In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Heavenly Father, as we enter Day 7 of this Novena to our Guardian Angels, we are filled with gratitude for their constant presence and guidance in our lives. We humbly ask that you deepen our awareness of their role and grant us the grace to respond to their promptings with faith and trust. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Scriptural Reading and Meditation:
Read and meditate on Psalm 103:20-21:
“Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do His Word, obeying the voice of his word! Bless the Lord, all His hosts, His ministers, who do His will!”
Meditate on the role of angels as ministering spirits who obey God’s Word and do His will. Visualize your Guardian Angel as one of God’s ministers, obediently fulfilling His divine will and actively participating in the blessing of the Lord. Recognize the partnership between your Guardian Angel, God’s will, and your spiritual journey. Here are some points to consider:
- Angel’s Obedience: Contemplate the obedience of the angels to God’s word and voice. Visualize these mighty beings, including your Guardian Angel, attentively following God’s commands. Their obedience reflects their unwavering commitment to serve God’s divine plan.
- Blessing the Lord: Reflect on the psalmist’s call to bless the Lord, recognizing that angels are among those who praise and honor God. Consider how your Guardian Angel participates in this heavenly chorus, glorifying God through their service and ministry on your behalf.
- God’s Will and Your Guardian Angel: Connect the idea of angels doing God’s will to the role of your Guardian Angel in your life. Your angel is sent by God to guide and protect you according to His divine plan. Meditate on how your Guardian Angel actively fulfills God’s will by watching over you.
- Gratitude for Angelic Ministry: Express your gratitude for the ministry of your Guardian Angel. Consider the countless ways they have obeyed God’s voice and acted on your behalf throughout your life. Thank your Guardian Angel for their dedication to your well-being and spiritual journey.
- Alignment with God’s Plan: Contemplate the alignment between the angels’ obedience and God’s plan for the salvation of humanity. Your Guardian Angel plays a crucial role in this divine plan, guiding you toward spiritual growth, protection, and salvation.
- Prayer of Blessing: As you meditate on this verse, offer a prayer of blessing and gratitude for your Guardian Angel. Ask for the grace to align your own will with God’s divine plan and to cooperate fully with the guidance and protection your Guardian Angel provides.
As you meditate on this verse, express your gratitude to your Guardian Angel for their unceasing presence and advocacy in your life. Consider establishing a deeper and more intentional dialogue with your Guardian Angel through prayer. Seek their intercession and guidance in your daily life, trusting that they are eager to assist you in fulfilling your ultimate destiny of inheriting salvation.
(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 seventh day of our novena, we thank you for the assurance that the angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear you. We acknowledge the protective and guiding presence of our Guardian Angels in our lives. Help us to deepen our reverence for you and to respond with faith and trust to the guidance of our Guardian Angels. We pray for their continued intercession and assistance as we navigate the challenges of life. May their loving care be a source of comfort and strength. We make this prayer 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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