Like Hannah

One of the women that I have recently been studying and inspired by in the Bible is Hannah. If you are not familiar with Hannah she is the mother of Samuel and was married to Elkanah. Elkanah was married to both Hannah and Penninah, but Hannah could not conceive. However, Hannah prayed, and she prayed whole heartedly. Hannah poured out her heart every time she spoke to the Lord and she was honest and open. 

If you have not read about Hannah’s story I definitely recommend you dig into 1 Samuel. I often wonder what is it about Hannah’s prayer life that has me so gravitated to? “I’ve been praying from the depth of my anguish and resentment.” (1 Samuel 1:16)  The pretty, ugly, messy, confusing, Hannah brought it all to God as an act of worship. 

There are some key clues about Hannah’s prayer life that I have found and been presented with upon learning more about her. Hannah believed in God’s power. She spoke boldly and asked for the Lord’s blessing. Hannah trusted in God’s goodness. Her prayer life is evident of this, and she gave her son back to The Lord before he was even born. 

I have challenged myself to pray bold prayers like Hannah. Speak to The Lord daily about my losses and wins, and believe in His power and goodness. I encourage anyone reading this to join me in praying like Hannah.

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