Angel of God

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Guardian angel, by Pietro da Cortona, 1656
For other meanings see Angel of the Lord

Angel of God is a Roman Catholic traditional prayer for the intercession of the guardian angel, often taught by mothers to their 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.


Angel of God,

my guardian dear,
to whom God's love commits me here,
ever this day,
be at my side
to light, to guard
to rule and guide.

Latin original version[edit]

Ángele Dei,

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

Alternative version[edit]

Prayer to One's Guardian Angel

Dear Angel, in his goodness God gave you to me to guide, protect, and enlighten me, and to bring me back to the right way when I go astray. Encourage me when I am disheartened, and instruct me when I err in my judgement. Help me to become more Christlike, and so some day to be accepted into the company of Angels and Saints in heaven. Amen.