This is a study absolutely worth your time.
When we read the Bible, we often read it as just another story, or worse, as if it's just a book of instructions or a list of what not to do. Our view of Scripture and our view of the Father directly affect our ability to pray with faith. Where do your prayers go? Do they just escape your mouth and evaporate into thin air? Does God really listen to you when you pray? Where is God? What kind of things are near Him? What does His Throne Room look like? Does the Bible say anything about these questions?
You may think the Bible has little to say on these topics, but you could not be more wrong. the Bible is full of important verses on Heaven. When we pray, our prayers are heard and collected in Heaven. We see this clearly in the book of Revelation, "And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God's people" (Revelation 5:8, Emphasis added). Your prayers are not just floating in the ether, scattered to the winds, or falling flat on the floor, they are cherished, they are mighty, and they have a real destination in a real place, namely, Heaven.
Here is just one of the many descriptions of The Throne Room of Our God:
"I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.' At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke" (Isaiah 6:1-4).
Take some time to read through these incredible verses this week:
Psalm 11:4, 27:4, 43:3-4
Isaiah 2:1-4,6:1-6, 11:6-10,
Isaiah 65:17-25, 66:22
Ezekiel 10:1-7, 43:1-7, 47:1-9
Daniel 7:9-10, 7:13-14
1 Corinthians 15:51-52
2 Corinthians 12:1-4
Ephesians 2:4-7, 2:18, 3:12
Hebrews 4:16, 10:19-20
Hebrews 11:9-10, 11:13-16
2 Peter 3:12-13
Revelation 4, 5, 15:2-4,
Revelation 21:10, 22:1-5
(AI generated image of the Throne Room of God)