The church teaches that there is a guardian angel for every soul.
Heavenly angels, often referred to as guardian angels, are mentioned numerous times in the Bible. Therein we learn that angels are spiritual beings created by God to serve Him, and sent by God to watch over the human race, to deliver His message, to guard and protect us from danger (if so willed by God), and to do battle with other spiritual beings on our behalf.
That every individual soul has a guardian angel has never been defined by the Church, and is, consequently, not an article of faith; but it is the “mind of the Church”. As St. Jerome expressed it: “how great the dignity of the soul, since each one has from his birth an angel commissioned to guard it.” (Comm. in Matt., 28:2).
. It is clear that the Old Testament conceived of God’s angels as His ministers who carried out his commands, and who were at times given special commissions, regarding men and mundane affairs.
But in the New Testament the doctrine is stated with greater precision. Angels are everywhere, the intermediaries between God and man; and Christ set a seal upon the Old
YOU MAY INDEED HAVE BEEN SAVED FROM HARM THROUGH THE ACTIONS OF AN ANGEL (maybe you were aware of it, and maybe not)… HOWEVER, ANGELS WORK FOR GOD, SO WHEN YOU WERE SAVED FROM HARM --EVEN
IF IT WAS THROUGH THE ACTIONS OF AN ANGEL–IT WAS AT GOD’S COMMAND.
Therefore, you should focus your gratitude toward God. The Bible makes it clear that Angels do not want our gratitude. For example, see the following passage.
8 Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
9 Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”
My personal comments on the above::
I believe that:
(a) Guardian Angels are real.
(b) Guardian Angels are assigned to us by God.
© Guardian Angels deliver messages to us, (by acting on our senses and conscience) from God, as God wills them to do. They also protect us and save us from harm if so commanded by God.
(d) Guardian Angels remain with us throughout our lifetime and follow our souls to Heaven after our death.
The question often arises about why our Guardian Angels don’t, on a continuing basis, protect us from evil. Our lives are predestined by God’s overall plan for each and everyone of us. Our Guardian Angels will protect us from harm IF so directed by God.
God gave all of us free will, and that includes persons of evil in this world. To protect everyone from harm would mean that there would be no evil in the world; that there then would be no reason for a Hell since evil would be non-existent. There will be a few cases where God will have our Guardian Angel save us from harm and that would be, in my opinion, in those cases where God has a reason for doing so. This would all be part of God’s predestined plan for us.
Another question asked is why do we need Guardian Angels when we have the Holy Spirit. Well, as I see it, the Holy Spirit is God and He uses Guardian Angels to help us when in need. There are times when Guardian Angels change their form into a human form to help someone in distress, as directed by God, since it would be necessary to take on a human form to handle given situations. (The Holy Spirit, as God, would not change His form to one of a human, but would allow our Guardian Angels to do so as His messenger.) There are many stories confirming actions by Guardian Angels, such as the time a man came out of nowhere to lift up a vehicle from a body on the road, then disappeared. In another case a man fell off a building and was caught by another man, who then disappeared. There were many incidents of like events by someone who, because of the action taken, could only be a being other than a human living on this earth. But remember that our Guardian Angels can save us from serious harm only when directed to do so by one of the three divine persons of the Holy Trinity.
Please know that I did much research from many books and internet sources on this
subject. I can not confirm anything said above by personal knowledge, but what I can confirm is that what I printed above was derived from various Christian sources. The personal comments, printed above, are strictly my own and, in some cases, are my opinions based on what I researched and the common sense that God gave me.