Can you imagine not hearing from or talking to your loved ones (our children, our parents, our family and friends…)? How then, must our Lord feel when we are not spending time with Him in prayer?
Prayer is essential in our relationship with God and a necessary spiritual component of our daily Orthodox life. We also have a faithful guardian assigned to each of us by God to aid us in our journey and to protect us. Our guardian angel should also be included in our daily prayers. For without our prayer life with God and our prayers to our own guardian angel, we leave ourselves at risk to temptation and many others dangers – both spiritual and physical.
PRAYER TO OUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
“O angel of Christ, holy guardian and protector of my soul and body, forgive me everything wherein I have offended you every day of my life, and protect me from all influence and temptation of the Evil One.
May I never again anger God by my sins.
Pray for me to the Lord, that He may make me worthy of the grace of the All-Holy Trinity, and of the blessed Mother of God, and of all the saints.
During Great Lent, Orthodox Christians embrace a heightened and more disciplined spiritual inventory and reflection as well as increased prayer and worship in preparation for Great and Holy Pascha: the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. What better time than now – during our Lenten journey – to take these prayers to heart and to memory; teach your children these prayers, teach by example and pray as a family.
Here are more resources to learn about our Guardian Angels: