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prayer to st. Raphael for cure and healing

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St. Raphael only appears in the book of Tobias as a healer and guide to the young Tobias. It should be noted that the book of Tobias was thrown out by the Protestant reformers, so if you are looking at a Protestant Bible, you are not going to find him:

prayer to st. Raphael for cure and healing

The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture typically refers to as “angels” is a reality of faith, according to the Catholic Church’s Catechism. Both the consistency of tradition and the testimony of Scripture are unmistakable.

“Angel” is the name of their office, not of their nature, according to St. Augustine. If you’re looking for their nature’s name, it’s “spirit,” and if you’re looking for their position’s name, it’s “angel”: from who they are, “spirit,” and from what they do, “angel.”

The angels are God’s servants and messengers in the fullest sense of the word. They are the “powerful ones who do his word, hearkening to his voice” because they “always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.”

The feast day of Saint Raphael the Archangel is celebrated on October 24 by the Traditional Roman Rite.

One of the seven Archangels that stand before God’s throne is St. Raphael. He is revered as a healer. In actuality, Raphael’s name signifies “God’s Healing.” St. Raphael assists in providing deliverance, charity, and physical and spiritual healing. He is strong and can treat any illnesses in both people and animals.

The Book of Tobias is where we learn most of what we know about the Archangel Raphael. St. Raphael is invoked for journeys and at any crucial time in life because of his mission as a great healer and young Tobias’s companion, guide, and counselor. Raphael, according to tradition, is the angel who swirled the water at Bethesda’s healing sheep pool.

In the Book of Tobit (Old Testament), Saint Raphael is credited with assisting Tobias in using fish to restore Tobias’s father, Tobit’s blindness, by helping him create balms and ointments. Abraham’s painful circumcision—an operation the patriarch had put off until the end of his life—was alleviated by the archangel Raphael. He also fixed Jacob’s dislocated thigh during his struggle with the angel. Raphael shares his feast day, the Feast of the Archangels, with Saints Michael and Gabriel on September 29. For any special intention, the following prayer can be recited as a Novena for nine days.

O good St. Raphael, I invoke thee as the patron of those who is afflicted with bodily illness or ailment. Thou didst prepare the remedy which cured the blindness of the elder Tobias, and thy name means “God has healed.”

Saint Raphael is also called the Angel of Science and Knowledge. He is frequently called “Regent” or “Angel of the Sun.” St. Raphael is regarded as the most gregarious of the archangels because of his cheery demeanor and his optimistic and amiable treatment of Tobias; it is thought that he has the best sense of humor and the happiest disposition. 

Raphael is reported to take great pleasure in spreading happiness and health wherever he visits.

Prayer to St. Raphael, the Archangel

Blessed Saint Raphael, Archangel,
we beseech you to help us in all our needs and trials of this life,
as you, through the power of God, restored Tobit’s sight
and gave guidance to young Tobiah. We humbly seek your aid and intercession, that our souls may be healed,
our bodies protected from all ills,
and that through divine grace we may become fit to dwell
in the eternal Glory of God in Heaven.

Prayer to St. Raphael

prayer to st. Raphael for cure and healing

Saint Raphael’s Prayer to the Glorious Archangel for Healing

St. Raphael, noble prince of the heavenly throne, you are renowned for your grace and wise gifts. You are a comforter for the hurting and a haven for sinners. You are a guide for those traveling by land, sea, or air. I implore you to aid me with all of my needs and all of life’s pains, just as you once did for the young Tobias when he was traveling. I humbly ask you to treat the various ailments that plague my body and soul because you are the “medicine of God.” I specifically pray for your help in preparing me to serve as the Holy Spirit’s temple, together with the tremendous grace of purity (please state your personal desire here).


to Saint Raphael in prayer Prior to a Trip

Your perfect name, St. Raphael, means “God heals.” The Lord sent you to help young Tobias on a difficult journey. You showed him how to treat his father’s eyesight when he returned.

Therefore, how natural for Christians to ask for your mighty assistance for a safe journey and a joyful return. This is what we ask for everyone who is away from home, including ourselves.


Prayer for Defense Against All Evil

Send me your Champion, the glorious archangel Saint Raphael, to heal me of all my spiritual and physical afflictions in the HOLY NAME OF JESUS, Most Holy Mother, Queen of the Angels and Archangels. I pray he will keep Satan and all other evil spirits at bay. Be Saint Raphael, my guardian and guide as I travel through life. Pray for us, wonderful Saint Raphael the Archangel, bringer of blessings!


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