Feast Day: October 2
Today we celebrate the feast of our Guardian Angels. They are God's messengers who are always by our side to protect us. Angels delivered messages from God, protected people from dangers and rescued them.
They are mentioned in many places in the Bible.
" The New Testament Acts of the Apostles tells in chapter 12 how St. Peter was led out of prison by an angel.
" Psalm 91:10-12 also beautifully tells us how God's Angels care for us.
The belief that we each have a guardian angel has been common to Christians for hundreds of years. It is very comforting to know and believe that we each have an angel guarding and protecting us.
Our guardian angel is a gift from our loving God. They are given to us to guide our thoughts, words and actions and keep us from all harm and evil.
The picture of a guardian angel that we often see is an angel protecting a little child as he or she walks over a small bridge.
We can say this brief prayer as often as we would like to throughout the day:
Angel of God, my guardian dear
to whom God's love, entrusts me here.
Ever this day, be at my side
to light and guard, to rule and guide.
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