A Supplication to our Guardian Angel

A Supplication to our Guardian Angel

“See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their Angels
in heaven always see the face of My Father.”–Matt, xviii. 10

 

Sweet Angel of mercy!
By Heaven’s decree
Benignly appointed
To watch over me!
Without thy protection,
So constant and nigh,
I could not well live;
I should tremble to die.All thanks for thy love,
Dear companion and friend!
Oh may it continue
With me to the end!
Oh cease not to keep me,
Blessed guide of my youth,
In the ways of religion
And virtue and truth.Support me in weakness,
My spirit inflame;
Defend me in danger,
Secure me from shame,
That safe from temptation,
Or sudden surprise,
I may mount the straight path
That ascends to the skies.
When Satan his snares
For my ruin shall lay,
Be thou, gentle comrade,
My comfort and stay;
And in every event
That may happen to me,
Make all my desires
With thine to agree.

When I wander in error,
My footsteps recall,
Remove from my path
What might cause me to fall.
Preserve me from sin;
And in all that I do,
May God and His glory
Be ever in view.

O thou who didst witness
My earliest breath,
Be with me, I pray,
In the hour of death;
Console me in sadness,
Refresh me in pain,
And teach me how best
I may mercy obtain.

That, cleansed by confession
Complete and sincere,
From every defilement
Afflicting me here,
All glowing with love,
I may gladly depart.
With faith on my lips,
And with hope in my heart.

Nor then do thou leave me,
Angelical friend!
But at the tribunal
Of Judgment attend;
And cease not to plead
For my soul, till, forgiven,
Thou bear it aloft
To the Palace of Heaven.

“O Angel of God, whom God hath appointed to be my guardian,
enlighten and protect, direct and govern me.”

(Indulgence of one hundred days each time.
Plenary once a month if said daily)

 

Prayer to Our Guardian Angel

O most Faithful companion, appointed by God to be my guide and protector, and who art ever at my side, what thanks can I offer thee for thy faithfulness and love, and for all the benefits which thou hast conferred upon me? Thou watchest over me in sleep; thou consolest me when I am sad; thou liftest me up when I fall; thou avertest the dangers that threaten me; thou preparest me for the future; thou withdrawest me from evil and excitest me to good; thou exhortest me to penance when I yield to temptation; and reconcilest me to my offended God. Share
O most Faithful companion, appointed by God to be my guide and protector, and who art ever at my side, what thanks can I offer thee for thy faithfulness and love, and for all the benefits which thou hast conferred upon me? Thou watchest over me in sleep; thou consolest me when I am sad; thou liftest me up when I fall; thou avertest the dangers that threaten me; thou preparest me for the future; thou withdrawest me from evil and excitest me to good; thou exhortest me to penance when I yield to temptation; and reconcilest me to my offended God. Long since should I have been cast into hell, unless by thy prayers thou hadst averted from me the anger of God. Leave me not, then, I entreat thee; but still comfort me in adversity, restrain me in prosperity, defend me in danger, assist me in temptations, lest at any time I fall a victim to them. Offer to God my prayers and groanings, and all my religious exercises, and obtain for me the great gift of final perseverance, and the grace to die in the friendship of my Creator, and so to enter into life everlasting.
Amen.

Guardian Angel Prayer

Guardian Angel from heaven bright,

Watching beside me to lead me alright.

Fold thy wings round me and guard me with love

Softly sing songs to me of heaven above. Amen.

GUARDIAN ANGEL PRAYER

O MOST holy Angel of God, appointed by God to my Guardian, I give thee thanks for all the
benefits which thou hast ever bestowed on me in body and soul. I praise and glorify thee that thou
condescended to assist me with such patient fidelity, and to defend me against all the
assaults of my enemy. Blessed be the hour in which thou were assigned me for my Guardian,
my defender and my patron. In acknowledgment and return for all thy loving ministries to me, I
offer thee the infinitely precious and noble Heart of Jesus, and firmly purpose to obey thee
henceforward, and most faithfully to serve my God. Amen.

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Guardian Angel Prayer

Guardian Angel from heaven bright,

Watching beside me to lead me alright.

Fold thy wings round me and guard me with love

Softly sing songs to me of heaven above. Amen.

Guardian Angel Prayer

Angel of God, my guardian dear,

To whom God’s love commits me here,

Be ever this day at my side,

To light, to guard, to rule and guide.

 

Lord, give thine angels every day

Command to guard us on our way,

And bid them every evening keep

Their watch around us while we sleep.

 

John Mason Neale