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  1. Why do you use incense?
     
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  2. DonVA

    DonVA Well-Known Member

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    It helps me stay focused in prayer, it's a sweet-smelling burnt offering to God, and some believe it helps carry our prayers to heaven.
     
  3. Asinner

    Asinner Seeking Salvation

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    Because we should worship God with all of our being, which includes our senses. It is analogous with our prayers going up to heaven.

    Love,
    Christina :)
     
  4. eoe

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    Because those who have worshiped God have been ordered to use incense since the beginning? Because the Angels use incense in heaven?


    How about "Because it smells good and we like it?"
     
  5. nutroll

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    Psalm 141:

    "Let my prayer arise in thy sight as incense, and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice."
     
  6. Knowledge3

    Knowledge3 Well-Known Member

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    It is a sweet-fragrance offering to God.
     
  7. Petronius

    Petronius Senior Member

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    Why did you stop using incense ?
     
  8. Spyridon

    Spyridon Member

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    For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.

    Malachi 1:11
     
  9. Matrona

    Matrona Lady Godiva Freedom Rider

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    It hides the smell of m......

    :sorry:

    Err, it smells good. ;)
     
  10. Tsarina

    Tsarina Most Holy Theotokos save us!

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    It tingles my senses and makes me more attentive in my prayers.
     
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