Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

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Whenever the emotion, fear, draws near
I whisper a childhood prayer with devotion
it brings forth words that soothe and gently embraces
My racing heart–
It almost seems to stop, but I quickly call out…

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
To rule and guide
Amen

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“An angel can illuminate the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision.”

~St. Thomas Aquinas

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In time of need, do you seek illumination from the angels?

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24 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

  1. Caddo Veil says:

    Wow, all of this is so lovely, Sunshine. I have definitely had amazing angels in my life–the most important one was a “messenger” angel, who directed me to the teacher who would illumine the truth about how much Jesus loves me, and all that He wants me to have. And I’ve probably had countless angels who prayed for me along the way, and continue to pray–keeping me strong, when I feel weak; and always keeping me in the Lord’s eye. I am so blessed, I’m almost overcome as I write this. God bless you abundantly, SIs–your sis Caddo

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    • Sunshine says:

      how beautiful is your heart sis, and i bet when we find out how many angels had our back while we journeyed home, we will be so surprised!! i like to think even the people who give grief to us (but build our character in a good way) are angels in disguise–they would be called the drill sergeant guardian angels!! haha… 🙂
      may God continue to strengthen our hearts…<3

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      • Kozo says:

        Haha. Drill sergeant guardian angel! I love the idea that angels are always by our side even in disguise. Sometimes our grief leads us to the divine, so you can definitely say that grief is an angel.
        Love this post, Sunshine. Beautiful prayer and photo.

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      • Sunshine says:

        as they say, those that give us the hardest moments in life are actually our greatest teachers…i believe that, as painful as it is.
        thank you. you bring good light.

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  2. Island Traveler says:

    I use to say this prayer as a child, “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
    To rule and guide
    Amen.” Now i’m inspired to teach my son the same. Thank you. And yes, I believe that they exist. I saw my son saved from many accidents and I believe it’s his guardian angel.

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    • Sunshine says:

      This this is how we learned all our rote prayers that seem trivial as a kid but how I treasure the prayers now because they are placed so firmly in my heart & available 24/7: when you begin any journey you say the Angel prayer together (when putting on your seatbelt is a perfect time) before going to bed…guardian angel prayer to keep you safe til morning…after awhile, something seems missing if one forgets to pray…i find it’s nice to have a mix of spontaneous & rote prayers always handy…
      Angel ❤ love to you, Island T.!! Thanks 🙂

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