The Battle Cry of St. Michael the Archangel
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This giclée print is taken from my original oil and gold leaf painting on black walnut wood.
Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
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 hosts, by the power of God, cast into Hell Satan, and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But the dragon and his angels were not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray.
Michael in the Hebrew language means "Who is like God?" or "Who is equal to God?" Michael has been depicted from earliest Christian times as a commander, who holds in his right hand a spear with which he attacks Lucifer/Satan.
Devotion to St. Michael is ancient and widespread. In the face of the rebellion of the fallen angels and the human race, this archangel stands as the Prince of the Heavenly Hosts, guarding a world whose residents seem determined to dethrone and replace God.