O Raphael, lead us toward those we are waiting for, those who are waiting for us: Raphael, Angel of happy meeting, lead us by the hand toward those we are looking for. May all our movements be guided by your Light and transfigured with your joy.
Angel, guide of Tobias, lay the request we now address to you at the feet of Him on whose unveiled Face you are privileged to gaze. Lonely and tired, crushed by the separations and sorrows of life, we feel the need of calling you and of pleading for the protection of your wings, so that we may not be as strangers in the province of joy, all ignorant of the concerns of our country. Remember the weak, you who are strong, you whose home lies beyond the region of thunder, in a land that is always peaceful, always serene and bright with the resplendent glory of God.
This prayer can be found at various locations on the net, including the web site of The Augustine Club at Columbia University, in which they refer to a letter by Flannery O'Connor in 1964 attributing it to Ernest Hello.
The Archangel Raphael plays a prominent role in the Book of Tobit, in which he brings about the healing of Tobit's blindness and the marital union of Tobias and Sarah. As such his saintly patronage includes healing and matchmaking.