BASIC SCRIPTURES: Prayers And Declarations 24 June 2024

BASIC SCRIPTURES: 24 June 2024

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BASIC SCRIPTURES: 1 SAMUEL 1: 1 – 28; PSALM 3:3

1 Samuel 1:1-28 (NIV)

The Birth of Samuel

1 There was a certain man from Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.

2 He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.

3 Year after year this man went up from his town to worship and sacrifice to the Lord Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli, were priests of the Lord.

4 Whenever the day came for Elkanah to sacrifice, he would give portions of the meat to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters.

5 But to Hannah he gave a double portion because he loved her, and the Lord had closed her womb.

6 Because the Lord had closed Hannah’s womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her.

7 This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat.

8 Her husband Elkanah would say to her, “Hannah, why are you weeping? Why don’t you eat? Why are you downhearted? Don’t I mean more to you than ten sons?”

Hannah’s Prayer

9 Once when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s house.

10 In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly.

11 And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.”

12 As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her mouth.

13 Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk

14 and said to her, “How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away your wine.”

15 “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord.

16 Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”

17 Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.”

18 She said, “May your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then she went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast.

The Birth of Samuel

19 Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the Lord and then went back to their home at Ramah. Elkanah made love to his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered her.

20 So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.”

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BASIC SCRIPTURES: Prayers And Declarations 24 June 2024

Hannah Dedicates Samuel

21 When her husband Elkanah went up with all his family to offer the annual sacrifice to the Lord and to fulfill his vow,

22 Hannah did not go. She said to her husband, “After the boy is weaned, I will take him and present him before the Lord, and he will live there always.”

23 “Do what seems best to you,” her husband Elkanah told her. “Stay here until you have weaned him; only may the Lord make good his word.” So the woman stayed at home and nursed her son until she had weaned him.

24 After he was weaned, she took the boy with her, young as he was, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house of the Lord at Shiloh.

25 When the bull had been sacrificed, they brought the boy to Eli,

26 and she said to him, “Pardon me, my lord. As surely as you live, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the Lord.

27 I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.

28 So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there. BASIC SCRIPTURES: Prayers And Declarations 24 June 2024

Psalm 3:3 (NIV)

3 But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

Prayers and Declarations Based on These Passages

Prayers

  1. Heavenly Father, just as You heard Hannah’s cry and answered her prayer, I ask that You hear my heartfelt petitions. Remember me, O Lord, and grant me the desires of my heart according to Your will.
  2. Lord, I come before You with my burdens and anguish, pouring out my soul to You. Comfort me and give me peace, just as You did for Hannah. Let Your peace replace my sorrow.
  3. Father, I thank You for being my shield and protector. Surround me with Your presence and lift my head high, that I may walk confidently in Your glory.
  4. God of mercy, I pray for favor in Your eyes and in the eyes of those around me. May Your grace be evident in my life, leading me to success and fulfillment. BASIC SCRIPTURES: Prayers And Declarations 24 June 2024
  5. Lord, as You remembered Hannah and blessed her with a child, remember me in my time of need. Show Your faithfulness and power in my life, that I may testify of Your goodness.
  6. Heavenly Father, I dedicate my life and all that I have to You. Use me for Your glory, and let my life be a living testimony of Your love and grace.

Declarations

  1. I declare that the Lord hears my prayers and sees my tears. He is faithful to answer me and grant me the desires of my heart according to His perfect will.
  2. I declare that even in my deepest anguish, I will pour out my soul to the Lord, for He is my comfort and my peace.
  3. I declare that the Lord is a shield around me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. I will walk confidently, knowing that He is with me.
  4. I declare that I find favor in the eyes of the Lord and in the eyes of those around me. His grace leads me to success and fulfillment in all areas of my life. BASIC SCRIPTURES: Prayers And Declarations 24 June 2024
  5. I declare that the Lord remembers me and blesses me. His faithfulness and power are evident in my life, and I will testify of His goodness.
  6. I declare that my life is dedicated to the Lord. He uses me for His glory, and my life is a living testimony of His love and grace.
  7. I declare that the Lord grants me peace in the midst of my trials. He replaces my sorrow with joy and my anguish with comfort.
  8. I declare that the Lord’s presence surrounds me. He is my shield and protector, and I am safe in His care.
  9. I declare that the Lord lifts my head high. I will not be downcast, for He is my strength and my confidence. BASIC SCRIPTURES: Prayers And Declarations 24 June 2024
  10. I declare that the Lord’s favor and grace are upon me. I will prosper and succeed in all that I do because He is with me.

By praying and declaring these scriptures, you are aligning yourself with God’s promises and inviting His power and presence into your life.

BASIC SCRIPTURES: Prayers And Declarations 24 June 2024

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