The Effect of Prayer on the One Who Prays

Hannah, the wife of Elkanah, had a great sorrow weighing on her heart, crushing all the brightness out of her life. But she carried this sorrow in prayer to God. She was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord and wept sore . . . SHE CONTINUED PRAYING BEFORE THE LORD . . . she spake in her heart" (1 Sam. 1:10, 12-13).

And the result of her praying was that "the woman went her way, and did eat, and HER COUNTENANCE WAS NO MORE SAD" (v. 18).

She was conscious that God had heard her, that He had listened in blessed mercy to her cry, and so in quietness and confidence she went her way.

Likewise also, it is your privilege to "Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (Phil. 4:6-7).