As we close our day, a day of celebration for women all over the world, yes on the 9 August we celebrate National Women’s Day in South Africa for what happened 60 years ago in 1956……
But today I want to share a prayer from a strong woman from the Bible..
Hannah was barren. She wanted a son but God had not granted her one. She begged the Lord for a child . In return she promised to dedicate this young man to God’s service. Her son was born and she followed through on her promise. She took the child to Eli the priest and left him to be raised in the Temple. She continued to have influence over the boy’s life through the years.
Her son grew up to be Samuel—one of the most influential and godly men in the Bible.
1 Samuel 2 vs 1 – 10 – Holy Bible New International Version.
Then Hannah prayed and said:
“My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high.
My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance.
There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.
Do not keep talking so proud or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed.
The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with strength. Those who were full hire themselves out for food, but those who were hungry hunger no more. She who was barren has borne seven children, but she who has had many sons pines away.
The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up. The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts. He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honour.
For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s; upon them he has set the world. He will gaurd the feer of his saints but the wicked will be silenced in darkness.
It is not by strength that one prevails; those who oppose the LORD will be shattered. He will thunder against them from heaven; the LORD will judge the ends of the earth.
He will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed.”
A woman is powerful when she prays, know your worth ladies….I salute you -much love.