Archangel Selaphiel – The Angel Of Prayers and Praises
Who is Archangel Selaphiel
The name Selaphiel means “I have asked God”, “the prayer of God”, or “one who prays to God”. He is known as Saint Selaphiel the Archangel or Saint Sealtiel or Selathiel. Some refer to him as Archangel Zarachiel/
In the apocryphal Christian text The Conflict of Adam and Eve, God has commanded Selaphiel and Suriyel to save Adam and Eve from Satan’s cunning deception.
In Christianity, Selaphiel was considered the angel in Revelation 8:3-4 of the Bible. This angel will be the one to present to God in heaven all the prayers of the people on Earth. In the Book of Revelations, he was described to be holding a golden censer. He came and stood at the altar. From his hand, “the smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God”.
For the members of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Selaphiel is their official patron saint of prayer.
The Roman Catholic Church also had Selaphiel as the patron saint of prayer.
In astrology, Archangel Selaphiel governs the sun. Together with Archangel Jehudiel, he rules the movement of the planets.
Selaphiel is often depicted as someone with a humble image kneeling with incense in a thurible. His eyes are downcast and he had his arms crossed over his breast.
How Can Archangel Selaphiel Help Us
Angels are gifted with great powers to help humanity. They know what to do to help us alleviate our pains and questions. The angels have great powers and abilities to help men on earth and make their lives easier.
In the Celestial Wheel of Life, Archangel Selaphiel is a patron in the elemental realm of Fire. He especially governs the domain of Expression together with Archangel Gabriel and Archangel Sandalphon.
Archangel Selaphiel is known for his compassion and how he encourages people to pray and strengthen their faith.
When you do not know how to express yourself before God, Archangel Selaphiel will give you the right motivation to tell God the deepest desires and thoughts of your heart.
In a world where you face many distractions, Archangel Selaphiel will be there to block out anything that will come between you and God.
Aside from helping you deliver your prayers to God, Selaphiel will also help you recognize the answers to your prayers and the miracles coming to you so you will not miss the opportunities the Divine has opened for you.
Selaphiel will also help you to reconnect with the Divine and the angels so you can receive more guidance and blessings to aid you in your life journey.
Signs Archangel Selaphiel is Near You
- You get the sudden urge to pray
As the angel of prayer, Selaphiel was given the task to send you important messages through prayer. Whenever you get the sudden urge to pray, know that you are about to receive guidance through Archangel Selaphiel presence in your life.
- You see flashes or rays of red light
Selaphiel’s aura burns bright red. Thus, when he wants people to know his presence, there is often flashes or rays of red light around you.
Whenever you receive this sign from him, know that he is guiding you to access divine wisdom to help you make the best decision concerning your current situation.
- You feel a warm presence around you
Selaphiel’s energy radiates warmth and love. Whenever he is near you, you can feel the energy of this powerful and loving angel. When you call to him, he will fill your body with his love to assure you that he is watching over you and listening to your prayers.
St. Selaphiel’s Prayer for Meditation
This is Archangel Selaphiel’s prayer often used in the Traditional Roman Catholic traditions.
“O Pure and Holy Archangel St. Selaphiel (Sealtiel), thou dost bow before the Almighty Lord offering angelic salutations of praise and thanksgiving. Guide us in our prayer.
Like thee, we would like to unceasingly pray and worship God in the right way. May our lives be like incense pleasing to God.
While waiting for the inevitable time of separation from this material world, may we praise the Holy Trinity in the spirit of true love and humility throughout the days of our lives in eternity.
Obtain for us these favors (name them) and present to God the Father all these petitions through Jesus Christ our Lord, together with the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen. “