Archangel Michael – Prince of the Heavens and Angel of Protection


Archangel Michael is one of the most popular angels and celestial guides. His Hebrew name means “Who is like God?” in English.


He is known as the “chief prince” of the heavens and the angel of protection.


He is the leader of the angels in more ways than being a powerful archangel as he is the champion of the faithful in their fight against evil.


In the war between God and Lucifer, Archangel Michael is the one who led the angels to battle and won against the rogue angels. He has been serving the Earth as the defender of Faith.


In religious texts, he has been depicted as the Archangel who helped humanity a lot of times.


When Jericho fell, Archangel Michael appeared before Joshua with a sword drawn.

He also helped Archangel Gabriel defeat the Persians.


Since the beginning of times our valiant Archangel Michael has already been there for us, and it is expected that he will have an important role at the end of times.


In one of Daniel’s visions, it is said that Archangel Michael, the great prince, will arise at the end of times when the nations face a time of distress unlike no other.


And he reassures us that he will be there for us at this time of our life, we just need to ask for his protection and guidance.


However, most of us don’t know much about this great archangel. And so, this is what we’re going to look into in this video.


We will start with how Archangel Michael is depicted in different religious faith such as Christianity, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and Judaism.


In Christianity, Archangel Michael has been portrayed as slaying Satan as a dragon. Epiphanius of Salamis referred to him as a replacement for Satan. As soon as Satan fell, he was appointed to replace the role of Satan when he was still one of the faithful angels.


The early Christians regarded St. Michael the archangel as a healer who took care of their sick. He was known as a healer in Phrygia a place known as Turkey today. While they regarded some of the martyrs as military patrons, the likes of St. George and St Theodore.


In the early 4th century, Emperor Constantine at Chalcedon built the Michaelion. It was known as the earliest and most famous sanctuary of Archangel Michael which was also linked with healing waters.


This image was later changed. He became an icon as a warrior saint slaying a dragon because of a major art piece at the Michaelion which was a painting of Michael slaying a serpent.


In Catholicism, the archangels are mentioned in the sacred scripture performing their role as God’s messengers to people. They appear during critical times in the salvation process.


Our dear Archangel Michael is presented as the leader of the faithful angels as they fight against the rebel angels headed by Lucifer, or Satan, who instigated a war in heaven against the will of God.


Throughout history, he is known as the special protector of the people of Jesus Christ and guarded the chosen people of Israel. And he is the one who will defend God’s Holy Church against the battle of the Antichrist.


In Protestantism, some Protestant denominations recognize Michael as an archangel. In the Anglican and Methodist traditions, there are only 4 angels who were recognized as archangels, and they are Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, and Uriel.


However, the American evangelist Billy Graham believed that based on the sacred scripture, only Michael is explicitly labeled as an archangel in Jude 1:9.


In Islam, the Quran mentions Michael as one of the 4 archangels whose name is also spelled Mika’il together with Jibrail, Israfil, and Azrail.


He is believed to be responsible for the forces of nature. He delivers nourishments for bodies and souls and looks after universal and environmental events.


He is said to be friendly and asks for God’s mercy for humans. That’s why Mikail is often described as the archangel of mercy. He is further responsible for the rewards given to good people in their lifetime.


What’s interesting is that it is believed that angels are created from the tears of Michael who become his helpers.


Another interesting fact about Archangel Michael is that he was created 500 years before Jibrail but 500 years after Israfil according to the “Book of the Dead”.


In Judaism, Michael is believed to be an advocate of Israel according to the rabbinic Jewish tradition. And so, he sometimes had to fight with the leaders of the other nations and with the angel Samael, the accuser of Israel.


The fight between Michael and Samael can be traced back to the time when Samael was cast down from heaven. He took hold of Michael’s wings so he can bring Michael with him as he falls. But God did not allow this to happen and saved Michael.


Throughout different religious beliefs, Michael is believed to be an archangel who is faithful to God and a protector of His people.


