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Bedtime Prayers ==>> Who Closes My Eyes…: A Blessing at Bedtime
Praised are You,
Adonai, our God,
Ruler of the universe,
who closes my eyes in sleep,
my eyelids in slumber.
May it be Your will,
My God and the God of my ancestors,
to lie me down in peace
and then to raise me up in peace.
Let no disturbing thoughts upset me,
no evil dreams nor troubling fantasies.
May my bed be complete and whole
in Your sight.
Grant me light
so that I do not sleep the sleep of death,
for it is You who illumines and enlightens.
Praised are You,
whose majesty gives light to the universe.
The Sh'ma Itself
(Deuteronomy 6: 4-9)
(God is a Faithful Ruler)
Hear, O Israel, Adonai, our God, Adonai, is One.
Blessed be the name of his glorious majesty forever and ever.
You shall love Adonai your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall speak of them when you are sitting at home and when you go on a journey, when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be frontlets between your eyes. You shall inscribe them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Hashkivenu: "Lie Us Down…"
Lie us down,
Adonai our God,
and raise us up again,
Spread over us Your Sukkah of peace,
direct us with Your good counsel,
and save us for Your own Name's sake.
remove from us
every enemy, pestilence, sword, famine, and sorrow.
Remove all adversaries
from before us and from behind us,
and shelter us in the shadow of Your wings.
For You are our
guarding and saving God,
yes, a gracious and compassionate God and King.
Guard our going out
and our coming in
for life and peace,
now and always!
A Prayer for Protection at Night
In the name of Adonai
the God of Israel:
May the angel Michael be at my right,
and the angel Gabriel be at my left;
and in front of me the angel Uriel,
and behind me the angel Raphael…
and above my head
the Sh'khinah (Divine Presence). Amen.
Bible flashcard# 598
The Chaplet of St. Michael, the Archangel ==>> The Chaplet of St. Michael is a wonderful way to honor this great Archangel along with the other nine Choirs of Angels. What do we mean by Choirs? It seems that God has created various orders of Angels. Sacred Scripture distinguishes nine such groupings: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels and Angels (Isa. 6:2; Gen. 3:24; Col. 1:16; Eph. 1:21; Rom. 8:38). There may be more groupings but these are the only ones that have been revealed to us. The Seraphim is believed to be the highest Choir, the most intimately united to God, while the Angelic Choir is the lowest.
The history of this Chaplet goes back to a devout Servant of God, Antonia d'Astonac, who had a vision of St. Michael. He told Antonia to honor him by nine salutations to the nine Choirs of Angels. St. Michael promised that whoever would practice this devotion in his honor would have, when approaching Holy Communion, an escort of nine angels chosen from each of the nine Choirs. In addition, for those who would recite the Chaplet daily, he promised his continual assistance and that of all the holy angels during life.
O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, etc.
[Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels]
1 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen.
2 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.
3 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen.
4 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Dominations may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen.
5 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.
6 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.
7 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with the true spirit of obedience. Amen.
8 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may obtain the glory of Heaven. Amen.
9 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven. Amen.
Say one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, and our Guardian Angel.
O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully each day.
Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises.
Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Your Church, make us worthy, we ask you, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence. This we ask through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Chaplet of St. Michael
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Eyes ==>> Tobit 11:14-15
Blessed be God, and blessed be his great name, and blessed be all his holy angels. May his holy name be blessed throughout all the ages. Though he afflicted me, he has had mercy upon me. Now I see! Amen!
This prayer was prayed after Tobit's sight was restored by the Archangel, Raphael.
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Archangel Raphael in the Book of Tobit
I am Tobit and this is the story of my life. My father was Tobiel, my grandfather was Ananiel, and my great-grandfather was Aduel. Aduel's father was Gabael; his grandfather was Raphael; and his great-grandfather was Raguel, who belonged to the clan of Asiel, a part of the tribe of Naphtali.
and sent his angel Raphael to help them. He was sent to remove the white film from Tobit's eyes, so that he could see again, and to arrange a marriage between Sarah and Tobit's son Tobias, who, as her cousin, had the right to marry her. Raphael was also ordered to expel the demon Asmodeus from Sarah. At the very moment that Tobit went back into his house from the courtyard, Sarah, in her house in Ecbatana, was coming downstairs.
[ Tobias Meets Raphael ] Tobias then went out to look for someone who knew the way to Media and would travel with him. Almost as soon as he left the house, he found himself face-to-face with Raphael. Tobias did not know that Raphael was an angel of God,
so he asked him where he was from. I am an Israelite, Raphael answered, one of your distant relatives, and I have come here to Nineveh to find work. Do you know the way to Media? Tobias asked.
Yes, I do, Raphael replied. I have been there many times, and I know all the roads well. I used to stay with our relative Gabael, who lives there in the town of Rages. It takes at least two days to travel there from Ecbatana, the capital city, because Rages is up in the mountains.
Then Tobias said to Raphael, Wait here for me, my friend, while I go in and tell my father. I would like for you to travel with me, and I will pay you for the journey.
All right, Raphael said, I'll wait, but don't take too long.
