Do Angels Pray for Us?
Do angels intercede for us? Also, why did God create angels that would remain good instead of ones that rebelled against him?
- Do the angels pray on our behalf?
- Have all the angels ever sang together at the same time?
- Why did God create angels that would rebel?
- Is the number 11 an angel sign?
God did not intend that the Bible would answer every question in detail but that it would contain all the information we need. In the Scripture we find prayers addressed to the angels asking them to pray with us, as in the opening verses of Psalms 148: "Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his host!"
The Bible also indicates that angels do pray for us. Jesus himself warned us not to offend small children because their guardian angels have guaranteed intercessory access to the Father: "See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 18:10).
Verses in Revelation show the angels joining in prayers for us: "[An] angel came and stood at the altar [in heaven] with a golden censer; and he was given much incense to mingle with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar before the throne; and the smoke of the incense rose with the prayers of the saints from the hand of the angel before God" (vv. 8:3–4).
Catholics accept that angels do pray for us, pointing to verses in the Catholic Apocrapha including 1 Tobit 12:12. The angel Raphael says: "I offered thy prayer to the Lord."
Has there ever been a time when all the angels sang together at the same time? If so, wouldn’t that be deafening?
- Sharon L.
Yes, the Bible reports that there was at least one time when all the angels sang at the same time. Job 38:7 records the Lord saying that at the time of creation, “the morning stars sang together, and all the angels shouted for joy.” In the Bible one of the names for angels is morning stars. This particular verse is Hebrew poetry where the second line restates the first line, clearly making the point that all the angels sang together. I have often wished I could have been there for what was the greatest concert of all ages. However, the sound wouldn’t have been deafening. The sound of music is not like that. Think of the huge Morman Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra. Even when they all sing and play together, the music remains beautiful and is not deafening.
I learned that God created angels first. If God is the creator, why would he create angels that may turn against him?
- Ron P.
Think of the alternative. Would you find it satisfying to be surrounded by “yes men” who would always agree with you and only think and do things like you do? God knew it was better for those he created to have free will and make their own choices. This brought meaning and purpose to creation. God did not make angels turn against him; he only allowed them to make choices, including wrong choices. Read more: Do Angels Rebel Against God?
Do angels send numbers as signs? For the past year, I have been seeing the number 11. Is this an angel sign? Are the angels trying to tell me something?
No, seeing the number 11 is not a message from an angel to you. In the Bible, every time angels bring a message from God to a person, the message is clear and easy to understand.
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