MFM Daily Devotional 5 June 2024 

TOPIC:  Lessons from The Life of Anna

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Job 33; Job 34; Job 35; Acts 14; Acts 15

FIRE SCRIPTURE:  Luke 2:36-38 
36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;

37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

Those that be planted in the house of the LORD Shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; They shall be fat and flourishing.
Psalm 92:13-14

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: Our lives can be meaningful, no matter how insignificant it appears, when we’re committed to effective service of God.

PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.

PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: You shall flourish and be fruitful in old age, in the name of Jesus.

MFM Daily Devotional 5 June 2024 MESSAGE

Anna was an old woman of eighty-four years, a widow, and a prophetess as stated in the Scriptures. She lived with her husband for only seven years before his demise. This implies that her marriage was short-lived. However, she continued serving God for many years without her husband. Possibly, her husband was also devoted in his service to God while alive, hence Anna continued in that life of worship to Yahweh, the Lord God of Israel. The Bible didn’t tell us if she had children, but one thing was unique about Anna, her house address was the temple. She lived all her life in God’s presence, devoted to serving the Lord. She lived long to be a life witness at the dedication of Jesus, the promised Messiah of God’s people.

As long as Anna lived, it was a life of dedication and commitment to the service of the Almighty God. She made the temple her home and was a deep worshipper of God who rejoiced to be in His presence, dwelling in His tabernacle as written in Psalm 27:4. She knew the mind of God and was patiently waiting, like Simeon, to see the salvation that God had promised. That is, the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. She rejoiced at seeing this manifestation, which was proof of God’s faithfulness to His people, even herself.

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Anna was a widow indeed, according to 1 Timothy 5:3-4. She spent her years in fastings and prayers. She lived and died serving the Lord. This is an enviable life. Are you a widow? How are you living your life? Like Prophetess Anna, or otherwise? Can others come to the knowledge of the truth through you? Can you remain a person of His presence in total consecration like Anna? How sound and strong is your prayer and fasting life? You can learn a lot from Anna in these few verses.

Anna was a notable prayer warrior and an Intercessor. A widow who made a positive impact! Joy can be felt through her thanksgiving. The Bible counselled that older widows should be teachers of good and godly things to the younger women, showing them a better way of living. Anna exemplified a godly personality that every Christian should be proud of, as a woman and a widow.


1. O God my Father, make me a true worshipper indeed, in the name of Jesus.

2. My life must be a positive impact on others to the glory of God, in the name of Jesus.
3. Fresh fire and power from God to live a life of dedication and commitment to His service all the days of my life, come upon me now, in the name of Jesus

4. Enemies of God in my life, jump out and die, in the name of Jesus.

5. Holy Spirit, make my life a divine point of reference, in the name of Jesus.
6. Father, help me to live and die in You, in the name of Jesus.
7. My life, become an epistle for others to read and emulate, in the name of Jesus.