Cut through the darkness, O Michael
Cut through the darkness, O Michael, with the flaming swords in your hands. Cut through the lies and ignorance, for you stood against the shadow of vanity and arrogance as it arose in heaven, chasing it with the Light of God is it was driven out.
May your discernment guide us, as we raise the holy sparks to restore the world that is, into the world to come. Divide the clouds that shadow our minds, and hide the basic joy, goodness, and wisdom that is the ground of being and becoming.
Awaken us from our slumber, that we might see the world as it is, and live the lives longing to be born through us.
Archangel of compassion, open our hearts so we might see the suffering of others and reach out a helping hand to those in need. Help us to walk the narrow path where we do unto others as we want them to do unto us. Help us tend to the Tree of Life growing within us that we might embody compassion.
Guard us as we interfere with the injustices of the world, be they to people, plants, animals, rivers, the land, the sea, or the sky.
Holy Michael, send the angels to guide and guard us all the days of our lives. Amen.