Father, let me be like Hannah.
Let me be earnest and persistent in prayer as Hannah was, pouring out my feelings and heartaches to You.
Father, there is much in the world to be heartbroken over: illness, abuse, death, poverty, political disunity, injustice. And You know each individual and their personal needs. You know the desire of my heart as You knew Hannah’s. Help me not give up, but persevere, keep praying, trusting in Your timing: for healing, for salvation, for peace.
And like Hannah, when I make a promise to You, help me be true to my word, no matter how hard it is. Hannah gave back to You the very thing she prayed for: a precious son.
Help me hold Your blessings loosely enough that I do not love them more than I love You.
I will rejoice as Hannah did over all You do for me. Help me acknowledge that all my blessings come from You. It is You who give life and take it away, You who send poverty and wealth. You who heal and save.
It is not by strength that any of us prevails, but You who deliver, give me strength, and give me victory over our enemies.
You are the Lord God Almighty who knows all and weighs all deeds. You laid the foundations of the world and set it in place. There is no one holy like You. You are the Way Maker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the darkness. You are my God.
Thank You for answering prayer. Praise be to the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen