Wouldn’t it be comforting to know that someone’s literally “got your back”—both physically and spiritually? And wouldn’t it be nice to receive signs about God’s plan for your life—not to mention additional healing and wholeness as needed?!
Almighty God is God, of course--so infinitely grand and expansive that billions of stars move and have their being within him, so infinitely small and still that he is closer than our inmost selves. Therefore, we can always to “straight to the top” with any and all of our needs.
However, in the wisdom of God’s loving plan since the dawn of time, his angels stand ready to help us on a moment’s notice. Among these special “helpers,” the most powerful and most revered are the three archangels whom the Church celebrates on September 29th: Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. Though they often act without being noticed, we can catch glimpses their respective missions:
Have you ever seen the face of the Evil One in the contorted look of someone intent on doing you harm, or in the pained look of someone enslaved in their evil? If so, the mere mention of Michael’s name is enough to terrify this enemy. Indeed, the St. Michael Prayer is one of the Church’s most powerful in its arsenal of resources. It reminds us that our life is a matter of spiritual warfare: “St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle”!