Tuesday, March 12.
“And Hannah prayed…”
1 Samuel 2:1-10 is found two stories. One of the stories tells about Hannah praying before God because she was barren. As a barren woman, Hannah desired a child and life with a meaning. She was rescued from herself by God’s mercy. The second story is about the people of God who had gone to Shiloh to pray.
In many cultures around the world, barrenness is one condition of a man or woman that shows a broken world. In Israel, this condition put pressure on a person to produce a heir or insure an inheritance. This kind of condition describes not only a person physical condition but a persons spiritual and social afflictions. And so Hannah reasoned that only God could rescue her. She prayed to God and God answered her. In any situation we find ourselves, God can hear us. We just need to pray.
Memory verse: Matthew 7:7
“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” Martin Luther