Behold, Your Praying Mother

1Sam 1:27-28, 27 For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. 28 Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the Lord.” So they worshiped the Lord there.

The prophet Samuel was an answer to a mother’s prayer. Hannah’s eagerness for a son was partially due to her rival Penninah (co-wife) who looked down on her for being barren. Each year she prayed without an answer, not until she shifted to God-honoring prayers (1Sam 1:11) did God remembered her.

Mothers’ intuitions are remarkable; they live beyond the moment. Hannah watched Eli’s sons living in rebellion. Eli the priest/judge for 40 years lost control of his house. Soon there would be no godly man to replace Eli. Perhaps she prayed that God would one day use her son. Once Samuel was born, she brought him back as a young boy to the temple to be under the leadership of a priest who failed as a father. The only difference was that she trusted in God to raise her son, even through a broken system while she continued to pray.

Many testimonies I have come across, especially for salvation, credits mothers or grandmother’s prayers. I had a praying dad and mom, but something happened when my mother would be weeping, seeking God to save me. I can trace through the bible and see how God always has a heart for mothers as we also saw with Jesus and His mother. That is why nothing just happens, mothers through birth, nurture, and prayers shaped our upbringing. They deserve the honor of their children.

2 replies on “Behold, Your Praying Mother”

Amen! I was amazed when I read 1 Samuel. I was Hannah when I prayed for a child. I even dedicated that child to the Lord, before he was even conceived. He is lent to the Lord all his life.
Glory to God for answered prayers!

Amen. knowing a little bit of your story, I indeed rejoice with you. Every good and perfect gift comes from above. It comes from the Father of light whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. keep teaching mothers that every child is blessed of God.

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