The practice of the burning of incense during times of worship has a place in many faiths over the course of history. The Christian faith is no exception. In verses such as this one the burning of incense was meant to be a physical representation of the prayer’s of the people; the smoke ascends with a sweet fragrance to the Heavens and leaves behind fragrance as well, a reminder of God’s presence.
In the New Testament there are references to this practice as well. A couple of examples of this:
“And the whole multitude of people were praying outside at the hour of incense.” (Luke 1: l0)
“An angel came and stood at the altar, with a golden censer; and he was given much incense to mingle with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden Altar before the Throne of God; and the smoke of the incense rose with the prayers of the Saints from the hand of the angel before God.” (Revelations 8: 3-4)
Spend time not only pondering and practicing this position but perhaps even expand your physical understanding of God’s presence. Use ALL of your senses to be aware of Him, to lift up your prayers to him.
be at peace today