Sunday, 10 May 2020

A Mother's Prayer

Scripture:  1 Samuel 2 v 1 -3:  "And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.  
2 There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. 
3 Talk no more exceedingly proudly; let not arrogance come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by Him actions are weighed."

This was the prayer Hannah prayed when she gave her only son to the Lord after he was weaned.  Her desire for a child was so strong, she had prayed for years for this baby, and the Lord heard her prayer. She was so blessed by Him that she literally gave her son back to the Lord, taking him to the priest and leaving him there.

This child's name was Samuel, who became one of the great prophets of the Old Testament.  He was also one of three Nazarites, who never had a haircut or shave, nor touched any form of liquor.  The other two were Samson and John the Baptist.  All three were mighty men of God.

The conception of Samson.  When Delilah cut his hair he lost his strength.
Judges 13 v 3 - 5: "And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.
4  Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing:
5  For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines."

Many mothers have had this prayer answered and become joyful in having children. Those that are dedicated back to the Lord have such a blessed life.  I prayed this prayer and was given two beautiful sons, who have blessed me over and over throughout their lives.

Their early years were absolutely precious as they preferred to pray together with me than play with their friends.  We had such adventures with Jesus that it was not a duty to pray but a time of joy and revelation, as well as seeing God answer in some very miraculous ways.  

So worship the Lord and give a Him your children and teach them to walk in His ways and you will see them grow into wonderful men and women who will bless Jesus always.  They will be a great credit to you.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, thank You for the blessing of children.  It makes Mother's Day very special when they respond with love and grace.  We pray Your blessing Lord upon all mothers today and thank them for all they do for their children.  Lord be with them everyday and bless their husbands, and their precious children too. In Jesus' name. Amen.