11th December

Angelic Watchers

“This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers and the decision is a command of the holy ones, in order that the living may know that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, and bestows it on whom He wishes and sets over it the lowliest of men.” Daniel 4:17

The Old Testament spoke of “angelic watchers” as an angel that was a guardian which carried out God’s direction. Celtic Chrisitianity followed on in the Biblical traditions and also had spiritual insights about angels.

Angels reveal to men and women the small messages that they are commanded to tell, and with them are placed those who know a little of divine things and who teach this with love and mercy to others.
“The Food for the Soul”, Book Three – Holy Sanctuary of Life.

God only knows the times my life was threatened just today
A reckless car ran out of gas before it ran my way
Near misses all around me, accidents unknown
Though I never see with human eyes the hands that lead me home
God, I know they’re all around me all day and through the night
When the enemy is closing in I know sometimes they fight
To keep my feet from falling I’ll never turn away
If you’re asking what’s protecting me then you’re gonna hear me say,
Angels watching over me every step I take
Angels watching over me
2nd verse from “Angels” sung by Amy Grant, “Straight Ahead” album 1984

Angel of God, sent from the Fragrant Father of Mercy,
the Encompassing Sacred Heart,
the Spirit of the Deeps,
make whole our souls this day.
Ward off all that would harm.
Pilot us safely across the ocean of life.
Lift us above the tempests that would break us
(184) Ray Simpson – His Complete Celtic Prayers