Sacred Servant - Divine Bond (Lay of Hands)

Rules Questions

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As a standard action, a sacred servant can bind a celestial spirit to her holy symbol for 1 minute per paladin level. When called, the spirit causes the sacred servant’s holy symbol to shed light like a torch.

At 5th level, the spirit grants one bonus. For every three levels beyond 5th, the spirit grants one additional bonus. These bonuses can be spent in a number of ways to grant the paladin enhanced abilities to channel positive energy and to cast spells.
+1 use/day of lay on hands.

These enhancements stack and can be selected multiple times.

If the sacred servant increases her number of uses of lay on hands per day in this way, that choice is set for the rest of the day, and once used, these additional uses are not restored (even if the spirit is called again that day).

A sacred servant can use this ability once per day at 5th level, and one additional time per day for every four levels beyond 5th, to a total of four times per day at 17th level.

So at level 8 a paladin can get

+2 use/day of lay on hands (+1 at level 5 and +1 at level 8)
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he can use this ability once per day

I do not understand how many LoH i can use, and when ?

At level 9, is it +2 use of LoH/day x2 times per day = 4 LoH ?

The way I am reading this is as such: at 8th level you can use a standard action to gain 2 bonuses & both bonuses grant a +1 use of LoH adding a total of +2 uses of LoH. At 9th level you will be able to use the standard action second time/day gaining an additional 2 bonuses. If all bonuses used were on LoH uses, then at 8th level you would have +2 uses of LoH, at 9th you would have +4.

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If the sacred servant increases her number of uses of lay on hands per day in this way, that choice is set for the rest of the day, and once used, these additional uses are not restored (even if the spirit is called again that day).

There is this sentence, hinting that the LoH can only be selected once.

At 9th level the max LoH might be +2/day, and the second calling of the spirit is useless.

At level 9, you can get +2 uses of Lay on Hands with your Sacred Bond when yo call upon it the first time. If you call it a second time, you get no additional Lay on Hands beyond the extra ones you already got earlier.

In other words, let's say you normally have 9 uses of LoH per day at 9th (because you have 20 Cha). You've used all 9. You can't use anymore because you've used 9 today and your maximum is 9. You gain two additional uses via your Sacred Bond and use them both. You've now used 11. Sacred Bond wears off and you have used 11 of your possible 9 for the day. You definitely can't use anymore, then. When you use your Sacred Bond again, you get +2 LoH, giving you a maximum of 11 per day. You've used 11, so, well, you're still out.