In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Heavenly Father, as we gather on this final day of our Novena to our Guardian Angels, we are filled with gratitude for the loving care and guidance they provide. We ask for the grace to continue to deepen our relationship with them and to be attentive to their guidance in our lives. In the name of Jesus Christ, we make this prayer. Amen.
Scriptural Reading and Meditation:
Read and meditate on John 1:51:
“And he said to him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.'”
As you meditate on this scripture, contemplate the strong connection between Jesus, your Guardian Angel, and your own spiritual journey. May this reflection strengthen your faith in the guidance and protection provided by both the Son of Man and your faithful Guardian Angel. Here are some points to consider:
- Heaven Opened: Reflect on Jesus’ words, “You will see heaven opened.” This statement reveals a truth about His mission and identity. Visualize the heavens opening up, representing a connection between the divine and the earthly realm.
- Angels Ascending and Descending: Consider the imagery of angels ascending and descending on the Son of Man. This imagery is reminiscent of Jacob’s dream in the Old Testament (Genesis 28:12), where angels ascended and descended on a ladder connecting heaven and earth. In this context, Jesus presents Himself as the bridge between God and humanity.
- The Son of Man: Contemplate the title “Son of Man” used by Jesus to refer to Himself. This title emphasizes His humanity while also highlighting His divine mission as the Messiah. Visualize Jesus as the one who enables this heavenly connection.
- Role of Angels: Reflect on the role of angels in this passage. They are messengers and servants of God, symbolizing the spiritual dimension. Your Guardian Angel, too, serves as a messenger and protector on your spiritual journey, guided by the Son of Man.
- Connection to Your Guardian Angel: Recognize the connection between this scriptural passage and the presence of your Guardian Angel. Just as angels ascend and descend on the Son of Man, your Guardian Angel is with you, connecting you to the heavenly realm and assisting you in your spiritual walk. This is the ultimate role of your guardian angel, leading you to your final destination.
- Prayerful Reflection: In prayer, thank God for the gift of your Guardian Angel and their role in guiding and protecting you. Ask for the grace to become more aware of their presence and to deepen your relationship with them as you strive to follow the Son of Man.
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 Novena to our Guardian Angels, we thank you for the assurance that the angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear you. We are grateful for the protective and guiding presence of our Guardian Angels in our lives. May we continue to trust in their care and remain attentive to their guidance. Help us to deepen our relationship with them and to be open to their loving intercession. 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.
Great job praying Day 9! May the good Lord hear your humble Prayers
© Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Loreto, Vila Medeiros, São Paulo
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