‘Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense;
and the lifting up of my hands as the evening
sacrifice.’ – Psalms 141 vs 2

Hello Beloved, this message is out to enlighten the believers on what it means to lift up their hands when they pray.

So many believers in their worship assembly lift up their hands when praying to God. For some, it is simply a tradition they met in the Church, so they see it as a Religious Practice. For some, they do it because their Pastor or Leader asked them to do it. But what truly does it mean to lift up our hands in prayer? – Selah

From the opening scripture, it says let the lifting up of my hands be as the evening sacrifice. What is Evening Sacrifice? According to the Jewish Laws, they offered daily sacrifices unto God twice. One in the morning and one in the evening. The one they offered in the evening is what is termed Evening Sacrifice. And that evening sacrifice was such a special one in that a Sacrificial Lamb was offered, and that Lamb speaks of Yahushua who was made a sacrifice for the atonement of our sins and the whole world.

So when we lift up our hands to pray, he says it’s like the evening sacrifice, meaning it’s a sign before God that the Lamb (Yahushua) was sacrificed for your sins and you are made Righteous by His Blood. You see that?

‘I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting
up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.’ – 1 Timothy 2 vs 8 {KJV}

You see that? So we are giving that to do as a Responsibility. So as we lift up our hands in prayer, we identify with the Lord in His Sacrificial Death.

Therefore Beloved, having understood, the next time you lift up your hands in worship or prayer to God, you will sure know what you are doing, and the benefit of it will fully rest on you.

God Bless You.
– Pastor Jenning Uweye


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