Have you seen angels in real life?

I have.

I felt their presence in various situations I came across in life in multiple forms: as a person, as an emotion, as a motivation, as a dream, as a promise and as a reassurance.

I learned about angels from my grandmother’s stories. The image of them I conceived in my imagination has changed from little fairies with wands that play around in heaven to big warriors of God who can protect us from evil.

Out of all the stories I heard, the one that influenced me, and stays with me even now is from a friend (Ann Pavithra) at school who told me about guardian angels who will wake children up early in the morning to study. She told me if I recite the prayer (written below) before I sleep, and tell the angel what time I want to wake up, the angel will wake me up.

The prayer is : Angel of the Lord, my guardian dear. To whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side to light and guard and rule and guide. Amen.

If anyone would like to know, this may sound childish or the innocence of a child, but this prayer worked for me, and still it does.

I have no idea where that childhood friend is now, but this thought has always stayed with me as comfort and reassurance and still it does.

Even now, there are nights I recite this prayer before I sleep, for a bit of extra strength, because I believe and feel the presence of that guardian angel that God sent me, who holds me when I stumble and carries me when my feet give up.

The moment you think you have lost everything, there is no hope left, and you are ready to give up. They appear..

The guardian angel that God promised to sent us.

”For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.“ ~ Psalms 91:11

Much love and God bless

~ Chinchu Gibu

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