And she said, Oh my Lord, as thy soul liveth, my Lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD. For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him: therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there.
1 Samuel 1:26-28 KJV
Our kids are all grown up and we are alone. Nobody ever told us that these beautiful creatures will leave. We’ve left their childhood pictures on a side of the wall as a reminder that they were once our sweet loving kids. Now we pray for them to serve the Lord all the days of their lives. These children are supernatural blessings. David Platt in April 2019, agreed with this in a podcast: ” Children don’t come merely biologically, they come ultimately supernaturally from God’s provision. He provides children and our response of gratitude and praise to him with our children”. I remember that like Hannah, we prayed for our children to come as there was a slight delay. The second one, a boy, came very supernaturally beyond medical planning. We weren’t prepared. So I named him: ” More than Wisdom”. Everyday, I hand them over to the Lord and pray that they will serve God forever. Hannah explained why she did such thing. She asked the child of the Lord. There is something very crucial about parental prayers for their children. It sets the spiritual tone for the children, and prevents a contrary agenda which affects the children of this generation. Today, we hand all our children back to God and pray Gods purpose be manifest in their lives.