And is it ok to thank angels (not worshipping them) for helping God gain protection?


The only way to thank angels is to pray to them, and nowhere in the Bible is there an instruction to pray to angels, and nowhere is prayer to angels even mentioned. In fact, when Jesus taught His disciples to pray, He told them to talk to His Father in heaven. In every case of prayer in the Bible, people prayed only to God. Let’s look at only a few passages that talk about prayer, in which God is the only Being that is ever prayed to.

1 Kings 8:30   And may You hear the supplication of Your servant and of Your people Israel, when they pray toward this place. Hear in heaven Your dwelling place; and when You hear, forgive.”

2 Chronicles 30:22   And Hezekiah gave encouragement to all the Levites who taught the good knowledge of the Lord; and they ate throughout the feast seven days, offering peace offerings and making confession to the Lord God of their fathers.

Mark 2   When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.

And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, “Why does this

Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

1 John 1:9   If we confess our sins, He (God) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

2 Chronicles 7:14   “ … if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

I have never really thought about thanking angels, but I guess you could ask God to thank them for you. Thank God for their protection of you, as He is the One who tells them what to do. I bet He thanks them anyway.

I trust that this makes sense to you. God bless!

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