Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 02 September 2023 (14th Saturday after Pentecost) | Confident.Faith
- Psalm 135
- 1 Kings 18:20–40
- Ephesians 2:1–22
- Apology of the Augsburg Confession, V, 223–234
Today we commemorate Hannah. The favored wife of her husband, Elkanah, Hannah suffered through years of barrenness, but never gave up hope in the Lord. For her devotion, she was repaid with the birth of a son, Samuel, whom she dedicated to the service of the Lord. Hannah’s prayer of thanksgiving foreshadows the Magnificat, the Song of Mary, which would come centuries later.