Prayer of Entrustment to
Gabriel and Raphael the
Appointed captain of the Heavenly Hosts and defender of the Elect of God, we - delivered by you from afflictions - offer this Hymn of Thanksgiving, while entreating you, through the Grace of God and enlisting the Intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to set us free from all distress so that we may eternally cry with faith and love and with total abandonment:
Prayer of Entrustment
O great and holy Michael,
Archangel of God, standing at the head of the angels before the
everlasting Trinity, O advocate
and preserver of
mankind, who - with your hosts - has broken in Heaven
the head of the
daystar, Satan, the exceedingly proud one, and who always puts to shame
evil and cunning servants on Earth, we come to you with faith, and ask
with confidence to:
and firm bastion for the Elect of God, protecting us with your
Be for us a guardian
angel, a wise counselor and helper, bringing to us from the foot of the
of the Eternal Ruling King and Lord, our God, enlightenment and
peace and comfort and a desire to serve Him Eternally.
Be for us the chief
captain and fellow-fighter,
crowning us with glory and victory over unjust adversaries,
so that all who oppose us may know that God and His holy angels stand
Be, in union with
Raphael, the physician and healer of those wounded.
Be the pillar
defender of the children of God who are in captivity.
Forsake not, 0 Archangel
of God, with your help and protection, those
of us who
today glorify your holy name. For, behold, though we are great
desire not to perish in our iniquities but to turn to the Lord and,
Him, only live for good works.
Illuminate our minds with
the light of the
Countenance of God that shines without ceasing,
that we may understand that the Will of God is always good and perfect
and knows all that is right for us to do, and even that which is right
Strengthen, through the
the Lord, our weak and feeble purpose, so
that, made firm in the Commandments of the Lord, we may cease to wallow
earthly thoughts of the flesh as senseless children drawn by the world
Above all, ask from on high, for us, a true spirit of repentance, true sorrow and contrition for our sins before God, so that we may spend the remaining number of our days in this temporal life, not in the satisfying of our feelings and in the bondage to our passions, but in the service of God while blotting out all the evil that we may have done in the past by means of works of charity and acts of loving mercy.
When the hour of our end,
our liberation from the earthly bonds of our own bodies, draws near, O
of God, leave us not without defense against the earthly spirits of
try to hinder the entry of man into the Heavenly places. Preserved by
you, and assisted by the prayers of our Heavenly Mother and those of
we, without hindrance, reach Paradise
where there is neither sorrow nor sighing, but only life without end.
May we be
made worthy to behold the Face of our all-gracious Lord and Master, and
at His feet with tears, may we cry out in joy and tender feeling:
our most tender, dear Redeemer, Who, because of Your great love for us,
unworthy servants and handmaidens, has been pleased to send Your
archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, in the
service of our salvation!
May all the powers of Heaven praise You, and give Glory, Honor and Thanksgiving to You, Most Holy Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - now and ever and forever. Amen.