Prayers To The Holy Angels

Votive Mass in Honor of the Guardian Angels

(October 2, from the Roman Missal and Lectionary)

"Angels of the Lord, bless the Lord, praise and exalt him above all for ever" (Dan 3:58)

Collect

O God, who in Your unfathomable providence are pleased to send Your holy Angels to guard us, hear our supplication as we cry to You, that we may always be defended by their protection and rejoice eternally in their company. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Reading (Ex 23: 20-23)

A reading from the Book of Exodus.
Thus says the Lord: "See, I am sending an angel before you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared. Be attentive to him and heed his voice. Do not rebel against him, for he will not forgive your sin, for My name is in him. If you heed his voice and carry out all I tell you, I will be an enemy to your enemies and a foe to your foes. My angel will go before you and bring you to the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites and Jebusites; and I will wipe them out."


 

Responsorial Psalm (Ps 91:1-11)

R. He has put His Angels in charge of you, to guard you in all your ways.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
and abides in the shade of the Almighty
says to the Lord: ‘My refuge
my stronghold, my God in whom I trust!’

R.
It is He who will free you from the snare
of the fowler who seeks to destroy you;
He will conceal you with his pinions
and under His wings you will find refuge.

R.
His faithfulness is buckler and shield.
You will not fear the terror of the night
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the plague that prowls in the darkness
nor the scourge that lays waste at noon.

R.
Upon you no evil shall fall,
no plague approach where you dwell.
For you has He commanded His Angels,
to keep you in all your ways.

R.

Gospel Acclamation (Ps 102:21)


R. Alleluia. Bless the Lord, all you His Angels, His ministers who do His will. R. Alleluia.


Gospel

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew (18:1-5.10)


The disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in My name receives Me.
"See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their Angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father."

 

Prayer over the Offerings
Receive, O Lord, the offerings we bring before you as we venerate your holy Angels, and graciously grant that under their constant protection we may be delivered from present dangers and brought happily to life eternal. Through Christ our Lord.

 

Preface
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give You thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, and to praise you without end in Your Archangels and Angels. For the honor we pay the angelic creatures in whom You delight redounds to Your own surpassing glory, and by their great dignity and splendor You show how infinitely great You are, to be exalted above all things, through Christ our Lord. Through Him the multitude of Angels extols Your majesty, and we are united with them in exultant adoration, as with one voice of praise we acclaim:

 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of Your glory. Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!

 

Communion
In the presence of the Angels I will praise You, my God. (Ps 137:1)

 

Prayer After Communion
As You are pleased to nourish us for eternal life with so great a Sacrament, O Lord, direct us by the ministry of Angels into the way of salvation and peace. Through Christ our Lord. Promise to our Guardian Angel


Chaplet of Saint Michael

  • History

Saint Michael appearing one day to Antonia d'Astonac, a most devout servant of God, told her that he wished to be honoured by nine salutations corresponding to the nine Choirs of Angels, which should consist of one Our Father and Three Hail Mary's in Honour of each of the Angelic Choirs.

  • Promises of Saint Michael.

Whosoever would practice this devotion in his Honour would have, when approaching The Holy 'Table', an escort on nine Angels chosen from each one of the nine Choirs. In addition, for the daily recital of these nine salutations he promised his continual assistance and that of all the Holy Angels during life, and after death deliverance from Purgatory for themselves and their relations.

  • METHOD OF RECITING THE CHAPLET

    (source unknown)

  • ("O God come to my assistance.") O Lord make haste to help me.

    Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen."
  1. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the Celestial Choir of Seraphim, may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of Perfect Charity. Amen. (1x Our Father. 3x Hail Mary)
  2. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the Celestial Choir of Cherubim, may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of wickedness and to run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen. (1x Our Father. 3x Hail Mary)

  3. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the Celestial Choir of Thrones, may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen. (1x Our Father. 3x Hail Mary)

  4. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the Celestial Choir of Dominions, may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and subdue our unruly passions. Amen. (1x Our Father. 3x Hail Mary)

  5. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the Celestial Choir of Powers, may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen. (1x Our Father. 3x Hail Mary)

  6. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the Celestial Choir of Virtues, may the Lord preserve us from evil and suffer us not to fall into temptation. Amen. (1x Our Father. 3x Hail Mary)

  7. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the Celestial Choir of Principalities, may the Lord fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen. (1x Our Father. 3x Hail Mary)

  8. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the Celestial Choir of Archangels, may the Lord give us perseverance in Faith and all good works, in order that we gain the glory of paradise. Amen. (1x Our Father. 3x Hail Mary)

  9. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the Celestial Choir of Angels, may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted hereafter to eternal glory. Amen." (1x Our Father. 3x Hail Mary)

 

Prayer to the Guardian Angel when unable to assist at Daily Mass

(source unknown)

“Go, my Angel Guardian dear,
To church for me, the Mass to hear.
Go, kneel devoutly at my place
And treasure for me every grace.
At the Offertory time
Please offer me to God Divine.
All I have and all I am,
Present it with the Precious Lamb.
Kneel for me in adoration
before this great and holy oblation.
Pray for all I hold most dear
Be they far or be they near.
Remember too, my own dear dead
From whom Christ’s Precious Blood was shed.
And at Communion bring to me
Christ’s Flesh and Blood, my food to be.
To give me strength and holy grace
A pledge to see Him face to face
And when the Holy Mass is done
Then with His blessing, come back home.


