for Troubled Youth
If you are one of the many committed Christians who are deeply disturbed by the tidal wave of corrupting influences bearing down on our children and youth in these troubled times but feel helpless to do anything about it, take heart!
Join St. Michael's Army
Every day we see the children in our lives assaulted by evil in the images and content on television on the internet and social media. Films and advertising and even schools promote ideologies that are at odds with God's love and his plan for their happiness. No matter how hard we try to protect them from the contagion of evil, to provide them with wholesome entertainment and friends, it is not enough.
"For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens."
- Ephesians 6:12
We feel helpless to stop the onslaught, but we are not.
"The weapons of the battle are not of flesh but are enormously powerful."
- 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
We battle the same enemy, and call on the one who defeated evil at the beginning of time, Saint Michael the Archangel.
Members of Saint Michael's Army are asked to pray daily:
the Saint Michael Prayer
& a prayer fo Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
to intercede for children who are in danger of physical emotional or spiritual harm. They may be victims of abuse or suffering from depression, have suicidal thoughts or use illegal drugs. Some have simply withdrawn from their families or face a difficult life decision. Each one is nominated by a member of Saint Michael's Army. We intercede for them, by name, which is a pseudonym for confidentiality, every day for a month. In addition, we have a precious band of priests who celebrate Holy Mass for their intentions every month.
We cannot say we have done all we could as the ones responsible for the children entrusted to us by God unless we engage in the battle for their souls with the weapons at our disposal and all the host and powers of heaven.
If you do join us, your spiritual gift of less than 3 minutes a day will
bring many blessings - not only to your own little ones -
but to countless troubled youth who mistakenly believe that no one cares.
for the general intention of protecting children & youth from evil influences
St. Michael the Archangel
defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and 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 prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for Christ's little ones and defend them from every evil influence.
Mother of Incarnate Love
in choosing the Lord's little ones to be your messengers to the world, you remind us that the Father's Kingdom belongs to them; and that He is zealous for their welfare.
True to the Father's good and gracious will for all His children, we plead with you now for the future of our youth. Confused by lies, besieged with temptation and betrayed by the Seducer, our children are deceived and defenseless, dangerously adrift in a sea of sin.
Place now your foot, Holy Virgin, upon the neck of the Deceiver and plead their cause before the Throne of Grace. May the power of your prayers put evil to rout and instill in the souls of our young a longing for purity of heart, mind, and life.
We ask this for the sake and in the name of your adorable Son who, still in His youth, died for our sins. Amen.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3x)
See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven. What do you think?
If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?
And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray.
So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.
-Matthew 18: 10-14
Join St. Michael's Army of Intercessors for Troubled Youth
Do you have a devotion to the great Archangel
Is he calling you to do more to protect our youth in these troubled times?
Will you join us in praying these two prayers daily for the general intentions of protecting children & youth from evil influences?
Would you like to add youth onto our prayer list?
Would you like to receive monthly emails with a specific list of youth* to be prayed for?
*names changed to protect identity
If the answer to these questions is "YES!", please sign up below to be added to our email list for St. Michael's Army of Intercessors for Troubled Youth.