31 Days of Prayer – Guardian Angel

If yesterday hadn’t been a Sunday, it would have been the feast of the guardian angels. Sunday always takes precedence over any other memorials, feast days, and even most solemnities. However, I think it is important to remember our guardian angels.

31 Days of Prayer - Guardian Angel

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Most of us who are cradle Catholics are taught about angels at a young age. We picture angels who are sweet cherubs watching over us as we sleep. We are taught the prayer to our Guardian Angel. But, as we get older, devotion to our guardian angels fall by the wayside.

I would love to change that. I think we could all do well to remember our guardian angels (and all the angels). They are great protectors and guides that God has given us to help us on the way to salvation. And let’s be real. Some angels may be sweet and cherub-like but angels are spirits  and powerful warriors and defenders of the faith!

Additionally, whether we recognize them or not, our guardian angels are by our side always, not just while we are kids. Your angel is with you at this very moment.

So, today, let us pray the prayer to our guardian angel with devotion and fervor. Let us remember to talk to our angels and ask for their assistance. (It may sound crazy, but I had a personal experience with an angel that I share here.)

“Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.”

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