Wednesday's Child

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Saint Hannah

Recently I have really been thinking about my patron saint and how little I really know about her. So, I decided to do a little research and see what she was all about. Now I see what a truly amazing and Godly woman she was. She had utter faith in God and trusted Him with her whole heart. Her whole objective in life was to "dedicate her heart's delight to God." Hannah was barren, but she prayed to God with tears (sound familiar?) and complete faith that God would grant her wish. Because of her faith, God rewarded her with a son (Prophet Samuel), but being the wise and Godly woman that she was, she recognized her son for what he was, a gift from God. Thus, she gave back to God what was God's.

After hearing her story, I only hope that I can strive to be like her. She was such a beautiful woman because of her utter and complete faith in God's goodness, mercy and compassion.

Here is Hannah's prophetic prayer that struck me as so beautiful when I read it.

"My heart rejoices in the Lord;
My horn is exalted in the Lord.
I smile at my enemies,
Because I rejoice in Your salvation.

"There is none holy like the Lord,
For there is none besides You,
Nor is there any rock like our God.

"Talk no more so very proudly;
Let no arrogance come from your mouth,
For the Lord is the God of knowledge;
And by Him actions are weighed.

"The bows of the mighty men are broken,
And those who stumble are girded with strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
And those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.
Even the barren has borne seven,
And she who has many children has become feeble.

"The Lord kills and makes alive;
He brings down to the grave and brings up.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
He brings low and lifts up.
He raises the poor from the dust
And lifts the beggar from the ash heap,
To set them among princes
And make them inherit the throne of glory.

"For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's,
And He has set the world upon them.
He will guard the feet of His saints,
But the wicked shall be silent in darkness.

"For by strength no man shall prevail.
The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken in pieces;
From heaven He will thunder against them.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth.

"He will give strength to His king,
And exalt the horn of His anointed.

"For this child I prayed;
And the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him:
Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord;
As long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord."

1 Samuel 2:1-10

Saint Hannah is such a great example to me for what a Godly woman should be in all of her faith and wisdom. I strive to be like her, and I am so glad that my parents picked such a beautiful woman to be my patron saint.

33 Comments:

  • Very interesting

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 14, 2007 at 6:14 AM  

  • Cool

    By Anonymous Cora, at February 14, 2007 at 6:14 AM  

  • I thought that this story was very cool because my patron saint is Hannah too.

    By Anonymous Hannah, at March 1, 2007 at 6:35 PM  

  • Hey, i am looking for Saint Hanna...i really like that prayer....

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 22, 2007 at 8:51 AM  

  • Does St. Hannah have a Feast Day?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 22, 2007 at 1:13 PM  

  • Her feast day is December 9th.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 22, 2007 at 3:07 PM  

  • i love st hannah. because im taking her name for my confirmation

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 7, 2008 at 8:44 AM  

  • Compare Hannah's Song from 1 Samuel to Mary's "Magnificat" in Luke.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 23, 2008 at 1:57 PM  

  • i read your blog and i have a question.
    Where can i find information on Saint Hannah?
    she is my choice for confirmation but i havent been
    able to find anything on her yet.

    email me:: Wakkocat5@aol.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 5, 2008 at 2:33 PM  

  • Thankyou

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 22, 2008 at 10:26 AM  

  • where can I find information about Saint Hannah? My daughter choose her as a Saint for a school project. I need information when she was born, where she lived, and when she became a Saint. Please email me at kellyteter@yahoo.com thanks

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 10, 2008 at 7:51 AM  

  • i really need informations about Saint Hannah. Can anybody help me?
    please email me at patmucha@op.pl

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 25, 2008 at 7:53 AM  

  • i am called hannah and i found this intresting that there was asaint called hannah thankyou for creating this blog :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 24, 2009 at 1:41 PM  

  • I had no idea that saint hannah was such a godly women. Wow

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2009 at 4:13 PM  

  • I had no idea that saint hannah was such a godly women. Wow

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2009 at 4:13 PM  

  • I am looking for a Saint Hanna's picture.

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    By Blogger Tom, at May 14, 2009 at 5:22 AM  

  • Thanks for the blog post. It helped us learn about Saint Hannah

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    By Blogger saint hannah, at June 10, 2010 at 5:46 AM  

  • where could i find a picture oh her and some more info on her?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 20, 2010 at 7:40 PM  

  • this is cool becaus i am hannah too
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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 9, 2010 at 9:35 AM  

  • I am so proud to have a daughter named Hannah- she strives to live up to her namesake!

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