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Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle
Be our safeguard 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, cast into Hell, Satan and all other evil spirits who
prowl through the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the conflict

Glorious Prince of the Celestial Host, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the conflict which we have to sustain against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places (Eph. 6:12). Come to the rescue of men whom God has redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. It is thou whom Holy Church venerates as her guardian and her protector; thou whom the Lord has charged to conduct redeemed souls into Heaven. Pray therefore, the God of peace, to subdue Satan beneath our feet, that he may no longer retain men captive nor do injury to the Church. Present our prayers to the Most High, that without delay they may draw His mercy down upon us. Seize “the dragon, the ancient serpent, which is the devil and Satan,” bind him and “cast him into the bottomless pit, that he may no longer seduce the nations.” (Rev. 20:2-3)

LITANY FOR THE CONVERSION OF AMERICA

Invocations I
For Private Use.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven,
have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the World,
have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit,
have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God,
have mercy on us.

Our Lady of America,
pray for us.

Immaculate Conception,
pray for us, sinners.

Our Lady of Guadalupe,
deliver us from all infanticide.

Our Lady of Fatima,
deliver us from the errors of Russia.

Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs
deliver us from spiritual sloth, undue curiosity and unease of mind.

Our Lady, Help of Christians,
deliver us from apostasy.

Our Lady of Refuge,
deliver us from Sodom.

Our Lady, Comfortress of the Afflicted,
deliver us from moral complacency.

Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners,
deliver us from a lack of shamefulness.

Our Lady, Health of the Weak,
deliver us from vain perceptions.

Our Lady, Morning Star,
deliver us from envy and avarice.

Our Lady, Gate of Heaven,
deliver us from impenitence.

Our Lady, Ark of the Covenant,
deliver us from constitutional manipulation.

Our Lady, House of Gold,
deliver us from unjust taxation.

Our Lady, Tower of Ivory,
deliver us from incompetent and corrupt leaders.

Our Lady, Tower of David,
deliver us from political scandals and malice.

Our Lady, Mystical Rose,
deliver us from all scandal and gossip.

Our Lady, Vessel of Singular Devotion,
deliver us from mindless entertainment.

Our Lady, Cause of Our Joy,
deliver us from needless self-pity and sadness.

Our Lady, Virgin Most Faithful,
deliver us from national dissolution and a loss of sovereignty.

Our Lady, Virgin Most Merciful,
deliver us from our own worst inclinations in compromise.

Our Lady, Virgin Most Renowned,
deliver us from the culture of celebrity.

Our Lady, Virgin Most Venerable,
deliver us from cultural depravity and perversion.

Our Lady, Mother of Our Redeemer,
deliver us from heresy and persecution.

Our Lady, Most Amiable,
deliver us from rudeness and incivility.

Our Lady, Mother Undefiled,
deliver us from the all social turpitude.

Our Lady, Mother Most Pure,
deliver us from immodesty in daily life.

Our Lady, Mother of Divine Grace,
deliver us from contraception, sterilization and experimentation.

Our Lady, Holy Mother of God,
deliver us from the rejection of fathers as just heads of families.

Our Lady, O Holy Mary,
deliver us from all blasphemy.

Our Lady of Prosperity,
deliver us from unjust wages and money speculation.

Our Lady of Prompt Succor,
deliver us from socialist tendencies.

Our Lady of Consolation
deliver us from fear and a lack of courage.

Our Lady of Good Counsel,
deliver us from the deceit of pride.

Our Lady of Good Succor,
deliver us from a lack of due vigilance.

Our Lady of the Dove,
deliver us from the schemes of rash and perilous dreamers.

Our Lady of Lourdes,
deliver us from medically induced suicide.

Our Lady of the Thorn,
deliver us from petty quarrels.

Our Lady of Victory,
deliver us from all lying and dissimulation.

Our Lady, Mediatrix of All Graces,
deliver us from lip service.

Our Lady of Tears,
deliver us from the removal of Christ the King in society.

Our Lady of Divine Providence,
deliver us from ego and false optimism.

Our Lady of Consolation,
deliver us from despair.

Our Lady of Good Remedy,
deliver us from the tyranny of the self-anointed and their ambitious.

Our Lady of Deliverance,
deliver us from broken families.

Our Lady of Confidence,
deliver us from imperial courts of sanctimony.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel,
deliver us from perjurious leaders.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help,
deliver us from the rejection of the natural law.

