Frangipani are a favorite garden tree here. Their blooms are from brightest yellow to deepest red or variegated like these. Their secret beauty, however, is their sweet fragrance after sunset. When other flowers close up to ‘sleep’ at night these beauties perfume the air to attract night-time moths.
Frangipani remind me to have the sweet incense of praise and prayer on my lips at the end of the day. It may be easier to praise God in the morning before the busyness of the day. But it pleases Him if our last prayers at night are ones full of praise, no matter how the day seemed to us. It may even please Him more when we praise after the hardest of days.
“Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!” Psalm 141:2 (ESV)