 

Prayer for Protection through the Holy Angels

(Divine Office, Prayer of the Compline on solemnities)

Lord, we beg You to visit this house and banish from it all the deadly power of the enemy. May Your holy Angels dwell here to keep us in peace, and may Your blessing be upon us always. We ask this through Christ, Our Lord.


 

House blessing

(Ritual of Blessing)

Hear us, holy Lord and Father, almighty everlasting God, and in Your goodness send Your holy Angel from heaven to watch over and protect all who live in this home, to be with them and give them comfort and encouragement; through Christ our Lord. Amen.


 

Invocations to the Holy Guardian Angel

(Translated from Missal Romano Quotidiano Edices Paulinas, S. Paulo, 1959)

Holy Angel, my counselor, inspire me;
Holy Angel, my defender, protect me;
Holy Angel, my faithful friend, intercede for me;
Holy Angel, my consoler, fortify me;
Holy Angel, my brother, defend me;
Holy Angel, my teacher, instruct me;
Holy Angel, witness of all my actions, purify me;
Holy Angel, my helper, support me;
Holy Angel, my intercessor, speak for me;
Holy Angel, my guide, direct me;
Holy Angel, my light, enlighten me;
Holy Angel, whom God has assigned to lead me, govern me.


 

Litany of the Guardian Angels

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.


Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.


God the Father of Heaven. Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world. Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit.
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God.
Have mercy on us.


Holy Mary, Queen of Heaven. Pray for us.
Holy angel, my guardian.
Holy angel, my protector in all dangers.
Holy angel, my defense in all afflictions.
Holy angel, my most faithful lover.
Holy angel, my preceptor.
Holy angel, my guide.
Holy angel, witness of all my actions.
Holy angel, my helper in all my difficulties.
Holy angel, my negotiator with God.
Holy angel, my advocate.
Holy angel, lover of chastity.
Holy angel, lover of innocence.
Holy angel, most obedient to God.
Holy angel, director of my soul.
Holy angel, model of purity.
Holy angel, model of docility.
Holy angel, my counselor in doubt.
Holy angel, my guardian through life.
Holy angel, my shield at the hour of death.


Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Guardian Angel,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, Who in the counsel of Your ineffable goodness have appointed for each one of us a special Angel Guardian to watch over us, body and soul, grant that we may so love and honor him whom You have so mercifully given us, that protected by the bounty of Your grace and by his assistance, we may merit to behold, with him and all the angelic hosts, the glory of Your Countenance in the heavenly kingdom. You, Who live and reign world without end. Amen.


 

“My Companion”

Holy Guardian Angel,
you have been given to me by God as my companion for my whole life. Fulfill your duty towards me, which God’s love has committed to you, so that I may be saved for eternity. Rouse me from my indifference and draw me out of my weakness. Block every wrong way or thought before me! Open my eyes for God and for the Cross, but close my ears against the whisperings of the evil foe. Watch over me when I sleep and strengthen me during the day for my duties and for every sacrifice.
Let me one day be your joy and your reward in heaven. Amen. (OA)


 

Novena Prayer

(A novena is made by praying this prayer for nine days in succession)

O Holy Angel, whom God, by the effect of His goodness and His tender regard for my welfare, has charged with the care of my conduct, and who assists me in all my wants and comforts me in all my afflictions, who supports me when I am discouraged and continually obtains for me new favors, I return you profound thanks, and I earnestly beseech you, O most amiable protector, to continue your charitable care and defense of me against the malignant attacks of all my enemies.
Keep me away from all occasions of sin. Obtain for me the grace of listening attentively to your holy inspirations and of faithfully putting them into practice. In particular, I implore you to obtain for me the favor which I ask for by this novena. (Here mention your petition).
Protect me in all temptations and trials of this life, but more especially at the hour of my death, and do not leave me until you have conducted me into the presence of my Creator in the mansions of everlasting happiness. Amen.


My Dear Guardian Angel!

C G7 am

My Angel, my dear Guardian Angel!

C G7 C

Protect me, my dear Guardian Angel!

C am

Keep me from harm today,

C G7

be with me night and day!

