Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide.
This is part of our morning prayer, our driving prayer, and even our plane prayer. No trains to speak of yet…
Our angels are with us all the time, so why not put them to work? It’s good to thank them throughout the day, to ask for their help in everything we do, and to ask for their inspiration when we don’t know what to do…or what to write…in a blog post, for example.
Stories of saints and their guardian angels abound. One we’ll share with you is that of St. Josemaría Escrivá, who had a very special devotion to his guardian angel.
Once during a time of intense anticlerical persecution in Madrid, a would-be aggressor stood menacingly in Josemaría’s path with the obvious intention of doing him harm. Someone suddenly stood between them and drove off the assailant. It all happened in an instant. The protector came up after the incident and whispered to him: ‘Mangy donkey, mangy donkey’, the expression Josemaría used to refer to himself in the intimacy of his soul. Only his confessor knew about this. Peace and joy filled his heart as he recognized the intervention of his Angel.
It’s great to know we have such a friend and protector helping us on our journey to Heaven. Let’s thank God for our angels today!