PRAYER TO ST RAPHAEL FOR THE WISE CHOICE OF A MARRIAGE PARTNER

PRAYER TO ST RAPHAEL

FOR THE WISE CHOICE OF A MARRIAGE PARTNER

prayer to st raphael for the wise choice of a marriage partnerO Glorious St. Raphael, Patron and Lover of the Young, I call upon thee  and plead with thee for thy help. In all confidence I open my heart to thee, to beg thy guidance and assistance in the important task of planning my future. Obtain for me through thy intercession the light of God’s grace, so that I may decide wisely concerning the person who is to be my partner through life. O Angel of Happy Meetings, lead us by the hand to find each other. May all our movements be guided by thy light and transfigured by thy joy. As thou didst lead the young Tobias to Sara and opened up for him a new life of happiness with her in holy marriage, lead me to such a one whom in thine angelic wisdom thou dost judge best suited to be united with me in marriage.

St. Raphael, loving patron of those seeking a marriage partner, help me in this supreme decision of my life. Find for me as a helpmate in life that person whose character will reflect the traits of Jesus and Mary. May he(she) be upright, loyal, pure, sincere and noble, so that with united efforts and with chaste and unselfish love, we both may strive to perfect ourselves in soul and body, as well as the children it may please God to entrust to our care.

St. Raphael, Angel of chaste courtship, bless our friendship and our love, that sin may have no part in it. May our mutual love bind us so closely that our future home may ever be most like the home of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Offer thy prayers to God for both of us and obtain the blessing of God upon our marriage, as thou wert the herald of blessing for the marriage of Tobias and Sara.

St. Raphael, friend of the young, be thou my friend, for I shall always be thine. I desire to ever invoke thee in my needs. To thy special care I entrust the decision I am to make as to my future wife (husband). Direct me to the person with whom I can best cooperate in doing God’s Holy Will, with whom I can live in peace, love and harmony in this life and attain eternal joy in the next.  Amen.




Live Prayers to St Raphael for a Spouse On the Vigil of the Feast of St Raphael (Mon, 10/23)

prayers to st raphael for a spouse

How would you like to join a group of  single folks of all ages for for a live prayer to St Raphael for a Spouse?

Parents of adult children of marriageable age are welcome too!

At Chaste Courtship, we believe in not only praying and waiting on the Lord, but also taking action.

St Augustine (some say Ignatius of Loyola), said “Pray as if it all depended on God. Act as if it all depended on you”.

And so, let’s do our part and God will do his part.

 St Raphael the Archangel the Patron Saint of Singles Praying for a Spouse

St Raphael the Archangel is found in the book of Tobit.

 

To read about Tobit and Sarah, more in detail, check out the book of Tobit.  

 


What You Need for the Live Prayer to St Raphael for a Spouse

We will be praying three prayers.

 

Where Will  the Prayers Take Place?

The Prayers will be on the  Chaste Courtship Facebook Page.

What Time Will These Prayers Take Place?

8:30 PM Eastern Standard Time


***Prayers to St Raphael for a Spouse***

Chaplet of St Raphael

Source

prayers to st raphael for a spouse

On the medal say

You are Raphael the Healer,
You are Raphael the Guide
You are Raphael the Companion
Ever at Human Sorrow’s side.

On the first 3 beads say
a Hail Marys to Mary, Queen of Angels.

On the other nine beads say the following prayer, once in honor of each of the nine Angelic Choirs

Holly, holy, holy, Lord of God of Hosts
Heaven and earth are full of Your Glory.
Glory be to the Father; Glory be to the Son; Glory be to the Holy Spirit.

Concluding Aspiration: St Raphael, Angel of health, of love, of joy and light, pray for us!

Angels
Archangels
Principalities
Power
Virtues
Dominions
Thrones
Cherubim
Seraphim



Litany of St. Raphael   

Source 

prayers to st raphael for a spouse

Lord, have mercy on us. 
Christ have mercy on us. 
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ hear us. 
Christ, graciously hear us. 
God the Father of Heaven, 
Have mercy on us. 
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, 
Have mercy on us. 
God the Holy Spirit, 
Have mercy on us. 
Holy Trinity, One God, 
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Queen of Angels, 
pray for us.

St. Raphael, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, filled with the mercy of God, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, perfect adorer of the Divine Word, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, terror of demons, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, exterminator of vices, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, health of the sick, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, our refuge in all our trials, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, guide of travelers, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, consoler of prisoners, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, joy of the sorrowful, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, filled with zeal for the salvation of souls, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, whose name means “God heals,” 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, lover of chastity, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, scourge of demons, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, in pestilence, famine and war, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, Angel of peace and prosperity, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, endowed with the grace of healing, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, sure guide in the paths of virtue and sanctification, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, help of all those who implore thy assistance, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, who was the guide and consolation of Tobias on his journey, 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, whom the Scriptures praise: “Raphael, the holy Angel of  the Lord, was sent to cure,” 
pray for us. 
St. Raphael, our advocate, 
pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, 
        Spare us, O Lord. 
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, 
        Graciously hear us, O Lord. 
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, 
        Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us. 
        Christ, graciously hear us.

Pray for us, St. Raphael, to the Lord Our God, 
        That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray.

        Lord, Jesus Christ, by the prayer of the Archangel Raphael, grant 
 us the grace to avoid all sin and to persevere in every good work 
 until we reach our Heavenly destination, Thou Who livest and reignest 
 world without end. Amen.

