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A PRAYER FOR OUR NATION TO BE BLESSED
We should always pray to keep the presence of God in our nation. If God doesn’t bless us, where could we go?, what could we do?, how would we live?, when will we get close to God?
Believe it or not 2020 has come and gone, it brought so many people into 2021 a sad beginning, and our hearts totally goes out to those that are hurting because they’ve lost a loved one or a dear friend. Now we only have a memory of how things used to be, thinking on the good things we smile, thinking how much we miss them we cry. I lost an uncle, the life of every party, and a lot of close friends. But many of my family members got COVID-19; we were so blessed to make it through. Unexpectedly the virus still hangs around seeking whom it can devour.
Some of us need a visual presentation to have faith in God; oh the flowers are so beautiful this year, God is good. What level of faith in God is this? Because the flowers come back every year at the same time and they are as beautiful as the year before, it’s their due season and we are so thankful for them. But to see what has transpired in our world these few months shook everybody and God was our witness. Because it’s kind of hard to understand what has happened, never believe that God allowed this because he is angry with us.
I’m asking God the Father right now to build our faith from little faith, to greater faith, then perfect our faith to be obedient to him as He helps us to learn what this is all about. I’ve thought about this long and hard, what has this done to our faith or for our faith? But the word of god has made it so clear that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. So when we study to hear the word of God it builds our faith from little faith, to greater faith and then perfected faith in God.
Life Quote 4
Remain steadfast. There are many waves and storms on the path that may crush our spirit. Many hindrances along the way. But one thing that gives me assurance and confidence is that I am not alone. Christ is with me. Above All, victory is guaranteed.
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In the bible, I am most inspired by Hannah’s prayers to the Lord to have a child. Her infertility caused her to be bitter because her husband Elkanah had a second wife, Peninnah who often made a mockery of her. This gave her a deep sadness and a loss of hope. So she prayed a despairing prayer to God. In this prayer, she vowed to God if He would give her a son that she would dedicate him back to God so he could serve Him in whatever God’s will was for his life.
Hannah knew who God was and that he was full of love and compassion when one of his children cries out to Him in despair. I remember back in the old days when the elders of the church prayed despairing prayers, all the kids would laugh and make fun of them at church and home. “Oh they’re putting on a show, trying to outplay each other. They done prayed enough when they pray over thirty minutes. Look at that old snot running out the nose. I hope it doesn’t get on me, let me show you how Brother John beats the floor, this how Mrs. Sue is falling all out. They had all of down and could react it out, Lord have mercy.
The mockery went on for years. But this year when they were going to sacrifice to the Lord of Heavens Armies in Shiloh it was different. Hannah felt so sorrowful that she cried and could not eat her food. Elkanah asked Hannah why was she crying and not eating. Is it because you can’t have children? He said to her, “You have me—isn’t that better than having ten sons?”
After they ate Hannah prayed and she made a vow to the Lord: “O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, if you will look upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you. He will be yours for his entire lifetime, and as a sign that he has been dedicated to the Lord, his hair will never be cut.”
She prayed so hard that the Priest Eli thought she was drunk. He told her she needed to leave the wine bottle alone. But she explained to him that she was praying out of her anguish and sorrow. “In that case,” Eli said, “go in peace! May the God of Israel grant the request you have asked of him.”
That night Elkanah slept with Hannah. I don’t know whether it was this time she conceived but, “When Elkanah slept with Hannah, the Lord remembered her plea, and in due time she gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I asked the Lord for him.” This story of answered prayer shows us that we should have this same unwavering trust and faith in God.