Introduction to the Exorcism Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

Lord, deliver us from evil with this very powerful prayer of exorcism with St. Michael the Archangel and the holy cross of St. Benedict against the devil and demons. It can be said for deliverance against any evil to obtain God’s help. This exorcism is an official Catholic prayer that laymen can say for themselves only.

Other prayers for angels and archangels are available here, but I especially recommend the Saint Raphael prayer.

Listen Here to the Exorcism Prayer to Saint Michael:

You will find in this video from my Youtube channel With Mary the Exorcism Prayer to Saint Michael:

Opening Prayer

Lord deliver us from all evil with this prayer against enemies, this prayer of exorcism that is given to us by the Church to fight against the devil and demons. The prayer that I propose to you today is very powerful, it is called the exorcism of Leo 13, written to drive away the devil and prayer of protection against all evil in our life, our families, the society.

It can be said when we suppose a demon action that manifests itself in spiritual battles, temptations, illnesses, attacks, wickedness, calamities of any kind. It can be prayed by all the faithful on a personal basis, but it cannot be prayed on anyone else except by a priest. This is the instruction that the Church gives us to protect us.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Creator Spirit to visit us,
Come and enlighten the souls of your children,
Fill our hearts with grace and light,
You who created all things with love. You, the Gift, the envoy of the Most High God,
You made yourself for us the Defender,
You are the Love, the Fire, the living source,
Strength and sweetness of the Lord’s grace. Give us the seven gifts of your love,
You the finger that works in the name of the Father,
You whose reign and coming he promised us,
You who inspire our tongues to sing. Put your light in us, set us on fire,
In our hearts, spread the love of the Father,
Come and strengthen our bodies in their weakness,
And give us your eternal strength. Drive away the enemy who threatens us,
Hasten to give us peace,
That we may walk under your guidance,
And our lives be washed clean of sin. Let us see the face of the Most High,
And reveal to us the face of the Son,
And thou the common Spirit that gathereth them together,
Come into our hearts, that we may believe in you forever. Glory to God, our Father, in heaven,
Glory to the Son who rises from the underworld,
Glory to the Spirit of Strength and Wisdom,
For ever and ever.

Psalm 68:2-3 (67)

2 may his enemies be scattered;
may those who hate him flee before him. 3 As the smoke is dispersed, disperse them;
as wax is melted by fire,
so may the wicked perish before God.

Psalm 35:21-9 (34)

1 Oppose, O LORD, those who oppose me;
war upon those who make war upon me. 2 Take up the shield and buckler;
rise up in my defense. 3 Brandish lance and battle-ax
against my pursuers.
Say to my soul,
« I am your salvation. » 4 Let those who seek my life
be put to shame and disgrace.
Let those who plot evil against me
be turned back and confounded. 5 Make them like chaff before the wind,
with the angel of the LORD driving them on. 6 Make their way slippery and dark,
with the angel of the LORD pursuing them. 7 Without cause they set their snare for me;
without cause they dug a pit for me. 8 Let ruin overtake them unawares;
let the snare they have set catch them;
let them fall into the pit they have dug. 9 Then I will rejoice in the LORD,
exult in God’s salvation.


Lord, deliver us from evil with this very powerful prayer of exorcism with St. Michael the Archangel and the holy cross of St. Benedict against the devil and demons. It can be said for deliverance against any evil to obtain God's help. This exorcism is an official catholic prayer that laymen can say for themselves only.

Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
Composed by Pope Leo XIII

Most glorious prince of the heavenly hosts, Archangel St Michael, defend us in the battle and in the tremendous struggle we carry on against the Principalities and Powers, against the rulers of the world of darkness and all evil spirits.

Come to the help of man, whom God created immortal, fashioned to His own image and likeness, and rescued at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. With the great army of the holy angels fight today the battle of the Lord as thou didst of old fight against Lucifer, the leader of the proud, and his apostate angels, who were powerless against thee, and they had no longer a place in Heaven; and that monster, the old serpent who is called the devil and Satan, that seduces the whole world, was cast into hell with his angels.

