Almighty, Everlasting Father, you are Jehovah, the Great I Am. There is none like you who goes out for the salvation of your beloved. That is why I see hope in John’s vision of the seventh seal opened. Before the angel fills the censor with the altar’s fire and casts it to earth, before the peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and earthquake, before the seven angels begin to blow their trumpets, he offers the prayers of the saints with much incense upon the golden altar before the throne. Holy are you, LORD, holy and worthy to be praised in the precious name and powerful authority of Jesus the Christ, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel.” (Revelation 8:3-4 ESV)