Today the church celebrates the Feast of the Archangels. In scripture we read of three of these angels, Gabriel who announces to Mary that she is to be the mother of God, Michael who conquers Satan and all his evil angels, and Raphael who accompanies Tobias on his journey.
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
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.