Hannah's Prayer


Hannah's Prayer inspires us to
continue asking and expecting God to bless us!

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Her Prayer
inspires us to ask, seek, and knock.

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The prayer, and the story behind it,
remind us that God wants to give us the desires of our heart.

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Note that prayer for women who want to have children
is written at the end of this Bible devotion.

Also, for empathy to help you deal with the emotions of waiting for a baby, consider our infertility prayer.


Hannah's Story


Hannah came before the Lord many times bringing her desire for a baby. Most of her words are not recorded. Scripture does share some of her suffering. We know that she was overwhelmed with anguish as she meditated on the empty arms that longed for the joy of a baby.


“And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord
and wept in anguish.”
1 Samuel 1:10 NKJV


Hannah's prayer was continually for a baby.


Year after year she waited for a baby. What made waiting even worse was that her husband's other wife, Peninnah, easily had children.

Scripture also tells us that Hannah was tormented by Peninnah's attitudes and words.

“And her rival [Peninnah] also provoked her severely, to make her miserable.” 1 Samuel 1:6a NKJV

At one point, Hannah is seen by Eli the priest at the tabernacle.

This day, Hannah had come to the Lord with a new prayer. She not only asked for a child but she vowed that if God gave her a child, she would give him back to the Lord.

She offered God the very thing that was most important to her.


Hannah's prayer time was observed by Eli.


Hannah's prayer was misinterpreted by Eli.


Hannah is seen crying and praying and imploring the Lord to give her a child. Hannah is so distressed that she appears to be drunk. Eli comes to her and says, “How long will you be drunk? Put your wine away from you!”

But Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nore intoxicating drink, but have poured out my soul before the Lord.”

To Hannah's surprise, Eli tells her that God is going to grant her petition.


God loves to give us the desires of our heart.


God's advice to those who want a baby?

Prayer.


Prayer will not only it will bring a baby quicker,
it will also prepare a future mother and father for the baby.


Prayer is not just about what we want.

It is also about preparing us for what we want.

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Hannah's prayer, and the story behind it,
are used to encourage us to trust God with our desires.

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We pray that the following prayer will also encourage you and bless you
as you wait upon the Lord for your little one.

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Prayer for Women who want a Child


Lord,

You are the one from whom all blessings flow. You are the one who knows our deepest desires, and you are the one who is able to fulfill them.

Lord, you are the life-giver.

We come to you fervently asking for your supernatural grace to touch this woman and open her womb. Prepare her body to easily receive the tiny bundle that she is longing for. Protect her body as the little one grows inside her womb. Enable her to carry her baby to full term and experience a normal birth. Father God, insure that her baby enters the world as a healthy, full-term child.

We lift up this prayer, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

Amen

Copyright © 2012 Beth McLendon of Inspirational - Prayers.com


Second Prayer
for a woman to pray who wants a child


Lord,

You are the one from whom all blessings flow.

Thank you for all my blessings.

You are the one who knows my deepest desires, and you are the one who is able to fulfill them.

Lord, you are the life-giver.

I come to you fervently asking for your supernatural grace to touch me and open my womb. Prepare my body to easily receive the tiny bundle that I am longing for. Protect my body as my little one grows inside my womb. Enable me to carry my baby to full term and experience a normal birth.

Father God, I ask you to insure that my baby enters the world as a healthy, full-term child.

Thank you, Lord. I give you glory, honor, and praise.

I lift up this prayer, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

Amen

Copyright © 2012 Beth McLendon of Inspirational - Prayers.com



We, at Inspirational-Prayers, believe in the power of prayer and
we pray aggressively.

The Lord tells us to boldly come to his throne.
Hebrews 4:16

Yet, we want to remind you that we cannot guarantee prayer results.

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