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?


Even with only 2 Take the City Outreaches under my belt, they have made such an impact in my own personal journey of faith, and others I have crossed paths with! The most special part to me is knowing that even if I meet someone and I never see them again, I know God has allowed me to touch their heart and plant a seed that I couldn’t have done sitting at home. I’m so thankful for this organization because it truly has allowed me to connect with others, with the goal of bringing them closer to Christ, while becoming closer with God myself at the same time.

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