I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with all my heart,
for you have heard the words of my mouth;
in the presence of the angels I will sing your praise;
I will worship at your holy temple
and give thanks to your name. (Ps 138:1-2)
I think the Archangels are fantastic!
Each of the Archangels performed a different mission: Michael protected, as we hear in the Book of Revelation, Gabriel announced God’s invitation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Raphael guided Tobit’s son, Tobiah, and restored Tobit’s sight.
God loves us so much that He gives us opportunity after opportunity to say “yes” to His holy will.
He loves us so much that He sent His only Son to redeem us from sin and death.
He loves us so much that He gives us our own personal Guardian Angels to watch over each and every one of us.
He loves us so much that He sends some greater angels to give His messages to us.
The Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael is an opportunity to celebrate God’s infinite love.
FAITH ACTION: As you reflect upon the great gift that are the Archangels, Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, prayer this prayer (found on lordcalls.com):
Heavenly Father, you have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.
Saint Michael is our protector, I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger.
Saint Gabriel is a messenger for the Good News, I ask him to help me clearly,hear your voice and to teach me the truth.
Saint Raphael is the healing angel, I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up 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 archangels and their desire to serve us. Holy Angels pray for us.