Guardian Angel Prayer

The Guardian Angel prayer is one of my favorites. While I am not sure if there is much official Church doctrine on guardian angels, it is certainly a beautiful Catholic tradition that God has appointed one of these beings to watch out for each and every one of us. St. Jerome said:

How great the dignity of the soul, since each one has from his birth an angel commissioned to guard it.

The Bible frequently mentions angels as messengers of God, but also as watchers and protectors.

So the Guardian Angel Prayer is one I learned as a child, and my children know it also. It is especially helpful when your child develops a fear – of the dark, thunder, etc. If your child is scared of bad dreams, saying this at bedtime will remind them that God is caring for them.

Guardian Angel Prayer

Angel of God
my guardian dear,
to whom God’s love
entrusts me here,
ever this day,
be at my side,
to light and guard,
to rule and guide.

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