A psalm of David.
1 O Lord, I am calling to you. Please hurry!
Listen when I cry to you for help!
2 Accept my prayer as incense offered to you,
and my upraised hands as an evening offering.
3 Take control of what I say, O Lord,
and guard my lips.
4 Don’t let me drift toward evil
or take part in acts of wickedness.
Don’t let me share in the delicacies
of those who do wrong.
Sermon Study Questions: Revelation 8&9
- What is the significance of silence in Revelation 8? How comfortable are you with silence?
- The angel is given incense to offer with the prayers of the saints. What are different ways that you pray?
- What is the impact of the prayers of the saints when the angel throws the censer? How does prayer change things?
- What is the eagle’s reaction to the destruction? How do the survivors of humankind respond at the end of the chapter? What is your reaction?
- What are the parallels between this passage and Exodus 7-12? How does God spare the Israelites in Exodus and those with His seal in Revelation 9:4?
- How does this passage affect your perspective on prayer?