I am a new catechumen and after we received the Rite of Acceptance, we were told to be aware that now that we had made the decision to join the Church, we would be under attack by Satan as he does not like it when this decision is made. I really never thought much about the comment until 2 weeks ago and I noticed that I felt completely unqualified to do my job. I had constant feelings of stress and inadequacy that I had never felt the likes of before. I was seriously ready to go and tell my boss I did not feel as if I could do my job and needed to be let go.
Fast forward to this past Thursday night after RCIA. I was at the lowest point and felt as if I were not going to be able to continue on. I then came to CA.com and begin to research a bit and found many people talking about the St. Michael prayer. I looked into it and felt that maybe this could help me out of the funk I was in. I looked it up online and found that is was no more than a 30 second prayer but, it took me over 10 minutes to say as I laid everything out and asked St. Michael and our Mother Mary to intercede on my behalf.
10 minutes after saying this prayer, I felt as if a huge weight had been lifted off of me and I went to sleep peacefully for the first time in days. When I awoke, I was calm and at peace, having the best day I had had since our Rite. With all of this being said, I know that Satan truly is looking for us and that only through prayer and the intercession of the saints will we stave him off.
Thank you for listening (reading) to my witness about the power of this prayer!!!