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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hannah's Prayer

I Samuel 2 1-11

And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation. 2There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. 3Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. 4The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength. 5They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble. 6The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. 7The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. 8He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and he hath set the world upon them. 9He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail. 10The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.

I ran across a portion of Hannah's prayer in my bible study, and stopped to read the whole prayer. Now, this is Hannah's prayers after Samuel was born and also after her other children were born and they way I see if Hannah was up in years when this prayer was prayed. Her prayer has been on my mind constantly the last few days, and I am wondering what God is trying to show me and teach through this. Let me know what you see in Hannah's pray.

It's All About HIM
Joan

2 comments:

chadandnikki said...

This is one of my favorite passages in the entire Bible. It's amazing that God uses us, and in this case our children, as praise and worship to Himself. It's amazing that He uses the very things that defy Him to praise Him.

jamielynn said...

That is one of my very favorite passages out of the Bible. Especially the one before Samuel was born. It's amazing to me.