Stuck in a snowbank? Call your guardian angel!

Have you ever had an experience that could only be explained by divine intervention? Patrick Madrid shared the story of a recent moment that he attributes to the help of his guardian angel.

Just over a week ago, Patrick traveled to Chicago for work and that Friday was up early to catch a flight back home. He was driving through the dark, snowy streets in a rental car but noticed that his side mirror was flipped in so he could not see to change lanes.

“I found a residential side street—completely deserted—and I pull off and I do a kind of U-turn and the right front tire gets stuck in the snowbank,” Patrick explained.

After getting out to fix the mirror, Patrick realized that the rental car was stuck in the snow. He struggled to get the car out—revving the engine and doing what he could to free the tire… but it would not budge.

“I’m thinking, ok I’m going to miss my plane, which is not good,” Patrick recalled. “This street was completely deserted. Now one guy did drive by in like a snowplow truck, and I got out of the car and I waved my arms to him. He just looked at me and he just kept going.”

city street with cars in snowbankPatrick knew on that dark, deserted street that he needed some help from God.

“I can see quite a long way down the street … there’s no traffic coming in any direction. And I’m thinking, I’m going to miss my plane because I need to drop this car off at the rental place and I need to get to my terminal. So I just said a prayer to my guardian angel.”

Patrick prayed, “Guardian angel, I really need your help right now. Please send me somebody to help me get my car out of the snowbank.”

Within 30 seconds, help arrived.

“This guy comes driving by in a big pickup truck and I did the same thing—I got out and waved my arms. And he pulls over and comes over and says, ‘What’s the matter?’ I said, ‘My car is stuck in the snowbank,’” Patrick explained.

“So he sort of leans on it, he’s trying to push it. He just immediately snaps into action.” But even with his help, the car won’t move.

“I said, I think it needs to be tapped. Could you just kind of nudge it with your vehicle? And he says, ‘Are you sure?’ And I said, ‘I’m sure.’ So he nudges it and I’m on my way. I got to the airport and made my flight no problem.”

To Patrick, this was no coincidence. He knows that his guardian angel worked to bring him someone to help him out of the snowbank on that Friday morning.

Listen to the story here:

Guardian Angel Prayer

Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this day, be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

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Lindsey is a wife, mother, and contributing author at Relevant Radio. She holds a degree in Journalism and Advertising from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Lindsey enjoys writing, baking, and liturgical living with her young family.