Saturday, January 22, 2022

St. Gabriel Prayer

ST. GABRIEL THE ARCHANGEL

An Archangel whose name means “the Power of God.” He appeared under the form of a man to the prophet Daniel (Dan. 8:16; 9:21), to the priest Zachary to announce the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:11, 19), and to the Blessed Virgin Mary to announce the birth of Our Savior

Prayer to St. Gabriel, for Intercession

O Blessed Archangel Gabriel, we beseech thee, do thou intercede for us at the throne of divine Mercy in our present necessities, that as thou didst announce to Mary the mystery of the Incarnation, so through thy prayers and patronage in heaven we may obtain the benefits of the same, and sing the praise of God forever in the land of the living. Amen.

Prayer to St. Gabriel, for Others

O loving messenger of the Incarnation, descend upon all those for whom I wish peace and happiness. Spread your wings over the cradles of the new-born babes, O thou who didst announce the coming of the Infant Jesus.

Give to the young a lily petal from the virginal scepter in your hand. Cause the Ave Maria to re-echo in all hearts that they may find grace and joy through Mary.

Finally, recall the sublime words spoken on the day of the Annunciation – “Nothing is impossible with God,” and repeat them in hours of trial-to all I love-that their confidence in Our Lord may be reanimated, when all human help fails. Amen.