Today Catholics celebrate their guardian angels. Angels are pure spirits who serve God. The word angel means messenger. God has assigned an angel to each of us to protect us during our life on Earth and to help us as we make our way to our heavenly home.
Have you experienced what you think was the protection of your guardian angel? I have. I have had close calls when driving, situations where I could have had a terrible accident, but I didn’t.
Do you invoke your guardian angel when you pray? I do. Before I leave to drive somewhere, especially my first drive in the day, I pray to my guardian angel. I use the classic Catholic prayer that I learned in my childhood.
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.
Most holy cards and other images of guardian angels depict them with children. Nevertheless, we never outgrow our need for the help of these angels. I encourage you to renew your relationship with the holy, celestial being that God assigned to help and guide you to Him.
Update: This morning I found this very good article about guardian angels posted by my cousin on Facebook. It’s on the blog, Catholic Link: “7 Reasons Why Guardian Angels Are NOT Cute, Concocted, Chunky Cherubs that Float on Clouds” by Becky Roach