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Prayer to Saint Raphael Angel of Happy Meetings

I find the following prayer (recommended to me by a facebook friend years ago, mercy Hal!)
to be a beautiful one and I try to say it in my heart whenever I am about to see someone ...

O Raphael, lead us towards those we are waiting for, those who are waiting for us!
Raphael, Angel of Happy Meetings, lead us by the hand towards those we are looking for!
May all our movements, all their movements, be guided by your Light and transfigured by your Joy.
Angel, guide of Tobias, lay the request we now address to you at the feet of Him
on whose unveiled Face you are privileged to gaze.
Lonely and tired, crushed by the separations and sorrows of life,
we feel the need of calling to you and of pleading for the protection of your wings,
so that we may not be as strangers in the Province of Joy,
all ignorant of the concerns of our country.
Remember the weak, you who are strong,
you whose home lies beyond the region of thunder,
in a land that is always peaceful, always serene,
and bright with the resplendent glory of God.

This is truly a beautiful (and useful) prayer, isn't it?
En voici une version en français: La Prière d’Ernest Hello

" Ô Raphaël, conduisez-nous par la main vers tous ceux que nous cherchons :
Conduisez vers nous tous ceux que nous attendons,
tous ceux qui nous attendent.
Ange des rencontres, conduisez-nous par la main
ver tous ceux que nous cherchons.
Que chacun de nos mouvements,
que chacun de leurs mouvements
soient guidés par votre lumière,
transfigurés par votre Joie !
Ange conducteur de Tobie veuillez présenter
à Celui-là que vous contemplez sans voile
cette prière qui monte vers vous !
Surchargé et divisé par les séparations
et les écrasements de la terre,
ô Raphaël ! Je sens le besoin de vous appeler...
De requérir le secours de vos ailes !
Afin que jamais je ne devienne étranger au domaine de la Joie !
Ainsi soit-il."

Prière trouvée sur ce site: avec de nombreuses autres prières de Saint Raphaël

Saint Raphal et Tobias

I have had this book of Sr. Wendy for more than 20 years. And I was curious to see any famous paintings with Saint Raphael and here he was, with Tobias!

I did develop my own, shorter and emergency type version of this prayer:
“Saint Raphaël, please help me,
I am pleading for the protection of your wings!
O You, Angel of Happy Meetings
turn this visit today,
guided by your Light and transfigured by your Joy,
into a beautiful and fruitful one,
for the Glory of God
and the good of the world,
and for my own spiritual growth!
In advance I thank you.
I ask it all in the name of Jesus Christ! "


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