Scripture Reading: I Samuel 2:1-10

“My heart exults in the Lord, my strength is exalted in the Lord…There is none more holy like the Lord; there is none besides You; there is no rock like our God.” (I Samuel 2:1a,2)

In his book on prayer, Richard Pratt writes — “When was the last time you were fascinated with God? Fascination with God results from enthusiastic appreciation of Him…Regrettably, many Christians go for long periods of time without this sense of fascination. God becomes such an ordinary part of their lives that their thoughts about Him become bland and uninspiring…Prayer is an excellent means of refreshing our appreciation for God. Simply telling God about His excellent qualities stirs our hearts to wonder” (Richard Pratt, Praying with Your Eyes Open).

Hannah was fascinated with God and she told Him so. Read her prayer and you will see how much she adored God. She adored His character — “There is none holy like the Lord; there is none besides You; there is no rock like our God” (v. 2).

Hannah also was fascinated by the works of God — “The Lord kills and brings to life; He brings down to Sheol and raises up. The Lord makes poor and makes rich, He brings low and He exalts…He will guard the feet of the faithful ones, but the wicked will be cut off in darkness, for not by might shall a man prevail” (vs. 6,7,9).

When we delight in God, when we are fascinated with Him, we will find joy inexpressible and a peace that transcends our understanding. Let’s praise and adore Him for who He is and for what He has done.

Lord God, my soul exults in You. My strength is in You for You are my rock and fortress, a stronghold for my life. There is none holy like You; there is no one besides You. You guard my feet and You provide for my every need. Let me never lose being fascinated with You!


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