The Smoke of Incense

Stephen AndersonPsalm 141:2 says, “Let my prayer rise before You as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.” We sing these words in Vespers and Evening Prayer. But what would we do if we actually smelled (and saw) incense in our churches? Is incense even allowed in Lutheran churches these days? Pr. Steven Anderson explains how the Bible gives witness to incense, what it is used for, and how to appreciate it, along with all of God’s gifts in the liturgy.

Read Pr. Steven Anderson’s article, “And the Smoke of the Incense Rose Before God”

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