Devotion and Discipleship

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Passionate Prayer and An Outpouring of Gratefulness


“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord” (I Samuel 1:27-28a NIV). I Samuel chapter 1 tells the story of Hannah, who was devastated for lack of a child and who fervently prayed that God would grant her a son.  I recommend reading it before continuing with my thoughts below. Hannah’s impassioned plea to God for the one thing that would mean the world to her finds its echo in each of us, for we are not strangers to heartbreak, though the causes vary widely. But...

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