This is a painting by Mary Cassatt, a late 19th century artist to travel to France, was acquainted with with Edward Degas. Though she had never married and no children these are beautiful girls, saying their prayers. Born, May 22, 1844. Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, United States. Died, June 14, 1926 (at age 82) Château de Beaufresne, near Paris, France., and there are several links to her artwork. Her work qualifies as public domain.
Most of her work is of women and children, bath time, reading and even nursing. She began painting at 15, she even moved to Paris and was determined to be an artist. Most were men, and she fought for women’s rights. Her work has also been on stamps
For years children have been taught prayers, and about guardian angels. Here is a common one.
Angels watch me through the night, and wake me with the morning light.
While I don’t actually pray to angels, I do ask Jesus to send them and I know He does, whether or not a person receives or accepts the assistance is another thing. Angels do have a free will, but they have seen the fallen ones. People have free wills to choose to listen for God’s guidance, and while children are young and receptive, the should be taught how much love the Father sends them and angelic protection. God determines when and how angels can communicate with humans. Rebecca Jones