Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Saturday 13 April |
Saint of the Day: Pope St. Martin I
Aleteia logo
separateurCreated with Sketch.

Surround yourself with St. Michael’s protection while you sleep

Saint Michael

images and videos | Shutterstock

Philip Kosloski - published on 07/13/19

Call upon the Archangel to stand guard over your and your family at night.

We are the most vulnerable when we are asleep, unable to protect ourselves or our family. Yet, while we may feel alone, we are in fact surrounded by God’s presence and that of a host of heavenly angels. Their presence is invisible, but that does not mean they can’t do anything for us.

In particular, God’s most powerful warrior, St. Michael the Archangel, can stand ready at our bedside and protect us and our family from harm.

Below is a prayer from the St. Vincent Prayer Manual that invokes the heavenly protector, along with all the other saints, to guard us from any evil that may occur during the night. In this way, we can rest in peace, knowing we are not alone and in the protection of a loving God.

Sweet Jesus receive our souls! May the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and all the Saints and Angels, glorify and love the Sacred Heart of Jesus for us this night, and pray for us to our Lord, that we may be preserved during it from all sin and evil.Blessed St. Michael, defend us in the day of battle, that we may not be lost at the dreadful judgment. O Angels of God to whose care we are committed by the Supreme Majesty, enlighten, govern and defend us, this night, from all sin and danger.Save us, O Lord, waking, and keep us sleeping, that we may watch with Christ, and rest in peace. Amen.


Read more:
Cover your children with God’s protection with this prayer from the Bible


Read more:
Can’t go back to sleep in the middle of the night? Pray this prayer

AngelsPrayers for a Particular NeedSpiritual Life
Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Top 10
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.