If we only could see all that happens when we pray, we would do it more often! Here are just a few things that happen when we hit our knees:
1. An angel offers up our prayers to God at God’s altar with a golden censer & much incense.
Rev. 8:3 And another Angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer, and much incense was given to Him to offer with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
Rev. 8:4 And the smoke of the incense went up with the prayers of the saints out of the hand of the Angel before God.
2. Angels are released to work on our behalf as soon as we pray:
12 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.
13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.
3. The Holy Spirit interprets with groans & moanings for us.
Romans 8:26 “And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.”
4. Jesus intercedes for us at the right hand of God.
Romans 8:34 “Christ Jesus who died – more than that, who was raised to life-is at the right hand of God, and is also interceding for us.”
5. God sends guidance.
Abraham was sending his servant to find a wife for his son, Isaac, and promised an angel would help him:
Genesis 24:7 “The Lord, the God of heaven…he will send his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there.”
And, just as promised, God sends Rebekah (Isaac’s future wife) just after the servant prayed for the sign.
“15 Before he had finished praying,(AO) Rebekah(AP) came out with her jar on her shoulder. “
Let us ask God to help us remember all this and “see” it in our minds as we go to Him in prayer & pray more!