Guardian Angel Prayers
A Daily Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel, for Guidance
Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here, ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
A Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel, for Help to be More Christ like
Dear Angel, in His goodness, God gave you to me to guide, protect, and enlighten me, and to bring me back to the right way when I go astray. Encourage me when I am disheartened,
and instruct me when I err in judgment.
Help me to become more Christ like, and so some day to be accepted into the company of Angels and Saints in heaven.
A Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel, for Protection
Angel of God's light, whom God sends as a companion for me on earth, protect me from the snares of the devil, and help me to walk always as a child of God, my Creator.
Angel of God's truth, whose perfect knowledge serves what is true, protect me from deceits and temptations. Help me to know the truth, and always to live the truth.
Angel of God's love, who praises Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, who sacrificed His life for love of us, sustain me as I learn the ways of Divine love, of sacrificial generosity, of meekness and lowliness of heart.
Thank You, my heavenly friend, for your watchful care. At the moment of my death, bring me to heaven, where the one true God, Who is light, Truth and Love, lives and reigns forever and ever.
A Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel, for Protection
O Holy Angel, attendant of my wretched soul and of mine afflicted life, forsake me not, a sinner,
neither depart from me for mine inconstancy. Give no place to the evil demon to subdue me
with the oppression of this mortal body; but take me by my wretched and outstretched hand,
and lead me in the way of salvation.
Yea, O holy Angel of God, the guardian and protector of my hapless soul and body, forgive me all things
whatsoever wherewith I have troubled thee, all the days of my life, and if I have sinned in anything this day.
Shelter me in this present night, and keep me from every affront of the enemy, lest I anger God by any sin;
and intercede with the Lord in my behalf, that He might strengthen me in the fear of Him,
and make me a worthy servant of His goodness.
A Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel, for Assistance
(A Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great)
O most holy angel of God, appointed by God to be my guardian, I give you thanks for all the benefits
which you have ever bestowed on me in body and in soul.
I praise and glorify you that you condescended to assist me with such patient fidelity,
and to defend me against all the assaults of my enemies.
Blessed be the hour in which you were assigned me for my guardian, my defender and my patron.
In acknowledgement and return for all your loving ministries to me, I offer you the infinitely precious
and noble heart of Jesus, and firmly purpose to obey you henceforward, and most faithfully to serve my God. Amen.
A Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel, for Help
My good Angel, Thou comest from heaven; God has sent thee to take care of me. Oh, shelter me under thy wings. Lighten my path, direct my steps. Do not leave me, stay quite near me and defend me against the spirit of evil. But above all come to my help in the last struggle of my life. Deliver my soul so that with thee it may praise, love and contemplate the goodness of God forever and ever.
A Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel, for Help
Angel-guardians of men, spirits and powers we sing,
Whom our Father hath sent, aids to our weakly frame,
Heavenly friends and guides, help from on high to bring
Lest we fail through the foemen's wile.
A Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel, for Help to Appreciate
Dear Angel at my side, my good and loyal friend, you have been with me since the moment I was born. You are my own personal guardian, given me by God as my guide and protector, and you will stay with me till I die. He who created you and me gave me to you as your particular charge. You assisted in great joy at my baptism, when I became part of the Mystical Body of Christ, and was made a member of the household of God and an heir of heaven. You saw the dangers that beset my path, and, if I sinned, it was in spite of you. You envied me when Christ came to me in Holy Communion. Even though you probably were there among the angels that adored Him the night that He was born, you have not been able to receive Him as I can. O, help me to appreciate these gifts! Help me to realize, as you do, with every fiber of my being, that to serve Christ is to be a King! Help me steadfastly to avoid evil and do good and always guard my soul from sin. Protect me as well from physical evils as I go about my daily work. You will be with me all my life, and at the hour of my death. Help me to face death bravely, patiently, with great love of God, knowing that it is only through death that I can come to Him in heaven! Then, come with me to my Judge, and when the hour of my salvation comes, take me home to my Father, God. Amen.
A Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel, for Guidance
Guardian Angel from heaven so bright, Watching beside me to lead me aright,
Fold your wings 'round me, and guard me with love,
Softly sing songs to me of heaven above.
A Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel, For Guidance During A Journey
My holy Angel Guardian, ask the Lord to bless the journey which I undertake, that it may profit the health of my soul and body; that I may reach its end, and that, returning safe and sound, I may find my family in good health. Do thou guard, guide and preserve us. Amen.
A Good Night Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel
Good night, my Guardian Angel, The day has sped away; Well spent or ill, its story Is written down for aye. And now, of God's kind Providence, Thou image pure and bright, Watch over me while I'm sleeping. My Angel dear, good night!
A Prayer to All Guardian Angels, for Lost Souls
O pure and happy spirits whom the Almighty selected to become the Angels and Guardians of men. I most humbly prostrate myself before thee to thank thee for the charity and zeal with which thou dost execute this commission. Alas, how many pass a long life without ever thanking their invisible friends, to whom they owe a thousand times their preservation!
O charitable Guardians of those souls for whom Christ died, O flaming spirits, who cannot avoid loving those whom Jesus eternally loved, permit me to address thee on behalf of all those committed to thy care, to implore for each of them a grateful sense of thine many favors and also the grace to profit by thine charitable assistance.
O Angels of those happy infants who are as yet "without spot before God," I earnestly beseech thee to preserve their innocence.
O Angels of youth, conduct them, exposed to so many dangers, safely to the bosom of God, as Tobias was conducted back to his father.
O Angels of those who employ themselves in the instruction of youth, animate them with thy zeal and love, teach them to emulate thy purity and continual view of God, that they may worthily and successfully co-operate with the invisible Guardians of their young charges.
