Today’s Bible reading is Revelation chapter 8
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“And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.” (Revelation 8:3-4)
What happens to our prayers when we offer them up to God? According to Revelation 8 our prayers are being stored up in heaven. Prayers are never wasted. They are preserved in glory and poured out before the throne of God. We should never underestimate the power of prayer. God hears us. When we pray in the Spirit and when we pray in faith we can expect answers. Our prayers not only effect the here and now but the book of Revelation shows us how our prayers will impact the future. Don’t become weary in giving prayers to God. Your prayers play a significant part in God’s future work. Ask yourself this question, if my prayers play such an important part in the future work of God, then how important are they to the work of God’s kingdom today?
Prayer: “Father in heaven, it is through the blood of Jesus we approach Your throne in faith, believing that You hear us when we pray, and that our prayers are never wasted, but are being stored up in glory. In Jesus name. Amen.”
Randy J. McPheron