Psalm 141:2 NKJV

Let my prayer be set before You as incense; the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Acts 10:4 NKJV

And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, “What is it, Lord?” So he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God.

David operated often as a prophet. He wrote a number of things in the psalms that showed he had an intimate relationship with God. That relationship sometimes gave him insight into the future, or spiritual understanding others may not have had at the time. Here we see in the 141st psalm that he asked that his prayer would be like incense before God. When we go to the book of Revelation, we see in the 8th verse of chapter 5 that the prayers of the saints are represented by a golden bowl full of incense. Revelation 8:3-4 also confirms this theme and illustrates how God delights in our prayers. Then we see in Acts 10 that an angel came to Cornelius in a vision and told him that his prayers and giving had come up as a memorial before God. Our prayers are special to God. They indicate our acknowledgment of who He is and our dependency on Him. Let us continually offer the incense of prayer to our Father and bless Him because of His goodness and faithfulness toward us.

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