~ Saint Magick – Saint Raphael the Archangel ~

Archangel Raphael

FEAST DAY: September 29

CANDLE COLOR: Pink

LEGEND: One of the three angels mentioned by name in Scripture, and one of the seven that stand before God’s throne. Lead character in the deutero-canonical book of Tobit in which he traveled with (and guarded) Tobiah, and cured a man’s blindness; hence his connection with travelers, young people, blindness, healing and healers. Traditionally considered the force behind the healing power of the sheep pool mentioned in John 5:1-4.

PETITION THE ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL: for a safe journey, to be reunited with loved ones, to cure all sickness, to cut away evil spirits, to protect from possessions by spirits, in times of need.

PATRONAGE: against nightmares; apothecaries; blind people; bodily ills; doctors; druggists; archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa; eye disease; eye problems; guardian angels; happy meetings; insanity; love; lovers; mental illness; mentally ill people; nightmares, against; nurses; pharmacists; physicians; archdiocese of Seattle, Washington; shepherdesses; shepherds; sick people; sickness; travelers; young people

REPRESENTATIONS: angel holding a bottle or flask; angel walking with Tobias; archangel; young man carrying a fish; young man carrying a staff

PRAYERS TO THE ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL

1) Dear Saint Raphael, your lovely name means “God heals.” The Lord sent you to young Tobiah to guide him throughout a long journey. Upon his return you taught him how ot cure his father’s blindness. How natural, therefore, for Christians to pray for your powerful help for safe travel and a happy return. This is what we ask for ourselves as well as for all who are far from home.

2) 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

PRAYER FOR THE PROTECTION OF SAINT RAPHAEL

O God who in Thy ineffable goodness hast rendered blessed Raphael the conductor of thy faithful in their journeys, we humbly implore Thee that we may be conducted by him in the way of salvation, and experience his help in the maladies of our souls. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

 

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