Archangel Raphael appears in the Book of Tobit, accepted canon law, as well as the Book of Enoch. This archangel is also recognized among the saints in both eastern and western churches with his feast day being on October 24th.
Raphael is often referred to as the one that brings healings from the Divine. In ancient writings, like the Book of Tobit, it is healing from the evil one. Raphael’s name means, “Healing Power of God”. This is why he is revered as the Archangel of Healing. Due to this it has been suggested he is the angel in John 5:2-4 that heals the sick:
Now there is at Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in , Bethesda having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. And an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of water, was made well of whatever disease he had. (NKJV)
Saint Raphael healings include healing Abraham after his late in life circumcision, and curing the thigh of Jacob after Jacob wrestled with an angel. Raphael is also called the Angel of Science and Knowledge, and considered the most sociable of the archangels.
If you are looking for a prayer to this archangel, this is often used:
Glorious Archangel St. Raphael, great prince of the heavenly court, you are illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace. You are a guide of those who journey by land or sea or air, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners. I beg you, assist me in all my 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 you to heal the many infirmities of my soul and the ills that afflict my body. I especially ask of you the favor (here mention your special intention), and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
All meditations provided are done with prayers of protection and closing with the 23rd psalm as taught by Edgar Cayce in his lifetime. Although these meditations are short, they are very profound. This meditation may leave you slightly altered, so please do not drive or go to work immediately after completing this simple guided meditation. Be sure you are fully aware before moving forward with your day.