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This is the explanation of the meaning of Luke 14:26.
"If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple."
There are six different meanings for the word "hate" in Greek, which the Orthodox Bible is translated from. In this context the word "hate", in Greek "μισέω", pronounced " "miseo" means to "love less than"
Prayer to Archangel Michael First of the Angels
O great and holy Michael, Archangel of God, standing at the head of the angels
before the everlasting + Trinity, O advocate and preserver of mankind, who - with
your hosts - has broken in heaven the head of the daystar, Satan, the exceedingly
proud one, and who always puts to shame his evil and cunning servants on earth,
we run to you with faith and pray to you with love: be an unbreakable shield and
firm bastion for the Holy Church and for our nation, protecting them with your
lightning sword. Be for us a guardian angel, a wise counselor and helper of our
land bringing to it from the throne of the Eternal Ruling King and Lord our God
enlightenment and strength, joy, peace and comfort. Be for us the chief captain
and fellow-fighter of our honorable country, crowning it with glory and victory
over unjust adversaries, that all who oppose us may know that God and His holy
angels stand ready to defend us. Be the physician and healer of those wounded.
Be the pillar and defender of those children of the Church of God that are in
captivity. And forsake not, O Archangel of God, with your help and protection,
those of us who today glorify your holy name. For, behold, though we are great
sinners, yet we desire not to perish in our iniquities but to turn to the Lord
and be made by Him to live for good works. Illuminate our minds with the light
of the Countenance of God that shines without ceasing on your lightning-like
forehead, that we may understand that the will of God concerning us is good
and perfect and knows all that is right for us to do, and even that which is
right to omit and overlook. Strengthen by the grace of the Lord, our weak and
feeble purpose, that made firm in the commandments of the Lord we may cease to
wallow in earthly thoughts drawn by the lusts of the flesh as senseless children
through the perishable beauties of the world. Above all these things, ask from
on high for us the true spirit of repentance, true sorrow and contrition for our
sins before God, that we may spend the remaining number of our days in this
temporal life, not in the satisfying of our feelings and in the bondage to our
passions, but in the blotting out of the evil we have done by tears of faith and
heartfelt compunction, by works of charity, chastity, and holy acts of loving mercy.
When the hour of our end and of our liberation from the earthly bonds of our
own bodies draws near, O Archangel of God, leave us not without defense against
the earthly spirits of evil who try to hinder the entry of man into the heavenly
places. Preserved by you, may we, without hindrance, reach those all-glorious
dwelling-places of Paradise where there is neither sorrow nor sighing but only
life without end. May we be made worthy to behold the Face of our all-gracious
Lord and Master, and falling at His feet with tears may we cry out in joy and
tender feeling: Glory to You, our most tender, dear Redeemer, who, because of
Your great love for us, your unworthy servants and handmaidens, have been
pleased to send Your angels in the service of our salvation! For all the powers
of heaven praise You, and we give glory, honor and thanksgiving to You,
Father +, Son and Holy Spirit, now and unto the ages and ages.
Short Prayer to St. Michael
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 power of God, thrust into the abyss
Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.
Prayer to the Holy Michael
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
God command him, so we humbly beg, and thou, Prince of the
heavenly hosts, driving Satan and all the evil spirits
seeking the ruin of souls and wandering about the world,
by the divine power, force in to hell.
Prayer to Archangel Michael 1
Great archangel of God,
Michael, the winner over the demons, be victorious
and destroy all my spiritual enemies, the evil spirits,
visible and invisible. Beseech the Lord Almighty,
The Lord that he save and retain
me from all sorrows and from
any disease, and of deadly
sores and from vain death,
Oh great Archangel Michael,
now and unto the ages of ages.
Prayer to Archangel Michael 2
Oh great Archangel Michael!
Defeat all the powers that oppose me by the
Precious and Life-giving heavenly
Holy Cross, prayers of the Most Holy
Virgin and the holy apostles, the Holy
Prophet Elijah, St. Nicholas the
Miracle Worker, Holy Andrew,
the holy martyrs and St. Nikita of Novgorod,
my reverend father and the Holy saints,
Martyrs and Saints of all the Heavenly Powers.
Prayer to Archangel Michael 3
Lord God, the Great King
Without beginning! Send, Lord,
Archangel Michael to assistant
your servant (name) and depart from me
my enemies, visible and invisible.
Oh Lord, Your Archangel Michael!
Destroyer of demons: Banish all
enemies fighting with me,
The Lord created them, the wolves in sheep's clothing,
and you, Archangel Michael destroy them,
as dust before face of the wind.
Oh Captain Great Archangel Michael!
Chief first prince, governor of the
heavenly Hosts, Cherubim and Seraphim.
Archangel, blessed be Assistant of all
who are wronged, in sorrow, the rivers and
the seas - quiet haven. Deliver me, great
Archangel Michael, from all the charms of
the devil, when thou hear me, a sinner,
The Lord's servant (name), praying to you
and Thy holy name: quickly to help me and
hear my prayer.