Most glorious Prince of the Heavenly Armies,
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in “our battle against principalities and powers,
against the rulers of this world of darkness,
against the spirits of wickedness in the high places” [Eph. 6:12].
Come to the assistance of men
whom God has created to His likeness
and whom He has redeemed at a great price
from the tyranny of the devil.
Holy Church venerates thee as her guardian and protector;
to thee, the Lord has entrusted the souls of the redeemed
to be led into heaven.
Pray therefore the God of Peace
to crush Satan beneath our feet,
that he may no longer retain men captive
and do injury to the Church.
Offer our prayers to the Most High,
that without delay they may draw His mercy down upon us;
take hold of “the dragon,
the old serpent,
which is the devil and Satan”,
bind him that he may no longer seduce the nations” [Apoc. 20:2].