Since that most dire moment when “war broke out in heaven” as Lucifer rebelled against God, the war between good and evil has always raged, and our present time is no exception. To the contrary, the forces of good and evil are locked in a battle that appears to be escalating, growing more ominous by the day. And it hardly seems any exaggeration to feel that evil has the upper hand – and Satan is not about to pull any punches.
So what is the average layperson to do?
Though War Be Waged Upon Me: A Saint Michael Treasury of Prayer and Reflection is a book written by Carol Puschaver as one answer to this pressing question. The reader can draw hope and remember that grace is at work as he/she appeals to St. Michael, starting with the Prayer to St. Michael that was composed by Pope Leo XIII. As the book makes clear, however, there is much more not only to the Warrior Archangel, but also the many other prayers, including the especially powerful St. Michael Chaplet.