St. Raphael the Archangel Novena - Healing Prayers and To Find Spouse

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Novena Starts: September 20th
Feastday: September 29th
Birth: eternal
Death: never
Patron saint of travelers, the blind, happy meetings, nurses, physicians, medical workers, matchmakers, Christian marriage, and Catholic studies.
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Healing Prayer of St. Raphael (Say the same prayer each day for the 9 days of the novena.)

Day 1 Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Intro Prayer

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 favor (mention your request here) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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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Day 2 Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Intro Prayer

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 favor (mention your request here) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Great job praying today! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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Day 3 Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Intro Prayer

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 favor (mention your request here) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Great job praying today! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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Day 4 Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Intro Prayer

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 favor (mention your request here) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Great job praying today! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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Day 5 Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Intro Prayer

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 favor (mention your request here) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Great job praying today! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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Day 6 Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Intro Prayer

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 favor (mention your request here) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Great job praying today! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Click here to get a special offer for reminders about upcoming novenas and a free copy of my Novena E-Book.

Day 7 Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Intro Prayer

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 favor (mention your request here) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Great job praying today! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Click here to get a special offer for reminders about upcoming novenas and a free copy of my Novena E-Book.

Day 8 Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Intro Prayer

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 favor (mention your request here) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Great job praying today! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Click here to get a special offer for reminders about upcoming novenas and a free copy of my Novena E-Book.

Day 9 Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Intro Prayer

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 favor (mention your request here) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer

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.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Great job praying today! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Click here to get a special offer for reminders about upcoming novenas and a free copy of my Novena E-Book.

Answered Prayers From This Novena

I prayed this novena for the young daughter of a co-worker who was basically bedridden with exhaustion, jaundice, her liver affected, and the doctors not listening to mom, who is a nurse.

A very scary situation. The day after I completed the Novena, I saw my co-worker again, and her daughter had finally been diagnosed with mononucleosis and Epstein Barr hepatitis, was given medication, and was already feeling well enough to return to school.

She still has a lot of healing to do, but I am beyond grateful for my prayers being answered. Thank you so very much St. Raphael.

from C.G.


I prayed for healing of mind, body, and spirit and the grace to accept and do Godโ€™s will for the highest good of all concerned, regarding work and deciding where to live.

I have been ill, not been getting much work for a few months, and I was not happy with the way Iโ€™d been treated by my boss.

On the last day of the Novena I found myself being supported by a different boss to do a type of work in an industry Iโ€™ve not worked in for over 20 years. It was a healing and positive experience and I was filled with gratitude.

I was offered more work by both the new company and my old boss that afternoon, but, more importantly, my understanding of my skills and talents and how I may use them in Godโ€™s service has been restored, just as my anxiety and resentment towards my old boss has been removed.

I am able to feel gratitude for all that has happened and see Godโ€™s hand at work in the past events, express kindness towards my colleagues, and find delight in doing work of service and value once more. Thank you for your healing prayers, St Raphael. Amen.

from Anonymous


I was grieving an old friend who had tragically passed away and on the last days of completing my St Raphael novena, I cried my last tears and that was it.

The pain I had been carrying for months in my heart left my body and soul.

I experienced the true healing power of God and thank you for be such a blessing in sharing these powerful prayers.

from D.M.


I prayed for a general prayer for my children, husband and myself.

On the eighth day of the novena my oldest told me, I think God is helping me to not freak out so much!

Iโ€™ve also personally felt an increase in peace. Thank you St Raphael!


Thank you for the novena site.

I have developed an autoimmunie disease called bullous pherigold.

I can not take prednisone because of the side effects.

My flare ups are painful, and one of the problems is that blisters hurt and are incredibly itchy.

I have been told that this will not last forever. What I have been praying for is a diminishment of pain and itching.

And that is what i have been blessed with through St Raphaelโ€™s intercession.

I thought I should share this with you. Take care and may God hold on to us, during these days.

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More About St. Raphael

Who is St. Raphael the Archangel?

