Our Guardian Angels

Readings for Thursday October 2, 2008

Memorial of the Guardian Angels

First Reading:  Job 19:21-27
Responsorial Psalm:  Psalm 27
Gospel:  Matthew 18: 1-5, 10

On Monday we honored the Archangels, today we honor our guardian angels.  Once again, it is important to remember the words of St. Augustine:  "Angel is the name of their office, not of their nature."  This is important for us to remember because it shows us once again how God looks after us.  He appoints each of us a guardian angel to help lead us to heaven.  While I have never actually met an angel (although I know they are around), I have no doubts in my mind that they take their "office" very seriously.  Our guardian angels seek to lead us to the Father, let us to remember to include them in our prayers and ask for their intercessions.  

In the gospel today Jesus makes it very clear that the angels are looking after us.  
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones,
for I say to you that their angels in heaven
always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.”

Let us praise the Lord for all of His great mercy, and always be thankful for the blessings He gives us in life.  The Lord will always give us a way to Him, we simply need to be open to receive the many gifts and graces that He gives so abundantly.  

Guardian Angels, pray for us.  

Father above, we thank you fro the gift of this day, and for sending your servants out to look after us.  Father help us to serve you with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength this day.  We praise you for all the blessings in our lives, and we thank you for all that you have made us and all that you give.  We pray for all those who are suffering in the world.  We ask this all through Christ our Lord.  Amen.  

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