When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
And I saw the seven angels who stand before God and to whom were given seven trumpets.
Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden pan for incense. He was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all God's holy people. The angel put this offering on the golden altar before the throne.
The smoke from the incense went up from the angel's hand to God with the prayers of God's people.
Then the angel filled the incense pan with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth, and there were flashes of lightning, thunder and loud noises, and an earthquake.
Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to blow them.