Raphael the Archangel is the chief of the guardian angels, sent by God to help the young man Tobit.
“As for me, when I was with you, I was not acting out of any favor on my part, but by God’s will. So bless God every day; give praise with song.” (Tobit 12:18).
St. Raphael is the symbol of God’s love and attention towards us: He sends His angels to protect us. St. Raphael’s name means “God healed”, “he has healed”. As the Patron Saint of healers, St. Raphael can intercede for us with healing prayers.
“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. 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 that you heal the many infirmities of my soul and the ills that afflict my body. I especially ask of you the favor (here mention your special intention), and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.
“Most generous Archangel Raphael, guide of the traveller,
Who, by divine grace was given the power to heal and bring miracles,
We beg you to guide us in the pilgrimage of life, to heal and to protect our bodies and souls from illnesses.
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