Our Lady of the Poor,
deliver us from perduring usury and national debt.

Our Lady of Fire,
deliver us from God’s chastisement, although thoroughly merited.

Our Lady of the Bells,
deliver us from silence in the face of evil.

Our Lady of Good Tidings,
deliver us from deception in and disinformation by the media.

Our Lady of Great Power,
deliver us from foreign entanglements.

Our Lady, Star of the Sea,
deliver us from unexpected storms and disasters.

Our Lady of Safety,
deliver us from onerous bureaucracies.

Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy,
deliver us from faithless priests and prelates.

Our Lady of Ransom,
deliver us from legal inequity.

Our Lady, Immaculate Heart,
deliver us from unclean hearts and lassitude of mind.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart,
deliver us from a reliance on sentimentality.

Our Lady of the Assumption,
deliver us from the culture of the body.

Our Lady of the Holy Cross,
deliver us from the love of ease and luxury.

Our Lady of Sorrows,
deliver us from deadness of soul.

Our Lady of Miracles,
deliver us from the conceit of technology.

Our Lady of the Star,
deliver us from infidels.

Our Lady of Good Help,
deliver us from dependence on false saviors.

Our Lady of Angels,
deliver us from paganism, witchraft and superstition.

Our Lady of Light,
deliver us from our self-induced blindness.

Our Lady of the Rosary,
deliver us from the neglect of piety.

Our Lady of Life,
deliver us from the culture of death.

Our Lady of Peace,
deliver us from unjust and meddlesome wars.

Our Lady, Queen of Heaven and Earth,
deliver us from the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.

Our Lady of America,
deliver us from all enemies.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

Have mercy on us.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. And obtain for us our own conversion and that of our country.

This prayer was composed by Pope Leo XIII in 1886 and is offered for the private recitation of the faithful in accord with the decree of Inde Ab Aliquot Annis of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, September 29, 1985.

Original Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

Glorious Prince of the Celestial Host, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the conflict which we have to sustain against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places (Eph. 6:12). Come to the rescue of men whom God has redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. It is thou whom Holy Church venerates as her guardian and her protector; thou whom the Lord has charged to conduct redeemed souls into Heaven. Pray therefore, the God of peace, to subdue Satan beneath our feet, that he may no longer retain men captive nor do injury to the Church. Present our prayers to the Most High, that without delay they may draw His mercy down upon us. Seize “the dragon, the ancient serpent, which is the devil and Satan,” bind him and “cast him into the bottomless pit, that he may no longer seduce the nations.” (Rev. 20:2-3)
LITANY VERSION 2 FORWARD

Litany of St. Thomas More

Litany of St. Thomas More, OFS 
Martyr and Patron Saint of Statesmen,
Politicians and Lawyers

V. Lord, have mercy
R. Lord have mercy
V. Christ, have mercy
R. Christ have mercy
V. Lord, have mercy
R. Lord have mercy
V. Christ hear US
R. Christ, graciously hear us

V. St. Thomas More, Saint and Martyr,
R. Pray for us {Repeat after each invocation}
St. Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen, Politician and Lawyers
St. Thomas More, Patron of Justices Judges and Magistrates
St Thomas More, Model of integrity and Virtue in Public and Private Life
St. Thomas More, Servant of the Word of God and the Body and Blood of Christ
St. Thomas More, Model of Holiness in the Sacrament of Marriage
St. Thomas More, Teacher of his Children in the Catholic Faith
St Thomas More, Defender of the Weak and the Poor
St Thomas More, Promoter of Human Life arid Dignity

V. Lord, have mercy
R. Lord have mercy
V. Christ, have mercy
R. Christ have mercy
V. Lord, have mercy
R. Lord have mercy
V. Christ hear us
R. Christ, graciously hear us

Let Lis pray:
O Glorious St. Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen,
Politicians, Judges and Lawyers, your life of prayer and
penance and your zeal for justice, integrity and firm
principle in public and family life led you to the path of
martyrdom and sainthood. Intercede for our Statesmen,
politicians, Judges and Lawyers, that they may be
courageous and effective in their defense and promotion of
the sanctity of human life the foundation of all other
human rights. We ask this through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

Written in 2004 by the Most Reverend Michael A. Saltarelli, Eighth Bishop of
Wilmington. Read the Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly’s letter,
“A Call to Informed Participation in the Political Process” at www.cdow.org.
2016 Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.