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Don Stewart :: Should We Pray to Angels?

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Don Stewart
When we pray, should we ever address our prayers to angels? The Bible gives a clear no to this question.

Pray To God Alone

Prayers should be directed at God and Him alone.

For there is one God, one mediator also between God and humanity, himself man, Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5).

There is only one mediator, or go-between, between humanity and God - the Lord Jesus Christ. Angels, nor anyone else, can intercede for believers directly to God the Father.

Only God Can Help

Angels only serve to do the bidding of God. They cannot, in and of themselves, help us. Their power is derived from God. Whenever they come to the aid of believers, it is because of the direct command of God. Therefore it is worthless to call upon them to help us.


Never in Scripture do we find any example of people praying to angels. Angels are sent to do God's bidding in answer to prayer. There is only one way in which we can have access to God - through the person of Jesus Christ. Angels do not serve any function as mediators between God and humanity in that sense.
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