C G7 C

And deliver me from evil,

G7 C

my dear Guardian Angel!


 

Prayers to our Guardian Angel in Tagalog

Anghel ng Diyos


Anghel ng Diyos, Tagatanod kong mahal,
na sa pag-ibig niya ako sa iyoy ibinigay,

sa araw na ito (sa gabing ito) sa piling koy
huwag lumisan, akoy tanglawat ingatan,
pamatnugutan at alalayan.


Amen.


Panalangin sa mga Banal na Anghel na Tagatanod


Banal na Anghel, aking tagapayo, maging inspirasyon ka sa akin;
Banal na Anghel, aking tagapagtanggol, kalingain mo ako;
Banal na Anghel, tapat kong kaibigan, mamagitan ka para sa akin;
Banal na Anghel, aking tagaaliw, palakasin mo ako;
Banal na Anghel, aking kapatid, ipagtanggol mo ako;
Banal na Anghel, aking guro, turuan mo ako;
Banal na Anghel, saksi sa aking mga gawain, linisin mo ako;
Banal na Anghel, aking karamay, alalayan mo ako
Banal na Anghel, aking tagapamagitan, magsalita ka para sa akin;
Banal na Anghel, aking patnubay, pangunahan mo ako;
Banal na Anghel, aking tanglaw, paliwanagan mo ako;
Banal na Anghel, itinalaga ng Diyos upang ako ay pangunahan, pamunuan mo ako.
(Salin mula sa Missal Romano Quotidiano-Edicoes Paulinas, S. Paulo, 1959)


Litanya ng mga Anghel na Tagatanod


Panginoon, maawa Ka sa amin. Panginoon, maawa Ka sa amin.
Kristo, maawa Ka sa amin. Kristo, maawa Ka sa amin.

Panginoon, maawa Ka sa amin. Panginoon, maawa Ka sa amin.


Kristo, pakinggan Mo kami. Kristo pakinggan Mo kami.
Kristo, pakapakinggan Mo kami. Kristo, pakapakinggan Mo kami.


Diyos Ama sa langit, maawa Ka sa amin.
Diyos Anak na tumubos sa sanlibutan, maawa Ka sa amin.
Diyos Espiritu Santo, maawa Ka sa amin.
Banal na Santatlo, iisang Diyos, maawa Ka sa amin.


Santa Maria, ipanalangin mo kami.
Santang Ina ng Diyos, ipanalangin mo kami.
Reyna ng mga Anghel, ipanalangin mo kami.
San Miguel, ipanalangin mo kami.
San Gabriel, ipanalangin mo kami.
San Raphael, ipanalangin mo kami.
Lahat ng mga Banal na Anghel at mga Arkanghel, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel na Tagatanod, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel na Tagatanod na walang sawang pinagmamasdan ang Amang nasa Langit, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, na lagi namin kapiling at hindi kami iniiwan, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, na tapat sa amin sa isang makalangit na pakikipagkaibigan, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, mga tapat na tagapagpaalala, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, maalam naming tagapayo, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, na nag-iingat sa amin mula sa mga kasamaan ng katawan at kaluluwa, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, ang makapangyarihan naming tagapagtanggol laban sa pagsalakay ng mga masamang kaaway, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, mga tagapagtaguyod sa panahon ng mga tukso, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, na tumutulong sa amin sa tuwing kami ay natitisod at nadadapa, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, mga tagaaliw sa panahon ng bagabag at mga pagdurusa, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, naghahatid at nagtatanggol sa aming mga panalangin sa harap ng luklukan ng Diyos, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, sa pamamagitan ng inyong mga inspirasyon at panghihikayat, kami ay tinutulungan tungo sa pag-unlad, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, sa kabila ng aming mga pagkakamali ay hindi kami iniiwan, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, na nagagalak sa aming pag-unlad at pagsulong tungo sa kabutihan, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, nagbabantay sa amin at nananalangin maging sa aming pamamahinga, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal ng Anghel, na hindi kami iniiwan sa aming paghihingalo, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal ng Anghel, tagaaliw sa mga kaluluwa sa Purgatoryo, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, namumuno sa mga mabubuti patungo sa Langit, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Banal na Anghel, na umaasang isang araw ay walang hanggan naming pagmamasdan at pupurihin ang Diyos, ipanalangin ninyo kami.


Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan, patawarin Mo kami, O Panginoon!
Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan, pakapakinggan Mo kami, O Panginoon!
Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan, maawa Ka sa amin, O Panginoon!


Kristo, pakinggan Mo kami.
Kristo, pakapakinggan Mo kami.
Panginoon, maawa Ka sa amin.
Kristo, maawa Ka sa amin.
Panginoon, maawa Ka sa amin.


Ama namin...


