Friday, September 22, 2006

Novena to St Michael the Archangel for the Personal Safety of Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI

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Glorious Saint Michael,
guardian and defender
of the Church of Jesus Christ,
come to the assistance of His followers,
against whom the powers of hell are unchained.

Guard with special care our Holy Father,
the Pope, and our bishops, priests,
all our religious and lay people,
and especially the children.

Saint Michael,
watch over us during life,
defend us against the assaults of the demon,
and assist us especially at the hour of death.

Help us achieve the happiness
of beholding God face to face
for all eternity.
Amen.

Saint Michael,
intercede for me with God
in all my necessities,
especially:

The personal safety of Our Holy Father,
Pope Benedict XVI, particularly on his
planned trip to Turkey.


Obtain for me a favourable outcome
in the matter I recommend to you.
Mighty prince of the heavenly host,
and victor over rebellious spirits,
remember me for I am weak and sinful
and so prone to pride and ambition.

Be for me, I pray,
my powerful aid in temptation and difficulty,
and above all do not forsake me
in my last struggle with the powers of evil.

Amen.
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