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

7 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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