An Afternoon Prayer (and question)

We bumped into this prayer the other day, which brings up angels. Here’s the prayer, and then a question:

O God, who in a wonderful order has established the ministry of Angels and of men, mercifully grant that even as Your holy Angels ever do You service in heaven, so at all times they may defend us on earth. Through our Lord. Amen.

Do you believe in angels? Why or why not? Any experiences to tell?

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than forty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • Jeremy

    I’ve had first-hand experience with the demonic, so I have absolutely no reason to doubt that angels exist. Whether or not they look anything like the image we have of them is up for grabs. (I mean “look” in functional rather than aesthetic terms)

  • http://LostCodex.com DRT

    I would have said “yes, absolutely” to most anyone who asks that question and say they come in all forms, including other seemingly people around. But here, on this blog, I have to say that I don’t know and can’t tell the difference between them and other manifestations of God.

  • http://rhymeswithplague.blogspot.com Bob Brague

    The writer of Hebrews did: “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” (Hebrew 13:2)

    Jesus did: “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” (Matthew 22:30) and “For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.” (Mark 12:25)

    So I do.