Believers on the Lord Jesus Christ have the blessed privilege of communicating with the Lord anytime and anywhere.  It is called prayer.  We do not need to go to a church building or any special place.  We can call upon the Lord from wherever we are.  In Psalm 121:4 we see that that Lord, “…shall neither slumber nor sleep.”  So, we can call upon the Lord anytime.  He is always awake and listening. 

The Lord wants us to pray to Him as we read in Psalm 50:15, “And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.”  We also read in 1 John 5:14, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us.”  The Lord assures us that when we pray to Him and our petitions are according to His will, He will hear and answer those prayers.  King David was aware of this truth for he wrote in Psalm 86:7, “In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.”

Much could be said about prayer.  It is how we communicate with the Lord.  Our prayers can be prayers of need, prayers for others, prayers of praise and worship, prayers of adoration, etc.  How precious it is to know that when we speak to the Lord, we have direct access to Him. 

However, we should not attempt to communicate with angels.  In all the epistles of the New Testament, which instruct us on how we should live as New Testament saints, there is not a single instance of any believer or apostle speaking with angels.  We have direct access to the Lord at all times, what would be the purpose of trying to speak to an angel.  Do you think an angel might speak to the Lord on your behalf?  1 Timothy 2:5 tells us, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”  There is only One who gives us access to the Lord, One who is our intercessor…the man Christ Jesus!  Would you desire to worship an angel?  Consider what happened to John the apostle in Revelation 22:8-9, “And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, SEE THOU DO IT NOT: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: WORSHIP GOD.”  The angels realize they should not be the object of anyone’s worship and will refuse any worship. 

Hebrews 1:14 tells us that angels are, “…sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”  We appreciate the work of the angels, and we thank the Lord for sending them to minister to us according to His perfect will.  Yet, we do not speak to them; we speak to their master…the Lord.  The angels will respond to the Lord’s commands and will not move at our requests.  We cannot direct them; they move only at the orders of God. 

As a believer in Christ, we read of our privilege of prayer in Hebrews 4:16 which says, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”  The Lord invites you into His presence.  We are assured of His love and power in 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”  Take full advantage of your advantage of prayer and speak to the Lord often, and do not attempt to pray to an angel.  (CC)  (537.4)