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Saints Heaven Prayer
(Revelation 8.3-4)
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"Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God's people, on the golden altar before the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God's people, went up before God from the angel's hand." (Revelation 8.3-4)

Everything Halts

Lightning BoltThere is a sheer stillness in Heaven which is even more effective than the thunder and the lightning. This silence may have two meanings. It may be a kind of breathing space in the narrative, a moment of preparation before another shattering revelation comes. There is also something much more beautiful in it. The saints prayer in Heaven is about to go up to God, and it may be that the idea is that everything in heaven halts so that the Saints prayer may be heard.

Whispered Prayers

Mother Teresa in PrayerR. H. Charles (1855-1931) the Irish biblical scholar suggested, "The needs of the saints are more to God than all the psalmody of heaven." Even the music of heaven and the thunder are stilled so that God's ear may catch the whispered prayer of the humblest of God's people.

"Saints Heaven Prayer"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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