1 Samuel 2:6-8 New International Version
“The Lord brings death and makes alive;
he brings down to the grave and raises up.
The Lord sends poverty and wealth;
he humbles and he exalts.
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes
and has them inherit a throne of honor.
“For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s;
on them he has set the world."
These verses are part of Hannah's prayer. She had been considered to be barren. Going childless was seen as a curse. She prayed whilst in the Temple, and her prayer was answered. She had a son, Samuel, whom she dedicated to the Lord. She then exulted in the goodness and sovereignty of God. Her prayer covers life, death, poverty, riches, status and power. Her prayer covers just about everything including creation. It makes me wonder when I last spent time exulting in the comprehensive greatness and goodness of God....
Lord God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I praise your greatness! Amen. Amen. Amen.