Hannah prayed in faith that despite her situation God would hear. While prayer is not always answered in the way we expect, our God is faithful. God hears our prayers and can continue to do great things in our lives.
Worship with Holy Communion this week:
Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday 8:30 a.m. Traditional worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School and Adult class
10:30 a.m. Contemporary worship
Devotions for this week:
God Answers Hannah October 16, 2016
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding:
Sunday: God Answers Hannah, 1 Samuel 1:9-11, 19-20; 2:1-10
Monday: God Calls Samuel, 1 Samuel 3:1-18
Tuesday: The Ark of God Captured, 1 Samuel 4:2-11, 6:2, 11-13
Wednesday: Samuel Anoints Saul as King, 1 Samuel 9:27-10:8, 10:17-27
Thursday: Saul Rejected and David Anointed, 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Friday: David Defeats Goliath, 1 Samuel 17:1-54
Saturday: David Brings the Ark to Jerusalem, 2 Samuel 6:1-23
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord; then they went back to their house at Ramah…In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I have asked him of the Lord.” 1 Samuel 1:19-20
- What are the benefits and drawbacks for Israel to shift from a tribal nation to a kingdom? How might our political system serve God?
- How do you think prayer works? How did Hannah’s prayer affect her life? How did affect the future of Israel?
- What have you asked God for that still awaits an answer? What did you bargain in return for a favorable answer? Does God require something in exchange for answered prayer? Where do you see God working while you wait for the answer?
PRAY: You are a Lord of mercy who heeds the prayers of your people. Grant us those requests which will glorify you and bring us into more perfect devotion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
BLESS: May God hear your prayers and answer favorably. Amen.