Angels Answer Prayer, Casey’s Story
I was having a really difficult time and found myself pleading and crying in prayer. All of a sudden I felt as if someone was hugging me. I knew this was impossible because no one was there but I couldn’t deny that I felt as if I was being hugged and loved.
I called the next day to tell my parents what had happened and my mom shared that my dad had no idea I was going through a hard time but had the random thought to pray that I would have angels that night to boi me up. He prayed angels there for me.
What Are Angels?
Angels are divine messengers from God in heaven. The etymology of the word angel is from two words meaning messenger: the Hebrew word mal’akh and the Greek word angelos. As the word implies, God sends angels as heavenly emissaries to minister to people on Earth.
“Are [angels] not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14)
How do angels minister to people on Earth? The ways seem endless! Scripture stories record many ways (and instances) that angels minister to mortal men.
Other Instances of Angel Ministrations
As heavenly ministers, angels also helped people make and keep covenants to God, prophesied of future events or births, taught doctrine, called mankind to repentance, and became means of great revelations.
One of the most poignant angelic ministrations occurred while Jesus suffered in Gethsemane. Luke 22 recorded that angelic act of comfort and strength. “And [Jesus] was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.”