Known as the angel who ascended to paradise without knowing death, he is very popular in Judaism and Islam as one of the angels in charge of the transition of souls to heaven or hell after death. That is why they pray to the Archangel Azrael.
Believers also call him as the Angel of Death. His real work is under the command of the Lord, and there is nothing dark as his name might indicate in another context.
Far from being a ruthless angel who is at the command of the devil to lead all souls in sorrow to hell, the Archangel Azrael is charged with guiding the souls of those who die into purgatory or heaven, depending on how they acted in life on earth.
Believers come to this Archangel the moment a close relative dies to implore him to help the soul of his loved one to cross the long seas of painful souls and thus reach heaven safe and sound.
Ask the angels of God, Gabriel, and Michael for help and protection for people with these powerful prayers. They will cover you with their blessings. This is the prayer to the Angel Azrael.
Prayer to the Archangel Azrael for the spiritual path
Azrael, may you, through God, enlighten the hearts of all the faithful with your Divine Moon.
Thank you for your guidance and patience. I ask only that you help me to control my vanity and my egoism, and other defects.
Strengthen my qualities, goodness, intelligence for the balance of spiritual wisdom.
Do, Azrael, that I place my creativity and work in the service of God.
Cover me with your grace and make my physical and mental energy constant.
Oh, jealous Angel, I promise to dedicate myself each day more to your help in achieving my goals.
Prayer to Azrael, the Angel of Death
Azrael, you have been chosen by God as the angel of death, the one who would help souls to reach heaven.
You have always been faithful to God, his teachings, his word, and his love, and you have been condescending and compassionate to the souls you receive in your arms.
Fill the souls of the deceased with love and give them a guide to finding the way and the light of God in the next life plan.
Today I ask you, Archangel Azrael protector, to intercede in the name of God’s power for the soul of my loved one (name) who recently died.
As you know, he was a person of good manners, who carried God and his teachings always with him. He worked well and helped the neediest whenever he could, so I am sure that heaven is won.
Receive him in your arms, Guardian Angel, and hold his hand on the way to heaven. Show him that he should not be afraid of the hereafter, of life in the kingdom of heaven, because he will be with the Father, as he always wanted, taking care of us from above.
I ask you, too, to give me the strength to overcome his departure. Please give me the power I need to recover my self-confidence, determination, and understanding, to endure his absence because I miss him so much.
Make me understand that he is better off where he is now and that he is on his way to peace. I beg you, Archangel Azrael!