Monday, November 20, 2023

“For this daughter I prayed “

 ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭1:10‭-‬11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.”

Hannah, was a warrior, she never gave up on prayer. We know that Hannah prayed fervently for children before and after.  The God that answers granted not only her request but five more children after the Prophet Samuel. Most remember Hannah for her sorrow, but not for the prayer woman. Hannah pray specifically for a son, but couldn't have children. She never gave up hope that God would hear her prayer.  I was moved by the way the Bible describes Hannah sacrifice to the Lord. What impacted me the most was that she dedicated her baby to the Lord and let him at temple to serve God all the days of his life. (1 Samuel 1:11).  

“It’s a girl” baby B It’s a girl the ultrasound technician said. We knew baby A was a boy. My heart rejoice as tears came down my cheeks. I praise God for answering my prayer request. For this daughter I prayed. I dreamed of a little girl to complete our family one who could become my best friend and make this family whole. Her three brothers, were born first, including her twin baby A, ones to call me mother, they are a blessing they lit up my life. With my first son I learned my motherhood how to prepare the best to be a good mother. Having boys are special too. I dream with a baby girl and I felt in my heart something was missing. As I dream to shop for tutus, have a head adorned with crocheted flowers with satin pink bands, shop for pink little dresses and knowing that one day she will have a baby of her own. Having a daughter is a mother’s dream, but it comes with big challenges, therefore, since for this daughter I prayed, I dedicate not only my daughter, but my three sons to God. 

Hannah pray fervently for a baby, but her prayer was specifically for a son. According to the Bible, the Lord had closed her womb, and her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her. Hannah dedicated Samuel to the Lord, I made a vow to the Lord and dedicated my daughter to the Lord. I love my children and they are all a gift from God. Motherhood was such a beautiful experience that I had really treasure. I encourage you readers, if you have a Princess as I do, pray for protection, safety, well-being, relationship with God, friends and influence, school-life, health, future husband, relationship with their father, siblings relationships and finally wisdom and discernment. The Bible says: “Train your children in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6).

You might not be praying for a daughter nor a baby.  I encourage you, keep praying. God is near the broken-hearted, he rescues those who spirit are crushed. The Bible says: do not receive, because you ask wrongly. I have learn to pray and ask God specifically for the things I want. I pray for a daughter, God answered me.  Don’t give up and keep praying. The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time. 

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