A Happy Birthday (1 Samuel 1:1 to 2:11)

Graham Nicholls

Hannah, in her great disappointment that she has no children prays with great emotion to her powerful God, the LORD Almighty for a son to serve the LORD.

God grants her request and she fulfils her vow and Hannah joyfully praises Him.

This teaches is timeless lessons about how to pray, what to pray for and how to respond when God graciously answers us.

To listen to Graham Nicholls preaching from 1 Samuel at Christ Church on Sunday morning 2nd June 2013 use the link below.

Here are questions for discussion following the sermon:

What does it mean to pray from the heart, with your whole being? What is a rightly emotional prayer?
How can you nurture a big view of God as you pray?
Do you pray for what will bring worship to God or are your prayers essentially self-serving?
Is it right to pray for things that seem more about your comfort than God’s kingdom?
How do your prayers and your experience connect with God’s kingdom building?
What can we give thanks for?

Series: 1 Samuel (2013)

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