After God's Own Heart

After God’s Own Heart – 1

April 23, 2023

1 Samuel 1 and 2

Read Hannah’s prayer in 1 Sam 2:1-10.

Hannah praised God for his answer to her prayer for a son.  The theme of her prayer was her confidence in God’s sovereignty and her thankfulness for his blessings.  Mary, the mother of Jesus, modeled her own praise song, called The Magnificat, (Luke 1:46-55) after Hannah’s prayer.  Like Hannah and Mary, we should be confident of God’s ultimate control over the events in our lives, and we should be thankful for the ways he has blessed us.  By praising him for all good gifts, we are acknowledging his ultimate control over all the affairs of life.