Psalm 134 is a three-verse song that is dedicated to one major theme: to bless. Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who stand by night in the house of the Lord! Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord! May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth!
Our family lived in Thailand on and off between 1999 and 2011. During those years there were many opportunities to use the Thai phrase, “Khaw Phra-jaow Huay Phawn Khoon Kha” which means, “May God bless you.” This blessing has been verbalized throughout the ages and in many different languages, and it concludes this ancient song. Please pray with me for the many people in Thailand who still do not know that the God and Maker of Heaven and earth desires to bless them. God, Your Word lets us know that You love all people, and we pray that one-by-one all will have the opportunity to bless You back. May those who leave offerings in Buddhist temples trying to make merit for past sins rejoice when they hear the truth that Jesus is the final sacrificial offering for a life of peace between You and humanity. Amen.