29 September, 2020
PRAYER ON THE FEAST OF THE ARCHANGELS
Oh Heavenly Father, you have given us the powerful Archangels St Michael, St Gabriel and St Raphael, to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.
Your celestial messengers, the archangels fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all your chosen ones. St Michael, the protector of all humanity, has saved us and protected us from the snares of the devil.
St Gabriel announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. His greeting to the Virgin, “Hail, full of grace,” is how we venerate the Virgin Mother even today.
St Raphael is the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey and aids in healing and recovery of our bodies and spirits.
On this day, when we celebrate the feast of these pure, spiritual and immortal beings, the highest in the order of the multitude of angels, we implore Saint Michael our protector; to aid and fight for all our loved ones, and protect us from danger.
We pray to Saint Gabriel, the messenger of the Good News, to help us clearly hear Your voice and to teach us the truth. Saint Raphael, the healing angel, we ask to lift up our petitions for healing 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 powerful Archangels and their desire to serve us.
Holy Archangels, St Michael, St Gabriel and St Raphael, surround us with your protection and pray for our special needs as we journey towards the heavenly Kingdom which is filled with the voices of praise and worship of our Glorious God by the vast choirs of angels.