Most of us believed angels do really exist. And it is evidenced in the written sacred scriptures pointing us to their existence that we can’t deny God has made them with an important role to play in His kingdom.


They are powerful heavenly creatures who work for God according to His given authority and power to them to fight against evil.


They are God’s messengers who guard the earth as His representatives and act on people’s behalf as commanded by God.


They also carry out God’s judgments and act as a model for us on how to worship and obey Him.


Although we may often wonder about angels because they are invisible, we can be assured that they are always surrounding us and doing God’s will for the highest good.


Archangel Michael is one of the most celebrated of the Angels and has bodiless powers.


He is known as the Archistrategos or the chief commander of celestial beings.


He is an exceptionally strong angel who is known to protect and defend the people of God. He has very strong energy and he’s very passionate about bringing truth and justice to the world. 


Many believers attest that he communicates conspicuously with people whenever he sends help and guidance. 


What are Archangel Michael’s Roles in Your Life?


Angels are gifted with great powers to help humanity. They know what to do to help us alleviate our pains and questions. The angels have great powers and abilities to help men on earth and make their lives easier.


In the Celestial Wheel of Life, Archangel Michael is a patron in the elemental realm of Earth. He especially governs the domain of Protection together with Archangel Sariel and Archangel Verchiel.


Archangel Michael especially brings protection, healing, blessings, miracles, and divine intervention. Although all archangels will be there for us at a moment’s notice and they are all willing to help us, most of the time, it appears that it is Archangel Michael who is most known and shows up regularly in our lives.


While all archangels have great power and grace but as spirit beings, they have a very subtle presence that they work silently in the background on your behalf.


Archangel Michael on the other hand is known to communicate boldly with people he seems to have a more evident and instant presence. He is especially a hands-on archangel who is always watching over us.


To call upon Archangel Michael for help, you need to know the ideal times we can request his blessings and guidance.


As most doctors have specializations, each archangel also has specialized domains that can be of more help.


We have identified 7 ideal times or situations in which we would be needing Archangel Michael as he is the perfect angel for these instances.


Bear in mind that there is no problem that is too difficult for Archangel Michael, he will always be there for you when you call.


You also don’t need to worry if he will have time for you as he can be with countless people at once. Just be prepared for his presence as you will feel a noticeable energetic shift in the room when he shows up for duty.


Archangel Michael Will Be Your Most Trusted Angel to Help You Face Your Fears


All of us have something we need to work on or need to change but always avoid facing the issue.


It could be facing bravely a scary diagnosis or addressing a relationship issue with your partner or with co-workers or a bad habit that you can’t let go of because you fear change.


These are situations that would need you to muster extraordinary courage that Archangel Michael could well supply you with.


Archangel Michael’s hallmarks are courage and strength, and you are with the right angel if you face something terrifying or just something that makes you feel intimidated.


Just call upon him in your prayers, journals, or thoughts and he will help you face your fears.


He may answer your request in many ways.


He could give you the gift of courage and strength, so you feel braver and more confident as well as peaceful.


He could also send you guidance to know how to handle the situation and bring you more opportunities, people, and resources to help you face this challenge.


Or he could clear your path for you, walk ahead of you and fight your battles for you in the context of the truth that he can’t control fate and people’s free will.


And of course, he will bring you to see the light of hope in your fearful situation.


You Can Ask Michael to Cut Energy Cords


What are energetic cords? These are invisible bonds in the form of energy that stretches through time and space. This cord connects you to people, places, ideas, situations, organizations, issues, or patterns.


This simply means that they become and are part of our lives. However, not all of these connections are good for us. There are those that we want to move on from so that we can shift and heal.


We may be able to do the moving-on process in the physical plane as we take actions to move on, but there is a big possibility that there will be remnants of it in the spiritual realm as we are still connected through energy cords. This shows us that moving on becomes more powerful when we combine physical efforts with energetic works by asking Archangel Michael to cut the energy cords for us.


