The verse, from the NIV is as follows:
Praise the LORD,** you his angels**,
you mighty ones who do his bidding,
who obey his word.
My question is this, does this verse show David addressing the angels, instead of the Lord, in prayer?
John Calvin’s commentary on the verse states: “That none may think that earthly creatures only are here put in subjection to God, the Psalmist chiefly addresses the angels.”
Adam Clarke’s commentary on the verse states: “He invites all the creatures of God to praise him, whether animate or inanimate: “All creatures, in all places of his dominion.””
I am quoting non-Catholic commentary as I believe that this verse is an example of not praying to God directly. If this is the case, I didn’t think that Protestants agreed with this practice? In fact many Protestants have outright told me that that only God should be addressed in prayer.
Can someone please enlighten me? I doubt that my conclusion can be correct in the eyes of a Protestant.