So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the Lord. And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore. And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head. (1 Samuel 1:9-11 KJV)
Prayer is a moment that a Christian handles to God his petitions. It could be a financial need, healing, and guidance to be lin line with His will. Whatever it maybe we come to God to ask that if its favorable in His eyes, we maybe granted with what we are seeking. In this lesson we will look at Hannah as she plead to God to give her a son. In view of this let me point our certain truths that Hannah or any Christian might be aware or not aware of. These two truths are:
a.) The ends of every petition of a believer is not getting it in itself, but giving it back to God and Him getting the glory.
b.) God is in control in whatever we ask to Him.
With that thought in mind, we go now to Hannah’s prayer to God. So now, how did Hannah magnify God’s sovereignty to her prayer? In her sea of desperation, how can we draw the pearl of God’s providential hands to it? And since we want those two truths be an ingredient to our prayer life, what can we do to fulfill that aim? What will be the acceptable and magnifying at the same time to God in prayer?
(To be continued next week…)