You can ask Archangel Michael to cut the energetic cord that binds you from your ex or a treacherous friend that you want to cut off from your life. Tell him what needs cutting and imagine yourself connected to a cord or just a golden rope that connects you to that person. Then imagine Archangel Michael’s loving presence in his massive wings and mighty sword of light as he raises his sword severing the cord in one mighty movement. And you see the golden rope vanished.


After this, you will feel differently but you’ll eventually return to balance in the next few hours or a few days at most.


If the cord is old and challenging, the exercise can be repeated in a week or two.


Ask To Be Protected by His Shield


Unbeknownst to many, we all have an energetic boundary surrounding us. This boundary can allow outside energies that are helpful and necessary and can shield you from anything that’s not necessary and can drain you out.


However, there are times that we would be needing extra protection like an energetic shield or armor when we are exposed to intense and harsh energies.


It helps to ask Archangel Michael to shield you with his armor when you’re putting yourself out to interact with someone who is too negative, extremely toxic, and difficult to deal with, so you’ll be surrounded by a protective layer that doesn’t allow the negative energy to cling to your aura.


His shield also helps stabilize and protect your own energy and peace.


Archangel Michael Can Be Someone You Can Lean On


There are times in our lives when we need someone to lean on. Although we have family and friends who can lend us a hand, they also have their own problems and responsibilities that they can’t be there for us all the time.


The same goes for healthcare professionals, life coaches, and counselors, they can only be of help to us at a given time.


On the other hand, Archangel Michael is not hindered by these limitations as the law of physics does not apply to him. That’s why he is your best bet when you need someone to lean on at any time of the day. You can share all your worries and vulnerabilities with him, so you’ll never feel alone as you face life’s difficulties.


Archangel Michael Watches Over You Even as You Sleep


There may be a lot of things that are going on in your mind that keep you from falling asleep. Or your fears and worries bring you nightmares at night. Or you may not feel at ease sleeping as you worry about your health and your safety as well as your family.


Archangel Michael is always there for you. You just need to feel his presence every time so you become peaceful and able to sleep trusting that he will be watching over you as you sleep.


Imagine him with his sword of light illuminating your whole space and standing guard beside you while you sleep. Keep this image in your mind and you will always be assured of his presence.


Archangel Michael Can Always Give You Divine Support


Facing challenging times in your life or struggling with anything, it helps to ask for comfort from families and friends. You can also add to your list your ever-reliable Archangel Michael. Don’t be afraid or intimidated by the presence of any angel as they only want to extend their help.


Call on Archangel Michael and he will support you all throughout your struggles. Acknowledge his presence and put him in your thoughts once in a while and don’t forget to thank him for his assistance.


Archangel Michael Will Always Be There During a Crisis


When it comes to crises, it is often Archangel Michael whom God sends to help people with their urgent needs during crises. He is ready and willing to help no matter what kind of protection you currently need and in what sort of situation you are in. He will give you the needed strength and courage to deal with your situation.


It could be that you’ll be hearing his voice audibly speaking or seeing his aura within your proximity. Some people can attest they saw Archangel Michael’s blue and purple light during a crisis and heard his voice clearly.


He manifests in different ways, but he usually makes his presence felt clear as he is a clear communicator. His guidance will always be clear in your mind or strongly felt by your intuition.


And of course, never underestimate the magic of synchronicity as you can also decipher his guidance through it.


Archangel Michael has been faithful to God and His people since the beginning of time. So, don’t hesitate to ask for his help and guidance as he will respond to your request promptly. You just have to call for his help as he can’t interfere with your free will.


How to Recognize Archangel Michael


Like the other angels, Archangel Michael can show you flashes of light to indicate that he is nearby.


But he is also a very consistent angel. He will choose to use the medium that you have already associated with him to make it easier for you to know that he is with you.


