Monday, February 22, 2010

God taught me a lot about prayer this AM...Hannah prayed a hard, hard, hard prayer in 1 Samuel.

"O Lord Almighty, if you will only look upon your servant's misery and remember me and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life."

What a beautiful cry. She was committed to it too. She made a vow before the Lord, and kept it. Hannah wept, in bitterness of soul, and yet still saw God for all he was, praying a mighty vow.

I was challenged this morning to be true to what I pray. Not just throw words out, but really think about what I'm saying. Hannah made a huge commitment in her prayer, and it was honored...but it was God she honored first. A challenge for a Monday...