The belief that God sends a spirit to watch over each of us was common in Ancient Greek philosophy and was alluded to by Plato. Passages in the Bible likewise support the concept of the angels who watch over us.
The following is a well known traditional Catholic prayer to one’s guardian angel:
- Angel of God, my guardian dear
- to whom God’s love commits me here.
- Ever this day/night be at my side
- to light, to guard, to rule and guide.
- Other beautiful quotes about angels inspire us:
Be an angel to someone else whenever you can, as a way of thanking God for the help your angel has given you. -Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman
The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly. -G.K. Chesterton
Angels have no philosophy but love. -Terri Guillemets
Pay attention to your dreams – God’s angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep. -Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman
The soul at its highest is found like God, but an angel gives a closer idea of Him. That is all an angel is: an idea of God. -Meister Eckhart
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. ~-Luciano de Crescenzo
All God’s angels come to us disguised. -James Russell Lowell
Know that you are divinely protected. Remind yourself how safe you are. -Cynthia Bischoff