Prayer to St Raphael the Archangel

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O holy and great Archangel Raphael, standing before the throne of God! By the grace given to thee by the Almighty Healer of our souls and bodies thou hast cured the righteous Tobit of physical blindness, and while accompanying his son Tobias in his travels, thou hast guarded him from the evil spirit. Earnestly I pray unto thee – be thou my guide in my earthly life, protect me from all visible and invisible enemies, heal the illnesses of my spirit and my body, and steer my life towards repentance of sins and the doing of good deeds.

O holy and great Archangel Raphael! Hear thou myself – a great sinner – praying to thee, and help me in this and the future life to thank and glorify our mutual Creator unto eternal ages of ages. Amen.

From an ancient manuscript.