How Archangel Michael Can Protect You from Evil Nightmares

Pray for Michael's Protection from Demonic (Fallen Angel) Messages in Dreams

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The 20th century painting “The Sleeper” by Judson Huss. Photo by De Agostini/G. Dagli Orti, Getty Images

Nightmares often leave you feeling afraid and discouraged, which can weaken your faith if you let those feelings take over rather than trusting God. Some nightmares are nothing more than your mind processing troubling information, and other nightmares contain warnings from God or holy angels to bring important issues to your attention. But demons (fallen angels) sometimes communicate through nightmares for evil purposes, such as to cause fear, anger, doubt, or sorrow.

In fact, one of the definitions of the word "nightmare" refers not just to a bad dream, but to a demon that torments a human being through a bad dream.

Archangel Michael, who leads the angelic forces for good in spiritual warfare, can help protect you from bad dreams that are caused by evil. Here's how you can pray for Michael's help to stop spiritual attacks in nightmares:

Record What You Can Remember

After you wake up, reflect on the nightmare you had, and record whatever details you can recall about it. You may choose to write in a dream journal, speak into an audio recorder, type the information into a computer file, or any other method that works best for you. It's important to have as many details as possible available to help you accurately interpret your nightmare. Be sure to make a note of how you felt emotionally when you woke up from the nightmare, since that's an important part of discerning its message, along with information from the nightmare itself (such as images and sounds).

Ask Michael to Help You Understand What it Means

Pray for Archangel Michael's help figuring out what your nightmare really means. Ask Michael to give you the wisdom to fully understand the message or messages in your nightmare. If certain people, places, or objects stood out in your bad dream, they may have symbolic meanings.

Michael can reveal what those symbols (such as certain colors or numbers) mean in the context of the nightmare you experienced. You'll likely hear from Michael through clear thoughts in your mind that easily capture your attention, since his communication style is direct and bold.

Respond with Faith, not Fear

Once you receive insights about the nightmare's meaning, be sure to thank Michael for the clarity he has given you, and then ask him how God wants you to respond to the nightmare. Don't hesitate to ask Michael to give you the comfort and encouragement you need to overcome the fear your nightmare has caused in your soul. Keep in mind that. as tough as Michael is, he is also full of love -- and he will be glad to give you all the reassurance you need that God is on your side and that you can be victorious over evil.

Fear is the opposite of faith, so it's spiritually dangerous. It's vital that you fight against fear during spiritual attacks. Ask Michael to remind you of the many reasons why you can trust God in any situation.

Plan and Carry Out Wise Battle Strategies

Michael is the ultimate angelic expert at winning spiritual battles. He will give you the best advice about how you can fight the demons who are targeting you, and he will also enlist other angels -- such as guardian angels -- to help you in the battle.

Sometimes, spiritual attacks come about in people's lives when they've opened doors to sin that have distanced them from God, making them more vulnerable to evil in the process. Humble yourself in your prayer conversations with God and Michael, asking them to teach you what mistakes you may have made that caused you to become vulnerable to attacks from the evil side of the spiritual realm. Be open to learning how you may have sinned through what you've said or done. Be sure to confess any specific sins that come to mind, and repent of them by turning away from the sin and toward God as you move forward with your life. Ask Michael to empower you every step of the way, and he will respond by sending you the spiritual strength you need to overcome sin, break free of evil, and move closer to God.

At other times, spiritual attacks happen when people are at crucial decision points in their spiritual journeys -- as they consider whether or not to take the risks necessary to follow where God is leading them. Demons may attack you through nightmares to discourage you from doing something that God is encouraging you to do. Consider what decisions you're facing right now, and how your nightmare may have created doubts in your mind that you can really do what you know God wants you to do. Then ask Michael to give you the faith and courage you need to move forward in God's will. Michael is especially concerned about making sure that God's will is done on Earth, so you can count on Michael's help to follow wherever God leads you.

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