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Worship Jesus Ministries Trust Presents
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Sunday, Jul 24, 2022

I am not drunk I am praying:

1 Samuel 1:15” But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman troubled in spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the LORD.”

The above statement kind of captivated me: I am not drunk but I am praying! You pray this kind of prayer when you see your loved one gasping for breath, when they are in death bed, desperate prayer..I am tongue-tied for words to explain this kind of prayer.  When the pregnant wife was admitted in the hospital with severe complications and the child was conceived after lot of prayers, the father came with lifted hands in front of our church, knelt down and prayed with tears.  He will be able to say,” I am not drunk I am praying!’ Do we have this kind of prayer today in our churches ? I wonder!!!

Instead of going to 1001 people for advice and suggestions, we need to pour out our heart in the presence of God.  Lamentations 2:19 Arise, cry out in the night from the first watch of the night. Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children who are fainting from hunger on the corner of every street.”

Psalm 62:8 “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge. Selah

Hey friend, God answers prayers! That’s the lesson we learn from the awesome story of Hannah, God will change your mourning to dancing. Are you listening? Only believe! Jeremiah 29:12”Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.”

Hannah takes a decision to walk into the presence of the Lord and weep at His feet. When ‘she continued praying before the LORD’ (12), did you hear me say ‘CONTINUED’??? Not just for a short while but she kept pressing hard and continued to pray.  You need to be persistent in your prayers, while she did so, she received strength to believe for a miracle. Hallelujah! Tears trigger fear, but faith brings cheer! Prayer builds your faith! After wrestling in prayer for a long time, ‘she went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad. ‘ That’s powerful!




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