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prayer to st. michael

Hey kiddo! Do you know who St. Michael is? He is a very special guy that some people believe can help protect us from bad things in the world, like evil and harm.

So, when someone prays to St. Michael, it’s like they're talking to him and asking him for help. They might ask him to help protect them and their loved ones from bad things, like getting hurt or feeling scared.

Sometimes, people pray a special prayer called the Prayer to St. Michael. It goes like this:

“St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense 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, thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.”

This prayer is asking St. Michael to help us fight against bad things and to protect us from the Devil, who is a bad guy who wants to do harm.

Some people find comfort in praying to St. Michael because they believe that he is watching over them and helping to keep them safe.