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

st michael the archangel in latin

The St Michael the Archangel prayer is a powerful prayer that every Catholic should know by heart. It is prayer that it is especially needed in the times we are living in. There are enemies outside and within, who would like nothing more than to destroy the Church and to wipe all traces of Christianity from the planet.

St Michael, through the power of God, is singularly qualified to take care of the devil and his demons. After all, through the power of God, he cast Satan out of heaven when he rebelled against God.

In the same way, worldly powers of today are proud enough to actually believe they can destroy the Church, and the Kingdom of God. Their beliefs are reinforced when Church leaders capitulate and reaffirm their evil beliefs. These leaders don’t understand that when we resist Satan, we become stronger and he and his demons grow weaker.

Pray the prayer anytime you feel you are in danger or if you feel particularly oppressed by evil influence.   Pray for St Michael’s intercession. He will protect you.

Pray this prayer when you are faced with temptations of sins against purity.   St Michael can help us not only with physical danger but spiritual danger. In fact he can help us resist all the wiles of the devil.

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.


St Michael the Archangel Prayer In Latin

Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium. Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur: tuque, Princeps militiae caelestis, in virtute Dei, in infernum detrude satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo. Amen.


Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer in English

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness 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 the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..


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St Michael the Archangel Prayer Sung in Latin

12 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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  3. Nicholas

    To the author of this article: One should not encourage prayer in a language not known to that person, especially if the prayers are foreign and one has no indication of what the text says. Satan does truly hate Latin when it is spoken by someone who has studied it, and understands the weight of the words he speaks. This prayer, when spoken in Latin, is considered a solemn exorcism by the Church, an exorcism worthy of a Supreme Pontiff. When spoken by a layman who does not know what it means or its part in liturgy, its use is but of empty words against the blazers of hell.

    If you want your audience to pray in Latin, why don’t you consider writing an article about how easy it would be to learn one of the official languages of the Church. There are several brilliant books that with minimal time (six months) and effort (thirty minutes a day), one is able to read and understand most Ecclesiastical Latin.

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    1. BeautySoAncient Post author

      Hello Nicholas,

      You don’t need to know Latin to pray in Latin. A cursory Google search will produce Latin prayers with their English translations side by side.

      Furthermore, laity have been praying Latin prayers for centuries, like the Pater Noster for example. I don’t know anyone who consistently prays a prayer in Latin that they are not already familiar with in their vernacular. That includes the St Michael Prayer in this article.

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    2. Rivka

      Hi Nicholas, I agree with your point that we should know the language. The prayer posted is actually not the best translation and confuses the translation significantly. You might be praying words that do not match your intentions at all. HERE IS THE ACTUAL TRANSLATION OF THE PRAYER ABOVE – ITS A GOOD IDEA TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE PRAYING:

      Saint Michael Archangel, defend us in battle against evil and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him from punishment, and pray, and do, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, the spirit of Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls, the power of God, thrust into hell. Amen.

      versus another translation which is a far more direct translation:

      Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium. Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur: tuque, Princeps militiae caelestis, in virtute Dei, in infernum detrude satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo. Amen.

      which translates to:
      Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness 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 the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

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      1. BeautySoAncient Post author

        Hey there Rivka! I both agree and disagree with you. I have never seen the first translation, but the second one, “be our protection against the wickedness and snare of the devil, is the translation I meant to include, so thank you! Updating.

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  4. Linda M

    I agree, I go to Latin Mass and these prayers are often said, at first it was difficult to learn them, but now it comes easy and since I speak spanish some words are not to foreign to me

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  5. Sidney Dorsett

    Pray only to God, the Father in Heaven:
    1 Timothy 2:5 ESV
    For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

    John 14:6 ESV
    Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

    1 John 4:1 ESV
    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

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    1. Scott

      Sidney, we read scripture we know who God is, we know who jesus is. We know there is one savior/mediator. I’m sorry you are confused.

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