In the previous six seals, there was usually something immediately heard after the opening but after opening the seventh seal, there is complete silence for about thirty minutes. Reading further in Revelation 8:1-5, the seven angels standing around God at the golden altar are given trumpets (v.2).
Then another angel with a golden censer, comes to stand at the altar. This angel is the “Lamb of God”, High Priest of the church, and our Lord Jesus. He is given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people on the golden altar in front of the throne (v. 3).
Imagine the content and volume of the prayers of all the saints and how these prayers produce great changes upon earth. Think of all your prayers over the years. Do you think they were included? This day with God, let us feel confident that our prayers are being heard. They are like written notes collected next to the altar of eternity to be used as one unified creation that advances fulfillment of God’s purposes.