Hannah’s petition to God was so intimate that though her lips moved no sound was uttered. She was barren and she fervently beseeched the Lord that she would have a son, vowing that when she did she would commit him to the service of God. Though her fervent prayers were misunderstood by Eli the priest, the faith of her heart resounded in the ears of God. Her prayers would be answered as she gave birth to Samuel. Her spirit filled with thankfulness to God declaring this prophetic prayer, uttering, for the first time recorded in the Bible, the revered title “His Anointed.”
1 And Hannah prayed, and said,
My heart rejoiceth in the Lord,
mine horn is exalted in the Lord:
my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies;
because I rejoice in thy salvation.
2 There is none holy as the Lord:
for there is none beside thee:
neither is there any rock like our God.
8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust,1 Samuel 2: 1-2, 8-10
and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill,
to set them among princes,
and to make them inherit the throne of glory:
for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them.
9 He will keep the feet of his saints,
and the wicked shall be silent in darkness;
for by strength shall no man prevail.
10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces;
out of heaven shall he thunder upon them:
the Lord shall judge the ends of the earth;
and he shall give strength unto his king,
and exalt the horn of his anointed.