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Scriptural Passages Of Importance On The Holy Angels

 Scriptural Passages of Importance on The Holy Angels

The Fall of Adam and Eve

“The Lord God therefore banished him from the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he had been taken. When he expelled the man, he settled him east of the garden of Eden; and he stationed the cherubim and the fiery revolving sword, to guard the way to the tree of life.”

– Genesis 3:23-24

 

Jacob’s Ladder

“Meanwhile, Jacob left Bersebee and journeyed toward Haran. He came to a place where he spent the night because the sun had set. He took one of the stones of the place, put it under his head, and went to sleep there. He dreamed that a ladder was set up on the ground with its top reaching to heaven; angels of God were ascending and descending on it.”

– Genesis 28:10-12

 

God sends an angel to lead Moses

“Behold, I send an angel before you, to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place which I have prepared. Give heed to him and hearken to his voice, do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgression; for My name is in him. But if you hearken attentively to his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.”

– Exodus 23:20-22

The angel Raphael

“I am the angel Raphael, one of the seven who stand before the Lord.”

– Tobias 12:15

 

The book of Psalms

“The angel of the Lord, who encamps with them, delivers all who fear God.”

– Psalms 33:8

“For God commands the angels to guard you in all your ways. With their hands they shall support you, lest you strike your foot against a stone.”

– Psalms 90:11-12

“Bless the Lord, all you His angels, you might in strength, who do His bidding, obeying His spoken word.”

– Psalms 102:20

 

Daniel in the lions’ den

“The king rose very early the next morning and hastened to the lions’ den. As he drew near, he cried out to Daniel sorrowfully, ‘O Daniel, servant of the living God, has the God whom you serve so constantly been able to save you from the lions?’ Daniel answered the king, ‘O king, live forever! My God has sent His angel and closed the lions’ mouths so that they have not hurt me. For I have been found innocent before Him; neither to you have I done any harm, O king!’”

– Daniel 6:19-22

 

The angel appears to Zachary

“And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense. And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing at the right of the altar of incense. And Zachary, seeing him, was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zachary, for thy petition has been heard…. I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God….”

– Luke 1:10-13,19

 

The angel appears to St. Joseph

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to send her away. But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’”

– Matthew 1:18-21

 

The angel appears to the Blessed Virgin Mary

“In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, ‘Hail, Full of Grace! The Lord is with you.’”

– Luke 1:26-28

 

An angel appears to the shepherds

“And there were shepherds in the same district living in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them and the glory of God shone round about them, and they feared exceedingly. And the angel said the them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which shall be to all the people; for today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, who is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign to you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavely host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men of good will.’”

– Luke 2:8-14

 

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

“But Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been. And they said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘They have taken my Lord, and I do not know where they laid him.’ When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there but did not know it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’”

– John 20:11-15

 

The angel rescues St. Peter from prison

“The very night when Herod was about to bring him out, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison; and behold, an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, ‘Get up quickly.’ And the chains fell off his hands. And the angel said to him, ‘Dress yourself and put on your sandals.’ And he did so. And he said to him, ‘Wrap your mantle around you and follow me.’ And he went out and followed him; he did not know that what was done by the angel was real but thought he was seeing a vision. When they had passed the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate leading into the city. It opened to them of its own accord, and they went out and passed on through one street; and immediately the angel left him.”

– Acts of the Apostles 12:6-10

 

Letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews

“Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”

– Hebrews 13:1-2

 

The Apocalypse

“When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.”

– Apocalypse 8:1-2

“Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it.”

– Apocalypse 12:7-9

 

The destiny of the fallen angels

“Then he will say to those on his left hand, ‘Depart from me, accursed ones, into the everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels.’”

– Matthew 25:41

“And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels: and they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven. And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduces the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”

– Apocalypse 12:7-9

Prayers

Prayer to The August Queen Of Heaven

August Queen of Heaven, heavenly sovereign of the Angels, who from the beginning received from God the power and the mission to crush the head of Satan, we humbly beseech thee to send thy holy Legions, so that, under thy command and by thy power, they may pursue the devils and combat them everywhere, restrain their audacity and drive them back into the abyss. Who is like unto God?

O good and tender Mother, thou shalt always be our love and our hope! O Mother of God, send thy holy Angels to defend me and drive far from me the cruel enemy. Holy Angels and Archangels, defend us and guard us. Amen.

 

Prayer to Your Guardian Angel

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
To whom God’s love commits me here
Ever this day be at my side
To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

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