21 Days of Prayer Devotional
Day 5
Ellen Chalmers / 1 Samuel 1


As she continued praying before the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was speaking in her heart; only her lips moved, and her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli took her to be a drunken woman. And Eli said to her, “how long will you go on being drunk? Put your wine away from you.” 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.”


Thought of the day

Because Hannah poured herself out to the Lord and made her request known the Lord rewarded her with her son Samuel who would be given a place of honor in God’s storyline of redemption. God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. We should not suppress our desires but make them known to the Lord in wholehearted prayer.

Questions to ponder

-What are some unfulfilled desires in my heart? Ask the Lord to reveal them to you.

-When, today, can I get alone with God and freely express these desires to the Lord?


I learned about Take The City through a young lady at our church about 5 years ago and after going on my first outreach, I was HOOKED. I fell in love with the family environment, organic evangelism, and genuine love that I experience here.  The training, connections, and opportunities that I’ve been blessed with here have been nothing short of life-changing!  God bless my TTC family.
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