These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

Bible Study Guide:

So That Nothing Will Hinder Your Prayers

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, He Will Not Hear.


1. Isaiah 65:24; John 16:23-24; 1 John 1:9. What has God promised when we pray to him?

2. Isaiah 59:1-7; Hebrews 12:16-17; Genesis 25:29-34. What do you see in these passages that explains why God refuses to hear some prayers?

3. 1 Samuel 15. What was lacking in King Saul’s "repentance" which led to his rejection as king of Israel?

4. 1 Peter 3:7; Matthew 5:23-24; Matthew 18:21-35; Romans 12:17-19. Strained relationships with one another can hinder our prayers. What is our responsibility in restoring those relationships?

5. 2 Corinthians 7:8-12; 1 Corinthians 5. In Paul's first letter to the Corinthian church, he corrected them about their attitude toward sin. In his second letter he commended them for their "godly sorrow." What is the difference between "worldly sorrow" and "godly sorrow?"

6. 1 Samuel 15:22-26. What was the root cause of King Saul's sin?

7. Isaiah 66:2. Define the three attributes God values. Considering these attributes, what made the Corinthian repentance acceptable to God?

8. Psalm 91:14-16. What promises has God made to those who love him?

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