Did you know at your baptism, the Church asked God to assign a guardian angel to watch over you? It is believed by the Church that each one of us has angel assigned to protect us through our life, and to remind us of when we are going astray. Some people call it ‘a little voice’ but it is our angel that whispers in our ear just moments before we sin. When was the last time your prayed to your guardian angel?
Today is the Feast of the Synaxis of the Angels of heaven. The Archangels Michael and Gabriel are just two of the myriad angels celebrated today in churches throughout the Orthodox world. That includes YOUR guardian angel. Here is the prayer to our guardian angel that is part of every evening prayer service.
Holy Angel, assigned to accompany my wretched soul and lowly life, do not forsake me the sinner, nor depart from me because of my wickedness; do not let the evil demons enter and rule my mortal body with their might; but rather take my wretched and feeble hand, and lead me along the path of salvation. Yes, holy Angel of God, guardian protector of my wretched soul and body, forgive me for everything by which I have saddened you all the days of my life and in my sins on this day; shelter me during the coming night, and protect me from the schemes of the obstinate that I may not anger God with any sin, and intercede with the Lord on my behalf that He might confirm me in His fear and show me forth as a worthy servant of His goodness. Amen.
Take a moment today, in honor of the Feast of all the angels to reconnect to your guardian angel. Ask for protection and guidance. Your guardian angels knows everything about you, and can help where others cannot.