Other Religions Angels and Miracles How to Use Crystals in Prayer or Meditation with Angels Angel Crystals Can Be Valuable Tools When Praying or Meditating Share Flipboard Email Print Donata Pizzi / The Image Bank / Getty Images Angels and Miracles Prayer and Meditation An Introduction To Angels All About Miracles Religious Texts Famous Archangels By Whitney Hopler Religion Expert B.A., English, George Mason University Whitney Hopler is a writer and editor who has covered faith since 1994. She is the author of the upcoming book "Waking Up to Wonder." our editorial process Whitney Hopler Updated May 01, 2019 Some people find it valuable to use crystals as tools to help them better connect with God and his angels in prayer or meditation. That's because crystals contain energy that may help attract or magnify the energy that angels project. Here's how you can use angel crystals when you pray or meditate: Choose the Best Crystal for Your Intentions Choose a crystal that corresponds to the type of energy frequency within which the angels whom you want to contact work. The different frequencies are organized according to the different types of angel light ray colors. So, for example, if you're planning to focus on the topic of seeking guidance to make a wise decision about something, it makes sense to choose a crystal that vibrates within the same frequency as the yellow angel light ray. That ray, which Archangel Jophiel leads, features angels who specialize in helping people with that same topic. Cleanse Your Crystal Before Using It Since crystals store energy from whatever they have been in contact with previously, be sure to cleanse your crystal before using it in prayer. You can cleanse your crystal of any negative energy it may have previously accumulated by putting it into contact with a natural element, such as by setting it out in direct sunlight, burying it in soil, or rinsing it with water before using it as a prayer tool. Purify your motives, too. Be sure to keep in mind that crystals are only tools to help you better connect with angels at their energy frequencies; they’re not meant to be objects to use for trying to manipulate the universe. Don’t place your trust in crystals themselves. Instead, place your trust in the source of their energy: God, who created the crystals for you to use. Seek God’s purposes for your life, knowing that he loves you completely and wants only the best for you. Dedicate Your Crystal to the Angel You Plan to Contact You may dedicate your crystal to the angel you plan to communicate with during prayer or meditation, such as your guardian angel or one of the archangels. While this step is just an option, it can help strengthen your connection with that particular angel. Since your guardian angel is always with you, it makes sense to remind yourself of that by dedicating a crystal to the closest angel to you -- the one who hears all of your prayers and meditations. “An extremely effective way of carrying your guardian angel around with you everywhere you go is to charge a crystal or gemstone with your guardian angel’s energy," writes Richard Webster in his book Spirit Guides & Angel Guardians: Contact Your Invisible Helpers. "Virtually any gemstone will do for this, so if you have a gemstone that is important to you for some reason, use it. Perhaps a friend gave you a gemstone or crystal that you particularly like, or maybe you bought one simply because it seemed special. These crystals and gemstones are ideal.” You may also want to dedicate a crystal to a particular archangel who specializes in helping people with the particular type of concern you have. In their book 44 Ways to Talk to Your Angel, Liz Dean and Jayne Wallace write: "If you have dedicated your crystal to a particular archangel, know that this crystal will help you connect strongly with that angel. For example, if you dedicate your stone to Archangel Michael, the angel of freedom and protection, you could hold the crystal whenever you need to stand your ground.” Use Your Crystal While Praying or Meditating Hold or touch your crystal so that its energy is in physical contact with your body. That will enable the crystal’s energy to influence the molecular structure of your body, making it easier for you to perceive energy that attunes to the same vibration as your crystal. As a result, you may be able to more clearly connect with angels who work in the light ray that vibrates at the same frequency as your crystal. While you’re in contact with your crystal, go to a quiet place where you can be alone and free of distractions. Then relax and spend some time meditating on God and the angels, and their love for you as well as your love for them. When you’re ready, begin to communicate with God's angels about your concerns, either out loud or in your mind. Listen to whatever messages God and the angels may choose to send to you, and thank them for communicating with you!