1 Praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord
who minister by night in the house of the Lord.
2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary
and praise the Lord.
3 May the Lord bless you from Zion,
he who is the Maker of heaven and earth.NIV
Personal reflection: On a scale of 1 to 10 (lowest to highest), would the Lord consider you His servant? No matter what # you placed yourself on the scale, take a moment to praise the Lord while you complete this study guide.
This psalm was used in preparation for worship at the Temple in Jerusalem. With that in mind, what do you think the servants "who minister by night in the house of the Lord" were doing? Why would it be important that they praise the Lord during their work?
Verse 3 concludes this very short psalm. The writer of this psalm ends with a blessing pronounced on the servants. Who do you know who serves the Lord in a life dedicated to ministry? Take some time to pray a blessing upon them from to the Lord.
::::: Equipping Challenge :::::
Take a moment to send encouragement to a person who has committed his or her life to ministry. Encourage them to praise the Lord and then offer them the blessing of verse 3. Feel free to be creative in how you encourage them today.