Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Archangel Saint Raphael


Glorious Archangel Saint Raphael, great prince of the heavenly court, you are illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace. You are a guide of those who journey by land or sea or air, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners. I beg you, assist me in all my needs and in all the sufferings of this life, as once you helped the young Tobias on his travels. Because you are the "medicine of God," I humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities of my soul and the ills that afflict my body. I especially ask of you the favor {mention your petition} and the great grace of purity of prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Saint Raphael of the glorious seven who stand before the throne of Him who lives and reigns, angel of health, the Lord has filled your hand with balm from heaven to soothe or cure our pains. Heal or cure the victim of disease, and guide our steps when doubtful of our ways.


Sanctus Belle said...

My husband and I have prayed this prayer as a novena and received a great grace. St. Raphael is indeed a strong intercessor before the thone of God. I highly recommend the reading of the book of Tobit - my favorite in the whole bible to read the story that your picture depicts so well!

Vincenzo said...

Thank you. It was just what I needed to read today. I discovered it after looking at paintings of St. Raphael, following reading your latest post this morning.

Kathryn said...

Love this prayer. Thank you.