1 羔羊揭開第七印的時候，天上寂靜約有二刻。2 我看見那站在神面前的七位天使，有七枝號賜給他們。3 另有一位天使，拿著金香爐來，站在祭壇旁邊。有許多香賜給他，要和眾聖徒的祈禱一同獻在寶座前的金壇上。4 那香的煙和眾聖徒的祈禱從天使的手中一同升到神面前。5 天使拿著香爐，盛滿了壇上的火，倒在地上；隨有雷轟、大聲、閃電、地震。
1When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
2And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.
3Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. 4The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel’s hand. 5Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.
- Before the seventh seal, there is silence. An angel comes before the altar with a censer and mixes the prayers of believers with the incense. When the censer plummets, the earth rumbles. Prayers bring incalculable effects. Even the smallest words of mine can result in great effects. How would this awareness help my prayer life?
- Use this Taize song to pray as my commitment to join the numerous saints in daily and regular prayers.( www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMSr_dO_9TA)
Oh, Lord, hear my prayer, Oh, Lord, hear my prayer, When I call, answer me.
O Lord, hear my prayer, Oh, Lord, hear my prayer, Come and listen to me.
Prayer & Journaling:
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.