Posts Tagged ‘Psalm 141:2’

Prayer in Secret = Rewarded in Open

July 16, 2017

Matthew 6:1, 5-6 AMPC
1 Take care not to do your good deeds publicly or before men, in order to be seen by them; otherwise you will have no reward [reserved for and awaiting you] with and from your Father Who is in heaven. …
… 5 Also when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward in full already.
6 But when you pray, go into your [most] private room, and, closing the door, pray to your Father, Who is in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you in the open.

Galatians 1:10
10 Am I now trying to win the approval of people, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

From NetBible Gal 1:10

  • *For a Jew this concept of being a servant or slave to Christ did not connote drudgery, but honor and privilege.


Lord, thank You for the privilege of being Christ’s servant. May my prayers be pleasing in Your sight. May they rise to You like incense; a fragrant offering through my Lord Jesus Christ. –Ps 19:14, 141:2

Thoughts Prayers and Breath

August 3, 2012

I love this quote by Charles H. Spurgeon

Let your thoughts be psalms

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy––meditate on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. -Phil 4:8-9

You will keep him in perfect peace; whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. -Isa 26:3

May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the LORD. {May my thoughts be sweet to Him as expressed in His songs of praise.} -Ps 104:34

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. {May my thoughts be pleasing to Him making music in my heart like the strumming of a harp.} -Ps 19:14

your prayers incense

May my prayer be set before You like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice. -Ps 141:2

Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD. -Ps 134:2

and your breath praise.

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD! -Ps 150:6

All Your works shall praise You, O Lord, and Your loving ones shall bless You [affectionately and gratefully shall Your saints confess and praise You]! -Ps 145:10

Evening Sacrifice – Morning Offering

November 16, 2010

It was the third hour when they crucified Him. -Mk 15:25

Jesus was crucified, lifted up on the cross as our sacrifice at the third hour of the day, the time of morning sacrifice.

When the sixth hour came, darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour. At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” which is translated, “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?” … And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last. -Mk 15:33-34, 37

He remained on the cross until the ninth hour when He willingly yielded up His Spirit, the time of the evening sacrifice.

For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father. -Jn 10:17-18

The other lamb you shall offer in the evening; as the morning grain offering and its drink offering, you shall offer it as an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the LORD. -Num 28:8

The evening sacrifice, Jesus the Lamb of God upon the cross, produced in His resurrection a morning offering, a sweet aroma, a sweet incense rising up to the throne of God.

Let my prayer be set forth before You as incense, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. -Psalm 141:2

Let us test and examine our ways, and let us return to the Lord! Let us lift up our hearts and our hands [and then with them mount up in prayer] to God in heaven. -Lam 3:40-41 AMP

Behold, bless the LORD, All you servants of the LORD, Who by night stand in the house of the LORD! Lift up your hands in holiness and to the sanctuary and bless the Lord [affectionately and gratefully praise Him]! The LORD who made heaven and earth Bless you from Zion! -Ps 134

So will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. -Ps 63:4

From NetBible: Hours Of Prayer

The regular hours of prayer were three in number, as we may infer from Ps 55:17;Dan 6:10. The first coincided with the morning sacrifice, at the 3rd hour of the morning, at 9 AM therefore (Acts 2:15). The second was at the 6th hour, or at noon, and may have coincided with the thanksgiving for the chief meal of the day, a religious custom apparently universally observed (Mt 15:36; Acts 27:35). The 3rd hour of prayer coincided with the evening sacrifice, at the ninth hour (Acts 3:1, 10:30).

Lift Up Hearts and Hands