Written by Algoth’s Grove
“Love is the whole of the law… but love is not a human creation or even a human understanding… it is a surrender of will to our own inner divine purpose, whatever that may be…”
Archangels… the first mentions in the history of the world. Winged beings of light. Messengers of the ages. Hundreds and thousands of accounts of angelic presences have been recorded throughout history. Our monotheistic religions, the Judaic, Christian, Islamic and Zoroastrianism movements all venerate these beings of God. However we have accounts of angelic beings, from the Toltec teachings and they are referred to as: Guardians of the Race, we find them in the translations of Zachariah Sitkin, from the Sumerian texts… Even the God of man, Enki, in this context was a winged being who sought contact with the human inhabitants of earth and who even took a earthly woman as his consort becoming a farmer of the land.
The myths and legends surrounding angelic beings are enormous. The concept of Starseeds also lends a new grasp on where these creatures originated from and whether our own souls come from those distant galaxies as well. One thing is for certain, sightings, myths and recorded events of angelic beings / winged creatures far outweigh any other spiritual encounter. To write about every angel in the history of mankind and that exists on the ethereal plains would take a lifetime, so for the purposes of this article, we will be writing on the 4 known Archangels: Gabriel, Michael, Uriel and Raphael.
***A word of warning before moving forward with this information. Please understand that Archangels are not of the same conscious understanding as you. We speak from experience. An archangel is a being of divine wisdom, and purpose toward a divine will/path. They are to be treated with the utmost respect. They are never to be petitioned for acts of selfish gain. They are guardians and guides on your path to enlightenment.
“And he said to me: ‘This first is Michael, the merciful and long-suffering: and the second, who is set over all the diseases and all the wounds of the children of men, is Raphael: and the third, who is set over all the powers, is Gabriel: and the fourth, who is set over the repentance unto hope of those who inherit eternal life, is named Phanuel.’ And these are the four angels of the Lord of Spirits and the four voices I heard in those days.” (Enoch 40:9)
*Phanuel is also Uriel.
***here is an ol’ Irish poem / prayer
May Gabriel be with me on Sundays, and the power of the King of heaven.
May Gabriel be with me always that evil may not come to me nor injury.
Michael on Monday I speak of, my mind is set on him,
Not with anyone do I compare him but with Jesus, Mary’s son.
If it be Tuesday, Raphael I mention, until the end comes, for my help,
One of the seven whom I beseech, as long as I am on the field of the world.
May Uriel be with me on Wednesdays, the abbot with high nobility,
Against wound and against danger, agains the sea of rough wind.
Sariel on Thursday I speak of, against the swift waves of the sea,
Against every evil that comes to us, against every disease that seizes us.
On the day of the second fast, Rumiel — a clear blessing — I have loved,
I say only the truth, good the friend I have taken.
May Panchel be with me on Saturdays, as long as I am in this yellow-colored
May sweet Mary, with her friend, deliver me from strangers.
May the Trinity protect me!
May the Trinity defend me! May the Trinity save me from every hurt, from every danger.
Name in Hebrew: מִיכָאֵל (pronounced [ˌmixäˈʔel])
Name in Greek: Μιχαήλ, Mikhaḗl
Name in Arabic: ميخائيل, Mīkhā’īl
Name in English with Pronunciation: Michael (Mee-gha-el)
Meaning of Name: “Who is like God”
Colour of Light Ray: Blue
Governs: The Sun and Fire are the domains of Archangel Michael. He is the protector. He governs all modes of protection, as long as your heart is pure and your situation is one where you are not capable of protecting yourself. He is a strong protector and has been said to watch over Mothers and children. He is also mentioned as the warrior angel and assists those in battle or those who are modern day warriors such as police officers etc. There is much debate on whether or not he is in fact also Azrael, who is the angel of death and assists with the passing of souls. If you need protection then Archangel Michael is the Archangel to call on.
How to Call this Archangel:
I now call upon Archangel Michael to stand on my right. Please give me strength, courage, direction and protection from any negative energy, cords, entities, or ancestors, seen or unseen. Please use your sword to cut all negative cords of attachment and also those cords of attachment that no longer serve me.
A Prayer for Protection:
Archangel Michael, please surround me and infuse my life with love and goodness. Please give me the strength I need to keep going and make a wonderful life for myself and my family. Please protect me from all negativity, now and always. Please always light the path that I need to follow for my greatest good.
