“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 in front of the throne.”
- Revelation 8:3
Revelation 8:3 speaks of an angel standing at a golden altar. What is at that golden altar is a stack of coals and this fragrance, which is actually frankincense. The aroma in the nostrils of God are symbolic for the prayers of God’s people coming in around the clock, 24 hours a day.

If you ever wondered if your prayers matter, hear what God says to you; your prayers are not wasted. Your prayers don’t bounce off the ceiling. You’ve got a Jesus that takes your prayers into the holy of holies and brings them before God as our high priest and mediator. He’s the one that takes every prayer you’ve ever prayed — short, long, raw, eloquent, written down, or thought — to be heard by God.

All of them, He takes before God the Father. No prayer you have ever prayed is wasted. And you can be confident that God is listening 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. God never takes time off from listening to your prayers. We serve a big God. However, because God is so big, some believers are tempted to question whether He really cares about all of our problems. I mean... He has so much to worry about; how could He possibly concern Himself with our issues?

Psalm 139:17-18 says “How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! When I count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand...” Is that not amazing? God has more thoughts about you than grains of sand on the beach? Nothing is too small for God to care about. If it concerns you, it concerns Him.

So with that in mind, take all your worries, all your concerns, all your troubles to Him. You can pray about anything anytime, day or night. God is listening to you. Every hour, of everyday, of every week, of every year. He is listening. Never stop praying!

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Florence Broadnax - February 15th, 2022 at 7:44am

Although we know this, it is comforting to be reminded because in the "going through " we can lose sight.

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