There is a rosary created for this prayer. It consists of nine groups of four beads each, with a few beads for the beginning and ending prayers. It is written that this prayer came to a Carmelite nun named Antonia d’Astonac. Archangel Michael asked her to honor him through the following nine prayers to the different choirs of angels.
He made two promises to her:
1. That whoever practices this devotion in his honor would have, when approaching Holy Communion, an escort of nine angels chosen from each of the nine choirs, and
2. That those who recite the chaplet daily would receive his continual assistance and that of all the holy angels during life.
There are groups of lay and religious people around the world who are working to inspire people to take up this prayer as a vital element in the church’s ongoing spiritual warfare. They assert that Archangel Michael is essential to bringing the angels’ extensive grace of protection to people on Earth.
Like other extended prayers, this chaplet can be heard in various versions on YouTube.
1. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
2. O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me.
3. The doxology. (Glory be….)
After each of the nine prayers, recite the Our Father, and three Hail Marys.
1. By the intercession of Archangel Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim, may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen.
2. By the intercession of Archangel Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim, may the Lord vouchsafe to grant us grace to leave the ways of wickedness to run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.
3. By the intercession of Archangel Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones, may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen.
4. By the intercession of Archangel Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions, may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and subdue our unruly passions. Amen.
5. By the intercession of Archangel Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers, may the Lord vouchsafe to protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.
6. By the intercession of Archangel Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues, may the Lord preserve us from evil and suffer us not to fall into temptation. Amen.
7. By the intercession of Archangel Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities, may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.
8. By the intercession of Archangel Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels, may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works, in order that we gain the glory of Paradise. Amen.
9. By the intercession of Archangel Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels, may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted hereafter to eternal glory. Amen.
On the four beads at the end of the rosary, say an Our Father in honor of the following:
1. Archangel Michael
2. Archangel Gabriel
3. Archangel Raphael
4. Your guardian angel (note: it is emphasized that you do not need to name your own guardian angel, that it is God who decides which angel to assign you at any given time)
O glorious prince, Archangel Michael, chief and commander of the Heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King, and our admirable conductor, who shines with excellence and superhuman virtue, vouchsafe to deliver us from evil, we who turn to you with confidence, and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.
Pray for us, O glorious Archangel Michael, prince of the church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of his promises.
Almighty and everlasting God, who by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel Michael, prince of the church, make us worthy, we beseech you, to be delivered from all our enemies that none of them may harass us at the hour of our death, but that we may be conducted by him into the august presence of your divine majesty. This we beg through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord.