Devotion for Sunday, May 21, 2023

Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne” (Revelation 8:3).

Your prayers are like incense before the throne of God.  There are also the prayers too deep where the Holy Spirit intercedes for us.  These prayers come continuously before God.  He hears every one of them.  Remember, God is outside of time so He has, so to speak, all the time He needs for every prayer.  The Lord gives you promises so that you will live by them and prepare for what is coming.

I know the day is coming when we shall all stand before the Lord and know Him even as we have always been fully known.  Lord, I still need so many things and I do not know where to begin.  Let me begin this day by remembering that You have taught us to pray without ceasing.  Teach me how to do this again.  Guide me — because I know that You hear me — so that I keep in constant contact with You.

Lord, there are many kinds of prayers I pray.  This is between You and me.  I need help so that I don’t just complain to You, or continuously ask for things.  Many of Your words tell me to praise You, which I can do in prayer.  Help me again by reminding me of the prayer You taught us to pray and then to expand upon it so that I am constantly in communion with You, my Savior.  Amen.