Purihin ang Panginoon, lahat ng kanyang mga Anghel, kayo na masigasig na tumutupad sa Kanyang kalooban.
Susuguin Niya ang Kanyang mga Anghel sa iyong harapan, upang ingatan ka sa iyong landas.
Aking Diyos, sa harap ng mga Anghel, pupurihin kita, at sasambahin ang Iyong banal na Pangalan.
Panginoon, pakinggan Mo ang aking panalangin, at hayaang makarating sa Iyo ang aking pagsusumamo.


Manalangin tayo.
Makapangyarihan at walang hanggang Diyos, sa Iyong di maihayag na kabutihan, itinakda Mo ang isang tanging Anghel sa bawat tao, mula sa sinapupunan ng ina, bilang tagapag-ingat ng katawan at kaluluwa. Magiliw Mong ipagkaloob na ako ay makasunod sa aking banal na Anghel, na buong katapatan at buong puso siyang mahalin, na sa pamamagitan ng Iyong pagpapala at sa ilalim ng kanyang pangangalaga, marating ko isang araw ang tahanan ng Amang nasa Langit, kasama niya at ng lahat ng mga banal na Anghel, marapat na mapagmasdan ang Iyong Banal na mukha, sa pamamagitan ni Hesu-Kristo, aming Panginoon. Amen.



Panalangin sa Umaga sa Anghel na Tagatanod



Aking dakila at minamahal na banal na Anghel,
Sa umaga pa lamang, nais kitang batiin na puno ng pagmamahal!
Sasamahan mo ako, mananalangin ka kasama ko.
Tutulungan mo akong masumpungan ang Diyos upang saanmang dako, mapansin ko ang mabuti
at matulungan ako na magkaroon lamang ng mabuting pag-iisip
at makasambit ng mga angkop na pananalita sa mga ito.
Sa gayon, magiging katangi-tangi ang araw na ito dahil kapiling mo ako,
Mabuti kong anghel! Amen!




Kahilingan sa mga Banal na Anghel na Tagatanod Upang Magpayo, Sumaklolo at Tumulong




Makapangyarihan, Banal na Isantatlong Diyos, maawa Ka sa amin!
Amang nasa langit, Ama naming lahat, maawa ka sa amin!
Panginoong Hesukristo, tumubos sa aming lahat, maawa Ka sa amin!
Espiritu Santo, nagbibigay-buhay sa aming lahat, maawa Ka sa amin!



Santa Maria, Ina ng Diyos, ipanalangin mo kami!
Santa Maria, Reyna ng lahat ng mga Anghel na Tagatanod, ipanalangin mo kami!
Santa Maria, tagapayo ng lahat ng mga Anghel na Tagatanod, ipanalangin mo kami!
Santa Maria, saklolo ng lahat ng mga Anghel na Tagatanod, ipanalangin mo kami!


Mga Banal na Anghel na Tagatanod, ipanalangin mo kami!
Isinugo Kayo ng Diyos para sa amin, ipanalangin mo kami!
Tangan ninyo sa inyong mga mata ang liwanag ng Diyos para sa amin, ipanalangin mo kami!
Tangan ninyo sa inyong mga puso ang pag-ibig ng Diyos para sa amin, ipanalangin mo kami!
Tangan ninyo sa inyong mga kamay ang kalinga ng Diyos para sa amin, ipanalangin mo kami!



Sa inyo'y maihahayag namin ang lahat ng aming pangangailangan, mga Banal na Anghel, tulungan ninyo kami.
Sa inyo'y ipinagkakatiwala namin ang aming mga mahal sa buhay, mga Banal na Anghel, tulungan ninyo kami.
Sa inyo'y aming ipinagkakaloob ang aming mga sarili para sa walang hanggang tipanan, mga Banal na Anghel, tulungan ninyo kami.
Kayo ang pinagkakautangan namin dahil sa inyong labis na pagtulong at pagliligtas, mga Banal na Anghel, tulungan ninyo kami.
Huwag sana kaming panghinaan sa pagpasan ng aming mga krus, mga Banal na Anghel, tulungan ninyo kami.
Sa kaguluhan ng aming isip, huwag sana kaming maligaw, mga Banal na Anghel, tulungan ninyo kami.

Kung kami may nababagabag, sa pamamagitan ninyo'y masaling namin ang Puso ng Diyos, mga Banal na Anghel, tulungan ninyo kami.
Sa pamamagitan ninyo nawa'y maihatid namin sa aming mga sarili ang habag ng Diyos, mga Banal na Anghel, tulungan ninyo kami.
Mga Anghel na Tagatanod ng aming sariling pamilya, saklolohan at ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Anghel na Tagatanod sa mga pook ng aming tirahan, saklolohan at ipanalangin ninyo kami.
Mga Anghel na Tagatanod ng mga daang aming tinatahak, saklolohan at ipanalangin ninyo kami.