Prayer to the Guardian Angels of her children
I humbly salute you, O you faithful, heavenly Friends of my children! I give you
heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show them. At some future day
I shall, with thanks more worthy than I can now give, repay your care for them,
and before the whole heavenly court acknowledge their indebtedness to your
guidance and protection. Continue to watch over them. Provide for all their
needs of body and soul. Pray, likewise, for me, for my husband, and my whole
family, that we may all one day rejoice in your blessed company. Amen.
Another Prayer to the Guardian Angels
My good Angel, Thou comest from heaven; God has sent thee to take care of me.
Oh, shelter me under thy wings. Lighten my path, direct my steps. Do not leave
me, stay quite near me and defend me against the spirit of evil. But above all
come to my help in the last struggle of my life. Deliver my soul so that with
thee it may praise, love and contemplate the goodness of God forever and ever.
O my dear Angel Guardian, preserve me from the misfortune of offending God.
Angel of God,
my Guardian dear,
to whom His love
commits me here,
ever this day (or night)
be at my side,
to light and guard,
to rule and guide.
Help Against Spiritual Enemies
Glorious St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly hosts, who standest always ready to
give assistance to the people of God; who didst fight with the dragon, the old
serpent, and didst cast him out of heaven, and now valiantly defendest the
Church of God that the gates of hell may never prevail against her, I earnestly
entreat thee to assist me also, in the painful and dangerous conflict which I
have to sustain against the same formidable foe. Be with me, O mighty Prince!
that I may courageously fight and wholly vanquish that proud spirit, whom thou
hast by the Divine Power, so gloriously overthrown, and whom our powerful King,
Jesus Christ, has, in our nature, so completely overcome; to the end that having
triumphed over the enemy of my salvation, I may with thee and the holy angels,
praise the clemency of God who, having refused mercy to the rebellious angels
after their fall, has granted repentance and forgiveness to fallen man. Amen.
Holy Archangel Who Strengthened Our Lord in His Agony
I salute thee, holy Angel who didst comfort my Jesus in His agony, and with thee
I praise the most holy Trinity for having chosen thee from among all the holy
Angels to comfort and strengthen Him who is the comfort and strength of all that
are in affliction. By the honor thou didst enjoy and by the obedience, humility
and love wherewith thou didst assist the sacred Humanity of Jesus, my Savior,
when He was fainting for very sorrow at seeing the sins of the world and
especially my sins, I beseech thee to obtain for me perfect sorrow for my sins;
deign to strengthen me In the afflictions that now overwhelm me, and in all the
other trials, to which I shall be exposed henceforth and, in particular, when I
find myself in my final agony. Amen.
Holy Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us in Battle
Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the
wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do
you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and
all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Our Lady, Queen of Angels
A Bernardine Sister was shown in spirit the vast desolation caused by the devil
throughout the world, and at the same time she heard the Blessed Virgin telling
her that it was true, hell had been let loose upon the earth; and that the time
had come to pray to her as Queen of the Angels and to ask of her the assistance
of the heavenly legions to fight against these deadly foes of God and of men.
"But my good Mother," she replied, "you who are so kind, could you not send them
without our asking?" "No," Our Lady answered, "because prayer is one of the
conditions required by God Himself in obtaining favors." Then the Blessed Virgin
communicated the following prayer, bidding the Sister to have it printed and
August Queen of Heaven! Sovereign Mistress of the angels! Thou who from the
beginning hast received from God the power and mission to crush the head of
Satan, we humbly beseech thee to send thy holy Legions, that, under thy command
and by thy power, they may pursue the evil spirits, encounter them on every
side, resist their bold attacks and drive them hence into the abyss of eternal
Prayer of the Church Concerning St. Gabriel
May the offering of our service and the prayer of the blessed Archangel Gabriel
be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord; that he whom we venerate on earth, may be
our advocate before Thee in heaven. Through Our Lord. Amen.
