TODAY’S BIBLE READING:
BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:
Psalm 65:2 (CSB) “All humanity will come to you, the one who hears prayers.”
REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):
When we think of prayer, we may tend to think of only our responsibility. We realize that the Bible commands us to pray and we are riddled with guilt because we aren’t praying as much as we know we should.
Well, if we only think of our responsibility, the practice of prayer will become lifeless. It will be stripped of it’s sense of awe. Ultimately, we will not find it easy to have a powerful prayer life.
But, our verse for today reminds us that all humanity will come to God (in prayer) because He is “the one who hears prayers.”
That’s beautiful, isn’t it? God hears our prayers! He’s listening!
In fact, in the book of Revelation, we see something else that is incredible. Through the Apostle John’s eyes, we are able to sit in on a Heavenly worship service. Jesus takes the scroll and a worship service erupts!
But, notice what the twenty-four elders are carrying as they participate in the worship service …
Revelation 5:8 (CSB) “When he took the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each had a harp and golden bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the saints.”
Did you get that?! The sweet aroma from the incense in the Heavenly worship service is … OUR PRAYERS! God places such high value on our prayers that He uses them to create a fragrant aroma in Heaven!
So, do you know what we need to be doing today? Praying! Let’s spend time on our knees, talking to “the one who hears prayers.”