Prayer to the Guardian Angels
In the 20th century, among those who have lived in great intimacy with their guardian angels, we should mention: Pope John XXIII, Sr. Faustina and Padre Pio.
Alessio Parente, OFM wrote a wonderful book: Send me Your Guardian Angel, which contains the most beautiful testimonies of Padre Pio. Often, Padre Pio used to send his guardian angel to other people to help them. When people needed him, Padre Pio advised them to send him their guardian angel. In addition, when you visit the sanctuary where Padre Pio was a confessor and celebrant, San Giovanni Rotundo, you see a room filled wall to wall with letters. It is said that these letters were written by Pio’s angels.
Father Werenfried von Straaten, founder of “L’Aide à l’Eglise en Détresse” (Help to the Church in Need) also gives wonderful testimonies coming from Communist jails in which some Western Christians sent their guardian angels to comfort the prisoners.
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, Rule and guide.