Supernatural Prayer Partners

Consider some Scriptures that reveal the fact that angels figured prominently in times of earnest prayer:
 
Acts 10:1-8 NIV - At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. 3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!” 4 Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked. The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God. 5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter.6 He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea.” 7 When the angel who spoke to him had gone, Cornelius called two of his servants and a devout soldier who was one of his attendants. 8 He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.
 

Cornelius was devout, but not yet a Christian.  His prayers were so valuable though that God dispatched an angel to commend Cornelius and direct him to Peter in order to receive the Gospel, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the ordinance of water baptism.  What “good people” do you know who believe in God and pray, yet need to receive and believe the Gospel?  Might God send an angel to them like He did to Cornelius?  
 
Acts 12:5-12 NIV - So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. 6 The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. 7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists. 8 Then the angel said to him, “Put on your clothes and sandals.” And Peter did so. “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me,” the angel told him. 9 Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought he was seeing a vision. 10 They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him. 11 Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen.” 12 When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.
 
Peter was in prison and awaiting execution the next day.  However, the people of God prayed day and night for Peter even though their expectations were low (James had just been executed beforehand).  While Peter slept, the church prayed.  Notice how an angel intervened while the church prayed.  How might God use the ministry of angels to be sent to those you cannot see when the church unites in prayer?
 
Acts 27:22-25 NIV - But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed. 23 Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me 24 and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’ 25 So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. 
 
Paul was emotionally distraught - convinced he would die in a shipwreck due to an unrelenting storm.  Even so, while he remained alive, Paul could pray.  In the most dire circumstance, God dispatched an angel to encourage Paul and promise God would protect.  How helpful would angelic encouragement and protection be in your storms?  Do you see that Scripture ties the ministry of prayer and the ministry of angels quite closely?  We are not to worship or pray to angels, but how might we embrace a life of prayer more fervently and benefit from the ministry of angels?