When I was a kid, I really wanted ‘roller skates’. I wanted them so bad, that I plucked up the courage to ask my mum. She confirmed my initial thoughts – ‘unless money was about to fall out of the sky….I wasn’t getting roller skates’.
But this was a ‘wanting’ like I’d never experienced before. I had to have roller skates! Something had happened to switch a ‘light’ on within me. A light that said ‘having something wonderful was attainable’.
So I knew about God, thanks to church folks that had been recently coming to the house. They’d come into our lounge carrying a large ‘felt board’ with those cutout ‘felt’ people. It was sometimes difficult remembering the stories they shared about Jesus because those ‘felt’ pictures sticking to material board was fascinating.
So I prayed for skates.
I prayed for God to persuade my mother. I prayed for money to fall out of the sky and to grow on a tree. I then tried praying loud enough for my mother to hear. I then used the loud prayers whenever another adult visited us, as in to embarrass my mother into buying me roller skates. I prayed that I would be good, do the dishes and be kind to my little brother. I’d never wanted anything so badly. I prayed everyday. I never got roller skates.
When I was 15 years old, I had my first experience of prayer being answered. It was a time when I really needed a job. I remembered God hadn’t given me those ‘roller skates’. But, I got down on my knees and began to pray as you would in church. Then I hopped into bed, and cried my heart out silently to God. I also told God, he had till that very Sunday 6pm to get me a job or else, I would never speak with him again. I wanted God to take me seriously.
Throughout that week, I was always alert to the phone, every time it rang. My impatience growing, when someone talked too long, what if God was trying to call (not literally of course ). And by Sunday afternoon, a startling realization finally dawned on me… ‘what job calls you on a Sunday to tell you , you’ve been hired?’. Why the heck did I even give that date? I came to the conclusion that God hadn’t heard me.
But there was still this hope within me – that it could be possible.
Well guess what?
6pm came and my heart skipped a beat as the phone began ringing. I remember thinking to myself…’holy shit’ – as I ran to the phone. I also remember thinking to myself….’ the jobs I had gone for recently were already taken’. I couldn’t figure out – how I’d get a job on this phone call.
The lady on the other side of the phone had interviewed me a couple of months earlier and thus someone else had already gotten the job. But, that person left. She didn’t want to do new interviews and since I had been 2nd choice… I got the job.
I was filled with bliss and total awe. My prayer had actually been answered.
Then doubt and logic started to creep in. Did God really answer my prayer? Perhaps it was just a coincidence. Perhaps I was psychic…and I only chose Sunday 6pm…because I saw the future …but consciously didn’t click.
I couldn’t say for sure. It was a few years later I discovered the answer to this bugging question.
Fast forward a few years later. I’m praying with all my heart to God again. The kind of prayer where ….I prayed for strength to cope with my lot in life. I prayed myself to sleep.
My prayer was answered that night via a prophetic dream. When I awoke, I was absolutely thrilled. That dream showed me things were not always going to be how I had envisioned …and it gave me ‘strength’. And, I thought that was that. But it wasn’t. There was more to come.
Months after having this prophetic dream….I had my first visit with angelic beings.
I was stunned by their visit. A part of me was like… ‘angels are real?’. Which may seem weird, that I’d pray to God and yet, not think about whether I actually believed in Angels.
I know that in the bible it states to be aware that you may at times be entertaining an angel without realizing it. In my experience of angels…there is no mistaking them. So, even though this was my first visit with angels….I knew instantly they were angels. So I feel through various experiences, angels show up in different ways depending on the person and issue. Perhaps I wouldn’t have acknowledged them otherwise.
Anyway, my instincts told me to run…except I was too afraid to run from them.
My fear came up for two reasons….
A) they’re energy was overwhelming…so high vibration that it frightened me. Along with…
B) I thought I’d be incinerated by being in their presence. I don’t know why I had thought this…except perhaps I had heard about it somewhere in passing. So at that moment, the visit from the angels had me thinking that I was in trouble. With these fears/thoughts running in my head…a light from these angelic beings ( a tiny tiny tiny fraction of it) touched me….and filled me with world peace and I knew then, they meant me no harm.
At that moment of ‘light energy’ contact, I knew why they were connecting with me. They reminded me of the night I prayed and had the ‘dream’. They were there to let me know, the dream was about to happen. They then left. The dream part ….did indeed take place moments after they had left.
What I’ve learned is when your prayer comes from a place of absolute release, a conversation that is both intimate as a child to ones father, source or creator; it’s heard. Some angels are I guess ‘messengers of prayer requests and prayer answers’.
Seraphims seem to have a part in prayer requests/answers. They delegate them and / or other angels in some way. I know some people may disagree because the bible says seraphim’s never leave God’s presence. Yet angels etc are multidimensional and can be in many places at once, so why wouldn’t that be the same with seraphims.
So, here’s the deal.
Angels – you can pray to them.
What’s important is the intention of your words, heart and feelings. In my experience – ‘pouring your heart out’. It is kind of like the prayer you do when you’ve ‘given up’. You give it all to God.
So do you need to be at that ‘giving up’ stage? It’s easier but No. Although you need to get your heart and mind quiet. This usually happens when you allow all your feelings, thoughts, worries, fears, anxieties etc to completely come up during your conversation with God. Then ask for God’s help.
You may not realize or remember, that prayer is also about understanding, that your burden is no longer your own.
4)what may result from prayer is an unmistakable feeling (peace, love etc). Other times, you’ll feel a nudge to do something. Action action. The angels can’t help you if you don’t do your bit. When angels told me my dream was about to happen…I could of turned around and gone home but I didn’t. There have been other times when angels have answered my prayers and, I didn’t take it up. I always kicked myself for it afterwards….but guess what? The angels will always assist you.
5) There are prayers like serenity or abundance prayers which can be used. It isn’t you pouring your heart out though. But you can invoke these prayers….if again, you get yourself into your heart, and invoke the prayer with the intention that you deeply release all to God. The intention is important.
6) I know the next part is going to be hard for some people to hear. Know wherever you find yourself in a situation / life – that angels/God loves you! You are never unworthy when it comes to God and Angels. You can pray to them.
Have you had an encounter with angels or prayers answered? Another common way angels show up for you is through synchronicity. Do you think you might or will consider prayer for yourself or another such as loved ones? Don’t be shy to share. Let me know how you feel about prayer, by commenting below.