But now that first enemy and homicide has regained his insolent boldness. Taking on the appearance of an angel of light, he has invaded the earth, and with his whole train of evil spirits he is prowling about among men, striving to blot out the name of God and of His Christ, to capture, to destroy, to drag to eternal perdition the souls destined to the crown of eternal glory.

That malignant dragon is pouring abroad, like a foul stream, into the souls of men of ruined intellect and corrupt heart the poison of his wickedness, the spirit of lying, of impiety and blasphemy, the pestilent breath of impurity and of all vice and iniquity. Most cunning enemies have filled with bitterness and drenched with gall the Church, the Spouse of the Lamb without spot, and have lifted impious hands against all that is most sacred in it.

Even in the holy place where the See of Blessed peter and the chair of truth was set up to enlighten the world, they have raised the abominable throne of their impiety with the iniquitous hope that the Shepherd may be stricken and the flock scattered abroad.

Arise, then, unconquerable Prince, defend the people of God against the assaults of the reprobate spirits, and give them the victory. Holy Church reveres thee as its guardian and patron; it glories in thee as its defender against the malignant powers of hell; to thee God has committed the souls that are to be conveyed to the seats of the Blessed in eternal happiness.

Pray, then, to the God of peace, that He may put Satan under our feet, so completely vanquished that he may no longer be able to hold men in bondage and work harm to the Church. Offer up our prayers before the Most High, so that the mercies of the Lord may prevent us, and lay hold of the dragon, the old serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and hurl him bound in chains into the abyss where he may no longer seduce the souls of men. Amen.

V. Behold the Cross of the Lord, fly ye hostile ranks.

R. The Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, has conquered.

V. May Thy mercies, O Lord, be fulfilled in us.

R. As we have hoped in Thee.

V. Lord, hear my prayer.

R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

Let us pray

O God, and the Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy name and humbly beseech Thy clemency, that, through the intercession of the ever-immaculate Virgin and our Mother Mary, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, thou wouldst vouchsafe to help us against Satan and all the other unclean spirits that are prowling about the world to the great peril of the human race and the loss of souls. Amen.

Prayer of Exorcism

In the Name of Jesus Christ,
our God and Lord,
strengthened by the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
of Blessed Michael the Archangel,
of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul and all the Saints.
and powerful in the holy authority of our ministry,
we confidently undertake to repulse the attacks and
deceits of the devil.
God arises;
His enemies are scattered
and those who hate Him flee before Him.
As smoke is driven away,
so are they driven;
as wax melts before the fire,
so the wicked perish at the presence of God.
V. Behold the Cross of the Lord, flee bands of enemies.
R. The Lion of the tribe of Juda, the offspring of David,
hath conquered. V. May Thy mercy, Lord, descend upon us.
R. As great as our hope in Thee.
We drive you from us,
whoever you may be,
unclean spirits,
all satanic powers,
all infernal invaders,
all wicked legions,
assemblies and sects.

In the Name and by the power of Our Lord Jesus Christ, + may you be snatched away and driven from the Church of God and from the souls made to the image and likeness of God and redeemed by the Precious Blood of the Divine Lamb.

+ Most cunning serpent, you shall no more dare to deceive the human race, persecute the Church, torment God’s elect and sift them as wheat.

+ The Most High God commands you, + He with whom, in your great insolence, you still claim to be equal.

« God who wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. » [1 Tim. 2:4)

God the Father commands you. + God the Son commands you. + God the Holy Ghost commands you.

+ Christ, God’s Word made flesh, commands you; + He who to save our race outdone through your envy, « humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death » [Phil. 2:8); He who has built His Church on the firm rock and declared that the gates of hell shall not prevail against Her, because He will dwell with Her « all days even to the end of the world. » [Mt. 28:20]

The sacred Sign of the Cross commands you, + as does also the power of the mysteries of the Christian Faith.

+ The glorious Mother of God, the Virgin Mary, commands you; + she who by her humility and from the first moment of her Immaculate Conception crushed your proud head.

