How to Pray to Archangel Azrael

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In the Abrahamic religions of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, the archangel Azrael is also known as the Angel of Death. He is believed to play a role in helping people during important times of transition and transformation, including the transition to the afterlife. You may wish to pray to Azrael for help or guidance during challenging times when the future is uncertain.

Prayer for Guidance

Archangel Azrael, I thank God for making you a loving companion to people who are navigating important changes in their lives.

Please show me how God would like me to change so I can grow to become the kind of person He wants me to be. Reveal the character traits I should work to strengthen with God's help—such as becoming more courageous, more joyful, or more forgiving. Teach me how to develop these traits in greater measure by changing the thoughts, words, and actions that I choose on a regular basis. Amen.

Prayer for Help During Times of Change

Archangel Azrael, help me to discover more about God's good purposes for my life, and motivate me to fulfill those purposes by setting priorities and making good decisions. Guide me to transform every part of my life—from my relationships to my work—so that it reflects what is most important to God.

When the circumstances of my life change in ways that cause me stress, help me to learn from the challenges I face. Encourage me to trust God in situations that I cannot understand, knowing that God sees everything from an eternal, unlimited perspective and that everything He makes me go through ultimately leads to something good. Help me open my mind and heart so that I can be transformed in all of the ways that God intends for me to change and grow. Inspire me to help other people I know who are going through significant changes in their lives and need support during the process. Amen.

Prayer for Comfort During Times of Grief

Archangel Azrael, thank you for helping dying people and their grieving loved ones. As I reflect on how much I miss the people I've loved who have died, comfort me while I grieve and help me heal from the sorrow that their deaths have caused in my life. Encourage me to place my hope in God in fresh ways every time I remember them. May we be reunited in heaven when it is my time to pass away.

When my earthly lifetime ends, please help me make the transition to the afterlife without fear. Urge me to start right now to build the kind of legacy I want to leave behind after I die so that the world will become a better place because I lived in it, and so that God will be pleased with the choices I have made.

May I always remember that God's angels are with me as I go through all of the changes that life and death bring my way. Amen.