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.

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Angel of God

Ángele Dei,

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

Sources[edit]

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