Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she was drunk.
—1 Samuel 1:13
Prayer can be silent.
Hannah, who longed for a child of her own, visited the temple and spoke in her heart as she prayed.
Her lips were moving, but her voice was not heard.
Eli the priest saw, and misunderstood what was happening.
Hannah explained to him that she was pouring out her heart before the LORD (1 Samuel 1:15).
God heard Hannah's silent prayer request, and gave her a son (1 Samuel 1:20).
God searches our hearts and minds (Jeremiah 17:10).
He sees and hears our every prayer.
We can pray with full confidence that He will hear and answer us.
We can continually praise Him, ask Him for help, and thank Him for blessings.
Remember: Our God hears us, answers us, and fills our hearts with peace, when we pour out our hearts to Him.