Calling on Your Guardian Angel

Why not suspend your disbelief for a day?
By Lorna Byrne

“I don’t believe in angels ... I don’t believe in any of that nonsense at all,” said the woman in the cafe in Dublin, Ireland. I smiled to myself. Behind her I could see the light of her guardian angel and around her six big beautiful white angels.

I have been seeing and talking with angels since I was a baby. I see angels physically just as I see someone sitting in front of me.

I meet lots of people who tell me they don’t believe in angels. I have no idea why I can see angels and others can’t—I’m just an ordinary person. I understand, though, that for some people it’s hard to believe that there could be such a thing as an angel. I can’t prove the existence of angels to anyone. I wish I could. But I said to this woman what I say to anyone who doubts the existence of angels: “What have you got to lose by suspending your cynicism for a day?”


I don’t ever try to change anyone’s beliefs, but I know how much angels can help us. I see it every day and it seems to me such a waste when people don’t ask for this help.

Until my mid-50s I was very reluctant to talk about what I see and hear. I was afraid I would be ridiculed and laughed at, that people would say I was crazy. I was very fearful about writing a book, but eventually I did so in the hope that it would help people.

I always say that I didn’t choose the time to start talking about what I see, that God did, and He chose this particular time of great change and difficulty in the world.

I would have been happy if I had helped only one person. The way it’s turned out I can hardly believe how many people all around the world—of all faiths—are now saying that they’ve regained hope after discovering they have a guardian angel who is with them from before they are born until after they die, who never leaves them for a minute.

Angels can help us so much, particularly in these challenging times.


Last week I was in a park in Dublin that was crowded with people enjoying the sunshine. As always, I could see angels. As I walked across the park I could see a woman sitting on a bench. She had a baby in a buggy beside her and two other children running around playing. I smiled as I watched angels playing with the children. There was another angel entertaining the baby. As I got closer to the bench the angels told me to go and sit down beside the mother.

Up until then I hadn’t noticed a particular angel standing to the mother’s right, slightly behind her. This beautiful angel was golden and shimmered like the light of the sun. It gave no appearance of being male or female. The angel held its arm out in front of the woman and upon the angel’s hand was a round light, the size of a tennis ball, glowing brightly.

When I see an angel holding a light in front of someone, I know that the person is having a tough time and that the angel is holding the light to give them hope and the courage to keep going. These days I am seeing a lot more angels holding lights out in front of people.

I approached and asked the mother if I could share the bench with her. She smiled and nodded. We sat in silence for a few minutes and then I commented on what a lovely day it was.

We talked for a while and she started to tell me about her concerns. Her husband was recently unemployed, and she was very worried about the future. Another angel appeared beside her. This angel was dressed in green with beautiful long and slender wings covered with feathers that were fine like silk and tinted with gold. This angel had a delicate female appearance.

As we talked the angel was whispering to her, reminding her of all the good things in her life, that even if at the moment things seemed to be falling apart, there was much good there too.

As we talked I asked the angel, without words, if her husband would find new work. The angel nodded.

As the angel in green continued whispering to her, the mother started to talk about her children, how she was filled with joy each time she looked at them, about what a gift they were. She told me what a wonderful husband she had, how he loved and cared for them. As we talked I could see her mood changing. She was starting to focus on the good things in her life rather than focusing on the difficulties. We talked about the importance of family.

After chatting for a while, we said our goodbyes. The woman had no idea who I was, or what I see. I was just a stranger in the park. So I had to smile when, just as I was going, she said, “I believe I have a guardian angel who takes care of me.”


I see a guardian angel with everyone, regardless of their religion or nationality. I have never seen anyone without a guardian angel. If I do, I’ll be so shocked! Your guardian angel loves you unconditionally and will do everything possible to guide you through life.

I know that the guardian angel by the woman in the park was protecting her. This guardian angel had allowed other angels in to help give her hope and remind her of the positive things in her life despite the challenges she and her family were facing.

I am meeting lots of people at the moment who are feeling stressed and fearful, unable to see the hope that is in their lives.

I know the angels can help to make things easier for us—I see them helping people every day. Of course I understand people who have their doubts about this, who feel that their problems are too big to be helped by angels. Or they feel that if there was really was a powerful guardian angel minding them that they wouldn’t have problems.

The truth is that we are here to live our lives to the fullest. Life is often difficult but if we ask our angels to help us it can make our lives easier. Angels are a gift from God and they want to help us; it’s such a shame not to make use of this help.

We all have free will. Angels can help us, but only if we ask them. And then we need to listen.

People ask me how to do this, and I tell them it’s simple. All they have to do is ask. Suspend any disbelief that you have an angel by your side and just ask it for help.


Lorna Byrne has been seeing angels since she was a baby. She sees angels physically with as much clarity as the rest of us see people and she sees them every day. She is the author of the best-selling A Message of Hope from the Angels, among other books. You can visit her online at