Tag: Guardian Angels

Prayers to the Angels of God

Prayers to the Angels of God

Guardian Angel

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 Mother’s Prayer to the Guardian Angels of her children

I humbly salute you, O you faithful, heavenly Friends of my children! I give you heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show them. At some future day I shall, with thanks more worthy than I can now give, repay your care for them, and before the whole heavenly court acknowledge their indebtedness to your guidance and protection. Continue to watch over them. Provide for all their needs of body and soul. Pray, likewise, for me, for my husband, and my whole family, that we may all one day rejoice in your blessed company.
Amen

Prayer to Our Holy Guardian Angels

Heavenly Father, Your infinite love for us has chosen a blessed angel in heaven and appointed him our guide during this earthly pilgrimage. Accept our thanks for so great ablessing. Grant that we may experience the assistance of our holy protector in all our necessities. And you, holy, loving angel and guide, watch over us with all the tenderness of your angelic heart. Keep us always on the way that leads to heaven, and cease not to pray for us until we have attained our final destiny, eternal salvation. Then we shall love you for all eternity. We shall praise and glorify you unceasingly for all the good you have done for us while here on earth. Especially be a faithful and watchful protector of our children. Take our place, and supply what may be wanting to us through human frailty, short-sightedness, or sinful neglect. Lighten, O you perfect servants of God, our heavy task. Guide our children, that they may become like unto Jesus, may imitate Him faithfully, and persevere till they attain eternal life.
Amen

Another Prayer to the Guardian Angels

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.
Amen

5 Amazing facts about Guardian Angels

5 Amazing facts about Guardian Angels

“See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 18:10).

October 2 is declared in the Catholic Church as the feast of the Holy Guardian Angels. In 1670, Pope Clement X established this day in the universal calendar as a day to honor the angels who shield us each day.

While most of the attention this day is given to personal Guardian Angels, it is a tradition in the Church (taught by theologians such as Saint Thomas Aquinas) that all countries, cities, dioceses, and parishes have their own Guardian Angel.

They are wonderful creatures of God, shrouded with great mystery. On occasion newspapers will report on miracles when someone is saved from an accident by a mysterious figure, often never seen again.

We owe much to our Guardian Angels, who most of the time guard and shield us without our knowledge. They intervene quietly, accomplishing their work as humbly as possible.

To aid us appreciate these “heavenly helpers,” here are 5 wonderful facts about our Guardian Angels:

1) Every person in the world has a Guardian Angel (whether Christian or not)

It is believed by theologians and is confirmed in the YOUCAT that “Every person receives from God a Guardian Angel” (n. 55). This is consistent with Sacred Scripture, the teachings of Saints Thomas Aquinas, Basil and Jerome as well as experiences from non-Christians who believe they were assisted by a Guardian Angel.

Mike Aquilina talks about such an experience from a friend he knew in his book Angels of God:

2) Guardian Angels are appointed at the beginning of life

As the Catechism describes, “From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession” (CCC 336). This statement leads some to believe (Saint Anselm for example) that angels are appointed at the very moment of the union of body and soul in the womb. If true (it is not dogmatically proclaimed and is therefore up for debate), it would follow that women who are pregnant have two Guardian Angels watching over them and their child.

3) Guardian Angels have names, but God gives those names to them

The Catholic Church has taught us that,

“The practice of assigning names to the Holy Angels should be discouraged, except in the cases of Gabriel, Raphael and Michael whose names are contained in Holy Scripture.”(Congregation of Divine Worship and the Sacraments, The Directory of Popular Piety, n. 217, 2001)

The reasoning behind this is that a name has a certain amount of authority over another person. If I know your name I can call you whenever I want and can feel a certain amount of authority over you. We do not have authority over our Guardian Angels. They only report to one commander: God Himself. We can request for their assistance or help, but we should not feel like they are disturbing us.

The Church then discourages us from naming our Guardian Angels as we may receive a name in prayer, but it may not be divinely inspired. It could be influenced by the devil or by our own human thoughts. We have only three names of angels confirmed in Scripture and so any other name we receive is hard to confirm as inspired by God.

