“He will command His angels about you, to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:11
An angel is a spirit being, that is, an angel has no matter and no body. Each angel is an individual, and has a mind and a will like ours, but angels are of a higher nature than ours. They are often sent by God for certain duties on this earth, in fact, the word angel means “one who is sent”. With their whole beings the angels are servants and messengers of God, because they “always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 18:10) They are the “mighty ones who do his word, hearkening to the voice of his word” (Psalm 103:20). There are many stories in the Bible of angels appearing to help and rescue those in trouble who cry out to God. They also appear to warn people when there is danger or for very specific tasks as when the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to ask if she would be willing to be the mother of Our Saviour.
They Belong to Christ
Although the angels were the first to proclaim his birth they actually belong to Christ because he created them. “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16). Jesus has promised that when he returns at the final judgement they will be with him. “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.” (Matthew 25:31)
We each have a Guardian Angel
Guardian angels are sent to guide and protect us. They have great powers too. Each one of us has a guardian angel, and throughout our lifetime we are protected by their watchful care and intercession. Our guardian angels are able to put good thoughts into our minds, and to protect us. Psalm 91:11 says: “He will command His angels about you, to guard you in all your ways.” In times of temptation they can give us both wisdom and strength. They never stop praying for us, and they present our prayers before God.
It makes sense then to remember and respect our guardian angels, to cultivate their friendship, to thank them and to ask for their help whenever we are trouble.
Some people recite this prayer daily to their guardian angels:
Angel of God, my guardian dear To Whom His love commits me here Ever this day be at my side To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen
Written by Jerrin Joseph