Guardian Angels


When a baby stares fixedly at a corner of the room, my mother-in-law always said a tiny infant was looking at his Guardian Angel, whom he could see clearly. Who knows? Wasn’t Elijah’s servant allowed to see the Host of Heaven arrayed for battle?

Of late, and when I remember to do it, I have taken to asking God to send an angel to watch over me when I find I am being distracted in prayer or reading scripture. It seems to work. Placebo effect?

Do all Christians, even adults, have a Guardian Angel? What does scripture say about it? I need all the help I can get.


Children are the only group specifically said to have personal guardian angels. But Hebrews 13:2 says that some of us have entertained angels unawares, inferring that angels do interact with us when directed by God to do so. In the Bible, these interactions have variously been for purposes of instruction, protection, and comfort.