Last time I wrote about an angel in human form. This time I would like to write about our friends, our guardian angels. If you haven’t made friends with your guardian angel, now might be a good time. They are there for us and we can talk to them and tell them what we need help with. They are ready and willing.
I not only talk to my guardian angel but I would often talk to my children’s angels. When I only had two children, we lived in one room. I was laying by my almost two year old hoping she would get a nap. When she was almost asleep, my four month old woke up. I knew if he cried or I got him up, that was the end of the toddler getting to sleep. I told the baby’s guardian angel, “Do me a favor and entertain the baby until my daughter goes to sleep.” Just then the baby, who was on his back staring up, started quietly giggling. There was nothing he was looking at, not even a mobile. I smiled and said, “Thank you angel you are doing a great job.” His angel did the job.
When my children were all little and we were going to Mass, I would often tell their guardian angels to help them sit still and be attentive. I know they helped and I was grateful.
Once when I was 18 and still living in Phoenix, I was driving about 3 younger teens home from a teen religious conference. My car stalled on railroad tracks and soon a train was coming and the horn sounding. Scared I yelled, “Guardian angels, push my car off the tracks.” Just then the car rolled safely over the tracks, and we all breathed a sigh of relief. We were silent as that train chugged by, and then we all thanked God. Those who weren’t converted at the conference were converted then! (I did get calls from parents that night).
The “Angel of God, my Guardian Dear” (see below) is one of the first prayers children learn. It’s so beautiful because the prayer is addressed to their guardian angel.
I encourage you to teach your children to talk to their angel so that they will continue to do so throughout life. Our guardian angels are very real and very present.
God was so good to give each of us such a special lifetime gift.
God bless you,
Mary Ann / Mother Hen
Prayer to Our Guardian Angel
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
To rule and guide. Amen