In all three of the Abrahamic traditions, angels are seen as an aspect or action of God. Gabriel is God’s messenger who appears both in the Hebrew and the Christian Scriptures. Gabriel is entrusted with the message for Mary that she will be the mother of the Lord. Often when angels appear, their first words are “Fear not.” God does not want fear from his people, but rather love.
God, you have given me a guardian angel to help me along life’s way. Help me to listen to the guidance of that angel so that I may be faithful to what you have taught me and seek always to walk the path of truth and love. Help me also to be aware of the many angels you send with your messages of love, peace, hope, wisdom and protection.