How to Recognize Archangel Selaphiel

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Archangel Selaphiel (who is also known as Archangel Zerachiel) is a compassionate and encouraging angel who specializes in helping people pray, say believers. Selaphiel can motivate you to express your deepest thoughts and feelings to God in prayer, block out distractions so you can concentrate while praying, and learn how to listen for and recognize God's responses to your prayers. Here are some signs of the angel Selaphiel when he is nearby:

Urges to Pray

Whenever you sense an urge to pray about something specific, God may be sending you the message through archangel Selaphiel, who loves to encourage people to pray. Revelation 8:3-4 of the Bible describes a heavenly vision of an angel whom Christian tradition says is Selaphiel presenting people's prayers to God: "Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand."

Red Light

Archangel Selaphiel has a red aura since his electromagnetic energy frequency corresponds to the red angel light ray. The red ray angels, who are led by Archangel Uriel, work to help people discover God's wisdom and put it into action by making the best decisions in life and serving others as God leads. Selaphiel, who emphasizes prayer, will help you use prayer to seek both wisdom and compassion for people in need. He may show you a sign of his presence with you through flashes of red light, believers say.

In her book Encyclopedia of Angels, Spirit Guides and Ascended Masters: A Guide to 200 Celestial Beings to Help, Heal, and Assist You in Everyday Life, Susan Gregg writes about Selaphiel (whom she calls by his alternate name Zerachiel): "When he is around, you will probably see flashes of burgundy or deep purple. His robes are bordered in gold, and he wears a golden belt. He is regal in bearing and has a soft, loving, and kind face."

A Sense of Loving Warmth

Selaphiel's warm, loving presence may cause you to feel a warm temperature around you, say believers. Gregg writes in Encyclopedia of Angels, Spirit Guides and Ascended Masters: "When you call on him, you will feel a gentle warmth spreading across your chest. Your hands and feet might tingle."

In her book The Everything Guide to Angels: Discover the Wisdom and Healing Power of the Angelic Kingdom, Karen Paolino identifies Selaphiel (whom she calls by his alternate name Zerachiel) as a healing angel who has a "loving presence" that makes people "feel safe and supported."