My dear Brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless everyone in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that God has given you for today is from the book of 1 Samuel 1:27, “For this child I prayed and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of him.”
Hannah was one of two wives of Elkanah. The other, Peninnah, had given birth to Elkanah’s children, but Hannah remained childless. So one day, Hannah went up to the temple, and prayed with great weeping. Eli the High Priest heard her weeping bitterly at the altar. Hannah was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish. She made a vow saying, ‘’Lord if You will give me a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life.” When Eli enquired the reason for her weeping she told him that she was a woman of sorrowful spirit, therefore she had poured out her heart to God. Eli said, “Go in peace, and the God of Israel will grant your petition.” Hannah conceived and bore a son. And called his name Samuel, God looked into her affliction and heard her cry and answered her prayers. God not only heard her prayer but answers everyone who cries out to him in truth and spirit.
I would like to share a testimony about a family in America. I went to Australia in July 2017. And a family came for prayers. When I ask them what I should pray for? They told me about their elder brother who was in America. They had been married for almost ten years but they had no children. So I prayed for them through the phone. I sent God’s word and believed that He will perform a miracle. I said to the Lord, “You are a God of miracles. You hear the cry of the needy. You are a God who does more than what we ask, think or pray. Therefore kindly bless my son with the gift of a child. You are a God at hand and a God afar off”. I sent the word through the phone hoping that God would perform a miracle. The word took a form within her womb, and she conceived three children in her womb. Praise be to God.
God saw her affliction and blessed her with three children. I again went to Australia in the month of July this year 2018, that family came again to meet me. I couldn’t recognize them. I asked them what I should pray for? Then they narrated the entire episode that took place in my previous visit. They said that God had blessed their elder brother, after I had prayed with two daughters and a son. They were filled with great joy. They said that they had come to thank me. God sent forth the word and performed a miracle. God will perform a miracle for you too if you wait upon Him.
God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord I thank you for answering the prayers of my children. When we call You in distress you hear our cry. Lord we praise You for Your kindness. Bless all those who are in need of a child and may they rejoice in You all the days of their lives. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.