If you scroll through the search engines you will find this question answered in myriad ways with most of the answers based on the author’s opinion, or what someone else has said in a fictional book or movie. You will be told to “get in touch with your angels”. to “contact your angels,” and to “pray to your angels.”
On this site I attempt to answer questions based on what God says in the Bible. Yes, I do offer opinions as well but these are based on what the Bible seems to indicate. If I have an opinion that I cannot substantiate with the Scriptures I clearly tell you that it just my opinion.
All that to say the Bible does not tell us how to communicate with angels. It does not tell us to contact them at all. It DOES tell us not to worship them (and worship includes prayers and thanksgiving). It also tells us not to seek such information to mediums and spirit-guides (Lev. 19:31 – ‘Do not turn to mediums or seek out Spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.”).
So where does that leave us? The Bible is a huge book of books and not once does it mention how to get in touch with angels, although angels are mentioned hundreds of times. We see how the angels work; we see what they do — we do not see anyone asking them to do any of the things they do, nor do we see anyone requesting information about how to contact them.
Therefore, it is my opinion that we should not even attempt to communicate with them.
I know that will leave many aghast, and I suspect I will get a few e-mails telling me how wrong I am. Before you write to me to try to educate me, however, I ask you simply to show me in the Scriptures where we are instructed to contact angels. If you can show me that I will consider what you have to say.
In every case in the Scriptures where angels appear to speak with human beings, God sends them. One incident that I love to meditate on is when Daniel was praying for understanding. Here’s the account from Daniel 10 (NIV):
1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a revelation was given to Daniel (who was called Belteshazzar). Its message was true and it concerned a great war. The understanding of the message came to him in a vision.
2 At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks.
4 On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris,
6 His body was like chrysolite, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude.
8 So I was left alone, gazing at this great vision; I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless.
9 Then I heard him speaking, and as I listened to him, I fell into a deep sleep, my face to the ground.
10 A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.
11 He said, “Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.
12 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.
13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.
14 Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come.”
15 While he was saying this to me, I bowed with my face toward the ground and was speechless.
16 Then one who looked like a man touched my lips, and I opened my mouth and began to speak. I said to the one standing before me, “I am overcome with anguish because of the vision, my lord, and I am helpless.
17 How can I, your servant, talk with you, my lord? My strength is gone and I can hardly breathe.”
19 “Do not be afraid, O man highly esteemed,” he said. “Peace! Be strong now; be strong.” When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength.”
20 So he said, “Do you know why I have come to you? Soon I will return to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I go, the prince of Greece will come;
21 but first I will tell you what is written in the Book of Truth. (No one supports me against them except Michael, your prince.
I discover a few things about communicating with angels from this passage:
1. Daniel was not praying to an angel (vs. 11,12)
2. Daniel was seeking God for guidance and understanding (vs. 11, 12)
3. He was the only one who saw the angelic being (vs. 7)
4. Daniel didn’t conjure up the angel; God sent him (vs. 11, 13)
As you can see Daniel was not praying for an angel to come. He was not praying to an angel. He was praying for understanding about a perplexing situation and God sent the angel! When the angel came Daniel communicated with him and the angel gave him the message he was instructed (by God) to give him.
So, how should WE communicate with angels?
Like Daniel did. Focus on seeking God’s will. If you need an angel – God will send one to communicate with you.
Don’t go seeking after angels; you could end up being deceived by demons!
(Why don’t you take the time to read the next few chapters in Daniel to see how God works when we humble ourselves before Him and call HIM for help?).