This prayer below is the quintessential guardian angel prayer. It is common to say it before bed, or in the morning before you start your day.
Angel of God, my guardian Dear
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.
There is another nice version of this prayer intended for younger children. This is a great short prayer for children to learn and say on a daily basis.
Thank You, Dear Guardian Angel
Thank you, dear Guardian Angel,
for all the times you’ve saved me from harm,
spiritual and physical. Please continue to help,
and I’ll do my best to cooperate and be good!
Here is another prayer you can say to your guardian angel. It asks your guardian angel to pray to God on your behalf for protection and salvation.
Grant me Protection
O Holy Angel of the Lord
Faithful guardian of my spirit, soul and body.
Pray to God for me and protect
me from the Evil One.
Keep my feet on the sure path
Strengthen my mind in the true
way. And illumine my soul with
good thoughts that I may
arrive safely at the gates of
This last prayer asks for redemption and salvation. Pray it in a time of need or desperation.
A Redemption Prayer
O Holy Angel, attendant of my wretched soul
That in your hands, my needed key
and of mine afflicted life, forsake me not, a sinner.
I can’t be who you want me to be.
neither depart from me for mine inconstancy.
Give no place to the evil demon to subdue me
You laugh at the fool I always seem to play
with the oppression of this mortal body;
Flirting along my breaking point.
but take me by my wretched and outstretched hand,
Silently calling out my name.
and lead me in the way of salvation.
Freedom’s Light. Ever extinguished.
Yea, O holy Angel of God,
“Why are you here?”
the guardian and protector of my hapless soul and body,
No one else will care anymore.
forgive me all things whatsoever wherewith I have troubled thee,
The cries of my heart undone
all the days of my life, and if I have sinned in anything this day.
This lament of Truth
Shelter me in this present night,
Return to me, to wake only to a wisp of a dream again
and keep me from every affront of the enemy,
Leads me right into the darkness.
lest I anger God by any sin;
I just can bring myself to quit.
And intercede with the Lord in my behalf,
Your escape, sweet relief
that He might strengthen me in the fear of Him,
Ready to do almost anything
and make me a worthy servant of His goodness.
I’m the worst thing that ever happened to you.