Matthew 18:10 seems to indicate that we have guardian angels protecting us: “See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” And Acts 12 recounts how God dispatched an angel to personally escort Peter from prison in response to the prayers of believers. God sent angels to stop the lions from harming Daniel when he was throne into their den. (Daniel 6) I could go on and on.
One thing is certain: God promises His protection to those who closely follow Him. In Psalm 91:1, God promises, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” The Hebrew word used for “dwell” literally means “in quiet and resting; enduring and remaining with consistency.” The phrase “shall abide” literally means “to stay overnight,” much like someone being offered the protection and comfort of home.
When we are resting in the Lord — remaining in Him, trusting in His love — we are promised angelic protection: “For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11). For our part, we are to stay as close to Jesus as possible. To “abide under the shadow of the Almighty” would indicate extreme closeness. Have you ever tried to walk in someone’s shadow? You have to stay very close.
Now that you know Him, trust Him. You don’t have to conjure up angels or say mantras to get them to come to your aid. God has promised the angels will be there when we trust in Him. If we do our part, God will do His. The bottom line is: don’t worship the angels. Worship God. His Promises are faithful and true. He will never let us down.
For more information, see the Bible Study on Angels.