Selaphiel is known by many names. Some his names are: Salatheel, Salathiel, Sealthiel, Sealtiel. His name means “I have asked God” or “Prayer of God”. He is one of the 7 archangels of the Byzantine Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions. Selaphiel actually appears in the apocryphal texts. He gets an important task from God, alongside Archangel Suriel.
The Apocryphal text known as “The Conflict of Adam and Eve” describes an intriguing story. Satan lures Adam and Eve to the top of a mountain. God, seeing the deception created by Satan, sends Archangel Selaphiel and Archangel Suriel to rescue Adam and Eve. The two celestial beings have to bring them down from the top of the mountain. And then to take them to The Cave of Treasures.
Although his name does not appear in The Bible, many people identify Selaphiel with the angel mentioned in Revelations 8:3-4. Where the archangel takes people’s prayers to God.
Archangel Selaphiel (as Salathiel) is known as The Angel of Repentance. Although, this title is also given to other angels and archangels such as Michael, Raphael, Penuel, Suriel or Phanuel.
He is also one of the 7 ministering archangels. Ruling over the movement of the spheres.
The Saint Selaphiel Prayer
Being an important archangel in the Catholic and Orthodox traditions, the archangel has his own prayer. Say this prayer so the archangel can help you learn how to pray properly. And also to get your prayers to God. Because the archangel presents each and every prayer to God. Therefore, if you have the feeling that your prayers didn’t get to God, because he won’t answer them, try to ask the hep of the archangel. He will make sure that God receives your prayers.
“O Pure and Holy Archangel St. Selaphiel, thou dost bow before the Almighty Lord offering angelic salutations of praise and thanksgiving. Guide us in our prayer. Like thee, we would like to unceasingly pray and worship God in the right way. May our lives be like incense pleasing to God. While awaiting for the inevitable time of separation from this material world, may we praise the Holy Trinity in the spirit of true love and humility throughout the days of our lives in eternity. Obtain for us these favors (name them) and present to God the Father all these petitions through Jesus Christ our Lord, together with the Holy Spirit, forever and ever.”