Saint Gabriel the archangel is the messenger of God. He is mentioned several times in the Old and New Testaments either by name or anonymously. Saint Gabriel was the one who informed Mary that she had conceived. Saint Michael the archangel is known as our protector from God. He was present in the story of Daniel in the Old Testament. Saint Raphael is the healer from God. His name means “God heals” and he is also one of the seven archangels who stand before the throne of the Lord. In the Bible, Saint Raphael claims he “healed” the earth when it was defiled by the sins of the fallen angels. Saint Gabriel, Michael, and Raphael aren’t the only archangels of the Lord, but they’re the only ones mentioned in the Bible.
Heavenly King, You have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth. Saint Michael is our protector; I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger. Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News; I ask him to help me clearly hear Your voice and to teach me the truth. Saint Raphael is the healing angel; I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to Your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery. Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us. Amen.
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