Roman Catholic Prayer:
God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy name, and we humbly implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel St. Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls.
Pope Leo XIII, 1888
Russian Orthodox Prayer:
O Lord God, Great and Eternal King!
Send, O Lord, Thy Archangel Michael to help Thy servant (name), and to deliver me from all my enemies, visible and invisible.
O Archangel Michael, angel of the Lord and vanquisher of demons! Suppress all my combatants, make them meek as sheep, and disperse them like dust before the wind.
O great Michael, Archangel of the Lord, six-winged high prince, leader of the heavenly host, the Cherubim and the Seraphim! O kind Archangel Michael, be my helper in all offenses, sorrows and woes, in the desert, at the crossroads, be a safe haven on rivers and seas. Deliver me, O great Archangel Michael, from all the temptations of the demons, when they hear me, thy sinful servant (name), praying to thee, and calling upon thee, and entreating thy holy name: hasten to assist me and heed my prayer.
O great Archangel Michael! Vanquish all my opponents by the power of the Holy and Life-giving Heavenly Cross of the Lord, by the prayers of the Most-holy Theotokos and the holy apostles, the holy prophet of God Elias, saint Nicholas the wonderworker, saint Andrew the fool-for-Christ, the holy great martyrs Nikitas and Eustace, the venerable fathers and holy hierarchs, martyrs, and all the heavenly host. Amen.
Burn incense of 1 part copal resin, 1 part Frankincense, ½ part Benzoin as an offering to Archangel Michael before the prayer.
Archangel Michael, you who is like the Universal, You who is mentioned throughout the ages as the defender and the protector of those in need. I petition thee, oh mighty celestial being. I humbly come before thee stripped of all my ego and my falsehoods. I ask that your divine light shine upon my (insert your petition) I ask that you protect, defend and watch over (insert your petition) I ask that you take this token of holy incense as a gift in your honour. Bless you mighty spirit of the heavens, bless you. As your will stands in line with mine, so mote it be.
Name in Hebrew: גַבְרִיאֵל
Name in Greek: Γαβριήλ
Name in Arabic: جبريل, Jibrīl
Name in English with Pronunciation: Gabriel (Ghah-bree-el)
Meaning of Name: “God is my strength”
Colour of Light Ray: White / Light Pink
Governs: All bodies of water. Archangel Gabriel is often depicted as a female archangel and thought to be the only female archangel. Archangel Gabriel is the interpreter, the destroyer of blockages and the diviner. Archangel Gabriel will visit in dreams and visions and bring clarity to situations. Archangel Gabriel is an excellent guardian and will set you on the right path. Clouded situations, healings, readings and channelling where you are feeling stuck or at a crossroads, petition Archangel Gabriel for clarity on the situation. Archangel Gabriel will clear away the rubble so you may see the sunrise for what it is.
How to Call this Archangel:
I now call upon Archangel Gabriel to stand behind me. Please help to always walk in the light. Please open me up to my true intuitive abilities and allow me to have accurate discernment and help me creatively express myself as God intended me to. I ask that you purify my mind, body and spirit. Heal and restore every aspect of my being for the highest good of all. Please grant me my heart and soul’s desire and shower upon me honor and the fulfillment of my soul.
A Prayer for Luck:
Archangel Gabriel, please shower me and my life with all good things. Please show me where to stand and put me in the right place at the right time for fortune to find me.
Prayer to Archangel Gabriel for Ultimate Soul Purification
In the name of the mighty Presence of God within me I call to beloved Archangel Gabriel to infuse my soul with his momentum of attainment to the cosmic flame of Purity. Blessed Gabriel, bring me back again to the celestial fires of Purity! Cleanse me, purge me and free me from all addictions, human habits and indulgences of my lesser self that has imprisoned my soul for too long.
Beloved Archangel Gabriel, surround me now with your Holy Presence of Light! Let me feel your angelic power of transmutation that consumes all discord in my physical, mental and emotional world. Liberate me, beloved Gabriel, from all lesser vibrations of sin and temptation. May the powerful spiral of the cosmic white fire cleanse without ceasing all my cells, my organs, my chakras, my aura and my entire personal world.
O Lord my God, I AM your child and I AM worthy of thy Purity! May the cosmic fire of infinite purity descend into my body, mind and soul. Remove from me now, beloved Gabriel, all that is impure in my thoughts and feelings on the conscious and unconscious levels of my being. Replace all my hidden impurity with the Holy Purity from the Heart of God. Make me free today, beloved Gabriel, from any attachment to the human indulgences and make me irresistible to any kind of temptation in this material world.
