This scripture has been burning in my heart for some time now. Having searching for a picture that might help you envision my thoughts have led me nowhere. Knowing that my ability to write is not of great eloquent, still I long to tell what I have seen and now see when this scripture enters my mind. So I pray as you read these words you will be blessed.
Twenty four elders, the bible doesn’t give names to the elders but perhaps some are Moses, Joshua, Peter or Paul, carries large bowls of prayers before the Lord. How precious the prayers of the saints are to God. He regards them as sweet smelling incense, set in precious golden bowls. The bowls are so full they are spilling over the side, the fragrance so sweet and strong as they come toward the throne. Those bowls hold your prayers, my prayers and have held the prayers of the saints gone on before us. Remember these prayers are spoken of as incense (a pleasing smell) before the Lord. Can you even begin to imagine that your prayers bring a pleasing beautiful smell to your God? Can you see the bowls with the stream of the sweet smelling incenses filling the room? Oh, that we may fill the throne room of God with our prayers. He cares not if they are eloquent or simply. He only cares that His children have filled the bowls with the sweet smell that pleases Him so.
Have you placed your prayer in the bowl today?
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