1 Samuel 1:10-16, ESV
She was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord and wept bitterly.And she vowed a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head.”
As she continued praying before the Lord, Eli observed her mouth.Hannah was speaking in her heart; only her lips moved, and her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli took her to be a drunken woman. And Eli said to her, “How long will you go on being drunk? Put your wine away from you.”But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman troubled in spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord. Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for all along I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation.” – 1 Samuel 1:10-16, ESV
Here you see that Hannah is thought to be drunk because when Eli saw her, he only saw her lips moving but could not hear her. How often are we judged when we pray not as another? Has this kept you from coming to His alter and laying down your request, afraid of how others would perceive your action? While serving on our church’s prayer team, we would stand at the end of the service to pray with anyone who wanted prayer, but there were many services when no one approached us. On service God spoke to me and said, ‘Why is My alter empty with so many needs within this body? Pride and fear keep them away. There are so many suffering and who will be willing to come together and lift them in prayer. My House is to be called a House of Prayer, yet there are so many here and in other places where my alter is empty. Cry out and tell them to come, and left nothing keep you from coming to Me.’
Since this day, I have repeated this message and too often I feel like it has fallen on deaf ears. How ever your pray, and what ever you need to pray for, let nothing keep you from joining together in prayer. Pray in agreement and according to His will and see the mountains be moved, see healings through this land, see people freed from abuse and addictions. See all the Lord has for you and me.
Read Isaiah 56:7
Leave any prayer requests you have in the comments and let us pray together, and for each other, in Jesus name. God bless and keep you safe from all harm.