Heavenly Father, thank You for the many lessons and encouragement we can gain from the beautiful story of Samuel - the little baby born to Hannah whose life was dedicated to You and who grew into a man who listened to Your voice and obeyed the call on his life to do Your bidding. Open my ears to hear You speaking to me and use me I pray, in whatever way You will, for Your greater praise and the glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the lovely example of Samuel who was open to hear Your voice calling to Him in the night and was obedient to obey Your call on his life. Keep me from all forms of spiritual impairment or from allowing a worldly mindset to cause me to slip into a compromised Christianity or develop a lukewarm attitude to You. May I be open to every whisper of Your Word and ready to obey Your call on my life, no matter when it comes or however difficult it may be. I pray that like Samuel, my eyes, ears, heart, and will, may be open to Your leading and guidance. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.