Here we are with another Prayer Breakdown! This is one of my favorite prayers, among many and it is great to say in the morning and at night. The Guardian Angel Prayer!
Angel of God, my guardian dear, To whom God’s love commits me here, Ever this day (night), be at my side, To light and guard, Rule and guide.
Angel of God, my guardian dear.
In just those few words a lot is conveyed. God is the creator of everything that is on the earth, in both spiritual and physical form. There are bad angels as well but our Guardian Angels are OF God. They are our guardians that God has blessed us with to act as our protectors on earth. Each person is given a special angel who will follow them throughout their lives. Guardian Angels are pure spiritual beings who were created by God as such. When we are so in tune with our spiritual lives then we could even communicate with our Guardian Angels much like many of the saints.
To whom God’s love commits me here.
Without God’s love none of us would be here, it is that simple. God really loves us or else He would not have even bothered to create us much less send His Son to bring us salvation. That is a concept that I think some people find difficulty grasping – the love of God. No matter what difficulties come up, horrible tragedies happen or what we do, God loves us. It is up to us to reciprocate the love that He has for us. He bestowed upon us our very own Guardian Angel.
Ever this day (night), be at my side, to light and guard, rule and guide.
With this prayer we are asking our Guardian Angels to be with us throughout the day as well as the night. The work of the devil has no end; therefore, we must constantly be vigilant. With this prayer we are asking for our angel to be by our side, to help act as a mentor of sorts. We are asking them to light the way of the path that we should take, to help us do the right thing. To help guard us against the evil of the world as well as our own free will if we are going to make the wrong decision. They will guide us through if we allow them because God has sent them specifically for us.
When you say this prayer, close your eyes and try to get in touch with your guardian angel. And imagine the love that God must have for us is He is willing to give us each our very own Guardian Angel.