O Angels of the clergy, of those "who have the eternal Gospel to preach to them that sit upon the earth," present their words, their actions and their intentions to God, and purify them in that fire of love that consumes thee.
O Angels of the missionaries who have left their native land and all who were dear to them in order to preach the Gospel in foreign fields, protect them from the dangers which threaten them, console in their hours of discouragement and solitude, and lead them to those souls who are in danger of dying without Baptism.
O Angels of the infidels and pagans, whom the True Faith has never enlightened, intercede for them, that they may open their hearts to the rays of grace, respond to the message delivered by God's missioners and acknowledge and adore the one true God.
O Angels of all who travel by air, land or water, be their guides and companions, protect them from all dangers of collision, fire, and explosion and lead them safely to their destination.
O Guardian Angels of sinners, charitable guides of those unhappy mortals whose perseverance in sin would embitter even thine unutterable joys, wert thou not established in the peace of God! Oh join me, I ardently beseech thee, in imploring their conversion!
And thou, O Guardian Angels of the sick, I entreat thee especially to help, console and implore the spirits of joy for all those who are deprived of health, which is among God's most precious gifts to man. Intercede for them, that they may not succumb to despondency or lose by impatience the merits they can gain in carrying with resignation and joy the cross which Christ has laid upon them as a special token of His love.
O Angels of those are at this moment in the agonies of death, strengthen, encourage and defend them against the attacks of their infernal enemy.
O faithful Guides, holy spirits, adorers of the Divinity, Guardian Angels of all creatures, protect us all; teach us to love, to pray, to wage combat on earth, so that one day we may reach Heaven and there be happy for all eternity!
O Angels of those who are lingering in Purgatory, intercede for them that God may permit thee to bring them some balm; console them that they may know that we are praying for them and that we ask thee to join in our entreaties.
A Prayer of Thanks to One’s Guardian Angel
O Angel of God, my blessed protector, to whose care I have been committed by my Creator from the moment of my birth, unite with me in thanking the Almighty for having given me a friend, and instructor, an advocate, and a guardian in thee. Accept, O most charitable guide, my fervent thanksgiving for all thou hast done for me; particularly for the charity with which thou didst undertake to accompany me through life; for the joy with which thou wert filled when I was purified in the waters of Baptism; and for thy anxious solicitude in watching over the treasure of my innocence.
Thou knowest the numberless graces and favors which my Creator has bestowed on me through thee, and the many dangers, both spiritual and temporal from which thou hast preserved me. Thou knowest how often thou didst deplore my sins, animate me to repentance, and intercede with God for my pardon. Ah! why have I so little merited a continuance of thy zealous efforts for my salvation? Why have I so often stained my soul by sin, and thereby rendered myself unworthy of the presence and protection of an angel, of so pure a spirit as thou art, who never sinned? But as my ingratitude and thoughtlessness have not lessened thy charitable interest for my salvation, so neither shall they diminish my confidence in thy goodness, nor prevent me from abandoning myself to thy care, since God Himself has entrusted thee with the charge of my soul. Penetrated with sorrow for the little progress I have made in virtue, though blessed with such a Master, and sincerely determined to correspond in future with thy exertions for my salvation, I most earnestly entreat thee, O protecting spirit, to continue thy zealous efforts for my eternal interest; to fortify my weakness, to shield me from innumerable dangers of the world and to obtain by thy powerful prayers that my life may rather be shortened, than that I should live to commit a mortal sin.
Remember, O most happy spirit, that it was one act of profound humility, and one transport of ardent love for thy Creator, that caused God to establish thee forever in glory; obtain that those virtues may be implanted in my soul, and that I may seriously endeavor to acquire docility, obedience, gentleness and purity of heart. Conduct me safely through this world of sin and misery; watch over me at the awful hour of my death; perform for my soul the last charitable office of thy mission, by strengthening, encouraging, and
supporting me in the agonies of dissolution, and then, as the angel Raphael conducted Tobias safely to his father, do thou, my good angel and blessed guide, return with me to Him who sent thee, that we may mutually bless Him, and publish His wonderful works for a happy eternity. Amen.
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.
A Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel, For a Happy Death
In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity,
Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
I, a poor, unhappy sinner,
make this solemn declaration before thee, O beloved Angel,
who has been given me as a protector by the Divine Majesty:
1. I desire to die in the Faith which the Holy,
Roman and Apostolic Church adheres to and defends,
in which all the Saints of the New Testament have died.
I pray thee, provide that I may not depart out of this life
before the Holy Sacraments of that Church have been administered to me.
2. I pray that I may depart from this life
under thy holy protection and guidance,
and I beseech thee, therefore,
to assist me at the hour of my death
and to propitiate the Eternal judge,
whose Sacred Heart was inflamed with most ardent love
for sinners upon the Cross.
3. With my whole heart I long to be made a partaker
of the merits of Jesus Christ and His holy Mother Mary,
thine exalted Queen,
and I pray thee,
through the sufferings of Jesus on the Cross,
to mitigate the agonies of my death
and to move the Queen of Heaven to cast her loving glance upon me,
a poor sinner, in that dreadful hour,
for my sweetest consolation.
O my dearest Guardian Angel!
Let my soul be placed in thy charge,
and when it has gone forth from the prison of this body,
do thou deliver it into the hands of its Creator and Redeemer,
that with thee and all the Saints,
it may gaze upon Him in the bliss of Heaven,
love Him perfectly and find its blessedness in Him throughout eternity.