This is the last of the Songs of Degrees. We are reminded here that while we are sleeping others are praying, whether in our time zone or the far side of the world. These watchmen may be ministers, or they may be from church members, as exampled by Anna, “Who departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.”
Lifted hands, intimating lifted prayers and adoration, never cease, wheresoever faith is found. Prayers to Christ and for Christ incessantly ascend. This is demonstrated in Psalm 72:15, “Prayer shall be made for Him continually, and daily shall He be praised.” The prayer warriors seek a blessing upon God’s people, and it proceeds out of Zion and upon Zion. It is there the blessing is commanded.
1 Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye