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)

 

Flying Novena

I just heard about a “flying novena” for those times when you feel you need an answer Now. 

Pray the Memorare 9 times in a row:

 

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.

This is now in my prayer arsenal for these trying times.

 

Here’s another good idea:

http://www.praymorenovenas.com/

Wild Dolphin “Asks” Divers to Help Free Itself from Hook

Reblogged from Mungai and the Goa Constrictor:

I Love Happy Endings

Cool and Charitable!

The Anchoress is right on.  This is cool indeed!  A priest with a heart for the poor brings doodling celebs into the picture to do good with their pictures.   The big bucks their art brings are really great when they’re turned into loaves and fish.