint Michael. That’s O.K. by me.
And an update to this post (already): I am distressed that I keep getting even more reports of getting harassed when this prayer is being recited for my intetions and then for all of you who are praying. I would just like to say that there is no reason to fear. This is Satan’s tactic to stop you from praying.
If you are being extraordinarily tempted, use this as an occasion to grow in simplicity, in trust, before our Lord, like a little child, no matter what… always more simple, more humble, more trusting in Him, instead of getting intense with our pretending to be able to control everything, then getting frustrated, then getting depressed, then risking falling into sin.
If you (also) being physically harassed, simply offer yourself as a living intercession for the good of Christ’s Mystical Body. This goes for temptation as well. Have no fear. Rather, be a good solidier of this Church Militant!
Again: If there is such extraordinary frustration on Satan’s minions’ part (which is why they would strike out instead of continuing to hide themselves), it is only because those of you who are praying are so very much loved by our Lord, who holds your prayer to be most precious. Jesus is the Lord of History, but He wants us to pray. Please, don’t give up now! Join us if you haven’t already. Just make sure you are someone who goes to confession regularly! Yikes and Yikes again! Let’s pray:
Sancte Michael Archangele,
defende nos in proelio;
contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium.
Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur:
tuque, Princeps militiae Caelestis,
satanam aliosque spiritus malignos,
qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo,
divina virtute in infernum detrude.
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle; be our protection
against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan
and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.