Q. 1. What are Guardian Angels?
A. 1. A Guardian Angel is an angel that is assigned to protect and guide a particular person, group, kingdom, or country. Belief in Guardian Angels can be traced throughout all antiquity.
Belief in both the East and the West is that Guardian Angels serve to protect whichever person God assigns them to, and present prayer to God on that person's behalf.
The belief that angels can be guides and intercessors for men can be found in Job 33:23-6, and in the Daniel 10:13 angels seem to be assigned to certain countries. In this latter case, the "prince of the kingdom of Persia" contends with Gabriel. The same verse mentions "Michael, one of the chief princes".
Hebrews 1:14 says: "Are they not all ministering spirits, sent to minister for them, who shall receive the inheritance of salvation?" In this view, the function of the Guardian Angel is to lead people to the Kingdom of Heaven.