It is appropriate that Michaelmass falls just as the darkness of Autumn descends. In the Autumn gloom, we need the brightness of the angels.
O God, who dispose in marvelous order ministries both angelic and human, graciously grant that our life on earth may be defended by those who watch over us as they minister perpetually to you in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Saint Michael and all angels, pray for us, that we be made worthy to enter God's heavenly Kingdom.