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 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.


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.

Original Latin version[edit]

Ángele Dei,

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


  • Fox, Robert J. (2004). Prayer Book for Young Catholics. p. 102. ISBN 1-59276-098-8.