 


Prayer to St Raphael for the Wise Choice of a Marriage Partner

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prayers to st raphael for a spouse

O Glorious St. Raphael, Patron and Lover of the Young, I call upon thee  and plead with thee for thy help. In all confidence I open my heart to thee, to beg thy guidance and assistance in the important task of planning my future. Obtain for me through thy intercession the light of God’s grace, so that I may decide wisely concerning the person who is to be my partner through life. O Angel of Happy Meetings, lead us by the hand to find each other. May all our movements be guided by thy light and transfigured by thy joy. As thou didst lead the young Tobias to Sara and opened up for him a new life of happiness with her in holy marriage, lead me to such a one whom in thine angelic wisdom thou dost judge best suited to be united with me in marriage.

St. Raphael, loving patron of those seeking a marriage partner, help me in this supreme decision of my life. Find for me as a helpmate in life that person whose character will reflect the traits of Jesus and Mary. May he(she) be upright, loyal, pure, sincere and noble, so that with united efforts and with chaste and unselfish love, we both may strive to perfect ourselves in soul and body, as well as the children it may please God to entrust to our care.

St. Raphael, Angel of chaste courtship, bless our friendship and our love, that sin may have no part in it. May our mutual love bind us so closely that our future home may ever be most like the home of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Offer thy prayers to God for both of us and obtain the blessing of God upon our marriage, as thou wert the herald of blessing for the marriage of Tobias and Sara.

St. Raphael, friend of the young, be thou my friend, for I shall always be thine. I desire to ever invoke thee in my needs. To thy special care I entrust the decision I am to make as to my future wife (husband). Direct me to the person with whom I can best cooperate in doing God’s Holy Will, with whom I can live in peace, love and harmony in this life and attain eternal joy in the next. Amen.


If you missed this live prayer,  don’t  worry.  I will post the video right in this thread within a week of the live prayer.

Looking forward to praying with you. God bless!




A Boy or Girl Sweetheart’s Daily Prayer

A Boy Sweetheart’s Daily Prayer

O St. Joseph, Model of justice, and therefore of husbands,   sweetheart's prayer
I beseech Thee to direct me in my choice of a future wife. Grant me especially wisdom and deliberation in this choice. Make both my friendship and courtship especially chaste, unselfish, prudent, thrifty, and cheerful. Be my companion in single as well as in wedded life.

A Girl Sweetheart’s Daily Prayer

O Mary, Model of pure love, and therefore of sweethearts, I beseech Thee to direct me in my choice of a future husband. Grant me especially wisdom and deliberation in this choice. Make both my friendship and courtship chaste, unselfish, prudent, thrifty, and cheerful. Be my companion in single as well as in wedded life.




3 Reasons Why You Should Pray for Your Future Spouse

Have you ever considered praying for your future spouse?  Yes, I mean have you yet prayed for the man or woman that you have yet to meet.  Sounds a bit crazy doesn’t it?  Well, let me give you three reasons why you should pray for your future spouse.

Three Reasons You Should Pray for your Future Spouse

1) You Get Into the Habit of Sacrificing for Someone Else

Marriage involves sacrifice.  Sometimes you have to deny your own needs in order for the marriage to work.

Women sacrifice their wills by submitting to their husbands.  Men are called to sacrifice and love their wives as Christ loved the Church.

Might as well get used to it now!

2) You Are Already Helping Your Spouse to Get to Heaven

One of the purposes of marriage is to help your spouse get to heaven.  Why not start praying for the salvation of your future spouse’s soul even now?

• Pray that God helps your spouse to stay in a state of grace.

pray for your future spouse

pray for your future spouse – public domain

• Pray for God to bring your spouse closer to Him

I read somewhere about a man who had prayed for his future spouse.  Years after he had married his spouse,  he was looking through his journal and found the entries where he was praying for his spouse.  Out of curiosity, he asked her what she had been doing at the time.

Apparently, the young woman had been rebelling against God. It was a time of spiritual darkness for her, but somehow she was delivered from that lifestyle.

Who is to say the her husband’s prayers did not aid her in her conversion?

3) Invite God into Your Decision Making

Choosing a spouse is a very grave responsibility and one that should not be done without God.

Shouldn’t God be involved in something so amazing as your sacramental marriage?

Also, when you invite God into your decision making, you will have more of an open mind when your actual spouse crosses your path.


I hope these three reasons show you why you should pray for your spouse.

Scripture tells us that we should pray without ceasing. We have a myriad of prayer requests. Why not pray for something as important as finding a spouse?

Mother Teresa: I used to believe prayer changes things, but now I know prayer changes us and we change things.

So let’s go out there and change things!

Check out this talk I did on praying for your spouse.




Prayer to Jesus, Mary & Joseph for Purity

If you struggle with maintaining a chaste mind and heart, you are not alone.  It is a battle.  A battle for your soul.  However, the Church does not leave us with no recourse.  She gives us many prayers that can aid us with chastity. Below is an efficacious prayer to Jesus, Mary & Joseph for purity.

PRAYER TO JESUS MARY & JOSEPH FOR PURITY

“Jesus, Lover of chastity, Mary, Mother most pure, and Joseph, chaste guardian of the Virgin, to you I come at this hour, begging you to plead with God for me. I earnestly wish to be pure in thought, word and deed in imitation of your own holy purity.

Obtain for me, then, a deep sense of modesty which will be reflected in my external conduct. Protect my eyes, the windows of my soul, from anything that might dim the luster of a heart that must mirror only Christlike purity.

And when the “Bread of Angels becomes the Bread of me” in my heart at Holy Communion, seal it forever against the suggestions of sinful pleasures.

Heart of Jesus, Fount of all purity, have mercy on us.”


Armed with these prayers for sexual purity, we should be well-armed to do battle with the devil, who constantly seeks to ruin souls.