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The Guardian Angel Prayer

A prayer for protection

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A statue of St. Michael the Archangel atop Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome. (Photo © Scott P. Richert)

This bronze statue of Saint Michael the Archangel, executed by Flemish sculptor Peter Anton von Verschaffelt in 1753, stands atop the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy.

(Photo © Scott P. Richert) Icon of St. Gabriel, Central Russia, mid-1800's. (Photo © Slava Gallery, LLC.; used with permission)

An icon of the archangel Saint Gabriel, Central Russia, mid-1800's.

(Photo © Scott P. Richert)

Each one of us has a guardian angel who protects us from harm, both physical and spiritual. In this prayer, traditionally one of the first that young children learn, we ask our guardian angel to watch over us.

The Guardian Angel Prayer

Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom His love entrusts me here, ever this day [night] be at my side to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

You can find other prayers for children in Ten Prayers Every Catholic Child Should Know.

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