The faith of the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and of the other Apostles commands you.

+ The blood of the Martyrs and the pious intercession of all the Saints command you. +

Thus, cursed dragon, and you, diabolical legions, we adjure you by the living God, + by the true God, + by the holy God, + by the God « who so loved the world that He gave up His only Son, that every soul believing in Him might not perish but have life everlasting; » [St.Jn. 3:16] stop deceiving human creatures and pouring out to them the poison of eternal damnation; stop harming the Church and hindering her liberty.

Begone, Satan, inventor and master of all deceit, enemy of man’s salvation.

Give place to Christ in Whom you have found none of your works; give place to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church acquired by Christ at the price of His Blood.

Stoop beneath the all-powerful Hand of God; tremble and flee when we invoke the Holy and terrible Name of Jesus, this Name which causes hell to tremble, this Name to which the Virtues, Powers and Dominations of heaven are humbly submissive, this Name which the Cherubim and Seraphim praise unceasingly repeating: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord, the God of Hosts.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee. V. May the Lord be with thee.
R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

God of heaven,
God of earth,
God of Angels,
God of Archangels,
God of Patriarchs,
God of Prophets,
God of Apostles,
God of Martyrs,
God of Confessors,
God of Virgins,
God who has power to give life after death and rest after work:
because there is no other God than Thee
and there can be no other,
for Thou art the Creator of all things,
visible and invisible,
of Whose reign there shall be no end,
we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy glorious Majesty
and we beseech Thee to deliver us by Thy power
from all the tyranny of the infernal spirits,
from their snares,
their lies and their furious wickedness.
Deign, O Lord,
to grant us Thy powerful protection
and to keep us safe and sound.
We beseech Thee through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
V. From the snares of the devil,
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
V. That Thy Church may serve Thee in peace and liberty:
R. We beseech Thee to hear us.
V. That Thou may crush down all enemies of Thy Church:
R. We beseech Thee to hear us.

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 evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.

Prayer of Saint Padre Pio

Glorious Saint Michael, Prince of the Heavenly Militia,
Protector of the Catholic Church,
defend us against the many enemies that surround us.
Do not allow that today they lead us to offend God:
protect us from the traps
and the pitfalls that they sow under our feet.
Fight them, put them to flight
if they come to harm us,
either to our body with diseases,
or to our psyche with bad passions
that they seek to bring about in us
or to our soul, which they try to take away from us.
Triumph over their malice,
assist us in the struggle and the fight of life
and especially at the moment of death.

Prayer with the Holy Cross from the Medal of St. Benedict

« Sunt Mala Quae Libas, Ipse Venena Bibas
It is evil that you offer to drink, drink your poisons yourself. « Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux
May the dragon never be my guide. « Vade Retro Satana, Numquam Suade Mihi Vana
Withdraw Satan, never inspire me with your vanities. « Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti
Cross of the Holy Father Benedict. « Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux
Holy Cross be my light.

Pray a decade with Mary

In this decade of the rosary, I propose a prayer against human enemies, to ask the Lord to change their hearts, and ours too if necessary, so that the light of God may flood all our relationships, pacifying them in his tenderness, through Mary. You can entrust these relationships, these people, in the comments of the video. Virgin Mary, watch over each one, extend the protection of your maternal mantle over all of us.

Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary x10

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen.

Glory be… O my Jesus

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead to heaven all souls, especially those most in need of thy mercy. Amen.

Conclusion to the Exorcism Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

If you enjoyed this prayer against enemies, exorcism prayer with the help of St. Michael the Archangel and all the saints, please like and share it with someone who may be in great need. You can of course pray this prayer against evil several days in a row, for example as a novena to ask the Lord for his liberation on a specific point.

Lord, deliver us from evil with this very powerful prayer of exorcism with St. Michael the Archangel and the holy cross of St. Benedict against the devil and demons. It can be said for deliverance against any evil to obtain God's help. This exorcism is an official catholic prayer that laymen can say for themselves only.