Zechariah was in temple burning incense. I'm glad we don't burn incense in our worship services. When I was in the seminary studying to become a Pastor, they tried to expose us to a variety of worship styles during chapel services. One week they brought incense down each of the aisle. I was sitting on the aisle and got a full blast of incense as it was swung in direction. My sinuses instantly were plugged up and I had trouble breathing for the rest of the service. Glad I didn't have to preach that day.
The Psalmist (141:2) wrote, "Accept my prayers as incense offered to you." So Zechariah was inside the temple praying for the nation and the people while a crowd of people were outside praying, too. This is a day we need to pray for our nation, our leaders and our people. The Apostle Paul tells us to pray for those in authority. He wrote that about the Roman Emperor and those who ruled under him. The Emperor was not exactly a friend of Christianity.
Joe Biden becomes the President of the United States today. He holds positions on a number of Moral Issues that I disagree with. I believe that human life begins at conception and that ever person is important to God. Jesus came to rescue us all from sin guilt and shame and to give us a new life. I believe that God created us male and female and God's plan for marriage is for one man and one woman. Whether or not you agree with President Biden or not, he needs our prayers. He needs God's wisdom. I'm praying that he will lead our nation well and that we can live in peace and freely practice our Christian faith.