Angel of God, my guardian dear,
To whom God's love commits me here,
Ever this day, be at my side,
to light and guard,
to rule and guide.
The Church teaches clearly that each of us, throughout our earthly lives, from conception to death, are accompanied, protected and assisted by a personal guardian angel appointed by God. They protect our body and our soul by guiding us away from evil and inspire us to do what is pleasing to God. “Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church Paragraph 336).
The belief in guardian angels is based on Matthew 18:10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.”
Dear Lord, thank you for my guardian angel who is ever this day or night by my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Thank you for the earthly “angels” who come to my aid without being asked. And if you call me Lord, give me the grace to be an “angel” to someone in need.
Guardian Angel - Pietro da Cortona
Gethsemane - Carl Bloch