St. Raphael the Archangel Prayers

A Prayer to Holy St Raphael the Archangel, Conductor of the Faithful

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.

A Prayer to Saint Raphael the Archangel, Angel of Happy Meetings

O Raphael, lead us towards those we are waiting for, those who are waiting for us! Raphael, Angel of Happy Meetings, lead us by the hand towards those we are looking for! May all our movements, all their movements, be guided by your Light and transfigured by your Joy.

Angel Guide of Tobias, lay the request we now address to you at the feet of Him on whose unveiled Face you are privileged to gaze. Lonely and tired, crushed by the separations and sorrows of earth, we feel the need of calling to you and of pleading for the protection of your wings, so that we may not be as strangers in the Province of Joy, all ignorant of the concerns of our country.

Remember the weak, you who are strong--you whose home lies beyond the region of thunder, in a land that is always peaceful, always serene, and bright with the resplendent glory of God. Amen.

A Prayer to Saint Raphael the Archangel, for our Petitions

O God, send the Archangel Raphael to our assistance. May he who stands forever praising you at your throne present our humble petitions to be blessed by you. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer to Saint Raphael the Archangel, for Intercession

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, didst restore sight to Tobit and gave guidance to young Tobias. 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. Amen.

A Prayer to Saint Raphael the Archangel, for Intercession

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, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners.

I beg you to assist me in all my needs and in all the sufferings of this life, as once you helped the young Tobias on his travels.

And because you are the "Medicine of God", I humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities of my soul and all the ills which afflict my body, if it be for my greater good. I specially ask of you the favor of [State your intentions here...].

And the grace of angelic purity, which makes me fit to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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! Amen.

A Prayer to Saint Raphael the Archangel, for Intercession

Saint Raphael the Archangel, since God entrusted the young Tobias to your special care, it is also His will that I invoke you as my companion through life. I wish to honor you as I honor my Guardian Angel.

Noble and mighty Messenger of God, I beg you to guard and protect me. Conduct me on the way of life as you accompanied young Tobias on his long and dangerous journey. Warn me against every occasion of sin and fill my soul with wholesome thoughts and loving encouragement to practice virtue. Intercede for me that I may share in your burning zeal in God's service and devoted love for His Divine will.

You know the value of my soul in the eyes of God. Never let me forget that it was redeemed by the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. Let no stain of sin disfigure the beauty of my soul or rob me of my dignity as a child of God.

Forgive me, my Angel Friend, for so often disregarding your advice and inspirations. In the future I earnestly want to obey you faithfully, as I wish to obey my Guardian Angel who ever stands at my side inspiring me to do good and to avoid evil. I love you both sincerely, and I am deeply grateful for your constant care of me.

Loving Archangel Raphael, God sent you to the old Tobias and Sara to heal and console them. The Lord chose you to be a herald of blessings, a guide to His friends, a strong helper in time of need, a healer of the sick, and a conqueror of evil. May your intercession with our King and Savior help me to become a worthy messenger of His word by my good example, and faithfully serve Him as a healer of souls through my prayers and sacrifices for the salvation of souls.

My dear Patron, Saint Raphael, you told Tobias and Sara: "Bless the God of heaven, give glory to Him in the sight of all that live because He has shown His mercy to you" (Tob. 12, 6). Help me to thank Him for all He has done for my soul and body through my Guardian Angel and through you. May my whole life be a continual expression of thanks for the mercy of God toward me. Help me to follow your guidance as young Tobias did so that I may enjoy your protection on this dangerous journey through life and reach my eternal home in heaven, there to praise the mercy of God toward me in union with you and all the other Angels and Saints forever.


Angel of God, my guardian dear, To whom His love commits me here; Ever this day be at my side, To light and guard, to rule and guide.


A Prayer to Saint Raphael the Archangel, for Intercession For Travelers


Saint Raphael the Archangel, thou wast a faithful companion to the young man, Tobias, on his long journey from Syria to Media, rescuing him from many dangers and, in particular, from the danger of death in the river Tigris; we beseech thee with all our hearts to be a safe guide and an Angel of consolation to our dear ones on the long journey which they must undertake in order to remove to foreign lands; do thou keep them far from all dangers of body and soul, and grant that they may come in safety to the haven of their desire.


Saint Raphael the Archangel, arriving in Media thou didst bestow upon the young man, Tobias, extraordinary favors, going thyself to the city of Rages to receive the money from Gabelus, and causing him to find a worthy spouse in Sara, when she was delivered from the slavery of the demon, and enriching him with the goods of fortune; look, we humbly beseech thee, upon our dear ones who find themselves in foreign lands; do thou in like manner extend unto them thy heavenly protection, prospering their labors to the benefit of our beloved families and saving them from the many snares which will be laid for their souls, so that they may be enabled to preserve the precious gift of faith and to conform their lives to its teaching.


Saint Raphael the Archangel, who faithful to thy mission didst bring back safe and sound to Syria the young man, Tobias, enriching his house with blessings and graces, and even restoring the gift of sight to his blind father; ah, fulfill thy task in behalf of our dear emigrants. Bring them back in thin own good time, safe and sound, to our dear families, and grant that their return may be a source of consolation, prosperity and every choice blessing; and we too, like the family of Tobias, will thank thee for all thy tender care and will unite ourselves to thee in praising, blessing and thanking the Giver of every good and perfect gift. Amen.

V. Pray for us, Saint Raphael the Archangel.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

O God, who didst give Thy blessed Archangel Raphael unto Thy servant Tobias to be his fellow-traveler; grant unto us, Thy servants, that the same may ever keep us and shield us, help us and defend us. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

An indulgence of 300 days once a day (S. C. of the Holy Office, Feb. 17, 1910; S. P. Ap., Aug. 22, 1936).

A Prayer to St. Raphael the Archangel, for those Who are undertaking a Journey or a Walk

In the way of peace direct us, O Lord. We praise and venerate all the heavenly princes, but especially Raphael, faithful physician and companion true, who with heaven's power bindeth fast the demon.

V. God hath given His Angels charge over thee.
R. To keep thee in all thy ways.

Let us pray.

O God, who didst give the blessed Archangel Raphael unto Thy servant Tobias to be his fellow-traveler; grant unto us, Thy servants, that the same may ever keep us and shield us, help us and defend us. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us go forward in peace, In the name of the Lord.


The faithful who, being about to make a journey or take a walk, recite these prayers in honor of St. Raphael the Archangel in a spirit of devotion, are granted:

An indulgence of 500 days; A plenary indulgence on the usual conditions, if they recite them daily for an entire month (S. P. Ap., Jan. 25, 1946).
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