One of the three archangels mentioned in the Book of Tobit and the Gospel of John is St. Raphael. His name means “God heals,” and he is considered the patron of travelers, the blind, happy meetings, nurses, physicians, medical workers, matchmakers, and Catholic studies.
Within the Book of Tobit, St. Raphael is sent from God to help the healing of Tobias’s father and the deliverance of Sarah from the devil. God desires for all of us to be healed and happy in this world forever. St. Raphael is an intercessor for us today, just as he was for Tobit, Tobias, and Sarah. (Read: A Prayer to St. Raphael the Archangel for Your Soulmate)
In our everyday lives, we never know who or what we will encounter. But whatever it may be, we all wish for good things. We meet different people and face challenges everywhere we go. Pain, sorrow, and hardship are inevitable. So, let’s ask for guidance and peace from St. Raphael, the Angel of Happy Meetings.
Prayer to St. Raphael, 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.
Prayer from catholic.org.