Thursday, September 29, 2011

Feast of the Archangels - Prayer to St. Raphael for Healing

Today is the Feast of the Archangels...St. Michael, who battled with Lucifer and kicked him out of heaven...St. Gabriel, who announced to the Blessed Mother she would conceive and bear a Son....Emmanuel...God with us...and St. Raphael, God's healer.

Father Joe Whalen has a beautiful ministry. It is the St. Raphael Healing Oil Ministry. I am going to share the link with you here so that you can visit, read Father's story and about the ministry itself. There is also a good prayer for healing that I am posting here. It is supposed to be prayed when you use the St. Raphael's healing oil on a sick person.

The healing oil and prayers that accompany it is intended for human beings. However, I do not think God or St. Raphael would mind if we ask for his intercession in healing our sick pets.

On a personal note, I have used the healing oil on my sick pets. I have also shared them with friends. This is not magic nor is it New Age or superstition. This is just one of the ways the Church's sacramentals assist us in our needs when we put ALL our faith in Jesus, the Divine Physician.

Prayer to St. Raphael the Archangel

Glorious Archangel St. 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 favor (name it) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

"Jesus, Mary, I love You, Save Souls"


Anonymous said...

That's beautiful! Thanks for posting.

Lou Ann/PA said...

God Bless you, Esther!!!
This has always been one of my most treasured Feast Days!! So special to see this beautiful post!!
Hugs, love, and prayers always!
Lou Ann

Esther G. said...

A and Lou Ann...thanks so much! God bless you!

sally field said...

Please please pray for my friend Barbara's dog Tipper and my pups Marty Chico and Maya. Tipper and Marty have cancer and Chico has Cushings. God Bless.

Esther Gefroh said...

Sally, the prayer requests have been posted. We are praying.

Anna R. said...

Please pray for my cat, Phoebe. She was diagnosed with lymphoma in her pancreas and spleen. We just lost her sister to cancer 3 months ago. My heart is breaking.

Esther Gefroh said...

Anna, your prayer request has been posted. We are praying.

Gail said...

Please pray for my 10 month old yellow lab, Hank. He has hip dysplasia

Esther Gefroh said...

Gail, your prayer request has been posted. We are praying for Hank.