Prayer Life at St. Michael the Archangel

As Catholics, we believe that prayer is one of the important things we can do in life. We pray for loved ones, we pray for our world, we pray for healing, for guidance, for direction... Prayer brings us closer to God and provides us with a means of discerning God's will.  Prayer should not be seen as our means of getting God to do our will on earth, but rather as a means of getting God’s will done on earth. God’s wisdom far exceeds our own.

Here are some resources for your prayer life.

Parish Prayer Line

The parish community of St. Michael the Archangel welcomes your prayer intentions and wishes to include them in our prayers.  Call Anna Defelice, Prayer Line Coordinator, at (941) 378-9944 or email at [email protected] to have all 82 members of the parish prayer team praying for your intentions.

Pray For Our Troops & First Responders

If you have a loved one serving in the military or working as a first responder, we would like to include their name on a special prayer list for those who risk their lives every day for the sake of others. Please call the Parish Office at (941) 349-4174 or email us at [email protected] with their name so we may include them in our prayers.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary

Join our Rosary team as they recite the Holy Rosary every weekday following 9:00 am Mass.  The Rosary is Live Streamed every Thursday.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

Although this prayer is no longer recited at the end of Mass, I ask everyone not to forget it and to recite it to obtain help in the battle against the forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world. -Pope John Paul II, Regina Caeli, 24 April 1994

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and the 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 the evil spirits who roam about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Novena to the Sacred Heart

Novenas are a reflection of the acts of apostles as they prayed together for nine days after Jesus's ascension and before Pentecost.  They represent prayers of hopeful yearning.  The "nine days prayer", or "Novena" expresses mourning, hopeful preparation, quiet praise, and prayers for God's kindness and mercy.

O most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore Thee, I love Thee and with a lively sorrow for my sins, I offer Thee this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to Thy will. Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in Thee and for Thee. Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions; give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, Thy blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Within Thy Heart I place my every care. In every need let me come to Thee with humble trust saying, Heart of Jesus help me.

Miraculous Medal Novena

O Immaculate Virgin Mary, 
Mother of Our Lord Jesus and our Mother, 
penetrated with the most lively confidence in your all-powerful and never-failing intercession, manifested so often through the Miraculous Medal, 
we your loving and trustful children implore you to obtain for us the graces and favors we ask during this novena, 
if they be beneficial to our immortal souls,
and the souls for whom we pray.
(Here form your petition)

You know, O Mary, how often our souls have been the sanctuaries of your Son who hates iniquity. 
Obtain for us then a deep hatred of sin and that purity of heart which will attach us to God alone so that our every thought, word and deed may tend to His greater glory.
Obtain for us also a spirit of prayer and self-denial that we may recover by penance what we have lost by sin and at length attain to that blessed abode where you are the Queen of angels and of men.