Psalm 134: 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.
When I served as pastor of a church in the inner city of San Antonio we got connected to a network of churches that would periodically hold all-night worship and prayer. Our worship team would take a shift, along with several other churches, so no one church had to lead the entire thing. It was really great.
There’s something about extended worship that is special. There are no time limits to worry about. Songs can go on as long as the Spirit leads. Prayers can be spoken expansively, holding nothing back. It’s such a different experience than a typical worship service in which people start looking at their watches if it goes much beyond an hour.
Lord free us from the tyranny of the clock. Amen.