- Religion and Philosophy
Naim and Namquiat. Those are the names of my angels, given to me in a dream. According to the dream these two angels are my protectors against malicious forces or entities.
But long before the dream gave me my angels’ names, I have already started the practice of calling for angels’ help whenever and wherever: “Angels, now!”
For some reason this call for help seems to be like a simple prayer springing from a child’s heart. The prayer must somehow have originated from my childhood days and was stored safely in my subconscious for recall on some future, seemingly uneventful date.
It doesn’t seem to matter when or where our prayer took its origin from. Faith that our prayer has already been heard and responded to, even before we thought of praying, seems to be of utmost importance.
“…whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.” –Mk 11:24
From Embraced by the Light, where Betty Eadie wrote about her near death experience:
“I saw many lights shooting up from the earth like beacons. … I was surprised as I was told that these beams of power are the prayers of people on earth.
I saw the angels rushing to answer the prayers. They were organized to give as much help as possible. As they worked within this organization, they literally flew from person to person, from prayer to prayer, and were filled with love and joy by their work. They delighted to help us and were especially joyful when somebody prayed with enough intensity and faith to be answered immediately. They always responded to the brighter, larger prayers first, then each prayer in turn, until all of them were answered.”
Angels in Times of Need
As I was wont to do, I resorted to my short prayer of “Angels, now!” last week when there was a critical situation that developed at work. Such situation was one of the most difficult experiences for me as there are more no established or documented procedures yet, as the team transitioned from one leader to another. In awe, I bowed down in prayers of gratitude as the crisis dissipated before I had to resort to contingency mode.
The day after, another critical situation lingered from the tail end of the previous day. I had to go on contingency, “Angels, now!” Again the situation did not escalate into a full blown crisis, enabling me to handle all the demands of the situation. I then contemplated on my feelings of awe, gratitude and love to God and my angels for seeing me through.
Before leaving for work, I call to my angels for protection, “Angels, now!”
I am the type who used to worry a lot. Whenever the bus driver is speeding, I worry. “Angels, now!” Whenever there are drastic changes at work, I worry. “Angels, now!” Having developed this habit of praying this short prayer, it seems that I worry a lot less. It’s actually more like things still cause me to worry but the worry thoughts crumble under the power of prayer.
Whenever or wherever, we can make it a habit to always be in prayer. For one, it keeps away negative thoughts, such as worry. But really the benefits are immeasurable, as God sends his angels and wills his universe to bring us what’s best for us.
Please remember to make it a point to recall all the times when your prayer was answered. This gives you a growing confidence in the power of your own prayer.
More from Embraced by the Light
“I was distinctly told that all prayers of desire are heard and answered. When we have great need, or when we are praying for other people, the beams project straight from us and are immediately visible. I was also told that there is no greater prayer than that of a mother for her children. These are the purest prayers because of their intense desire and, at times, sense of desperation. A mother has the ability to give her heart to her children and to implore mightily before God for them. We all have the ability, however, to reach God with our prayers.
I understood that once our prayers of desire have been released, we need to let go of them and trust in the power of God to answer them. He knows our needs at all times and is simply waiting for an invitation to help us. He has all power to answer prayers, but he is bound by his own law and by our wills. We must invite his will to become our own. We must trust him. Once we have asked with sincere desire, doubting nothing, we will receive.” Page 105.