Angel Guardian of the Innocent,
we call upon you from our hearts
for the children and the creatures
of the Earth.
Guard, protect, shield, enfold
these trusting ones entrusted to us.
Walk with us into the Day
where none go in fear and none is harmed,
where open hearts of beasts & babes are known
and all the Earth becomes a sacred home.
© Gabrielle Herbertson
Poet Gabrielle Herbertson has composed 6 lovely
and invocative prayers for the backs of the new angels.
Gabrielle writes and sometimes teaches poetry, essays, and stories, using words as invitations to the things beyond words. She has been doing this for four decades — through schools, independently, with young people, and in solitude. "Composing the Angel prayers is its own prayer. I reach out to the divine presence, joining my heart with all who need their help — from there, words can hope to bridge." She lives with her partner in the mountains of northern New Mexico.
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