180. It is written: "O You, My Elohim, save Your servant... Rejoice the soul of Your servant...give Your strength to Your servant" (Tehilim 86:2,4,16). David is thrice referred to as a servant in this psalm, which parallels the three times that a man has to be as a servant in the Amidah prayer, as taught by the sages of the Mishnah: 'In the first blessings, A MAN SHOULD BE as a servant arranging praises before his Master; in the intermediate ones, as a servant asking for a favor of his Master; and in the last BLESSINGS, a man should be as a servant thanking his Master for a favor received, and going on his way.'
181. And these are the three occasions that A MAN has to make himself as though a servant in terms of worship. And the sages of the Mishnah taught: There is no worship but prayer. And the three patriarchs are called 'servants' by the aspect of her, namely in the name of the Shechinah, which is the worship of Hashem. And so also is Moses REFERRED TO AS the servant of Hashem, which explains "For to Me the children of Yisrael are servants" (Vayikra 25:55). But in terms of the other QUALITIES IN HER, all Yisrael are called 'the children of kings' from the point of view of Malchut IN THEM. And why should MALCHUT be termed worship? It can be likened to the way of a wife who serves her husband, or children who serve their father.