"Drop down dew ye heavens above
and let the clouds rain the just one."
Isaiah 45: 8
"In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, "I have asked him of the Lord."" 1 Samuel 1: 9-20
Hannah, wife of Elkanah, lived in Ramah with her husband and his other wife, Penninah, and Pennianah's sons and daughters. Hannah herself was childless. After an intense period of prayer, she conceived and gave birth to Samuel, whom she consecrated to God. When the boy was weaned, she left him at the sanctuary in Shiloh to be a minister there and gave birth to other children, two daughters and three sons (Woman Word by Miriam Therese Winter).