Stained Glass Symbols — The Burning Incense

Burning Incense - Sacred Heart Catholic Church -  Wauzeka WIA Symbol of Prayer

The ancient Jews saw the burning of incense at the temple as a symbol of their prayer rising up to God. “Let my prayer be incense before you.” (Psalm 141:2) In Heaven, saints are seen in offering burning incense to the Lord. “Each of the elders held a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the holy ones.” (Revelation 5:8) In our churches, the temples of the New Covenant, where Earth joins Heaven in the Mass, we offer incense with our prayers before the Lord.

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