St. Michael and All Angels

A Collection of Prayers

The Christian Church remembers God’s servants, the angels, on September 29. The festival is called “St. Michael and All Angels” because Michael is described in Scripture as the mighty prince or general over all the angels. See Daniel 12:1 and Revelation 12:7.

O Lord, King Eternal,
send us your holy angels
to defend us in both soul and body.
Just as you have called us to share with them
the blessedness of the world to come,
may we follow their example
and do your will on earth as it is done in heaven;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Freely modified from Mozarabic Collects, ed. Rev. Chas. R. Halle, New York, 1881, p. 45 #3 (St. Michael and All Angels, September 29)

“send us your holy angels to defend us in both soul and body” is a reference to Psalm 91:11

“you have called us to share with them the…

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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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