Let's take a peak into heaven.
I know that it can be a bit scary to think about what you're going to see. You might think, "will I survive?" or "will I ever want to come back after seeing what I will see?"
Settle yourself around the idea that the Almighty, Holy, Inscrutable, All Powerful God has invited you personally to take a peak!
The door is opening:
I (Jesus) am the door if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved and go in and come out and find pasture. John 10:9
So let's take a short step "in" and see what is happening
And another angel came and stood at the alter... holding a golden censor... and much incense was given to him... that he might add it to the prayers of all of the saints upon the golden alter which
is before the throne.
And the smoke of the incense with the prayers of the saints went up before God out of the angel's hand.
Stay here for a few moments and consider all that you see.
There is much to see and much to experience.
Did you notice that the angel was handed the incense for his censor but the prayers of the saints were already present before God. The angel merely "added" the smoke of the incense to the already existing and present prayers of the saints.
Have you ever considered that your prayers are enthroned with your God? Isn't it absolutely amazing that your prayers are given such a exalted postion in heaven?
Do you think that, after this brief peek, your prayers will be offered a bit differently in the future?