Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My Profile Picture :- St. Michael the Archangel

In my What do you hold Sacred post, I shared with you that I hold life and marriage sacred. Since we live in a culture where things that all Christians once held sacred are under attack, I have chosen St. Michael the Archangel and the depiction of his defeat over Satan as my profile picture, as a reminder of who it is we are actually at war against in our society.

Our enemy is not the Democrats, Republicans, pro choicers or anyone that may not disagree with our particular stance on any issue. As Christians, we are fighting against Satan and his army of fallen demon angels - demons.

Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.(Eph. 6:11-13)

With this in mind, I have chosen the depiction of St. Michael the Archangel defeating Satan as my profile picture(Rev. 12:7-9).

Pope Pius XIII, after recovering from a traumatic vision of the future, formulated the following prayer asking for St. Michael's assistance against the Devil:

Saint 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 Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.


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