Do you know anything about our great heroes of the faith? I’ve just finished reading a biography about Charles Spurgeon and I learned a great deal about stalwart faith.
His father was a preacher and felt guilty about leaving his family alone so much. He returned home to hear his wife pleading in prayer for their children, especially Charles who apparently was quite strong-willed. He returned to his duties with a contented heart, knowing that his children were well cared for.
Dear mothers, how are we doing in the prayer department? Do we linger with our Father God and bring our children’s names before them?
Do we pray for their problems, their weaknesses, and their strengths? Or do we send them out into the world totally unprepared for what might befall them? Hannah is a fine example of a praying mother. She covered her child in prayer before she even got pregnant.
“Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I was pouring out my soul to the Lord. Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.” Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.”
So in the course of time, Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel.
Prayer- Lord we thank you for caring parents who loved us enough to pray for us. Amen.