Wednesday, October 24, 2012

St. Raphael the Archangel

In the old calendar, today is the feast day of St. Raphael the Archangel. Here’s a novena prayer to this Archangel. Go here for a nice site with more prayers.

Glorious Archangel Saint Raphael,
great prince of the heavenly court,
illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace,
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
(make your request here...)
and the great grace of purity
to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.


St. 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.

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