Hannah was a woman who was determined to get something from God. She knew that if she really wanted it she had to go to God in prayer, and she was not ashamed to go to God in prayer. She went to the altar alone to pray and in the midst of her prayer Eli the priest saw her and thought she was drunk because her mouth was moving but he could not hear any of the words of her prayers to God. Hannah was whispering her prayer to God and to God alone.
When question and ridiculed by Eli the priest she assured him she was not drunk, but was pouring her soul out before The Lord. I encourage you today not to be ashamed to whisper your prayers to God. When things throughout your day become a little tough, whisper your prayer to God. When things get a little out of sorts, whisper your prayer to God. Pour out your heart to Him and know The Lord hears your prayer.
God will not only hear your prayers, but God will answer your prayers. God answered Hannah's prayer as she prayed for a son and God gave her Samuel. You may not know what to say when it comes to prayer, but just tell God what's on your heart and He will hear you. You don't need fancy words just a sincere heart like Hannah's. Prayer will turn your situation around, not just today but always. Be assured God is still in the prayer answering business, and yes He will hear and answer your prayers.
Continue to pray and know without a doubt, “It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord thank you for hearing me when I pray, and thank you for sending the answers to my prayers. In Jesus name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY