Psalm 122:1 (KJV) rejoices, “I was glad when they said unto me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’”
God’s house is His “heavenly tabernacle,” His “holy temple.” It is always open and filled with celestial beings and the “great cloud of witnesses” (Hebrews 12:1) who have gathered to “sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in their hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16). Through prayer we join the heavenly throng worshipping God on high in “spirit and in truth” (John 4:24).
Every time we go to our room to pray we enter this eternal worship and participate in this service by offering a sacrifice of praise to our God. Our voice in prayer joins the heavenly hosts in declaring “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is and is to come” (Revelation 4:8).
Whenever we come to prayer we are to “give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne” (Revelation 4:9). And then we lay our “crowns before the throne” (Revelation 4:10). Our crowns are all those we labor over in prayer so that they will one day join us before God to sing, “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being” (Revelation 4:11).
Prayer transports us into the heavenly sanctuary and the presence of God for worship. It transforms us so our lives on earth will reflect our worship in heaven.
Live as worshippers in the world.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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