St Michael the Archangel Prayer In Latin and English (Short Form)

st michael the archangel in latin

St Michael the Archangel Prayer In Latin

Sáncte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proélio, cóntra nequítiam et insídias diáboli ésto præsídium. Ímperet ílli Déus, súpplices deprecámur: tuque, prínceps milítiæ cæléstis, Sátanam aliósque spíritus malígnos, qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in múndo, divína virtúte, in inférnum detrúde. Ámen.


Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer in English

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.


The St Michael the Archangel prayer is a powerful prayer that every Catholic should know by heart. St Michael, through the power of God, is singularly qualified to take care of the devil and his demons.  Pray the prayer anytime you feel you are in danger or if you feel particularly oppressed by evil influence.  Pray this prayer when you are faced with temptations of sins against purity.  You can be sure the devil will flee if you beg St Michael for his intercession.  Pray the St Michael prayer, when your kids are being rebellious, and have abandoned God.  Pray this prayer when your marriage is in trouble or when you are feeling depressed.

It is said that “the Devil hates Latin”. This is why it’s also important to learn to pray the St Michael prayer in Latin. There is something powerful about praying this prayer in a “dead” language that cannot change – a beautiful, ancient language.

As Catholics, we have resource to the Saints who will intercede for us if we but ask.  As powerful an angel as St Michael is he is also, tender and ready to fight Satan and his minions on behalf of God’s people.

We can’t fight the devil alone,  as we are only human, but with God’s help and the intercession of St Michael,  we can overcome any influence from the devil.


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St Michael the Archangel Prayer Sung in Latin

5 thoughts on “St Michael the Archangel Prayer In Latin and English (Short Form)

  1. Kathy Donohue

    In my last operation, for epilepsy, half my brain was taken out. I’m trying to learn Latin, so far no luck. Other then the Ave Maria what are some songs in Latin. Unless they have the reading in both English and Latin. I’m most likely the only one.

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  2. Ernesto Pilotin

    I love to pray always to my dear patron St.Michael the Archangel daily ,I have so many experiences to fight evil spirits when I feel my hair is up,especially walking at night in dark places,I quickly pray the St.Michael’s prayer and immediately I felt free,and delivered from bad spirits,Amen,I used to pray this exorcism prayer of St.Michael every Angelus 6am,12 noon but especially at 6pm

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