As soon as you connect with Archangel Michael, it will be easier for you to feel his presence and receive his guidance. Hence, cultivating a personal connection with Michael and your angels will help you recognize them when they try to communicate with you and deliver Divine messages to help you with your life journey.


To help you recognize Archangel Michael, here are some signs from him you need to look out for:


  1. Seeing blue or purple hues


As beings of light, angels are generally associated with pure white light and color.


However, archangels are often distinguished by the unique hues that represent their divinity and role in our lives.


Archangel Michael has always been associated with the colors blue and purple which describe his aura and protection.


When Archangel Michael wants you to feel his presence, you will notice shimmering tones of blue and purple around you. You will notice how everyone and everything seemed to be in blue.


The people in the street, most of your co-workers, the cars you see. When this happens, it means that Michael wants you to receive an important message.


Receive this calming aura from Michael and let yourself be surrounded by his protection and love.


  1. You feel warm and tingly sensations


Another sign from Archangel Michael is when you feel sudden warm and tingly sensations.


Michael is known for his clear and bold presence. And when he comes near you, he would often envelop them in this calming feeling.


This comforting energy from Archangel Michael is his way of telling you to breathe and be more aware of the happenings around you. He wants you to notice his signs and messages so you can be guided and protected all the time.


  1. You’d see him everywhere


You’re just chilling on your couch watching TV or reading a book and suddenly, you find Michael everywhere.


You flipped through the channels and suddenly a commercial or a drama has someone named Michael on it.


You scroll through your social media, and you find images of Archangel Michael, with his flaming sword. Or you could be reading a book and suddenly a new character comes and he’s named Michael.


These are not coincidences but signs and synchronicities from Archangel Michael to help you notice his presence in your life.


  1. You found a feather inside your home


Another sign that Archangel Michael is with you is when he leaves feathers for you to find.


He will leave it in peculiar places and at times when you least expect it to be so he can get your attention.


It could be a feather you had stashed in your craft box, it could be a feather you found on your window sill, on a bench in the park, or on the pavement, or it could be from a pet bird that you found far from the cage. These are all from Archangel Michael.


This physical sign is a way for Michael to get his message to you – a message of protection and guidance. He wants you to know that you can trust him and you can call on him anytime you need.


There are more signs Archangel Michael could use to alert you of his presence. But the best way to recognize him is by learning who is and what he can do for you.


This is the first step to establishing a personal connection with him. Remember that the stronger your connection with him is, the easier it is for you to talk and communicate with him.


Your connection with him will open you to become a channel for his powerful energy and use it to surround yourself with Divine protection and guidance.


Here is a beautiful prayer you can use to ask Archangel Michael for protection and courage.


Archangel Michael’s Prayer for Protection and Courage


Oh blessed Archangel Michael,

You have always been with me through my toughest times.

You have loved me despite my imperfections.

Thank you always for your faithfulness.


But as I continue to live in a world full of adversities,

My fears and anxieties are overwhelming me.


I am unsure about the future, and I wonder how my life will unfold.

My heart doubts whether I have a place in this world.

What will become of tomorrow?


The danger is all around me may it be from nature, from people, or from myself.

I still feel unsafe despite having my friends around me.


Still, I can see your light as bright as it has always been.

Your blanket of protection is as sturdy as it always was.


I pray that you give me more strength to face the challenges of life.

Fill me with courage and strength so I can face all my fears and deal with uncertainties.

Guide me always, so I can let go of all my doubts and worries.

Shine your light on me so I can find my way amidst this chaos.


Oh, Archangel Michael, the great and holy angel of protection,

You have always been faithful to those who call your name.

Protect me and my family, my friends, and everyone who asks for your guidance.

The future may not be promising today, but I know that you will bless the world with your love and miracles.


Hear my prayers, oh angel, and heal my spirit.


Thank you.


You don’t have to be alone in your journey, let the angels be with you along the way.