They made the altar of incense out of acacia wood …
They overlaid the top and all the sides and the horns with pure gold, and made a gold moulding around it.

Exodus 37:25-26

The incense is now linked with prayer, for which the people gathered at the hour of offering evening incense (Ex.30:8; Psa.141:2; Lk.1:9-10). The prayers of the saints are described as incense in the bowls held by the elders in Rev.5:8. How beautiful must be the fragrance of our petitions before God! The lamps were also lit: light from the Spirit of God.

Daily Reading: Matthew 22:23-46