It’s 2021 and the previous year of self-isolation has made you realize that maybe you need to find L-O-V-E.
But it’s not that easy. Finding a future spouse can be very challenging— you don’t just go to the corner store and pick someone, right? Others have been waiting after years and years of searching. And if you’re the type wanting to get married, this is absolutely frustrating. (Read: A Prayer to St. Agnes for Chastity)
However, waiting has its benefits. And the good news is God wants you to find and is actually leading you to the right person. One way to help prepare your heart and that of your future husband/wife is to pray to St. Raphael the Archangel to act as a “bridge” toward the one you love. He once did this to two young lovers who have problems in their marriage. (Read: 5 Powerful Prayers for Marriage and Relationships)
Say this prayer daily and witness how your love life goes from grayscale to very colorful.
A Prayer to St. Raphael the Archangel for Your Soulmate
St. Raphael, loving patron of those seeking a marriage partner,
help me in this supreme decision of my life.
Find for me as a helpmate in life the person
whose character may reflect some of the traits of Jesus and Mary.
May he (she) be upright, loyal, pure, sincere and noble,
so that with united efforts and with chaste and unselfish love
we both may strive to perfect ourselves in soul and body,
as well as the children it may please God to entrust to our care.
St. Raphael, angel of chaste courtship,
bless our friendship and our love that sin may have no part in it.
May our mutual love bind us so closely that our future home
may ever be most like the home of the Holy Family of Nazareth.
Offer your prayers to God for the both of us and
obtain the blessing of God upon our marriage,
as you were the herald of blessing for the marriage of Tobiah and Sarah.
St. Raphael, friend of the young, be my friend, for I shall always be yours.
I desire ever to invoke you in my needs.
To your special care I entrust the decision
I am to make as to my future husband (wife).
Direct me to the person with whom I can best cooperate
in doing God’s Holy Will, with whom I can live in peace,
love, and harmony in this life, and attain eternal joy in the next. Amen.
In honor of St. Raphael pray an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be.