[The elders] were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. — Revelation 5:8
How are our prayers treated? With special honor in heaven. I often feel like my prayers are little more than babble, yet here they are in heaven, treated as treasure.
If you study the prayers of the saints in Revelation, you discover two things: (1) they are always sweet to God, and (2) they usually are bad news for the evildoers left on earth.
God remembers the slander and persecution His children endure. He has heard their cry, and He treats that cry as a fragile, precious gem.
Dwight Clough is the author of four Christian books and is an active member of Lake City Church in Madison. This devotional is also available via email and you may review the archives back to 2002. To contact Dwight or Kim, use their contact form. You may also support their ministry.