MFM Daily Devotional 6 July 2024 

TOPIC:  Holy Desperation (II)

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 84; Psalms 85; Psalms 86; Galatians 3; Galatians 4

FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 1:9-12

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
 Jeremiah 33:3

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: When you become desperate, God gets on attention for your sake.

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

PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: Your desperate cry to God shall provoke awesome testimonies in the name of Jesus.

MFM Daily Devotional 6 July 2024 MESSAGE

Yesterday, we noted that a holy cry in desperation brings forth testimonies. Today we are looking into another biblical example of those who cried to God in desperation. They were tired of their situation and need for a change or divine intervention. Man had tried but all to no avail. It is now a case of God must answer me by fire! Such was the case of Hannah in today’s Fire Scripture. She had followed the status quo for many years; now she was ready to break the pattern in order to get an answer to her prayers.

Yearly, this woman went to Shiloh with her family for prayers. Her husband loved her, but her co-wife was an adversary who constantly reminded her of her barrenness. Strangely, this other woman had her own children in spite of her bad attitude. What a painful situation! The Bible says that God had closed Hannah’s womb.

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It therefore means that it is only God who has the key to open the closed womb, not Eli, the prophet. God was waiting for Hannah to open her mouth and lift up her heart unto Him in prayer and present her case by herself.

The time came that Hannah could no longer bear her situation. She went before the Lord and cried to Him in tears and “bitterness of soul”. Hannah’s voice was not heard by man, as it was only her lips that moved, Even Eli, the priest, thought that she was drunk, but God heard her silent cry. Her prayer was answered. She gave birth to a baby boy as she demanded from God.

Please note that unlike Jabez who had four prayer requests, Hannah had only one specific prayer request, ” but will give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life. ” God granted her request. She gave birth to Samuel who became a prophet of the Lord.

The priest may not understand you like Eli to Hannah. What matters is the relationship between you and God! Are you ready to cry in holy desperation? The Lord God Almighty who answered Hannah shall answer you today, in Jesus’ name.


1. As I cry to God today, He shall answer me by fire, in the name of Jesus.
2. I refuse to be distracted from my source of miracles, in the name of Jesus.
3. Power of fervent prayer that brings results, come upon me now, in the name of Jesus.

4. Arise, O God, and let every closed door in my life be opened by Your power, in the name of Jesus.
5. Long time challenges in my life, hear the word of God, give way now, in the name of Jesus.
6. Problems that humiliate, be converted to testimonies in my life, in the name of Jesus.
7. Father, let my mouth be enlarged over my enemies like Hannah’s, in the name of Jesus.