Summary: Living in a violent world calls for a more aggressive approach to prayer warfare. The prayer of Hannah epitomises the importance of the Holy Spirit as an intersessor and it is only when he takes over that answers to prayers are made manifest.

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The Prayer of Hannah.

Prayer is communication between man and God. One of the ways your request

or your desire or expectation can be granted is through the place of prayers. The

Bible says we should pray without ceasing. That is we must pray in and out of

season. The Word of God stated in James 5:16 ‘That the effectual and the

fervent prayer of the righteous availed much’. That is your prayer must have

impact, an effect, and it must be performed with fervency. In other word, you

need to pray with fervency and with effectiveness for your prayers to be

answered. Leaving in a violent world calls for a violent way of praying and a

much violent way of intersession in the place of prayer. God lend a support to

this premise when He said in His Word in Matthew 11:12 that ‘from the days of

John the Baptist up to the present moment, the kingdom of Heaven suffered

violence and it is only the violent that can take it by force’.

Manifesting as the sons and daughters of God call for a more violent

and aggressive pattern of warfare in praying and in intersession as well. Beloved,

possessing your possession, living a life of exploit and dominion,

fulfilling your divine goal and potential, becoming unstoppable and untouchable,

and to destroy the works of darkness demand that your life is attracted to

praying with fervency and consistency. Pastor Watchman Nee was quoted as

saying that ‘until we begin to bleed in the place of prayer, we can never be a

blessing to others’. That was the reason when Jesus went to Gethsemane to pray,

the Bible recorded that the sweat that that came out of His body was like blood

and you will agree with me that there is no dispute as to the level of groaning and

aggression that Jesus imputed into that prayer regime in Gethsemane. Permit me

to inform you beloved that it was not only on the Cross that Jesus bled, He also

bled while interceding for you because he is your intercessor.

In the book of 1 Samuel, the Bible told us about a man called

Elkanah, an Ephramite who had two wives; one was Hannah and the second

being Peninnahr. Hannah had no children but Penninahr had many children.

The Bible stated in 1 Samuel 1:5 that this man called Elkannah loved his wife so

much but the Lord had shut her womb. I decree and I command that every

womb shut shall be opened in the name of Jesus. In 1 Samuel 1:6, the Bible

stated that because Hannah could not give birth to children, her adversary made

her fret, sad and sorrowful. May be there is an adversary that is provoking you,

despising you, mocking and laughing at you because of certain unpleasant things

in your life or because of the situation you are going through , I prophesy that

every adversary provoking you to make you sad and sorrowful in your situation

shall be disgraced in the name of Jesus. That is what the enemy did to Hannah in

1 Samuel 1 verse 7. Year after year when she went to the house of God, the

enemy provoked her to the point that she wept and lost her appetite for food and

for living. The enemy provoked Hannah year after year; she was turned into a

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