Hannah knew how to pray. I want to be like her. Sometimes (ok – most times) prayer is hard work. I’m easily distracted. I often fool myself in thinking I’m too busy. I’d rather read a devo or my Bible reading plan. It’s hard to get at prayer. Yet the Bible says, the prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. (See the book of James.) I’d like some of that power. I bet you would too. We can learn from Hannah. She knew how to pray. She’s not an exception. She’s an example. She was unable to conceive a child – a very painful thing for her. Yet she knew just what to do. She went to the house of the lord and poured her heart out in prayer. She was so earnest and heartfelt that the priest, Eli, thought she was drunk. A bit more real, honest and vulnerable than many of my half hearted and sterile prayers. I want to be like her. (Do you?) God answered those impassioned prayers and soon thereafter she bore a son – Samuel. Good ole Sam became one of the greatest – if not the greatest – prophets the world has ever seen. All because his mama prayed. Yes, I want to be like her.