Tuesday: The Holy Angels


(for private recitation)

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Jesus, hear us.
Jesus, 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 Ghost,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Queen of angels,
Pray for me (repeat after each versicle)
Angel of heaven, who art my guardian,
Angel of heaven, whom I revere as my superior,
Angel of heaven, who gives me charitable counsel,
Angel of heaven, who gives me wise direction,
Angel of heaven, who takes the place of a tutor,
Angel of heaven, who loves me tenderly,
Angel of heaven, who art my consoler,
Angel of heaven, who art attached to me as a good brother,
Angel of heaven, who instructs me in the duties and truth of salvation,
Angel of heaven, who art to me a charitable shepherd,
Angel of heaven, who art witness of all my actions,
Angel of heaven, who helps me in all my undertakings,
Angel of heaven, who continually watches over me,
Angel of heaven, who intercedes for me,
Angel of heaven, who carries me in thy hand,
Angel of heaven, who directs me in all my ways,
Angel of heaven, who defends me with zeal,
Angel of heaven, who conducts me with wisdom,
Angel of heaven, who guards me from all danger,
Angel of heaven, who dissipates the darkness and enlightens the mind,

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.
Jesus, hear us.
Jesus, graciously hear us.

V. Pray for us, O 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 Thine ineffable goodness hast appointed to all the faithful a special Angel Guardian of their body and soul, grant that I may so love and honor him whom Thou hast so mercifully given me, that protected by the bounty of Thy grace and by his assistance I may merit to behold with him and all the angelic hosts the glory of Thy countenance in the heavenly kingdom. Thou who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.

(from Catholic Tradition)



Vouchsafe, O Lord God, to send unto our assistance St. Raphael the Archangel; and may he who we believe stands evermore before the throne of thy majesty offer our humble petitions to be blessed by Thee. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

(from St. Raphael)


O glorious Prince of the Heavenly Host, St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in the fearful warfare that we are waging against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the evil spirits. Come thou, to the assistance of men, whom Almighty God created immortal, making them in His Own image and likeness and redeeming them at a great price from the tyranny of Satan. Fight this day the battle of the Lord with thy legions of holy Angels, even as of old, thou didst fight against Lucifer, the leader of the proud spirits and all his rebel Angels, who were powerless to stand against thee.

Neither was their place found anymore in Heaven. And that apostle Angel, transformed into an Angel of darkness who still creeps about the earth to encompass our ruin, was cast headlong into the abyss together with his followers.

But, behold, that first enemy of mankind, and a murderer from the beginning, has regained his confidence. Changing himself into an Angel of light, he goes about with the whole multitude of the wicked spirits to invade the earth and blot out the Name of God and of His Christ, to plunder, to slay, and to consign to eternal damnation the souls that have been destined for a crown of everlasting life. This wicked serpent, like an unclean torrent, pours into men of depraved minds and corrupt hearts the poison of his malice, the spirit of lying, impiety, and blasphemy, and the deadly breath of impurity and every form of vice and iniquity. These crafty enemies of mankind have filled to overflowing with gall and wormwood the Church, which is the Bride of the Lamb without spot. They have laid profane hands upon her most sacred treasures.

Make haste, therefore, O invincible Prince, to help the people of God against the inroads of the lost spirits and grant us the victory.

—-Pope Leo XIII

(from Catholic Tradition)


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.

(from With God)


Angel of God, my guardian dear,
To whom His love commits me here,
Ever this day be at my side,
To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Indulgence of 100 days; plenary indulgence on the feast of the holy guardian angels (Oct. 2), to those who shall have said this prayer, morning and evening, throughout the year, on the usual conditions – Pius VI, Oct. 2, 1795; June 11, 1796. Pius VII, on May 15, 1821, granted a plenary indulgence, once a month, to all the faithful who shall have said it very day for a month, as above directed.

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

Let us pray: O God, Who, in Thine ineffable providence, hast deigned to send thy holy angels to watch over us: vouchsafe to us Thy suppliants in all our days to find safety in their protection, and in eternity to share their happiness. Amen.

(from With God)