8:2–6 The trumpet judgments issue from God’s angels, who stand before His throne (v. 2). The vision of chs. 4; 5 remains an anchor point for this new cycle of visions. Like the seal judgments of 6:1–8:1, these judgments are executed according to God’s plan and in accord with His orders. The prayers of the saints play a notable part in originating the judgments (vv. 3, 4).