A Mother's Prayer to the Guardian Angels of her children
I humbly salute you, O you faithful,
heavenly Friends of my children! I give you heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show them. At some future day
I shall, with thanks more worthy than I can now give, repay your care for them, and before the whole heavenly court acknowledge
their indebtedness to your guidance and protection. Continue to watch over them. Provide for all their needs of body and soul.
Pray, likewise, for me, for my husband, and my whole family, that we may all one day rejoice in your blessed company. Amen.
Prayer to the Guardian Angels
My good Angel, Thou comest from heaven; God has sent thee to take care of me. Oh, shelter
me under thy wings. Lighten my path, direct my steps. Do not leave me, stay quite near me and defend me against the spirit
of evil. But above all come to my help in the last struggle of my life. Deliver my soul so that with thee it may praise, love
and contemplate the goodness of God forever and ever. Amen.
O my dear Angel Guardian, preserve
me from the misfortune of offending God.
Angel of God,
my Guardian dear,
to whom His
commits me here,
ever this day (or night)
be at my side,
to light and guard,
to rule and guide.
Against Spiritual Enemies
Glorious St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly hosts, who standest always ready to give assistance
to the people of God; who didst fight with the dragon, the old serpent, and didst cast him out of heaven, and now valiantly
defendest the Church of God that the gates of hell may never prevail against her, I earnestly entreat thee to assist me also,
in the painful and dangerous conflict which I have to sustain against the same formidible foe. Be with me, O mighty Prince!
that I may courageously fight and wholly vanquish that proud spirit, whom thou hast by the Divine Power, so gloriously overthrown,
and whom our powerful King, Jesus Christ, has, in our nature, so completely overcome; to the end that having triumphed over
the enemy of my salvation, I may with thee and the holy angels, praise the clemency of God who, having refused mercy to the
rebellious angels after their fall, has granted repentance and forgiveness to fallen man. Amen.
Who Strengthened Our Lord in His Agony
I salute thee, holy Angel who didst comfort my Jesus in His agony, and with thee
I praise the most holy Trinity for having chosen thee from among all the holy Angels to comfort and strengthen Him who is
the comfort and strength of all that are in affliction. By the honor thou didst enjoy and by the obedience, humility and love
wherewith thou didst assist the sacred Humanity of Jesus, my Savior, when He was fainting for very sorrow at seeing the sins
of the world and especially my sins, I beseech thee to obtain for me perfect sorrow for my sins; deign to strengthen me In
the afflictions that now overwhelm me, and in all the other trials, to which I shall be exposed henceforth and, in particular,
when I find myself in my final agony. Amen.
Holy Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us in Battle
the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we
humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Our Lady, Queen of Angels
A Bernardine Sister
was shown in spirit the vast desolation caused by the devil throughout the world, and at the same time she heard the Blessed
Virgin telling her that it was true, hell had been let loose upon the earth; and that the time had come to pray to her as
Queen of the Angels and to ask of her the assistance of the heavenly legions to fight against these deadly foes of God and
"But my good Mother," she replied, "you who are so kind, could you not send them without our asking?" "No,"
Our Lady answered, "because prayer is one of the conditions required by God Himself in obtaining favors." Then the Blessed
Virgin communicated the following prayer, bidding the Sister to have it printed and distributed:
August Queen of Heaven!
Sovereign Mistress of the angels! Thou who from the beginning hast received from God the power and mission to crush the head
of Satan, we humbly beseech thee to send thy holy Legions, that, under thy command and by thy power, they may pursue the evil
spirits, encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks and drive them hence into the abyss of eternal woe. Amen.
of the Church Concerning St. Gabriel
May the offering of our service and the prayer of the blessed Archangel Gabriel be
acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord; that he whom we venerate on earth, may be our advocate before Thee in heaven. Through Our
Prayer to Our Holy Guardian Angels
Heavenly Father, Your infinite love for us has chosen a blessed
angel in heaven and appointed him our guide during this earthly pilgrimage. Accept our thanks for so great ablessing. Grant
that we may experience the assistance of our holy protector in all our necessities. And you, holy, loving angel and guide,
watch over us with all the tenderness of your angelic heart. Keep us always on the way that leads to heaven, and cease not
to pray for us until we have attained our final destiny, eternal salvation. Then we shall love you for all eternity. We shall
praise and glorify you unceasingly for all the good you have done for us while here on earth. Especially be a faithful and
watchful protector of our children. Take our place, and supply what may be wanting to us through human frailty, short-sightedness,
or sinful neglect. Lighten, O you perfect servants of God, our heavy task. Guide our children, that they may become like unto
Jesus, may imitate Him faithfully, and persevere till they attain eternal life. Amen.
