" if there be indeed a Recording Angel"
Archangel Gabriel
Public DomainArchangel Gabriel - Credit: Piero Della Francesca

In Jewish, Christian and Islamic belief, the Recording Angel is one or more angels who record the prayers and actions of humans and report these back to God. Gabriel is one of the main Recording Angels in Judeo-Christian belief.

In Islam, the Kiraman Katibin are two angels called Raqib and Atid who record a person’s actions and thoughts. One sits on the right shoulder and records all good deeds, the other on the left shoulder recording the bad.

A Guardian Angel may also be a Recording Angel.