Here I AM, take me, holy angels of Purity, make me crystal clean again and again! May the white fire light descend upon me and fill my world with the highest vibration of Purity that I have never experienced before. Hear, o Universe, today is the day and date when my soul will become pure, joyful and free again! I am infused with the Purity of God. I AM Purity in action now. O blessed Gabriel, open the doors to the Holy of Holies of my own being – my own star of majestic Divinity within my heart. This is the sacred place of God where my purity will be restored en sealed now and forever. And I promise you, my Lord, that I will keep this Holy place in honor.
I accept the power of the white fire regeneration that makes me free from any discord and shame. Yes, my Lord, I accept today this blessed opportunity for the ultimate purification of my soul. I AM at peace in the great mystery of the Wholeness of being on the Path of Cosmic Christ Perfection. Amen.
– Rev. Maria Piotrovskaja
Christian Mystic Prayer
Saint Gabriel, Holy Archangel, you, who are known as the bearer of God’s secrets meant especially for his chosen ones, we, God’s children, are constantly keeping watch on God’s message. Through your powerful intercession, may I receive God’s words and messages so that, together with Mary, my blessed mother, I may give glory and praise to him. May I also radiate God’s love to others by my exemplary deeds. O, Saint Gabriel, obtain for me the grace of an answered prayer and present to God the Father the following requests, specifically, (STATE REQUEST).
Present to God the Father all these petitions through Jesus Christ, our Lord, together with the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
Witch’s Prayer to Archangel Gabriel
Burn incense of 1 part Frankincense, 1 part Jasmine, 1 part Honeysuckle, ½ part Mandrake as an offering to Archangel Gabriel before the prayer.
Holy Strength of the celestial realms, Archangel Gabriel. I petition thee to open my eyes to the wisdom of the old gods. Allow my senses to reach beyond the realm of the mundane and awaken to the existence of all that lies beyond the veil. I petition thee for clarity and clear senses to perform the mission that I am about to undertake. Stand with me and wipe away all negativity. Balance my emotions, balance my mind, body and soul. Bless you mighty spirit of the heavens, bless you. As your will stands in line with mine, so mote it be.
Name in Hebrew: אוּרִיאֵל
Name in English with Pronunciation: Uriel (Ooh-Ree-El)
Meaning of Name: “God is my light” / “Light of God”
Colour of Light Ray: Yellow
Governs: Uriel is a post Abrahamic Archangel. He governs the element of earth. Uriel governs stability, wisdom, grounding of ideas. Archangel Uriel empowers the Spirit, Body and Mind to live a spiritual life on the mundane plain without being flighty. He assists greatly in anchoring the individual on the path of your higher purpose. It is interesting to note that Archangel Uriel is also the patron saint of the Arts and Sciences. Where Archangel Gabriel cleans out the clutter, Archangel Uriel grounds that, that serves your highest purpose and illuminates the innate wisdom within.
How to Call this Archangel:
Ministry of Divine Light Prayer:
“In the name of the
Christ, I invoke the armor of Peace, Faith and Power from the heart of
Archangel Uriel all around me right now today!
In the name of Archangel Uriel, I AM the infinite Peace of God penetrating all levels of my human thought and feeling.
I AM the power of irresistible Peace present in my life today.
In the name of Almighty God I deliver myself into the hands of Cosmic Destiny and I refuse to engage my energies in any vibratory rate that is less than the Cosmic Christ perfection. Amen.”
Novena For Archangel Uriel
O Illustrious Saint Uriel, the Archangel of God’s divine justice, as you hold the heavenly scales that weigh our lives on earth, I ask you to intercede for me, that God may forgive me all my sins.
Obtain for me the grace of true repentance and conversion of heart that I may be spared the punishment I deserve.
Offer my prayers to God in my search for true peace and happiness founded on truth and justice.
I pray for those who are suffering from inhuman treatment, those who are dying as a result of injustice, and those who are oppressed by the manipulation and exploitation of others.
The Chaplet of Saint Uriel the Archangel, Prayer
This chaplet consists of a medal or a charm of Saint Uriel, three beads in honor of The Sacred Heart of Jesus, and nine beads in honor of the nine Angelic Choirs.
