Theme: Powerful Prayers
1 Samuel 1:12-17
1:12 Now it came about, as she continued praying before the Lord, that Eli was watching her mouth.
1:13 As for Hannah, she was speaking in her heart, only her lips were moving, but her voice was not heard. So Eli thought she was drunk.
1:14 Then Eli said to her, “How long will you make yourself drunk? Put away your wine from you.”
1:15 But Hannah replied, “No, my lord, I am a woman oppressed in spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the Lord.
1:16 Do not consider your maidservant as a worthless woman, for I have spoken until now out of my great concern and provocation.”
1:17 Then Eli answered and said, “Go in peace; and may the God of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of Him.”