Shortly thereafter, I felt a tap on my shoulder.
She offered me a prayer card featuring St. Raphael the Archangel and said "Take this. You need this prayer".
St. Raphael's Prayer
St. Raphael, Archangel, medicine of God, revered friend and intercessor of those in need, healer of the blind, terror of the demons, accompany us on our life's journey here, guard us to our salvation in the next.
Bring healing and freedom to us from God, to praise and glorify Him as our Father. Protect and deliver us as we humbly pray from all temptation and bondage of the devil.
Oh St. Raphael, guardian and defender of families, obedient messenger of God, Most High, assist us that our fiat to God may be firm, to carry our crosses daily, and follow Jesus in perfect surrender to His Most Holy Will for the greater praise and glory of God and the salvation of souls.
She was right. I did need that prayer. I need that prayer every day.
Raphael means "God heals" and my family is in need of healing. The kids have their past traumas, Steve and I have our infertility, and each of us have our own insecurities and demons we battle daily.
Call me crazy, but I needed this reminder that God has our back and that he has sent us the most amazing helpers to guide us on this journey.
It is further proof to me that we are following God's will for us and listening to him. And that's all we ever wanted to do.
Look up the story of Raphael if you get the chance. It's truly incredible and encouraging. Especially to this mama of a family on the road to healing.