Prayer to Our Holy Guardian Angels
Heavenly Father, Your infinite love for us has chosen a blessed angel in heaven
and appointed him our guide during this earthly pilgrimage. Accept our thanks
for so great a blessing. Grant that we may experience the assistance of our holy
protector in all our necessities. And you, holy, loving angel and guide, watch
over us with all the tenderness of your angelic heart. Keep us always on the way
that leads to heaven, and cease not to pray for us until we have attained our
final destiny, eternal salvation. Then we shall love you for all eternity. We
shall praise and glorify you unceasingly for all the good you have done for us
while here on earth. Especially be a faithful and watchful protector of our
children. Take our place, and supply what may be wanting to us through human
frailty, short-sightedness, or sinful neglect. Lighten, O you perfect servants
of God, our heavy task. Guide our children, that they may become like unto
Jesus, may imitate Him faithfully, and persevere till they attain eternal life.
Prayer to Saint Michael Powerful Aid
Glorious Prince of the heavenly hosts and victor over rebellious spirits, be
mindful of me who am so weak and sinful and yet so prone to pride and ambition.
Lend me, I pray, thy powerful aid in every temptation and difficulty, and above
all do not forsake me in my last struggle with the powers of evil. Amen.
Prayer to St. Gabriel, for Intercession
O Blessed Archangel Gabriel, we beseech thee, do thou intercede for us at the
throne of divine Mercy in our present necessities, that as thou didst announce
to Mary the mystery of the Incarnation, so through thy prayers and patronage in
heaven we may obtain the benefits of the same, and sing the praise of God
forever in the land of the living. Amen.
Prayer to St. Gabriel, for Others
O loving messenger of the Incarnation, descend upon all those for whom I wish
peace and happiness. Spread your wings over the cradles of the new-born babes, O
thou who didst announce the coming of the Infant Jesus.
Give to the young a lily petal from the virginal scepter in your hand. Cause the
Ave Maria to re-echo in all hearts that they may find grace and joy through
Finally, recall the sublime words spoken on the day of the Annunciation--
"Nothing is impossible with God," and repeat them in hours of trial--to all I
love--that their confidence in Our Lord may be reanimated, when all human help
Prayer to St. Raphael, Angel of Happy Meetings
O Raphael, lead us towards those we are waiting for, those who are waiting for
us! Raphael, Angel of Happy Meetings, lead us by the hand towards those we are
looking for! May all our movements, all their movements, be guided by your Light
and transfigured by your Joy.
Angel Guide of Tobias, lay the request we now address to you at the feet of Him
on whose unveiled Face you are privileged to gaze. Lonely and tired, crushed by
the separations and sorrows of earth, we feel the need of calling to you and of
pleading for the protection of your wings, so that we may not be as strangers in
the Province of Joy, all ignorant of the concerns of our country.
Remember the weak, you who are strong--you whose home lies beyond the region of
thunder, in a land that is always peaceful, always serene, and bright with the
resplendent glory of God. Amen.
Saint Raphael Prayer
O God who in Thy ineffable goodness hast rendered blessed Raphael the conductor
of thy faithful in their journeys, we humbly implore Thee that we may be
conducted by him in the way of salvation, and experience his help in the
maladies of our souls. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
St. Michael, For Personal Protection
St. Michael, the Archangel! Glorious Prince, chief and champion of the heavenly
hosts; guardian of the souls of men; conqueror of the rebel angels! How
beautiful art thou, in thy heaven-made armor. We love thee, dear Prince of
We, thy happy clients, yearn to enjoy thy special protection. Obtain for us from
God a share of thy sturdy courage; pray that we may have a strong and tender
love for our Redeemer and, in every danger or temptation, be invincible against
the enemy of our souls. O standard-bearer of our salvation! Be with us in our
last moments and when our souls quit this earthly exile, carry them safely to
the judgment seat of Christ, and may Our Lord and Master bid thee bear us
speedily to the kingdom of eternal bliss. Teach us ever to repeat the sublime
cry: "Who is like unto God?" Amen.
St. Michael, For Protection of the Church and Her Members
O glorious St. Michael, guardian and defender of the Church of Jesus Christ,
come to the assistance of this Church, against which the powers of hell are
unchained, guard with especial care her august Head, and obtain that for him and
for us the hour of triumph may speedily arrive. O glorious Archangel St.
Michael, watch over us during life, defend us against the assaults of the demon,
assist us especially at the hour of death; obtain for us a favorable judgment,
and the happiness of beholding God face to face for endless ages. Amen.