Tobias went in and told his father, I have found an Israelite to travel with me. Call the man in, Tobit replied. I would like to know what family and tribe he belongs to, and whether he is a reliable traveling companion for you. [ Tobit Meets Raphael ] So Tobias went out and called to Raphael, My father would like to meet you. When Raphael came in, Tobit greeted him first. Then Raphael returned the greeting, I hope all is well with you. But Tobit replied, How can all be well with me? I'm blind and can't see a thing. It's like being dead and no longer able to see the light. I might as well be dead! I can hear people talking, but I can't see them. Cheer up! Raphael said to him. God is going to cure you soon, so don't worry! Tobit then said, My son Tobias wants to go to Media. Can you go with him and show him the way? I will pay you, of course. Raphael replied, Certainly I can go with him. I have traveled there many times and I know all the roads in the mountains and on the plains.
But Raphael asked, Why do you need to know that? Tell me the truth, said Tobit. What is your name, and who are you?
Raphael replied, My name is Azarias, and I am the son of the older Ananias, one of your relatives.
I will go with him, Raphael said. And don't worry; we will get there and back safely. The roads are not dangerous. God be with you! Tobit replied. Then he called Tobias and said to him, Son, get everything ready that you need for the journey, so that the two of you can be on your way. May God and his angel watch over you both and bring you back to me safe and sound. Before leaving for Media, Tobias kissed his father and mother good-bye. Tobit said again, Have a safe journey!
Raphael said, Tobias, my friend. Yes, what is it? Tobias asked. Raphael continued, Tonight we will stay at the home of your relative Raguel. He has only one child, a daughter named Sarah,
Tobias then said to Raphael, Azarias, my friend, I have already heard about Sarah's seven former husbands, and how each one dropped dead on his wedding night, even before he could get to bed.
so that the odor will spread throughout the room. When the demon smells it, he will leave and never come near Sarah again. But before you consummate the marriage, both of you must get up and pray for the Lord in heaven to be merciful to you and to protect you. Don't be afraid. Sarah was meant to be yours from the beginning of creation. You will rescue her from the demon, and she will go with you to your home. You and Sarah will have many children, whom you will love very much. So don't worry! Tobias listened very carefully to what Raphael had to say. He knew that Sarah was a relative on his father's side of the family. He began to fall in love with her and looked forward to marrying her.
[ At Raguel's House ] When Tobias and the angel Raphael had entered the city of Ecbatana, Tobias said, Azarias, my friend, take me to see Raguel as quickly as you can. The angel brought him to Raguel's house, where they found him sitting at the entrance to his courtyard. Raphael and Tobias greeted him first; then he replied, Come in, my friends. You are welcome in my home. Raguel brought them into his house
Edna asked them, Where do you come from? We are Israelites of the tribe of Naphtali, Tobias and Raphael answered, but we are now living in exile in the city of Nineveh in Assyria.
His wife Edna and his daughter Sarah also wept for Tobit. Raguel gave Tobias and Raphael a warm welcome and had one of his rams slaughtered. After the guests had bathed and were about to sit down to eat, Tobias said to Raphael, Azarias, my friend, when are you going to ask Raguel to let me marry Sarah?
He remembered Raphael's instructions, so he took the fish's liver and heart out of the bag where he had been keeping them. Then he placed them on the burning incense.
The smell drove the demon away from them, and he fled to Egypt. Raphael chased after him and caught him there. At once he bound him hand and foot.
[ The Journey to Rages ] Then Tobias called Raphael and said to him,
So Raphael and the four servants went to Rages in Media, where they stayed at Gabael's house. Raphael gave him the signed document and told him that Tobit's son Tobias had recently married, and that Gabael was invited to the wedding feast. At once Gabael counted out the bags of money, which were still sealed, and they loaded them on the camels.
Very early the next morning, they set out for the wedding feast. When Raphael and Gabael came to Raguel's house, they found Tobias at dinner. Tobias immediately got up and greeted Gabael. With tears in his eyes Gabael returned the greeting and added, You are just like your honest and generous father. May the Lord in heaven bless you and your wife, your mother-in-law, and your father. Praise God! He has let me live to see my cousin Tobias, who looks so much like his father.
Raphael said, Tobias, you know the condition your father was in when we left him.
Before they reached Tobit, Raphael said to Tobias, Your father will be able to see again.
[ The Angel Raphael ] When the wedding feast was over, Tobit called his son Tobias and said to him, Son, be sure to pay your traveling companion, and don't forget to give him a bonus.
Tobias then called Raphael and said to him, Here is half of what you helped me bring back. You have earned it; have a safe journey home.
Then Raphael called the two men aside and said to them, Praise God and tell everyone about the good things he has done for you, so that they too will honor him and sing his praises. Let everyone know what God has done. Never stop praising him.
I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand in the glorious presence of the Lord, ready to serve him.
But Raphael said to them, Don't be afraid; everything is all right. Always remember to praise God.
Then Raphael disappeared into the sky. Tobit and Tobias stood up, but they could no longer see him.
They began to sing hymns of praise, giving thanks for all the mighty deeds God had done while his angel Raphael had been with them.
Good News Translation (GNT)
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