The name Raphael means “God heals” or “It is God who heals,” and the angel Raphael lives up to his name. He is associated with the angel in the Gospel of John who stirred the water at the healing pool of Bethesda and is explicitly mentioned in the Book of Tobit. This powerful angel is often considered to be an archangel, but the canonical Bible never explicitly names him as such. The apocryphal Book of Enoch, however, lists Raphael as one of the four archangels alongside Gabriel, Uriel and Michael.
Raphael is the patron of both healing and traveling. Call upon him if you or your spouse need physical healing, or if you need assistance in undergoing emotional healing. Raphael can help you heal a struggling marriage.
The angel Raphael is also good to call on for assistance in traveling the journey of marriage. Both you and your spouse will grow and change over time, and a little angelic assistance can help make your journey from friends to fiancés to spouses to parents to empty nesters a bit easier.