Saint Michael the Archangel is referenced in the Holy Book of the Christians and has been part of Christians teachings since the earliest times.
According to the catechism of the Catholic Church: “The whole life of the church benefits from the mysterious and powerful help of the angels” and archangel Michael is the most superior of angels.
Catholics often refer to Michael as "Holy Michael, the Archangel" or “St. Michael”.
It is believed that wearing a Saint Michael’s medal will provide you with protection.
The archangel Michael is the patron of both the military officers and the police officers and people who work in dangerous conditions, such as security officers.
As portrayed in the holy teachings the medal is the epitome of some of the values upheld by law enforcement like honor, duty, and the victory of good over evil. This is the perfect reason why the medallion of the archangel Michael is revered and loved by the law enforcement agents.
When it comes to the symbolic meaning of the medallion of the archangel Michael there are few things worth knowing. St. Michael the archangel is know because he is:
In the New Testament, in the Book of Revelation, the Archangel Michael leads God's armies against Satan's forces, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan.
It is Saint Michael who escorts the faithful in their final hour and to their own day of judgment, interceding before Christ.
In Matthew 16:27, Jesus Christ says that angels will accompany him on Judgment Day, when all people who have ever lived will receive consequences and rewards based on how they lived their lives: “For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done.”
St. Michael, with his angels, fought the victorious battle against Satan and the rebellious angels, who they cast into hell. For this reason he is venerated as the guardian of the Church.
“Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it. “- Rev. 12:7-9
Lately, in a 2007 address, Pope Benedict XVI urged the bishops he was ordaining to take Michael as a model in making room in the world for God, countering denials of him and thus defending man's greatness, and in acting as "true guardian angels" of the Church.
St. Michael the Archangel is also seen as the defender of Christians and a good example of saints because of his strength and dedication to God, his tenacity to do the will of God as seen in the holy book. He is the leader of the army of God and the main opponent to the devil and he represents love for good triumphing over the devil.
Not only Saint Michael the Archangel is a warrior angel but also God’s most powerful angel who is a protector and defender. He is known as the protector and defender of Christians thus many people pray often to him for protection.
There are several prayers that we can use to call upon St Michael for assistance in our own life, especially to overcome evil darkness.
Prayers For Help Against Spiritual Enemies
Glorious Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly hosts, who stands always ready to give assistance to the people of God; who fought with the dragon, the old serpent, and cast him out of heaven, and now valiantly defends the Church of God that the gates of hell may never prevail against her, I earnestly entreat you to assist me also, in the painful and dangerous conflict which I sustain against the same formidable foe. Be with me, O mighty Prince! that I may courageously fight and vanquish that proud spirit, whom you, by the Divine Power, gloriously overthrew, and whom our powerful King, Jesus Christ, has, in our nature, completely overcome; so having triumphed over the enemy of my salvation, I may with you and the holy angels, praise the clemency of God who, having refused mercy to the rebellious angels after their fall, has granted repentance and forgiveness to fallen man. Amen.
Short Prayer For Help Against Spiritual Enemies
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.
Prayer for Protection of the Church and all her Members
O glorious St. Michael, guardian and defender of the Church of Jesus Christ, come to the assistance of this Church, against which the powers of hell are unchained, guard with especial care her august Head, and obtain that for him and for us the hour of triumph may speedily arrive.
O glorious Archangel St. Michael, watch over us during life, defend us against the assaults of the demon, assist us especially at the hour of death; obtain for us a favorable judgment, and the happiness of beholding God face to face for endless ages. Amen.
Also, it is advisable for us to pray to St. Michael the Archangel when we are most vulnerable to the devil: at night when we sleep.
Invoke Michael the archangel to protect us at night while we sleep
Sweet Jesus receive our souls! May the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph,
and all the Saints and Angels, glorify and love the Sacred Heart of Jesus
For us, this night, and pray for us to our Lord, that we may be preserved
during it from all sin and evil.
Blessed St. Michael, defend us in the day of battle, that we may not be
lost at the dreadful judgment. O Angels of God to whose care we are
committed by the Supreme Majesty, enlighten, govern and defend us,
this night, from all sin and danger.
Save us, O Lord, waking, and keep us sleeping, that we may watch with
Christ, and rest in peace. Amen.
The Saint Michael pendant is the perfect gift for those who have sworn to protect as it is regarded as the ultimate foe of the devil as depicted in the medallion, with St. Michael raising a sword and his foot on top of the devil. The image of St. Michael the Archangel on medals, often show him with a sword and shield in battle with the Devil (portrayed as a dragon). Michael fights for good to prevail over evil and empowers believers to set their faith in God on fire with passion. It’s interesting to see that the Archangel doesn’t kill the dragon, it only overpowers it. In the same way, disciples must overpower the dragon of their lower self. Understanding the symbol of the dragon already weakens it. Meditate on this image.
Wear a medallion of St. Michael the Archangel and ask for Michael's help to gain the courage you need to overcome your fears, obtain strength to resist temptations to sin and to do what's right and stay safe in dangerous situations.
He will always be there for you and protect you.
CATHOLICALLY carries a beautiful model of St. Michael the Archangel medal, 925 sterling silver, which can be blessed by Pope Francis on request; for your devotion and protection.
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