141:2 as incense . . . as the evening sacrifice. This simile comes from the sacrificial worship of ancient Israel and suggests that the psalm was set in that context. The incense was valuable and pleasing to the Lord (Ex. 30:34–38), and the psalmist asks for his prayers to be received favorably also. In Rev. 8:3–5, an angel carries the prayers of the saints, together with incense, to the throne of God.