Mothers day 2024

God Hears Our Prayers


Your role as a mom to young children is hard, valuable, kingdom work. Remind me that my unseen sacrifices and struggles are seen and valued by the Lord

we've got at least one mom who is with child…the pinnacle of a woman's success?

Hannah had an agitator deeply troubled her, she would weep, cry, but her faith undisturbed

I Samuel 1:12-18

12 As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. 

13 Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk 

14 and said to her, “How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away your wine.”

15 “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord. 

16 Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”

17 Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.”

18 She said, “May your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then she went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast.


2 Chronicles 16:9 The eyes of the Lord search to and fro throughout the whole earth to show himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are completely his.

Because the point of her prayer is not so much for a son but for her God. Would God remember her? God remembers us when our hearts are broken.


Before prayer changes anything, part of God’s purpose in prayer is for prayer to change us.

Pray until you connect with God and come to a place of peace and trust, knowing that God has heard you and will take care of you. “Pray until you pray.”

You get to choose your own way. You don’t have to be like everyone else. 

Sometimes you just cannot “fix” other people’s problems. It is bigger than you and them

Joseph Tson was imprisoned for his faith in a Romanian jail… "Joseph, the other prisoners hate us. Why are you different?" And Joseph said, "Because to me, you are God's stonecutters."


Even though her circumstances have not yet changed, she has put her burden in God’s hands

God uses us powerfully when we are devoted to him like this. 

Hannah came to be in awe of the God who loves her and who will bring about her ultimate salvation. In the end, her joy was not in Samuel. Her joy was in the Lord.