Chaplet of Barachiel

A chaplet used to venerate and supplicate the archangel of the blessing of God, Barachiel.  First published in this 2014 post.

The chaplet to be used is constructed of three lead beads with a medal of Saint Barachiel, crucifix, or cross at the end, attached to a large bead on a ring of eight sets of four beads.

Start the chaplet on the medal, and recite:

Saint Barachiel the Archangel, blessing of God, pray for us, now and forever, awake and asleep, in prosperity and in hardship, in joy and in sorrow, in solitude and in communion, when guided or when astray.  Amen.

On each of the three lead beads, pray the Hail Mary.

On the large bead, if desired, silently pray the Our Father, Glory Be, or another personal invocation to Saint Barachiel.

On the eight sets of four beads, pray one of the Eight Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3—10) followed by the three blessings of the Priestly Blessing (Numbers 6:24—26), each followed with a Glory Be.

  1. First Quartet
    1. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
    2. May the Lord bless you and keep you.  Glory Be, &c.
    3. May the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.  Glory Be, &c.
    4. May the Lord lift his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Glory Be, &c.
  2. Second Quartet
    1. Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
    2. May the Lord bless you and keep you.  Glory Be, &c.
    3. May the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.  Glory Be, &c.
    4. May the Lord lift his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Glory Be, &c.
  3. Third Quartet
    1. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
    2. May the Lord bless you and keep you.  Glory Be, &c.
    3. May the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.  Glory Be, &c.
    4. May the Lord lift his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Glory Be, &c.
  4. Fourth Quartet
    1. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be fulfilled.
    2. May the Lord bless you and keep you.  Glory Be, &c.
    3. May the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.  Glory Be, &c.
    4. May the Lord lift his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Glory Be, &c.
  5. Fifth Quartet
    1. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
    2. May the Lord bless you and keep you.  Glory Be, &c.
    3. May the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.  Glory Be, &c.
    4. May the Lord lift his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Glory Be, &c.
  6. Sixth Quartet
    1. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
    2. May the Lord bless you and keep you.  Glory Be, &c.
    3. May the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.  Glory Be, &c.
    4. May the Lord lift his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Glory Be, &c.
  7. Seventh Quartet
    1. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
    2. May the Lord bless you and keep you.  Glory Be, &c.
    3. May the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.  Glory Be, &c.
    4. May the Lord lift his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Glory Be, &c.
  8. Eighth Quartet
    1. Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
    2. May the Lord bless you and keep you.  Glory Be, &c.
    3. May the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.  Glory Be, &c.
    4. May the Lord lift his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Glory Be, &c.

Conclude with the following prayer:

O powerful Archangel, Saint Barachiel, filled with heaven’s glory and splendor, you are rightly called God’s benediction.  We are God’s children placed under your protection and care.  By the grace and power granted to you by God, please aid us in our lives and grant us blessings throughout our travels in this our exile.  Let us know the blessing of God in our physical existence as well in our spiritual growth that we may lack for nothing and have all we need to proceed upon and progress in our paths.  Grant that through your loving intercession, we may reach our heavenly home one day.  Sustain us and protect us from all harm that we may posses for all eternity the peace and happiness that Jesus has prepared for us in heaven.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord, amen.