4) We do not become Guardian Angels when we die

Contrary to popular belief, there is no way for us to change into an angel after death. When we die, we may be separated from our bodies for the moment but will be reunited with them at the end of time. We don’t become an angel while we wait. All Guardian Angels were created at the beginning of time in a single moment of creation.

Recall the words of God to the prophet Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I sanctified you” (Jeremiah 1:5).

God had a Guardian Angel in mind for you when he created the world.

5) Guardian Angels are here to help us

The Catechism explains a Guardian Angel as a “shepherd” who is meant to shield us and lead us into everlasting life. Their main aim is to aid us get to heaven, and we are encouraged to pray to them on a daily basis, asking their help in every need.

The Church makes avaliable an excellent prayer that can be prayed by the young and the old:

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,
Rule and guide.
Amen.

How can I communicate with my Guardian Angels?

How can I communicate with my Guardian Angels?

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Story according to Suki Eleuterio. Read and enjoy. Very Informative

I always knew I had a guardian angel.

Ever since I was a little girl, it always seemed like there was something there — an energy I couldn’t quite explain. A presence that kept me out of harm’s way and always guided me in the right direction. And for years, I thought I was crazy for feeling this way. I never told anyone about it, for the fear of being judged or ridiculed.

But then in 2002, all of that changed. I was driving down a deserted winding road in the middle of the night when I started to feel very tired and my eyelids began to close. Then I was abruptly shocked awake by the lights of a tractor-trailer, speeding right towards me.

Before I could even react, I felt the steering wheel being pulled on its own. And as if in slow motion, I watched as my car was redirected safely back into my lane. As the tractor trailer whooshed on past me, it felt like my car was on a cloud, being guided by angel wings. With my heart thumping in my chest, I pulled over and caught my breath. I knew it was a guardian angel who saved me. I felt goosebumps and a shiver down my spine. I couldn’t believe I was safe.

That was not the first, nor the last time that I had been in touch with my guardian angels. As the years have gone by, these guardians visit me almost daily. I’ve come to know them as my “spirit guides,” because I know they are there to help me follow my spiritual path —the one that is in true alignment with my soul.

Everyone has a spirit guide (or several spirit guides), and each of us has the ability to listen to them. They communicate with us in a whisper because they are at a higher frequency, so we have to be very still, silent, open and accepting.

Here are seven ways you can learn to communicate with your spirit guides:

1. Tune in and start to believe.

To communicate with your guides, you must first believe that you have them. Can you think of moments in your life when you were helped, saved or redirected by some unknown force? Spirit guides come to us in many ways. Spend more time listening to your body, mind and spirit. In those moments of complete stillness, you will receive messages.

They may come as images in your head (clairvoyance), a smell or a feeling, or even a sound or voice (clairaudience). Write down what you see, smell, feel or hear, because these are intuitive messages from your guides.

2. Meditate with crystals.

Many crystals like amethyst in particular, have been known to have powerful intuitive properties. This purple, brilliant crystal is associated with the Third Eye Chakra — located at the brow between the eyes, associated with intuition and the higher self.

When you meditate with amethyst and place the crystal directly on your brow, you will instantly feel increased spiritual awareness as you elevate to a higher state of consciousness. Strengthening our intuition is a direct gateway to our spirit guides.

3. Get out in nature.

I always feel closest to my guides when I am in nature. Spending time outdoors is very healing and grounding, allowing us to become more in tune with the natural rhythm of the planet. When you’re in nature, close your eyes and listen to the birds, or the sound of the wind or water from a nearby creek. Place your hands on your heart and ask your spirit guides to come to you. As you sit, you might notice sensations or a presence. This is normal — just take note of how you feel. Part of building a relationship with your guides is also building a relationship with yourself and the earth.

4. Ask your spirit guides to reveal themselves.

You can ask your guides to reveal themselves to you in meditation, through dreams, numbers and messages, or when you are walking in the park.

The next time you are alone, you can try saying this out loud:

“Dear Spirit Guides, please reveal yourselves to me, I want to know you better and connect with you in this world. I thank you for your guidance and care.” Then notice in the next few days, if you receive any messages, feelings or strange dreams.

