Angel of God, 
my guardian dear,
to whom God’s love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
to light and guard, to rule and guide. 


O GUARDIAN ANGEL, most Faithful Companion, appointed by God to be my guide and protector, and who art ever at my side, what thanks can I offer thee for thy faithfulness and love, and for all the benefits which thou hast conferred upon me? Thou watch over me in sleep; thou console me when I am sad; thou lift me up when I fall; thou avert the dangers that threaten me; thou prepare me for the future; thou withdraw me from evil and excite me to good; thou exhort me to penance when I yield to temptation; and reconcile me to my offended God. Long since should I have been cast into hell, unless by thy prayers thou had averted from me the anger of God. Leave me not, then, I entreat thee; but still comfort me in adversity, restrain me in prosperity, defend me in danger, assist me in temptations, lest at any time I fall a victim to them. Offer to God my tears, my prayers and groanings, and all my religious exercises, and obtain for me the great gift of final perseverance, and the grace to die in the friendship of my Creator, and so to enter into life everlasting.


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