In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Heavenly Father, as we gather on this fourth day of our novena to the Guardian Angels, we continue to seek their guidance and intercession. May their presence be a source of comfort and strength for us. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Scriptural Reading and Meditation:
Read and meditate on Psalm 91:11-12:
“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”
Imagine the powerful image of God commanding His angels to guard and protect you in all your ways. Visualize your Guardian Angel standing by your side, ready to fulfill this divine command. Here are some reflections to consider:
- Divine Commands: Reflect on the authority and power of God’s command. When God commands His angels, they act with prompt obedience and devotion. Know that your Guardian Angel is at your service because of God’s divine will.
- Guardians of Your Path: Picture your Guardian Angel as a faithful guardian of your life’s journey. They are not only watching over you but actively guiding and protecting you in all aspects of your life’s path.
- Preventing Stumbling: The imagery of angels lifting you up in their hands to prevent you from striking your foot against a stone is a symbol of their constant vigilance. Consider how your Guardian Angel helps you avoid obstacles, whether physical or spiritual, that may cause you to stumble.
- Trust and Assurance: This passage reminds us of the trust and assurance we can have in God’s divine providence and protection through our Guardian Angels. Feel the comfort and peace that come from knowing you are never alone on your journey.
- Gratitude: Take a moment to express gratitude to your Guardian Angel for their tireless watchfulness and protection. Acknowledge their role in your life and thank them for their unwavering dedication to your well-being.
As you meditate on these verses, let them fill you with a sense of security and trust in God’s loving care through your Guardian Angel. Know that he is always by your side, ready to guard and guide you on your life’s journey.
(Now, if you have just ONE favour per day to ask your guardian angel, what would that be? ASK him! JUST ONE…)
Short Litany to the Guardian Angels:
Holy Guardian Angels, protectors of our souls, Pray for us
Faithful companions on our earthly journey, Pray for us
Guiding us with wisdom and love, Pray for us
Interceding for us before the throne of God, Pray for us
Defenders against the snares of the enemy, Pray for us
Comforters in times of fear and doubt, Pray for us
Bringing us God’s messages and inspirations, Pray for us
Leading us closer to Jesus, Pray for us
Watching over us day and night, Pray for us
My dear guardian angel, help us to recognize your presence and guidance in our lives. Amen
Improving Our Closeness and Friendship with Our Guardian Angels:
Take a moment to reflect on how you can improve your relationship with your Guardian Angel. Consider how you can be more aware of their presence and guidance in your daily life. This may include praying to them more frequently, asking for their help in specific situations, or simply acknowledging their presence with gratitude. In this very context, utilize this moment to thank your guardian angel for offering that ONE petition you asked him to God. Thank him for interceding for you as your closest friend. Thank God in faith for the answered prayer, and believing God for your testimonies.
Prayer to our Guardian Angels:
Angel of God, my Guardian dear,
To whom God’s love commits me here,
Ever this day/night be at my side,
To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
Heavenly Father, as we conclude this fourth day of our novena, we thank you for the assurance of your protection through our Guardian Angels. May we continue to trust in their guidance and care. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Even if I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, the Lord is with me, He has sent my guardian angel to minister, guard, and protect me…
Through the intercession of our guardian angels, may the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.
© Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Loreto, Vila Medeiros, São Paulo
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