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Family prayer to St. Michael
Leader: The Lord, King of archangels.
All: Come, let us adore, alleluia.
Leader: I looked up and saw a man standing there clad all in linen and his girdle was of fine gold. Clear as a topaz his body was, like the play of lightning shone his face; and like burning crosses his eyes; arms and legs of him had the sheen of bronze, and when he spoke, it was like the murmur of a throng.
All: He bestows favors on those nations who honor him, and his prayer leads them to the kingdom of heaven, alleluia.
Leader: The angel Michael, chief in paradise, to whom the angelic citizens pay honor.
All: Most glorious prince, Archangel Michael, be mindful of us here and everywhere; pray ever for us to the Son of God, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Leader: From the writings of Pope St. Gregory the Great:
Michael means “Who is like God!” When any work of remarkable power is to be done, we are told it is Michael who is sent, that from both his action and his name we may understand that none can accomplish what God in His might accomplishes.
All: Salvation belongs to our God, Alleluia.
Leader: Let us pray. O God, who ordained the services of angels and men in wonderful order, be pleased to grant that our life on earth may be guarded by those who stand always ready to serve You in heaven. Through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen. Christ conquers, Christ reigns!