I've heard that God stores our prayers. Where does He store them; is it in a bottle, a scroll, a book? What scripture supports this claim?

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    where did you hear this? are you looking for a particular denomination's point of view?
    – depperm
    Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 14:03
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    On the cloud of course
    – 007
    Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 15:02
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    Why would God need to record our prayers? So that He might not forget them?
    – Wtrmute
    Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 15:58
  • @Wtrmute "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." Matthew 12:36 God does keeps records; for instance, Christians are written in the Lamb's book of life, Revelation 21:27. Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 14:42
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    @Wtrmute: No offense taken. I feel very strongly, however, about how loosely Christ's enemies (e.g., strident atheists) use the term "fundamentalist" as a virtual curse word. What they do not realize is that they themselves are fundamentalists; they just draw their fundamental dividing lines (viz., their presuppositions) a little differently! Cheers, and happy Easter. Don Commented Apr 15, 2017 at 21:48

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What you're learning about are advanced topics, which we discuss in a church full of prayer warriors. We're advanced in our Christian journeys in life with God.

The angels have abilities to transport items from Earth to Heaven. Prayers are taken up in bowls. Bottles are for storing tears, which people cry when they pray. Our lives are recorded in books in Heaven. Each person has a book with their name on it. It contains the deeds of what you've done in your life. All of them. When you ask Jesus to forgive you for your sins, He has angels take your book from a library & wipe over your sins with His blood. Thus God can't see your sins, because all He'd see in your book is His blood & your good deeds, which remain. If you become a prayer warrior, you can actually see Heaven & hell before death. You may not want to believe now, but when you start to experience supernatural things through prayer & faith, then you'll understand & believe.

Here are some scriptures for you:

Psalm 56:8 (NKJV) talks about tears being put into a bottle & a book

You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book?

Both Revelation & Daniel discuss the books with our deeds in them:

Revelation 20:12 (NKJV)

And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.

This is also found in Daniel 7:10 (NKJV)

A fiery stream issued And came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, And the books were opened.

Regarding prayers, which angels carry to God:

Revelation 8:3-4 (NKJV) discusses those.

3 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand.

To find the bowl, we use this verse from Revelation 5:8 (NKJV):

Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

So we see that prayers are stored in golden bowls in Heaven. Our deeds are stored in books. Our prayerful tears are stored in bottles.

Whenever you're ready, check out some of the prayer warrior testimonies at: http://www.divinerevelations.info

God bless you! I hope that you'll continue to learn about Him! Someday, you'll find rewards in Heaven!


Acts 10 King James Version (KJV)

1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,
2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.
4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.
5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:
6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.

At this point in time this man was not considered saved. But he approached God in such a way with his life, his substance and his prayers pleased God to the point that preserved them before him and rememberd him.

No doubt God perceives the things that we do that please him for an appointed time to remember us and reward and grant our petition...


Apocalipsis 8:4 Y el humo del incienso subió de la mano del ángel delante de Dios, con las oraciones de los santos.

English version(NAB) of Revelation 8:3-4

3 Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a gold censer. He was given a great quantity of incense to offer, along with the prayers of all the holy ones, on the gold altar that was before the throne. 4 The smoke of the incense along with the prayers of the holy ones went up before God from the hand of the angel.

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    This site uses English. Please have a friend help you convert your answer into English. Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 18:12
  • @zayda, Thanks. This verse tells me that the angel was somehow holding prayers. Who are the holy ones that the verse is speaking of? Is it saved Christians? Commented Apr 12, 2017 at 15:07
  • Gracias Zayda. Esta Bien. Would you like me to translate for you @KorvinStarmast ? Commented Aug 3, 2017 at 9:37

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