Besides the St. Michael Prayer, there are a few powerful devotions to the Archangel, whose name defies Satan’s rebellion in its meaning: “Who is like God?” Here are a few of them:
Not only is St. Michael our defender against evil, but he is also a holy model of Christian perfection for us to imitate. He is crucial for our times – in moments of despair; for those suffering all sorts of ailments; everyone affected by war, poverty, or natural disaster; for all of the addicted; for those trapped in trafficking; etc.
St. Michael is the utmost example of humility, because he personally fought against the greatest and first sin – that of pride. In turn, we would do well to call upon him when we are battling bouts of pride in the form of jealousy or envy, anger or unforgiveness, vanity or narcissism.
Because all angels are pure spirit, their virtues are far superior to ours. As humans, we are fickle and constantly alter our decisions, sometimes based on appetitive faculties instead of our intellect. Angels, however, do not engage in this sort of behavior. They are constant and true in their worship and service of God, and therefore, are perfect helpers for those of us who struggle in fidelity.
St. Michael’s strength and courage should lead us to greater confidence in God’s goodness and providence in our lives. He unabashedly defeated Satan during the fall of the angels, and he continues to rush to our aid when we are feeble of heart, worried, or paralyzed with fear.
Each time you find yourself spiraling into unholy darkness, call upon your friend, St. Michael, and he will rescue you.