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. Hale, 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 blessedness of the world to come” may be a reference to Luke 20:36
“and do your will on earth as it is done in heaven” is a reference to Matthew 6:10
“their example and do your will on earth as it is done in heaven” in the 1888 translation is rendered “the example of their obedience, and delight to do Thy pleasure.” The wording above was chosen to make the allusion to the Lord’s Prayer more obvious.
Lord God, heavenly Father,
you command your angels concerning us to guard us in all our ways
against the tyranny of the devil
and against the evils in this dark world.
Continue to guard us with your holy angels.
Strengthen us by your Spirit,
that your will is done by humanity on earth
as it is done by the angels in heaven,
that we may live to please you here,
and forever praise you in heaven.
Source: Wilhelm Löhe. Freely adapted from Seed Grains of Prayer, A Manual for Evangelical Christians, Wartburg Press, Chicago, 1914 (#314)
“You command your angels” is a reference to Psalm 91:11
“Your will is done…” is a reference to Matthew 6:10
O most glorious and exalted Lord,
you are glorified in the heights above
by servants of fire and spirit in most holy fashion,
yet in your love you wished to be glorified
by humanity on earth as well,
so that you might exalt our mortal race
and make us like supernal beings
and brothers in your dominion.
Free us, Lord, in your compassion
from whatever cares hinder the worship of you,
and teach us to seek the kingdom and its righteousness
in accordance with your holy commandments that bring freedom;
and bring us at last to your heavenly kingdom
along with all the saints in your glory,
where we will sing your praises.
Source: Maronite Shehimto, Syrian Orthodox Daily Office Book
Also found here: Modified from http://ccnh.org/pages/worship/Readings/Surrender/O%20most%20glorious%20and%20exalt.doc
“…in accordance with your holy commandments that bring life; and may we become worthy of that kingdom along with all the saints who have done your will, and may we sing your praises.”
Alteration was made to be in line with Galatians 3:21, James 1:25 and Revelation 7:14
“Servants of fire and spirit” is a reference to Psalm 104:4