Angels Assigned To Us

However, the group replied: "It must be his angel"' ().

With this scriptural sanction, Peter's angel was the most commonly depicted guardian angel in art, and was normally shown in images of the subject, most famously Raphael's fresco of the Deliverance of Saint Peter in the Vatican.

The nature of the angel is to be, to a degree, as its name in Hebrew signifies, a messenger, to constitute a permanent contact between our world of action and the higher worlds.

An angel's missions go in two directions: it may serve as an emissary of God downward…

Psalm 33:8 and 34:5 — 34:7 and 35:6 in Protestant Bibles).and it may also serve as the one carries things upwards from below...The angel cannot reveal its true form to man, whose being, senses and instruments of perception belong only to the world of action — it continues to belong to a different dimension even when apprehended in one form or another...According to Saint Jerome, the concept of guardian angels is in the "mind of the Church".He stated: "how great the dignity of the soul, since each one has from his birth an angel commissioned to guard it".For Chabad, God watches over people and makes decisions directly with their prayers and it is in this context that the guardian angels are sent back and forth as emissaries to aid in this task.Thus, they are not prayed to directly, but the angels are part of the workings of how the prayer and response comes about.The angel who is sent to us from another world does not always have a significance or impact beyond the normal laws of physical nature.Indeed it often happens that the angel precisely reveals itself in nature, in the ordinary common-sense world of causality.In Rabbinic literature, the Rabbis expressed the notion that there are indeed guardian angels appointed by God to watch over people.Rashi on Daniel 10:7 "Our Sages of blessed memory said that although a person does not see something of which he is terrified, his guardian angel, who is in heaven, does see it; therefore, he becomes terrified." According to Rabbi Leo Trepp, in late Judaism, the belief developed that, "the people have a heavenly representative, a guardian angel. Previously the term `Malakh', angel, simply meant messenger of God." Chabad believes that people might indeed have guardian angels.

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