Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Archangel Raphael









Prayer to St. Raphael:
Glorious Archangel St. 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.

We beg you, assist us in all our 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" we humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities of our souls and the ills that afflict our bodies.

We especially ask your guidance of our diocese as we journey toward the rebuilding of a cathedral bearing your name, and the great grace of purity to prepare us to be temples of the Holy Spirit. As our intercessor, beg the Blessed Trinity to prosper the work of our hands and, above all, to bring us, face-to-face, into their Holy presence.

Amen.

3 comments:

child of God said...

Wondered if you made up the prayer
to Saint Raphael.
It is very beautiful.
Thank you.
Rosemary

child of God said...

Did you make up this prayer?
It is very beautiful.
Thank you.

Carlos Echevarria said...

No, the prayer is not mine...sorry I did not source it.

God bless you.