(1 Samuel 3)

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  • Hannah had been wanting a child for a very long time.  Finally she cried out to God and said that if God gave her a son that she would thank God by giving him back to God.

  • Hannah had a son, called Samuel.  When he was old enough he went to live in the temple with the priest Eli.  

  • God had a message for Eli but Eli wasn't listening so he spoke to Samuel instead and asked him to pass it on.

  • I always think this story is a bit funny with Samuel leaping out of bed and running to Eli!  But the message he passed on wasn't funny at all, it was very serious.

  • Do you find it easy to hear from God?

  • Talk about the different ways we might hear from God (see the 'Pray' activity if you're not sure).

  • Sometimes grown ups are too busy and surrounded by too much noise to hear God's voice.  This story shows that God speaks to all sorts of different people.

I'm Trusting You








Do: Do something together

Pray: A creative prayer response

Share: Do/make something that will impact your family or community

Create: Make or build something (not a craft)

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Samuel Bed Craft

Samuel Ear Craft

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