Other Religions Angels and Miracles How to Recognize Archangel Selaphiel Share Flipboard Email Print Nine OK/Getty Images Angels and Miracles Famous Archangels An Introduction To Angels All About Miracles Prayer and Meditation Religious Texts By Whitney Hopler Religion Expert B.A., English, George Mason University Whitney Hopler is a writer and editor who has covered faith since 1994. She is the author of the upcoming book "Waking Up to Wonder." our editorial process Whitney Hopler Updated April 29, 2019 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 The Complete Encyclopedia of Angels, 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, 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."