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My niece has gotten very interested in angels, and she told me the other day that she often prays to the angels and asks them to help her and direct her when she has decisions to make. Is this what the Bible says we should do?


No, it is not–and the reason is because we don’t need to come to the angels, or to any other creature, to guide us. If we know Christ, we have everything we need in Him, and He alone is the one to whom we should come.

After all, when Jesus was taken into heaven after His resurrection, He was given His rightful place of authority at the right hand of God. Now, the Bible says, He intercedes for us–and He is all we need, because He loves us and we are His special concern. The Bible says, “Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them” (Hebrews 7:25).

Yes, God has given us the unseen angels, who are “ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation” (Hebrews 1:14). But we are not to worship them or pray to them. When the Apostle John fell down to worship the angel who had been sent to tell him about the future, the angel rebuked him and said, “Do not do it! … Worship God!” (Revelation 22:9).

Let your niece know you appreciate her interest in spiritual things but urge her to turn to Christ, and to trust Him alone for her salvation. He alone is “the power of God and the wisdom of God” (1 Corinthians 1:24).

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  1. Nosisa says:

    Thank you so much for this information. I have learned from it.

  2. Lenore Artist says:

    Thanks for the explanation. I am from jamaica. I always wonder why people call upon Angels. I now confirm that it is wrong and a wrong practice. We should only call upon Jesus.

  3. C Steele says:

    To pray to the angels is not to worship them. If we are to go only to Christ do you not ask the help of a friend or family member to pray for you or for another? Are the angels not here to help us? How much more powerful do you think their prayers are. We pray to them to ask for their help and their prayers.

    1. Jon Ciotti says:

      We can come together and pray to the Lord. The Bible says, “If one can make a thousand flee, two can make ten thousand to flee”. When I pray to the Lord, I will ask that He would surround me with His protective angels, but I never pray to the angels directly.

  4. Dr Demissew says:

    yes…we should pray for and worship only God!

  5. Dysmas says:

    Revelation 18:1 “After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority; and the earth was made bright with his splendor.” Notice great authority.
    Revelation 8:3-4 And another angel came and stood at the altar 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.

  6. Norjuan Parks says:

    Thanks for clarity

  7. Diane Ferrier says:

    thank you, I had a friend of mine recently tell me I should pray to an angel because it “really makes a difference” this seems to be a catholic thing. This clarifies and confirms to me the truth of God’s word