Wednesday, July 28, 2021


In the book of 1 Samuel, the story of a woman named Hannah is told. She was one of two wives of a man named Elkanah. Peninnah, the other wife, had lots of children while Hannah, had none. 

Peninnah made it her business to taunt Hannah over this disparity and as this went on for many years, Hannah was driven to despair.

As tormented as she felt, Hannah maintained decorum and did not respond in kind to Peninnah. Instead, she prayed fervently to God at the temple. She poured out her heart to Him and when Eli, the High Priest of the temple heard her quiet lament, He prayed for her.

Hannah, before long, got pregnant and had  the long awaited  son whom she called Samuel. 

The Lord answers the prayers of His people. 


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