Ask and you shall receive.

Angels are always everywhere around you. They are watching over you and leaving signs of their presence in your daily life. That does not, however, mean that they will always interfere in your life without a request from you. Sometimes, they hold back their assistance and wait for you to recognize that you need it. In such instances, you might be stubborn or contrary. You might even become bitter. Why else, after all, would your angels have abandoned you? Do not despair. You have not been abandoned by your angels. They are still with you. They are simply waiting for you to reach out to them and request their help. If you feel like your angels have been less than helpful recently, stop and consider your own actions. Have you actively reached out to try and contact your angels? Have you asked them for their help, or have you simply expected them to step in to fix your problems while you remain oblivious to their presence? If you have not done your part, start doing it now. Use these six prayers to activate your angels and bring their heavenly guidance and assistance into your life.

Call on a specific angel.

Michael the archangel

Some angels have specific areas in which they specialize. St. Michael the Archangel, for example, is known for being an expert in protecting Christians against evil, temptation and harm. As such, when you need protection Archangel Michael is a good angel on which to call. This could be protection from physical harm or from mental or spiritual attacks. The classic prayer used for calling on St. Michael is, “St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.  May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.” Even if you do not anticipate going into a traditional, physical battle, you can likely think of times when you were “battling” against a backstabbing coworker, lying neighbor or two-faced friend. Michael can still help protect you in those battles if you are willing to reach out to him and ask for his assistance in weathering the storm.

Reach out to your guardian angel.

angel watching over children

You may have connections with a variety of angels, but your relationship with your guardian angel will always be special. They are, in many ways, yours and yours alone. As such, the two of you will be close to one another spiritually. When you need help from angels, your guardian angel is the best place to start seeking assistance. Reaching out to your guardian angel should be easier than activating any other angel. After all, your guardian angel is special for you. 

To reach out to your guardian angel, you can use a prayer of your own making, or you can use a traditional, pre-written prayer addressed to guardian angels. One of the most popular versions of prayers to guardian angels is, “Angel of God, my guardian dear to whom His love commits me here, ever this day be at my side to light and guard to rule and guide. Amen.” You can use this prayer wholesale, as a basis for your own or create something entirely new. It is up to you.

Seek out a human angel.

Female Angel Praying

It is no mistake that people sometimes talk about others as if they were angelic. They might actually be a human angel or an angel in disguise. The Bible describes how none other than the Archangel Raphael once disguised himself as a human being and traveled with Tobit for weeks without anyone noticing that something was amiss with this stranger. Your friend that seems to operate on a different and more divine wavelength than everyone else might not secretly be an archangel on a holy mission, but they might have their own set of angel wings. They are also sometimes exactly what you need. Humans are very good at ignoring even the most flagrant of signs from God and angels. As such, the best person to help you is sometimes another human, or at least, someone who appears to be nothing more than another mere mortal regardless of their true nature.

Ask God to send you the right angel for the task.

Archangel Raphael

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God has endless numbers of angels at His command. He also knows exactly which angel is the right one to help you in your struggles. You may be calling on Archangel Michael to help you and protect you, but protection may not be what you need. You might actually need guidance or healing. In that case, when you ask God to send you the proper angel, you would be more likely to receive a visit from Archangel Raphael whose very name means “God heals” or “healing power of God.”

If you keep asking for help but your problem simply continues to plague you, turn it over to God. Ask God to send the right angel to your side and enable you to recognize their presence in your life. Once you know they are there, thank both the angel for coming and God for sending them. 

Read the signs angels send you.

white feather

Have you ever turned the house upside down looking for something that was right in front of you? You go through every drawer in your closet hunting desperately for your watch only to look down after 15 minutes of frantic scrambling and see that you have been wearing it the whole time. Similarly, you might have searched everywhere for your keys which you did not notice were the only thing on the table by the door. This same phenomenon can occur with angels. You might be desperately searching for some angelic assistance, but you have completely ignored the signs and suggestions that the angels in your life have left you. If you cannot seem to find an answer or any help, pause and look around you to see what answers might be sitting right in front of you. Pray for clear sight so that you can see what signs the angels have left you, and if that fails, ask your angels to be overwhelmingly obvious. Sometimes, you need a neon sign instead of the subtleties that angels tend to use. 

Try to solve it yourself.

Angel with spread wings

Sometimes your angels appear to have abandoned you because they are waiting for you to try and solve the problem yourself. This is not something that anyone enjoys, but even angels practice tough love on those occasions that you really need a kick in the pants. Do not think that this means the angels have abandoned you to flounder helplessly. Even when your angels are making you solve something yourself, you are not alone. They are there with you and will help you if you truly need it. They will not, however, complete the task for you. If you feel like you are sinking, know that the angels will keep your head above water. They will not let you drown, but you are responsible for swimming to shore. If you can tell that your angels are present and listening but they seem to be holding back on open assistance, it might be a sign that this is a problem you need to face down yourself.groupofangelspixabay

Angels are always there for you, but sometimes you need to reach out to them rather than waiting for them to come to you. They are always happy and able to help, but if it seems like they have been silent for too long, you need to make sure to invite them into your life and ask for their assistance. That may be all you need to do to earn some heavenly guidance and assistance in your life. 

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