“Let my prayer rise before You as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice,” Psalm 141:2.
This verse is used in the Office of Vespers, and is found in Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook, 1931; The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; Lutheran Worship, 1982; and Lutheran Service Book, 2006; all published by Concordia Publishing House of St. Louis, Missouri for use in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LC-MS).
All of our LC-MS hymnals have included this verse from Psalm 141 in the Office of Vespers, but what does it mean? When we pray these words from the Psalm, what is it that we are comparing our prayers to? What is this incense of which we sing . . . Read All