Hannah was in deep anguish, crying bitterly as she prayed to the Lord. And she made this vow: “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.” 1 Samuel 1:10‭-‬11‭

God sees everything we’re going through. He sees it and wants to help, but He cannot and will not help without an invitation. Prayer is our invitation to God. We’re giving Him consent to act on our behalf.

Too many times we minimize prayer because we want something to do. We want to get our hands dirty and we want to solve the problem. We don’t understand or value the importance of prayer. When we pray, we’re removing ourselves from the situation and allowing God to handle it.

We’re limited in our knowledge and abilities. God’s power, knowledge, and abilities are infinite. So, why not use His?

That sad saying of “all we can do is pray” needs to be changed. We need to be excited when a conflict shows up and shout, “We get to pray!” Get God involved in your situation through prayer.

The entire family got up early the next morning and went to worship the Lord once more. Then they returned home to Ramah. 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.” 1 Samuel 1:19‭-‬20 NLT