JOIN OUR COMMUNITY FOR DAILY PRAYERS
Our guardian angels are fantastic. It is a pity that they have come to be considered a childish devotion. It is very difficult to find a symbol or iconography of these assistants where a small child does not appear. But our individual protectors do not disappear on our side once we reach adulthood, so it is very smart for you to want to forge a relationship with yours.
And they are very powerful! Guardian angels are fierce divine creatures. Remember that when referring to these angels in the Bible, it is mentioned that their appearance produced a reaction of fear and terror among the people.
Children are almost inherently full of faith and are born with the ability to believe. Adults struggle with belief when their perception has been clouded by cynicism and doubt. It is normal to think that it is in our adult lives that we most need the divine help of our guardian angels, to protect ourselves from ourselves.
Establish a relationship with your guardian angel as you would with any other person. This means that you must communicate . When we tell people who want to grow in holiness and approach God to pray, this supposes a form of supernatural communication. Your angel is simultaneously with you and before God, so, yes, look for angelic prayers to help you grow in holiness.
But you do not need formal prayers: just talk to your angel. I often go into a meeting asking my elder to nudge me if I’m about to say something foolish, or I ask him to talk to some colleague’s angel if we’ve had a disagreement, to help us work together in peace.
Many people believe that guardian angels are only (only!) Beings that protect us from physical harm and take us away from problems, but they are also the guardians of our spirituality and can help us fight temptations. When I think of the words “angel” and “guardian”, I must remember that there is strength and resistance in their definitions.
My grandmother used to say that mothers often send their own guardian angels to the angel of their children to carry prayers and messages. She believed that the angels spoke to each other as well, and why not? Some people will even say that, if we ask, they will finish our prayers and rosaries for us if we fall asleep halfway.
I like to ask my angel for help before confession while doing an exam. When I feel a particular temptation towards a sin, I ask for help. Also, I often ask you to take care of my son or to thank my son’s guardian angel for taking care of him. In the small altar that I have at home are Mary, Jesus, Joseph, my patron saint, the patron saint of my son and a symbol of a guardian angel.
I do not always remember the exact prayers dedicated to them and I do not look for the complete litany or novena on the mobile phone, but I can remember that I must acknowledge their role in my physical and spiritual life and thank them for their help. It is in these small details when the relationships with my guardian angels become more intimate.