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God Hears Hannah’s Prayers

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Through Hannah’s prayers and the promise she kept,
a prophet came to Israel

14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
1 John 5:14

(Open the bible and read to your child 1 Samuel 1:1-20) Hannah was troubled because she did not have any children. While she was praying to God about her troubles Eli a high priest witnessed her praying. He too decided to pray with her, and as a result God answered their prayers. Hannah had a son who she named Samuel, and when Samuel reached the age of about three, he is brought to the temple to be dedicated to the Lord for service. Hannah had promised the Lord that if she were to have a son, she would dedicate him for lifetime service. Because Hannah kept her promise, Israel received a prophet, a prophet who would later anoint King David!

The Jesus Connection:
Read Acts 3:24.
Samuel is specifically mentioned in the book of Acts as a prophet whose life and message pointed to Jesus. In our story, Hannah cried out to the Lord to give her a son and committed him to the Lord for God’s service. Little did she realize her little boy would be used to anoint the first two kings of Israel. Samuel anointed Saul and thus established anointing as God’s
means of indicating his choice. Later Samuel anointed David out of whose household the Savior would be born.