Prayer to Saint Michael
Glorious Prince of the heavenly hosts and victor over rebellious spirits, be mindful of me who am so weak
and sinful and yet so prone to pride and ambition. Lend me, I pray, thy powerful aid in every temptation and difficulty, and
above all do not forsake me in my last struggle with the powers of evil. Amen.
Prayer to St. Gabriel, for Intercession
Blessed Archangel Gabriel, we beseech thee, do thou intercede for us at the throne of divine Mercy in our present necessities,
that as thou didst announce to Mary the mystery of the Incarnation, so through thy prayers and patronage in heaven we may
obtain the benefits of the same, and sing the praise of God forever in the land of the living. Amen.
to St. Gabriel, for Others
O loving messenger of the Incarnation, descend upon all those for whom I wish peace and happiness.
Spread your wings over the cradles of the new-born babes, O thou who didst announce the coming of the Infant Jesus.
to the young a lily petal from the virginal scepter in your hand. Cause the Ave Maria to re-echo in all hearts that they may
find grace and joy through Mary.
Finally, recall the sublime words spoken on the day of the Annunciation-- "Nothing
is impossible with God," and repeat them in hours of trial--to all I love--that their confidence in Our Lord may be reanimated,
when all human help fails. Amen.
Prayer to St. Raphael, Angel of Happy Meetings
O Raphael, lead us towards
those we are waiting for, those who are waiting for us! Raphael, Angel of Happy Meetings, lead us by the hand towards those
we are looking for! May all our movements, all their movements, be guided by your Light and transfigured by your Joy.
Guide of Tobias, lay the request we now address to you at the feet of Him on whose unveiled Face you are privileged to gaze.
Lonely and tired, crushed by the separations and sorrows of earth, we feel the need of calling to you and of pleading for
the protection of your wings, so that we may not be as strangers in the Province of Joy, all ignorant of the concerns of our
Remember the weak, you who are strong--you whose home lies beyond the region of thunder, in a land that is
always peaceful, always serene, and bright with the resplendent glory of God. Amen.
Saint Raphael Prayer
God who in Thy ineffable goodness hast rendered blessed Raphael the conductor of thy faithful in their journeys, we humbly
implore Thee that we may be conducted by him in the way of salvation, and experience his help in the maladies of our souls.
Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
St. Michael, For Personal Protection
St. Michael, the Archangel! Glorious
Prince, chief and champion of the heavenly hosts; guardian of the souls of men; conqueror of the rebel angels! How beautiful
art thou, in thy heaven-made armor. We love thee, dear Prince of Heaven!
We, thy happy clients, yearn to enjoy thy
special protection. Obtain for us from God a share of thy sturdy courage; pray that we may have a strong and tender love for
our Redeemer and, in every danger or temptation, be invincible against the enemy of our souls. O standard-bearer of our salvation!
Be with us in our last moments and when our souls quit this earthly exile, carry them safely to the judgement seat of Christ,
and may Our Lord and Master bid thee bear us speedily to the kingdom of eternal bliss. Teach us ever to repeat the sublime
cry: "Who is like unto God?" Amen.
St. Michael, For Protection of the Church and Her Members
St. Michael, guardian and defender of the Church of Jesus Christ, come to the assistance of this Church, against which the
powers of hell are unchained, guard with especial care her august Head, and obtain that for him and for us the hour of triumph
may speedily arrive. O glorious Archangel St. Michael, watch over us during life, defend us against the assaults of the demon,
assist us especially at the hour of death; obtain for us a favorable judgment, and the happiness of beholding God face to
face for endless ages. Amen.