HANNAH PRAYS FOR A SON
Our Bible story comes from 1st Samuel. Hannah was a woman who was married to Elkanah and they loved each other very much. But Hannah had no children. For years she lived with the pain in her heart and endured ridicule from other women who had children. She remained faithful and prayed to God. The Bible says she made a vow that if God were to grant her prayer and give her a son, she would give her child to God's service. God answered her prayer and she had a son. She named him Samuel because she said, "For I have asked for him of the Lord." And Hannah kept her vow. When her son was very young, she took him to the temple where he would learn to serve God. We can pray like Hannah and know that God hears us.