5. Keep a spirit guide journal.

Write down all of the feelings, sensations, messages, or “gut feelings” that you may encounter. Sometimes it’s hard for us to process all the messages that come through! This is why it is important to keep a journal, so you can look back and take note of the details you may have missed. Perhaps you saw a red cardinal and you didn’t know the significance of it, but then a week later, you read somewhere about how cardinals are associated with relationships, marriage, and courtship, and maybe this applied to your life in some way. The more we write down and then come back to later, the more we can decipher the messages being sent to us from our spirit guides.

6. Try “automatic writing.”

I began the process known as automatic writing, by meditating and asking my spirit guides to come through me. It was a technique I learned after reading the book, Many Lives, Many Masters. I closed my eyes and meditated, allowing myself to go deep into my subconscious. And when I awoke, I grabbed the pen next to me and just started writing whatever came out. As I read the words, I was sure it was one of my spirit guides — it didn’t even look like my own handwriting! The words said: “Yes, we are here. We have always been here and we always will be.”

As with all practices, it may take some time to allow yourself to release the ego (that’s you!) and allow your guides to come through.

7. Tap into your third eye.

There are other ways to tap into your third eye aside from meditation. There’s the ancient Ayurvedic treatment known as the Shirodhara massage. You lie on a massage table and an experienced, certified practitioner will pour warm oil and essential oils on your third eye slowly and rhythmically, stimulating the chakra. You might have visions or sensations, or you might just feel completely relaxed and full of bliss.

You can also study Reiki, the Japanese form of energy healing. When I received my first attunement as a practitioner, I was able to see completely into my third eye — I saw the royal purple color associated with the 6th chakra, flush through my body and open my mind. I know for certain this Reiki attunement awakened a higher state of consciousness.

Lastly, you can simply try a third eye massage on yourself or a friend. Lay down in a quiet and peaceful place, with some relaxing music. With the tips of your fingertips, begin to slowly massage the area between your eyebrows, using small, gentle circles. Close your eyes and imagine that this area is being awakened and renewed. Breathe in and out deeply and slowly.

Each of these techniques can bring you one step closer to meeting your spirit guides. I hope you can find the time to listen to your spirit guides — they are speaking to you every day and have so much to say.

Very Powerful Prayers A Mother Can Pray For Her Children

Very Powerful Prayers A Mother Can Pray For Her Children

In heaven, united forever, may we delight in your presence for eternity.

Pray this prayer to entrust your children to God’s care.

God, my Father, I offer you my children;
You gave them to me. They belong to you always;
Help me raise them in your ways. I ask you
to guide them into your glory.

Lord, may egotism, ambition, and evil
never dissuade them from the narrow path.
May they have strength to fight against wrong
and may righteousness be always the goal of their actions.

In this world of so much evil, Lord,
you know our weaknesses
and how evil often glitters and attracts;
but you are with us
and I place my children under your protection.

Give them light, strength, and joy on this earth, Lord,
so that they live for you during this journey here below;
and so that in heaven, united forever,
we may delight in your presence for eternity.

Amen.

A Mother’s Prayer for Her Children

Holy Mother Mary,
Who by virtue of your divine motherhood,
Hast become mother of us all
I place the charge which God has given me,
under your loving protection.
Be a Protecting Mother to my children.
Guard their bodies and keep them
in health and strength.
Guard their minds and keep their thoughts ever holy
in the sight of their Creator and God.
Guard their hearts and keep them pure and strong
and happy in the love of God.
Guard always their souls and ever preserve in them,
faithfully, the glorious image of God
whom they received in Holy Baptism.
Always Mother, protect them and keep them
under your Mothering care.
Supply in your all-wise motherhood,
for my poor human deficiencies
and protect them from all evil.
Amen.

Queen of the Most Holy Family,
Pray for us.

A Mother’s Prayer to the Guardian Angels of her Children

I humbly salute you, O you faithful,
heavenly Friends of my children!
I give you heartfelt thanks
for all the love and goodness you show them.
At some future day I shall,
with thanks more worthy than I can now give,
repay your care for them,
and before the whole heavenly court
acknowledge their indebtedness to your guidance and
protection.
Continue to watch over them.
Provide for all their needs of body and soul.
Pray, likewise, for me,
for my husband,
and my whole family,
that we may all one day rejoice in your blessed company.

Amen.