1 Samuel 1:13 (KJV)
(13) “Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.”
When was the last time you spoke from your heart when it came to praying to the Father? When was the last time you were so overwhelmed with a problem, that you were speechless? That was where Hannah was. In I Samuel 1:6-8, we read that her adversary, Peninnah, Elkanah’s other wife, vexed her soul. The reason for her prayer was that she could not give her husband children. Verse five states that the Lord had shut up her womb.
Hannah turns to the Lord for help. It is a heartfelt prayer that she offers up to the Lord. The Lord hears her prayer, and she becomes pregnant with her first child. In thanksgiving, she dedicates Samuel to the Lord. Samuel becomes a great man of God.
Hannah is an example to us today that prayer does work. God will answer our heartfelt prayers. He is a faithful God.
Lord, help me to turn to you when life throws me a difficult situation. Help me speak from my heart instead of my lips. Let me walk in my faith toward you knowing that you are a prayer answering God.