Angel of God

Angel of God” is a Roman Catholic traditional prayer for the intercession of the guardian angel, often taught to young children as the first prayer learned. It serves as a reminder of God’s love, and by enjoining the guardian angel to support the child in a loving way, the prayer echoes God’s abiding love.

Text

Angel of God

Ángele Dei,

qui custos es mei,
me tibi commissum pietáte supérna,
hodie illúmina, custódi, rege et gubérna.
Amen.

Angelic Council, Orthodox icon of the seven archangels, left to right: Jegudiel, Gabriel, Selaphiel, Michael, Uriel, Raphael, Barachiel. Beneath the mandorla of Christ-Immanuel (God is with us) are representations of Cherubim (blue) and Seraphim (red).

Angelic Council, Orthodox icon of the seven archangels, left to right: Jegudiel, Gabriel, Selaphiel, Michael, Uriel, Raphael, Barachiel. Beneath the mandorla of Christ-Immanuel (God is with us) are representations of Cherubim (blue) and Seraphim (red).

English translation

Angel of God, My guardian Dear,

To whom God’s love commits me here,

Ever this day(say ”night” if you say it at bedtime), Be at my Side,

To light and guard,

To rule and guide,

Amen

Sources

  • Fox, Robert J. (2004). Prayer Book for Young Catholics. p. 102. ISBN1-59276-098-8.
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