"O glorious prince of the heavenly army,
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in the eternal combat,
which we sustain against the powers of darkness,
malice and ignorance,
which afflict us on this aeonial battlefield of our earthly life!
Come, invincible leader of the host of heaven,
guardian of the paradise of the world
and wielder of the double-edged, flaming sword!
Aid and sustain us in our defense against the adversary;
and come to lead us finally into the presence of the Most High,
into the abode of the blissful.
Enlighten and purify us,
O Thou great and mighty Archangel Michael,
grant us to abandon the works of darkness
and to love the Gnosis of the Light;
so that whilst all things of this world pass away
we may ever hold fast those things which abide for evermore."