Hannah's Prayer

Scripture: 1 Samuel 1, 2:1-11

Topics: Futility, Suffering

In the first chapter of 1 Samuel, we are faced with the story of Hannah’s confident trust in God and her courageous obedience. Where there is futility in her life, there should have been fruit; where there is strife there should have been unity; and where there is judgment there should have been support. However, in the midst of her suffering, Hannah displays confidence where there could have been bitterness and shows courageous obedience where there could have been self-protective selfishness.