DAY THREE– INVOKING THE INTERCESSION OF ST. RAPHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of The Holy Spirit.
Glorious Archangel Saint Raphael, great prince of the heavenly court, filled with the mercy of God, you are illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace. You are also called the “terror of demons” and a powerful exterminator of vices. Since you are known to be the consoler of the afflicted and the refuge of sinners, I beg you, assist me and all those I am praying for, in all our 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 to you, to heal the many infirmities of my soul and the ills that afflict my body, as well as all those I am praying for. Please bring these petitions I now place before you to God Almighty (mention all of your intentions, especially for the quick restoration of good health for Cardinal Burke). Most of all, please bestow upon me the great grace of purity, so as to prepare my body to be a temple of the Holy Spirit. AMEN
On this glorious feast day, let us consecrate ourselves to St. Raphael the Archangel:
Holy Archangel Raphael, standing so close to the throne of God and offering Him our prayers, I venerate you as God’s special Friend and Messenger. I choose you as my Patron and wish to love and obey you as young Tobias did. I consecrate to you my body and soul, all my work, and my whole life. I want you to be my Guide and Counselor in all the dangerous and difficult problems and decisions of my life. Remember, dearest Saint Raphael, that the grace of God preserved you with the good angels in heaven when the proud ones were cast into hell. I entreat you, therefore, to help me in my struggle against the world, the flesh, and the devil. Defend me from all dangers and every occasion of sin. Direct me always in the way of peace, safety, and salvation. Offer my prayers to God as you offered those of Tobias, so that through your intercession I may obtain the graces necessary for the salvation of my soul. Remember me and always entreat for me before the Face of the Son of God. Help me to love and serve my God faithfully, to die in His grace, and finally to merit to join you in seeing and praising God forever in heaven. AMEN.
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of The Holy Sprit.