Angel de la Guarda is a Mexican folk prayer. It is one of the first prayers that is taught to children in Mexico.
Angel de la Guarda which means My Guardian Angel is see considered a protective prayer that seeks to develop a bond between a child and his guardian angel for life.
As you may have guessed, this prayer seeks protection from the guardian angel who accompanies us all our life. It beseeches the angel to not leave our side ever and especially during difficult times.
This prayer is taught as soon as a Mexican child starts speaking. Parents also recite this prayer whenever children are scared or troubled.
Angel de la Guarda
Ángel de la Guarda, dulce compańía, no me desampares ni de noche ni de día.
No me dejes solo que me perdería. Ni vivir, ni morir en pecado mortal.
Jesús en la vida, Jesús en la muerte, Jesús para siempre.
Prayer to the Guardian Angel
This is another version of Angel de la Guarda in English
Prayer to the Guardian Angel (Angel de la Guarda in English)
Angel of God,
My guardian dear,
To whom His love
Commits me here;
Ever this day (or night)
be at my side,
To light and guard,
To rule and guide.
Reciting Angel de la Guarda every day develops a habit of praying and a relationship at an early age. It is such a simple prayer that children learn it easily.
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