Day 351 Bible Reading: Nahum 1-3, Revelation 8, Psalm 136 and Proverbs 30:5-6
In the tabernacle of Moses, the altar of incense was just in front of the most holy place and Aaron, the high priest had to offer incense to God twice each day, once in the morning and again in the evening. Incense symbolises prayer of praise, worship and intercession, and prayer of all types is a pleasing incense to God. And the altar of incense is just in front of the most holy place. Prayer is the step we need to take for coming into God’s very presence.
Do you have an altar of incense in your life where you regularly pray of praise, worship and intercede as a pleasing incense to God?
"And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel." – Revelation 8:3-4 (English Standard Version)
"Lord Jesus, let us be people of prayer of praise, of worship, of intercession and we thank you that even as we do this, we come right into your very presence. We thank you that our prayers are pleasing to you. Let this give us confidence to pray boldly with faith expecting you to answer our prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen."