Prayer was the first of Hannah and Elkanah’s duties. So often it is our last and most neglected. Prayer unites us to god himself in a communion of mind and heart. Prayer brings a confidence in knowing that all we ask for, the Lord will grant according to his loving plan of Divine Providence. This is the confidence which Christ bestows on us in praying the prayer that he taught us: “thy kingdom come, thy will be done.” The Father’s will may not always be clear to us but that should not inhibit our praise of his goodness. Prayers of praise constantly flow from the true believer’s soul.
Obtained from the “Magnificat” Advent Stations 2009; the 5th station “The Song of Praise of Hannah and Elkanah”