Of course there are angels. They are God-created beings who help and serve (Hebrews 1:14, Psalm 91:11). But we are told clearly in God’s Word that we should not pray to angels. We pray to God — not angels, not Mary, not the apostles.

If the master of the castle would love to discuss everything with you and help you, why would you waste your time with the gardener?

Should we pray to angels? No! Revelation 19:10

“(…) I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! (…)” (An angel to John in Revelation 19:10; NIV)

What is behind the worship of angels, Mary and saints? Still being afraid of God.

However, anyone who knows their glorious identity as Jesus’ beloved sheep, fully reconciled to God, no longer has any fear of God and in their conversations enjoy going directly to God, knowing that they are not only above all a beloved daughter or beloved son of God, but that they can also receive all necessary help directly from God:

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16; NIV)