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Praying With the Right Attitude

Praying With the Right Attitude

Praying with the right attitude

Hannah was a woman who was constantly praying with the right attitude. As Hannah prayed, her anguish was so great that she appeared to be drunk. Her prayer was the type that is destined to reach the ears of God, and through her anguish, Hannah didn’t cease from praying.

Hannah was in deep anguish, crying bitterly as she prayed to the Lord.

1 Samuels 1:10  

The narrative behind Hannah’s petition was that Hannah wanted a son but was able to have none. Her only hope was in the God who gives.

Hannah’s prayer was this, that if God gave her a son, then she would give him back to God as a sacrifice to His goodness. When we take a deeper look at Hannah praying, we see that Hannah’s strength was that she trusted the God to which she prayed. Her faith was whole.

Pray Like Hannah Did

Praying with patience

Like Job, Hannah knew that it is the Lord that gives, and it is the Lord that takes. As a result, we see Hannah blessing the Name of the Lord in the midst of her anguish.

It can be hard to be resolute, when the fire of our circumstances is ablaze, yet we should remain sober in spirit. We should always remember that God has it (whatever our it may be) all under control. Our job is to pour our prayers into the ears of God. As we pray, we should also believe that the thing we ask for, is done. 

Hannah’s Prayer

“My heart rejoices in the Lord, in the Lord my horn is lifted high.
My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. 

“There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.

Read more of Hannah’s Prayer Here

When we pray, we should be like Hannah. She was very patient in her prayers. Year after year Hannah went back to pray. Hannah did not give up neither did she lose faith. Her selflessness is also something we should note. The Bible says that she was ridiculed because of her barrenness, but this didn’t stop her from pressing in prayer.

It must have been very easy to give up and believe that God was not going to come through for her. However, this was not the case, because Hannah was very stubborn in praying. Her prayer was faithful, patient, incessant and true.

Also see: Prayer That Works – How to Reach God.

Faith Empowers Our Prayers

Are we able to pray with this same attitude as Hannah did? Can we continue to pray even when it appears God is nowhere to be found?

The engine of our prayers should be faith and so when we pray, we should see the unseen and hear the unheard. When we pray, our lens of faith should be magnified, allowing us to see into the vivid mirrors of heaven. 

We should ensure that we are praying with the right attitude, like Hannah did. We must leave ourselves as we march to the altar, and we must clothe ourselves in the garment of praise, kneeling at the altar until we are heard.

I want to say to you, that if ever you should pray in this manner, with this attitude, your prayers will undoubtedly be heard. Be Blessed!


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