On the medal say:
O Holy Angel St. Uriel, whose name means “God is my Light” We pray that you will guide our thoughts and actions with the Light of Christ. We ask that you guard and protect us against all the attacks of Satan Who has tempted man since the Garden of Eden. May you and all the choirs of Angels intercede for us before the Most Holy Trinity That we may receive mercy and eternal life in heaven, We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
On the first 3 beads say:
St. Uriel, intercede for us that our hearts may burn with the fire of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Followed by: 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, 1 Glory Be
On the other nine beads say the
Sanctus, once in honor of each of the nine Angelic Choirs:
Choir of Angels
Choir of Archangels
Choir of Cherubim
Choir of Dominations
Choir of Powers
Choir of Principalities
Choir of Seraphim
Choir of Thrones
Choir of Virtues
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
The Prayer to Saint Uriel
Saint Uriel “spirit who stood at the gate of the lost Eden with the fiery sword”, light up our mind with the sword of truth so that our hearts are filled with the burning desire of love for the Holy Spirit. Protect us with your flaming sword against all evil. Amen.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us.
We place all our trust in thee. Amen
Saint Uriel Angel of Illumination pray for us.
Witch’s Prayer to Archangel Uriel
Burn incense of 1 part Sandalwood, 1 part Frankincense, 1 part Rosemary as an offering to Archangel Uriel before the prayer.
Archangel Uriel, I beseech thee to illuminate the path that I am to walk on to empower my body, soul and mind. I ask that you bring wisdom into my actions and into my decisions. I ask that you, Great Archangel of the Yellow Light Ray of Cosmic Alignment and Celestial Wisdom, I ask you to enter into my life and ground me to my highest potential and my higher purpose. Bless you mighty spirit of the heavens, bless you. As your will stands in line with mine, so mote it be.
Name in Hebrew: רָפָאֵל
Name in Greek: Ραφαήλ
Name in Arabic: رفائيل
Name in English with Pronunciation: Raphael (Rah-Fah-EL)
Meaning of Name: “God who heals” / “God Heals”
Colour of Light Ray: Green
Governs: The Archangel who governs the element of Air as well as all modes of healing. Archangel Raphael is called upon to heal the body, the mind, the spirit, situations, places and animals. Archangel Raphael is called upon also to find healthy solutions to your life and together with Archangel Uriel will open doorways to a healthier pathway that is more in line with your true self.
How to Call this Archangel:
Roman Catholic Prayer:
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.
Catholic Prayer for a Spouse:
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 the person whose character may reflect some of 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 your prayers to God for the both of us and obtain the blessing of God upon our marriage, as you were the herald of blessing for the marriage of Tobiah and Sarah.
St. Raphael, friend of the young, be my friend, for I shall always be yours. I desire ever to invoke you in my needs.
To your special care I entrust the decision I am to make as to my future husband (wife). 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 to eternal joy in the next. Amen.
In honor of St. Raphael pray an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be.
Novena for Archangel Raphael (Said for 9 days)
Glorious Archangel Saint 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 (mention your request here) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.
St. Raphael, of the glorious seven who stand before the throne of Him who lives and reigns, Angel of health, the Lord has filled your hand with balm from heaven to soothe or cure our pains. Heal or cure the victim of disease, and guide our steps when doubtful of our ways.
New age prayer: (© Mary Jac)
“Sweet Raphael I Call On You,
I Know That You Are There,
And I Ask You For Your Healing Strength
In Answer To My Prayer.
Please Take Away The Sadness,
Take Away The Pain,
Hold Me In Your Healing Wings
And Make Me Whole Again.”
Burn incense of 1 part Cloves, 1 part Frankincense, 1 part Cinquefoil, ½ part Chamomile as an offering to Archangel Raphael before the prayer.
Archangel Raphael, hear my humble prayer to you now. Archangel of the Green Light Ray of all the power of cosmic healing contained within the universe, I beseech thee. Open your wings of healing and flood my life to rid me of negativity and sadness. Bring in healing in balance between mind, body, spirit and soul. Unify my spiritual message through the crown chakra and allow the message of divine purpose to filter through and open and balance each and every energy point and chakra in my body. Heal my past, heal my present and prepare me for the beautiful future that is in line with my higher purpose. Bless you mighty spirit of the heavens, bless you. As your will stands in line with mine, so mote it be.
The Archangels are also invoked for protection and to stand witness before a ritual with the LBRP – Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram.