Daily Worship

Keep Silence

May 17, 2013 0

Revelation 8: 1-5

The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer

8 When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.

3 Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne. 4 The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand. 5 Then 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.

"There was silence in heaven for about half an hour."

Lord, help me to be silent before you,

sitting in the stillness
watching and waiting
holding and pleading........ Keep silence.

After the silence, the thunder,
as the prayers of God's people
shake the earth.

Lord, I never thought my prayers
mattered that much.
I wonder
where my whispered prayer
is echoing now
as a peal of thunder....... Keep silence.


Written by Peter Neilson