There was a big festival at the temple of the Lord and everyone would celebrate all that God did for them. They would thank God for their crops and everything God gave them and give sacrifices to God to show how thankful they were.
This sometimes made Hannah very sad because she wanted so badly to be thankful, but was discouraged because she couldn't have a child. In her heart she was very sad. Hannah’s husband who was a loving man knew her heart, and tried his best to make her feel better by loving her unconditionally, but nothing seemed to work.
One evening Hannah decided to go to the temple to pray to God. This is the only thing that she could think of doing in this situation.
When Hannah prayed she was very honest about how she was feeling. She sometimes cried a lot and probably felt like God had forgotten her. While she was praying, she promised God, "Dear God, if you would only look and see how sad I am and remember me, please give me a son. If you would do that for me, I will dedicate my son to you for his whole life."
As Hannah was praying there was a man named Eli, a priest, who was sitting nearby and saw her. While Hannah was praying she was praying to herself, her lips were moving, but Eli couldn't hear her say anything. Eli thought she was drunk, but she said that she has poured out her soul before the Lord.
Eli realized that Hannah was being very honest and truthful with God and he said to her, "Go in peace and may God answer your prayer." After that Hannah left and she felt much better because she had talked to God about what bothered her. Early the next morning she even went to worship God before she went home.
Exciting news happened for Hannah (God remembered Hannah’s prayers a while later a great thing happened. (Because God doesn't forget any of us) and gave her a son, and she named him Samuel.
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1 Samuel 1: 20
So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying: “Because I have asked him from the Lord.”
1 Samuel 1: 27
For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.
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I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day.
Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book.
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Wording for Hannah's heart craft
Hannah prayed and said, my heart exults and triumphs In the Lord; my horn (my strength) is lifted up in the Lord, My mouth is no longer silent, for it is open wide over my enemies, because I rejoice in my salvation.
There is none holy like the Lord, there is none besides you; there is no rock like
our God. Hannah wanted a child of her own, but she put her feelings aside, and praised and worshipped God and told God how much she loved Him.
God saw Hannah's heart and granted her a child, she never lost hope, but had faith that our Father would give her a child.
Material Needed for Hannah’s Heart.
Plans on web site, a scissors, a punch, colorful ribbon, pritt (glue), black and red cardboard paper, black marker, ruler, hair drier (optional), glitter glue and ear bud.
Step by step video is below...
Old Testament stories
Dear Sunday school partners, all around the world. Please refer to your Bible and compare to see if you agree with our children Sunday school lessons.
The stories are not word for word out of the Bible, they are created from my own thoughts. I am only human, so please check the stories out first before using them.
These stories are based on easy words for children to understand, and my own thoughts. You are welcome to use your Bible to add or take away. At the bottom, there is space for you to give input and comments on the subjects. You are all welcome. We are there to make a difference in a child’s life so please come and let us work together for God’s kingdom.