Angel Writings, Stories, Scripture, Poetry

Sweet Incense of Prayer~

And another angel came and stood before the altar, having a golden censer:

And there was given to him much incense, that he should offer of the prayers of all saints,upon the golden altar which is before the throne of God.

And the smoke of the incense of the prayers of the saints ascended up before God from the hand of the angel. Revelation 8:3-4

The prayers I make will then be sweet indeed, If Thou the spirit give by which I pray: 

My unassisted heart is barren clay,Which of its native self can nothing feed: 

Of good and pious works Thou art the seed, Which quickens only where Thou say’st it may; 

Unless Thou show to us Thine own true way, No man can find it: Father! Thou must lead. 

Do Thou, then, breathe those thoughts into my mind by which such virtue may in me be bred that in Thy holy footsteps I may tread; 

The fetters of my tongue do Thou unbind, that I may have the power to sing of Thee, and sound Thy praises everlastingly. 

“I have cried to Thee, O Lord, hear me: hearken to my voice, when I cry to Thee.

Let my prayer be directed as incense in Thy sight; the lifting up of my hands, as evening sacrifice.” Psalm 140:1-2

“Let my prayer be set before you as incense” – Psalm 141:2

And the Lord said to Moses: Take unto thee spices, stacte, and onycha, galbanum of sweet savour, and the clearest frankincense, all shall be of equal weight.

And thou shalt make incense compounded by the work of the perfumer, well tempered together, and pure, and most worthy of sanctification.

And when thou hast beaten all into very small powder, thou shalt set of it before the tabernacle of the testimony, in the place where I will appear to thee.

Most holy shall this incense be unto you. You shall not make such a composition for your own uses, because it is holy to the Lord. Exodus 30:34-37

%d bloggers like this: