Although we do not know much about them, today we honor our Guardian Angels, whom we associate with childhood. Jesus led to that understanding when he said, "Do not despise one of these little ones, for their angels in heaven always look upon the face of the heavenly Father. "
We grew up remembering the Guardian Angel in our night prayers when we prayed, "Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom his love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen."
Perhaps we lose out on their valuable help when as adults we cease praying to them.