Webmaster's Notes: This novena holds a particular place in my heart, as I prayed to St. Raphael to help me find a spouse. In fact, I promised that I would name my firstborn son after him if he helped me in this petition. It took several years, but I was ultimately led to my husband, and I kept my promise and named my son after this glorious archangel. Devotions to St. Raphael are not limited to finding a spouse, but for helping one's marriage be worthy of God, guiding us in our family life, help us during illness, and for protection during travel. It is adviseable to teach our children a devotion to this saint in the hopes he/she will implore his intercession when the time comes for them to seek guidance in a vocation and a possible spouse.

Novena to St. Raphael

This prayer should be prayed for nine days.

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 favour (make your request here...) and the great grace of purity to prepare me 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.

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