Psalm 134

Praise in the Night   (A Song of Ascents.)

[1] Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD,
who stand by night in the house of the LORD!
[2] Lift up your hands to the holy place, and bless the LORD!
[3] May the LORD bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth!

A very important point to understand about the Psalms is that they give us examples of what to pray and instruct us on how we are to pray. We humans are creatures of habit, think about that for minute. This habit even applies to how we hold our hands when we pray.  Do you lift up your hands when you pray? Why? Do you interlock your fingers and hold your arms down low? Why? Psalm 134 teaches us how to pray. The Gospels provide for us a few examples of Jesus praying the Psalms.  There are passages in the Gospel that show Jesus was in Synagogues and in the Holy Temple of Jerusalem reading Sacred Scripture and teaching the people.  That teaching probably included the Psalms.

Psalm 134, the inspired word of God, is teaching us (and has been teaching us for 3000 years) to lift up our hands and bless the Lord!