By Randall Johnson
A monologue based on 1 Samuel 1, relating what true prayer and dependence on God looks like.
How can I eat? How can I drink?
my soul is torn up inside me
My rival is continually provoking me because of my barrenness.
Elkaneh is so loving and giving
but in spite of his love, I still feel that I am lacking something.
I am downcast and cannot lift my head.
Oh Lord Almighty,
if you will only look upon your servant's misery and remember me,
and not forget your servant but give her a son,
then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life,
and no razor will ever be used on his head.
Here I am before You, the only one who can do what I need done. I have asked you many times and so far you have not granted my request. But I am asking again. I know you love me. I know you care. Your silence so far does not mean that you are deaf to my request. I will trust your timing. I will trust your love.
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