St. Raphael is one of the three Archangels mentioned in Scripture. His name means God has healed, and in the biblical book of Tobit, St. Raphael reveals himself as the angel Raphael, one of the seven, who stand before the Lord.

He is the patron saint of the blind, happy meetings, nurses, physicians, medical workers, matchmakers, Christian marriage, Catholic studies, healing of bodily ills, and for finding oneโ€™s future spouse.

Some Jewish scholars from the Middle Ages believed that Raphael was one of the three angels that appeared to Abraham in Mamre in the Book of Genesis. Raphael is also included in the (apocryphal) Book of Enoch alongside archangels Michael, Gabriel and Uriel. (Note that the Catholic Church does not accept the book of Enoch as inspired Scripture.)

Some also believe that Raphael was the angel in the Gospel of St. John that stirred the water at the healing pool of Bethesda.

Raphael in the Book of Tobit

In the book of Tobit, Raphael disguises himself in human form and calls himself โ€œAzarias the son of the great Ananiasโ€ and journeys with Tobitโ€™s son, Tobiah.

After the journey, Raphael explains to Tobit that he was sent by God to heal Tobitโ€™s blindness and protect Sarah, Tobiahโ€™s future wife, from the demon Asmodeus. Then in Tobit 12:15, he demonstrates his power to heal as he announced that he is โ€œthe angel Raphael, one of the seven, who stand before the Lordโ€.

In the book of Tobit, Sarah had tried marrying multiple times, only to have the demon Asmodeus kill her would-be husband on the night of the wedding (before consummation). Raphael directed Tobiah and Sarah to pray for deliverance from Asmodeus, and by Godโ€™s grace their prayer was answered. (Because of Tobiahโ€™s beautiful prayer, the book of Tobit is often used as a reading in Catholic weddings.)

Raphael follows through on his promise and heals Tobitโ€™s blindness, and the entire extended family is blessed the rest of their days.

Raphael in the Church

St. Raphael is usually depicted with a staff and a fish (the staff for traveling, the fish because in Tobit he directs Tobiah to use the fishโ€™s gall to heal his father). His feast day is celebrated on September 29, along with St. Michael and St. Gabriel.

Pray to St. Raphael for healing. You can also pray to him for protection on a journey.

More Resources on St. Raphael

The Catholic Church has dogmatically defined the book of Tobit to be Scripture, inspired by God.

Nonetheless, Protestants chose to reject this book in the 1500s, along with six others, and so Tobit is not found in Protestant Bibles.

Because of this error, Protestants generally reject St. Raphael, since they seek only to believe in what is found in their (truncated) Bible. So it is good to be aware of this fact when you are in discussions with Protestant friends.

One of the arguments put forth by the Protestant Reformers in rejecting Tobit and the other six books, was that they were not written in Hebrew or Aramaic, but only in Greek.

However, unbenownst to them, centuries later, in the 1900s, researchers found the Dead Sea Scrolls, which contained four manuscripts of the original Aramaic text of Tobit, and one in Hebrew.

On a personal note, true to St. Raphaelโ€™s claim as the patron saint of happy meetings and finding your future spouse, I first met my wife on what was then called St. Raphaelโ€™s site for Catholic singles. That site, long since renamed to CatholicMatch.comwas instrumental in my wife and I meeting and marrying.

We credit St. Raphael for his patronage in bringing us together in marriage!

Do We Need St. Raphaelโ€™s Prayers?

As a Baptist, I rejected the communion of saints, asking saints to pray for me, and anything connected with what I saw as superstition.

But after becoming Catholic, in my study I learned that, not only can we ask the saints, like St. Raphael, to pray for us, but it is the wisest thing that we can do! It is foolish not to ask for the saintsโ€™ intercession.

Why?

For one thing, the saints were Godโ€™s favorites. They heroically followed our Lord and dedicated themselves to Him.

But thatโ€™s just the tip of the iceberg for why we should ask them to pray for us. I wrote an entire article chocked full of reasons why you need to invoke the saints in prayer, and the benefits you will get from it.

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